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A delightful new series set in a quaint old bookshop, for fans of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan. Where happy ever after is only a page away…Once upon a time in a crumbling bookshop, Posy Morland hid in the pages of romantic novels.So when Bookend’s eccentric owner, Lavinia, dies and leaves the shop to Posy, she must put down her books and join the real world. Because PosyA delightful new series set in a quaint old bookshop, for fans of Lucy Diamond and Jenny Colgan. Where happy ever after is only a page away…Once upon a time in a crumbling bookshop, Posy Morland hid in the pages of romantic novels.So when Bookend’s eccentric owner, Lavinia, dies and leaves the shop to Posy, she must put down her books and join the real world. Because Posy hasn’t just inherited an ailing business, but also the attentions of Lavinia’s grandson, Sebastian, AKA The Rudest Man In London™.Posy has six months to transform Bookends into the shop of her dreams but as Posy and her friends fight to save the bookshop, she’s drawn into a battle of wills with Sebastian, about whom she’s started to have some rather feverish fantasies…...

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  • Pang
    2018-11-05 05:37

    Once upon a time, A BOOKISH GIRL INHERIT A BOOKSHOP! What will happen, then?This is funny! Posy inherit 'Bookend' a bookshop after Lavinia dies ( They not involve by blood, but they both love books! ). Posy, as a booklover, have to turn this old bookshop to become sucessful and alives.However, her plan not that go smooth sine Sebastien, Lavinia's nephew aka. The Rudest man in London try to interfere her plan, her thought and goshhh how he bully her to no end! ( but why she has crush on him sine her childhood and still now? ) gosh damn it! But that's it! Their romance is just so funny, I even laugh my ass off! LOLIt so great to read the story about bookshop with the protagonist who is booklover like me. ( She even organize her books on the bookshelf by their spine's colour ) hahaha love this girl! Posy and Sebastian bickering is just witty and fun to read! That smut! Hahaha no need to tell you more than this, just read this easy book for your easy day! ;)

  • Magdalena
    2018-10-21 04:50

    Sweet, lighthearted read that brought a smile to my face. Yes, it is a bit predictable and I knew right from the word go how things were going to pan out but it didn't stop me from enjoying reading it. Annie Darling created a lovely cast of characters, each individual with their own little quirks and I'm looking forward to reading more about them in the future books in the series.

  • Evelyn Romp
    2018-10-21 08:40

    wat een grappig (!!) verhaal is dit. meerdere malen hardop gelachen. natuurlijk wilde ik alle grappige opmerkingen overschrijven, maar daar gunde ik me de tijd steeds niet voor. heerlijk zorgeloos leesplezier en oehhhhhhh wat wil ik graag naar die boekhandel toe!

