Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Can't-Wait Wednesday: The Bookshop of Second Chances

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!
 
Jackie Fraser
Expected publication date: April 13, 2021
A woman desperate to turn a new page heads to the Scottish coast and finds herself locked in a battle of wills with an infuriatingly handsome bookseller in this utterly heartwarming debut, perfect for readers of Evvie Drake Starts Over.

Thea Mottram is having a bad month. Her husband of nearly twenty years has just left her for one of her friends, and she is let go from her office job--on Valentine's Day, of all days. Bewildered and completely lost, Thea doesn't know what to do. But when she learns that a distant great uncle in Scotland has passed away, leaving her his home and a hefty antique book collection, she decides to leave Sussex for a few weeks. Escaping to a small coastal town where no one knows her seems to be exactly what she needs.

Almost instantly, Thea becomes enamored with the quaint cottage, comforted by its cozy rooms and shaggy, tulip-covered lawn. The locals in nearby Baldochrie are just as warm, quirky, and inviting. The only person she can't seem to win over is bookshop owner Edward Maltravers, to whom she hopes to sell her uncle's antique novel collection. His gruff attitude--fueled by an infamous, long-standing feud with his brother, a local lord--tests Thea's patience. But bickering with Edward proves oddly refreshing and exciting, leading Thea to develop feelings she hasn't felt in a long time. As she follows a thrilling yet terrifying impulse to stay in Scotland indefinitely, Thea realizes that her new life may quickly become just as complicated as the one she was running from. - from Goodreads

A bookstore in Scotland?  Yes, please!

32 comments:

  1. Literally everything about the synopsis (and the cute cover!) is making me want to read it. 😍

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  2. I agree, A bookstore in Scotland is all i needed to knwo too!!

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  3. They mentioned Evvie Drake and I knew I had to read this one. I have already been rejected, but I still hope to read it

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  4. This sounds so cute! Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/02/cant-wait-wednesday-serena-singh-flips.html.

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  5. I really like the sound of this one! Kind of reminds me of Well Met by Jen DeLuca, but different circumstances and different setting. I will definitely be adding this to my wish list. I hope you enjoy it when you read it!

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  6. Love the cover, the synopsis, all of this sounds good! Adding it to my TBR as well.
    Lisa Loves Literature

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  7. I was just reading the synopsis for the book on another site and the comparison to Evvie Drake Starts Over really appealed to me. Definitely adding this one to the TBR. :)

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  8. I love the setting of this book! It is a perfect backdrop for a contemporary. Adding it to my tbr! :)

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  9. Just seeing Bookshop in the title is enough to make me buy this book! Great pick!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  10. I love that cover. Plus Scotland. Totally agree!!

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  11. This one is definitely on my TBR list too!

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  12. Uh yes, a bookstore in Scotland? Say no more, added to my TBR so quickly :)

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  13. just bookshops in general and it's an easy add to my tbr! :D

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