  • Gabriela Ventura
    2018-11-15 08:27

    Maratona de férias: livro 01 de ?. Espera, eu posso explicar. Não que a explicação seja grande coisa, mas eu posso explicar. "Mas Gabriela, olha o título do livro. Olha a capa."Eu sei, eu sei. Eu posso explicar, mas é fundamentalmente minha culpa mesmo.Tudo começou por causa de uma reprise de You've got mail que assisti esses dias. Sim, a comédia romântica da era de ouro das comédias românticas: anos 90, Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, uma livraria, os primórdios da internet discada e muito capitalismo predatório (mas dane-se por motivos de amor?) no roteiro da inigualável Nora Ephrom. (RIP Nora Ephrom, o amor acabou no mundo e nos filmes depois que você morreu, e agora estamos todos secos por dentro). Então. Em dado momento de You've got mail a Meg Ryan cita 84 Charing Cross Road, que é um livro que eu adoro. E eu me lembrei que, a certa altura da vida, eu fazia coleções de histórias que envolviam livrarias, bibliotecas ou mesmo livros. Estava quase de férias e pensei: por que não fazer uma maratona temática? Sim tô ligada que, em geral, são livros curtos, açucarados, sem grande valor nutricional (84 Charing Cross Road é muito bom, no entanto, vou ver se consigo reler) mas tudo o que ando precisando é de distração sem grande complexidade emocional ou intelectual. Reuni uns ebooks e comecei.Eu havia até me proposto a escrever resenhas sem avaliar os livros em questão com estrelinhas, já que não são exatamente o meu tipo de leitura.Mas aí veio essa bomba. Meu deus. É ruim como romance. É ruim como comédia romântica.É ruim como livro sobre uma livraria.É ruim como livro que referencia literatura inglesa. Uma das únicas coisas que se salva é um rant sobre a fetichização de cupcakes - e nem é feito pela protagonista. A protagonista adora cupcakes. É claro que ela adora. Posy é uma órfã que está chegando aos 30, tem um irmãozinho adolescente e trabalhou a vida inteira na mesma livraria que não é exatamente um lugar que dá lucro, mas o playground de uma rica excêntrica. (Nada contra ricos excêntricos, inclusive gostaria de ser uma). Quando a rica excêntrica morre, deixa a livraria para Posy, na condição que ela faça o negócio dar lucro em dois anos, ou o estabelecimento vai voltar para as mãos de Sebastian, o neto dela - o sujeito mais mimado, mal educado, man-child e sem noção de todos os tempos. (E que porra de herança é essa que você dá e tira? Qual a legalidade disso?) Escroque, abusivo, praticante de gaslighting, eu podia ficar aqui até amanhã. Eu entendi que o modelo era um Mr Darcy da vida, ou mesmo um Edward Rochester, mas, olá, século XXI. Se a Posy fosse minha amiga eu já teria mandado essa música pra ela. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBpyz... ] Miga, pelamordedeus, você é uma personagem fictícia mal construída, mas até você merece coisa melhor. É claro que Posy é apaixonada pelo sujeito desde que eram crianças e o fato dele ter trancado ela num porão cheio de ratos quando ambos eram pequenos não modificou o que ela sentia lá no fundo do coraçãozinho dela, embora, é claro, desde então eles tenham brigado ao longo dos anos - em vez da família da Posy chamar a assistente social pra dar conta do moleque. Nada! Boys will be boys. Mas enfim, Posy resolve transformar a livraria deficitária em um sucesso com uma repaginada: a livraria passará a ser chamada Finais Felizes e se especializará em vender em romances românticos: de Jane Austen às Brontë e aos Diários de Bridget Jones da vida. Achei maneiro. Go, Posy! Pode não ser meu tipo favorito de leitura, mas é claro que há um nicho pra isso, e as livrarias independentes precisam achar e cativar exatamente seu público para não sucumbirem diante das grandes cadeias (que por sua vez têm sido ameaçadas pela Amazon). Eu tenho certeza de que se houvesse um subtexto explorando o mercado, nem que fosse por umas duas páginas, esse livro já seria 37% melhor. Não ajuda que a caracterização da Posy seja a de uma mocinha atrapalhada com a cabeça nas nuvens, que vive com o nariz enfiado nos livros e não sabe fazer uma planilha de excel. Nem que Sebastian apareça a cada duas páginas para mandar, desmandar e injetar dinheiro na bagaça, contanto que as coisas sejam feitas do jeito dele. Também não ajuda que as outras pessoas que trabalhem no lugar sejam tão sem sal. Diz Posy, a certa altura do livro (quando Sebastian tá querendo transformar o projeto de livraria de romances em um projeto de livraria de thrillers): "Não há nada errado com chick lit - ela declarou - O único problema é que romances escritos essencialmente para mulheres, sobre mulheres e por mulheres são desdenhosamente chamados de "chick lit", como se não tivessem nenhum mérito." Mais uma vez: go, Posy! Eu tô tentando torcer por você, menina, e você tem uma ideia ou outra que parece ir no caminho certo. É um troço que eu advogo desde sempre. Não é porque um assunto é majoritariamente feminino que não é de interesse geral já que, veja, mulher não é exatamente um nicho, mas 50% da população mundial. Acho maneiro pra caramba que você queira abrir uma livraria só de romances sentimentais.Acho maneiro pra caramba que você se orgulhe disso, que entenda o mercado, que saiba que mulheres com perfis diferentes os leem. Acho maneiro pra caramba que você, na impossibilidade de enfrentar Sebastian, finja seguir os planos dele para se aproveitar de recursos como a gerente de projetos que ele está oferecendo. Isso é esperto num nível Elizabeth Bennett de esperteza, isso é furar o sistema por dentro, isso é não ter a personalidade mais combativa do mundo e ainda assim arranjar um jeitinho de se fazer o que quer. Só eu que estou vendo que, com um pouquinho de trabalho, esse livro poderia ter saído MUITO MELHOR?Mas não acho nada maneiro que a recompensa da heroína seja a livraria & o amor desse traste (que é um brucutu com bom coração, aham, sei). E no final a gente ainda descobre um troço que desconfia desde o início (sim, estou dando spoilers, pq não é como se fosse fazer diferença): a rica excêntrica estava planejando o tempo todo que os dois ficassem juntos. Mermão, a gente tá aqui falando de uma criança potencialmente cruel que trancou a outra no armarinho de carvão e jamais fez terapia pra isso. Um sujeito que sempre a desqualificou pelas roupas, pelo modo de se portar, pela condição da casa, pelo jeito que criava o irmão - eu não consigo ver uma qualidade redentora nesse sujeito. Tem uma parada bacana: uma tentativa de fanfic de época-romântico erótica da Posy sobre, é claro, a situação vivida com Sebastian. (Imagine aquelas capas de Harlequin com o Fábio na capa). É, como se pode esperar, ridícula, mas gera uma risada ou outra. De resto, Nora Ephrom tá se revirando no caixão.E eu tô aqui me perguntando como um livro que peguei para ler pra NÃO ME ATAZANAR AS IDEIAS conseguiu me irritar tanto. Eu prefiro os livros sobre livros em que as pessoas não pegam ninguém? Talvez. Ou que pegam com expectativas realistas - nada contra pegar alguém, muito pelo contrário. Ou protagonistas que não dão trela para possíveis sociopatas em pleno 2013? Jane Eyre tinha a desculpa de ter 19 anos e ter passado a vida inteira em Lowood antes de Thornfield Hall. E mesmo assim ela enfia a viola no saco e diz "Comigo não, violão", quando finalmente descobre a esposa no sótão. Qual a sua desculpa, Posy? Enfim. O projeto começou mal. Vamos adiante. Minha mãe, ao me ver irritada com esse livro, mandou um: "Gabriela, você está sempre se divertindo errado". Ela tem razão, porque OLHA O TAMANHO DESSE RANT.

  • Elsa Ramos
    2018-11-07 07:45

    Leitura facil e descontraida, com um Final Previsivel, mas romântico sem ser muito lamechas. Gostei.

  • Brina
    2018-10-25 03:45

    Da ich die meisten der Bücher aus dem Penguin Verlag bislang sehr mochte, war ich schon sehr auf "Der kleine Laden der einsamen Herzen" von Annie Darling gespannt, denn das Buch klang nach einer schönen und romantischen Geschichte für zwischendurch, sodass ich das Buch direkt nach Erhalt gelesen habe. Auch hier wurde ich zum Glück nicht enttäuscht, denn die Geschichte konnte mich gut unterhalten. Die Geschichte liest sich nicht nur sehr angenehm leicht und oftmals viel zu schnell, sondern überzeugt auch mit unterhaltsamen Dialogen und sympathischen Figuren, die man schnell ins Herz schließt. Die Figuren sind allesamt gut ausgearbeitet und besitzen die nötigen Tiefe, sodass ich mich sehr häufig in sie hineinversetzen konnte.Erzählt wird hierbei die Geschichte von Posy, die am Anfang der Geschichte noch oftmals orientierungslos und unsicher wirkt, sich jedoch immer mehr steigert, sich für ihre Wünsche und Träume einetzt und unbedingt die - doch leider sehr heruntergekommene - Buchhandlung, die sie geerbt hat, so umsetzen möchte, wie sie es sich wünscht. Sie, die selbst gerne liest, liebt nichts mehr als Geschichten mit einem Happy End, sodass sie in ihrem Laden nur Bücher verkaufen möchte, die selbst auch ein Happy End beinhalten. Leider macht ihr jedoch Sebastian, der Enkel der verstorbenen Lavinia, der der Laden zuvor gehört hat, einen Strich durch die Rechnung, denn dieser hat ganz andere Pläne mit dem Laden, sodass Posy über sich hinauswachen muss, um ihr Ziel zu erreichen. Dass Sebastian jedoch auch verdammt attraktiv ist und charmant sein kann, macht die Sache jedoch umso schwerer...Was mir an der Geschichte besonders gefallen hat, ist die Tatsache, dass es hier nicht nur um die Liebe an sich geht, sondern auch Bücher im Vordergrund stehen. Dabei wurde auch so oft wie möglich auf die typischen Klischees in dem Genre verzichtet, sodass ich hier oftmals gut unterhalten wurde. Dazu tragen auch die sehr unterhaltsamen Gespräche zwischen Posy und Sebastian bei, die sich nichts schenken und somit beide auf ihre Art sehr sympathisch wirken. Das Cover ist hübsch anzusehen und passt hervorragend zum Genre, sodass ich mir dieses immer wieder gerne ansehe. Auch die Kurzbeschreibung konnte direkt mein Interesse wecken, sodass ich "Der kleine Laden der einsamen Herzen" gerne eine Chance gegeben habe.Kurz gesagt: "Der kleine Laden der einsamen Herzen" ist eine süße Geschichte für zwischendurch, die mich aufgrund der sympathischen Figuren und den oftmals sehr gelungenen Dialogen voll und ganz für sich einnehmen konnte. Somit habe ich die Geschichte sehr genossen und kann sie nur empfehlen.

  • Karen Mace
    2018-11-13 11:50

    I received a copy of this via NetGalley and Harper in return for a fair and honest review - thankyou!What a treat this was to read! Anyone who loves books knows what a truly magical place a bookshop can be, and 'BookEnds' that is featured in this book is one of those special places! And to Posy it is more than just where she works, as she basically grew up there. Her father used to manage the bookshop and her mother ran the teashop that adjoined it, so the bookshop is her link to the past and holds such special memories for her.When the owner Lavinia passes away, Posy, her younger brother Sam, and Nina and Tom who work there are suitably worried about their future. But Lavinia knows how much it means so she leaves the bookshop to Posy and gives her two years to turn the bookshops' fortune around, and if she fails then it will pass on to Lavinia's only grandson, Sebastian. He's an extremely wealthy individual and seems to revel in the title the press give him as the 'rudest man in London' and doesn't seem to share the optimism that Posy does on how she can transform the fortunes of the shop so he's already planning on selling up. Can she prove him wrong?This was such a delightful read that captures the essence of all that is a bookshop and the people it brings under its' spell! The pace of the story was so well judged that you never felt it drag and you were just eager to read 'one more chapter' just to see if it would all become too much for Posy. the relationship between her and Sebastian was always quite touching despite the dodgy, but funny, banter at times as they shared a past in the shop through Lavinia and it never felt fake or too over the top.Posy had never had life easy and it was touching to see the different sides to her throughout - good times and bad - and this was a wonderful way of always pulling for her to get her 'happy ever after' despite the challenges thrown in her way Loved the additional glimpse we saw of Posy and her attempts at writing her own novel in the style of a regency romance! Her love for romance novels was second to none and it was lovely to catch glimpses of many classics throughout the bookAn absolutely wonderful book! Go read it! NOW!!

  • Andree
    2018-10-18 08:23

    Another 3.5 stars. This is fun. I enjoyed a lot of it. The discussion of romance novels is great, there are some truly awesome details in this thing. Seriously, detail-work is strong.I just, look, I get the point of Sebastien. He is a lovely man who does lovely things, but says really terrible things. Underneath the rudeness, there is a heart of gold, etc., etc. I just, I felt like it went to far. It went past rude straight into dismissive. Dismissive with good intentions yes, and the plot does have the side-benefit of meaning Posy eventually has to stand up to him.BUT. But for a lot of this, I just found him genuinely unlikeable, SO.

  • Krystal
    2018-11-15 06:46

    Honestly not entirely sure why I enjoyed this as much as I did! I have so many nitpicky complaints but overall I actually got caught up and, even predicting everything that was going to happen, I still enjoyed the story. I think I might be coming down with something. Hmm.So here's the plot: Posy works at this adorable little bookshop, and suddenly finds herself the owner of it when her dear friend passes away. Lavinia had been like a second mother to Posy and her brother, Sam - who have been living above the shop - since their parents passed away years earlier in a car accident. But ownership of the bookshop comes with the pressure of turning it into a profitable business, and the frustrating interference of Lavinia's grandson, Sebastian, who's the totally-rude-but-secret-heart-of-gold love interest.Cue shenanigans.Character-wise, there's not really anything new here. Posy is the cute, awkward protagonist who does dorky things and has trouble standing up for herself but is a genuinely thoughtful person who looks out for her friends and loved ones. I didn't mind her, but she frustrated me a lot with the amount she lied and hid things and just her general awkwardness. Also, she totally got off light with the 'I used to be your colleague but now I'm your boss' drama. She just took right over and that was that and I'm not sure it was totally believable because she was so uncertain in everything else.Her ragtag band of fellow workers/friends are cool but pretty simple, and though they are a diverse cast, they're never really a big part of the story. I liked Nina and Verity, but Tom didn't really rate and I kind of forgot who Little Sophie was? At least they were different enough that I remembered who was who, though!Now where do I even begin to talk about my feelings towards Sebastian.We all knew where this was gonna go just from reading the blurb (and if you don't foresee romantic hijinks, do you even read?) but the whole 'jerk with a heart of gold' shtick was too much jerk and not enough gold for me. I mean, Sebastian really is a total dick at times. He says totally horrible things and Posy is humiliated but still falls for the guy? I tell you what, if a guy starts flinging around insults that cover my weight, size, hair and general appearance, he's gonna cop a black eye, not a feel. But he also did the typical helpful things like pay for everything Posy could possibly need because of course the man is always the rich one.I mean, this story is quite obviously influenced heavily by Pride and Prejudice (which I actually loved. Sue me.) but because it's set in present day it just made for a lot of sexism and maybe I'm overreacting but that kind of bothered me. Darcy acts cold and indifferent but is actions are just misinterpreted by Elizabeth. So she only thinks he's been a jerk when he's actually being a total hero. Whereas Sebastian is not only acting like a jerk but speaking like a jerk and that kinda makes him a jerk. Plus, the whole deal with him not hearing no just infuriated me.So why was I still shipping them?!!Not gonna lie, I'm slightly depressed by my warm reception of this novel. It makes me wanna feminist-rant to myself about how women just let themselves be treated like crap and how that should not be romanticised etc but I liked it and I hate myself a little for it.Darling's writing is okay and pretty typical, but Posy's writing is utter trash. I could not help cringing at the smut she wrote! But hey, at least she kind of realised it? I appreciated her giving herself crap for it because that echoed my sentiments.It was such a predictable book with a familiar romcom plot, and I knew every single plot development before it happened, but I still enjoyed the way it all played out. I don't know if this book is gonna rate higher with lovers of chick-lit because they appreciate the genre more than me, or if they'll rate it lower because it's such a familiar story. It's definitely frustrating and there's so many parts I want to criticise but I gotta own up to how much I actually enjoyed reading it. God help me.So I guess I'd recommend it to lovers of chick-lit? It's a nice trashy piece of fluff and it's centred on a bookstore so who could get mad about that, right?

  • Agi
    2018-10-17 11:37

    Guys, really. I don't remember when I adored a book so much - "The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts" is one of the most gorgeous, sweet, charming stories EVAH. Though the beginning of it was not so promising, I must say it - I had a feeling it drags on too much and that actually nothing is happening there, and you know, I've already started to panic and wonder what's going on? I had such good feeling about this book, and I wanted to love it so much and Oh. My. Word. The cover. THE COVER. It is gorgeous! It is more than gorgeous and I love it with my whole heart and if I saw such a book shop somewhere on the street I'd go there and beg them to either give me a job or let me live there, and yet I had some problems to get into it. But. Guys. Those were only some difficult beginnings and soon, very soon, I found this book unputdownable.First of all, it is a perfect book for such book - freaks like yours truly. It is full of books, mentions of books and authors and bookish things and it was lovely. Secondly, the characters. Thirdly, the humour. The humour - the bloody humour! Just my kind of humour, full of sarcasm, having distance from oneself and I was snorting with laughter almost all the way through it. Fourthly, the brilliant way the plot mixes some more serious issues with light - heartedness. Yes, it reminded me a little of Bridget Jones, but there is nothing wrong with this as I think I am the biggest Bridget's fan in the world. The way Posy was, so helpless when it came to men, so willing to crying, and especially the one scene with Sebastian and Piers when they were fighting - I could so see Mark and Daniel and hear "It's Raining Men" in the background. And I loved it!But let's get back to the second point. Characters. Oh Jesus, how brilliant the characters were. First of all, welcome Posy, who loves books above all, especially romances, and after inheriting the bookshop Bookends and getting a job of bringing it back to life she decides that romance is the future of the shop (though Sebastian, "the rudest man in London" who was ordered by his grandmother to keep an eye on Posy and to help her in a way that she doesn't know he helps her, thinks that romance is meeeeh and wants to re - organize the shop into selling only crime. Who is going to win this duel?) To be honest, Posy has never thought about being Bookends' owner - she loves book but being her own, and her colleagues, boss... well... it's not her thing. But what must be done, must be done, right? So yes, Posy loves books above all and I love people who love books so no wonder that I immediately fell for Posy, right. But it was not only her love of books that made me like her so much. She was just so believable in all what she did and the way she acted, she had her ups and downs, she had better and worse days, she doubted in herself and wasn't sure if she's cut to be the owner of Bookends, she was not a long - legged size 0 sex - bomb, she was prone to accident and she more than often found herself in embarrassing situations and life was not a bed of roses for her, and this all, plus her inner warmth, sense of humour, loyalty made her so realistic and normal and I think you just can't not like Posy. But now enter Sebastian, "the rudest man" in London, and oh my word, he really took the rudeness to another level! He was telling the things just like he saw them, no matter if it was going to hurt the recipient. He was obsessed with his suits and he didn't react to the word "no", which I personally find not such a bad feature, I'd also love to be able to resist the word "no" :) He, in contrast to Posy, was not having his head in the clouds but was a having his feet on the ground entrepreneur and he had a little different to Posy's idea what to do with Bookends, and while Posy wanted to paint the shop pink and specialise in romance, he saw it in red and black, selling crime only. But you know what, even with his rudeness, that I, by the way, found not irritating only entertaining (maybe because it was not directed to me personally, haha) and I loved the scenes with Sebastian - they were so full of sarcasm and you needed to take them with a pinch of salt, but it was just my kind of humour and I'd personally love to pat him on, and cry softly into, the lapel of his jacket. At the first sight Posy and Sebastian were like chalk and cheese, full of contrasts, but you know what they say, right? That opposites attract, and these two were like two peas in a pod, and they complemented each other brilliantly. I adored the banter between them, I adored Posy`s "Fine. Whatever" and its consequences and there is one more aspect that I loved this book so much, and it is Posy's historical novel that she's writing. I'm not going to tell anymore but guys, you will understand me when you read this book. I WOULD LOVE to read "Ravished by the Rake" as a novel, absolutely, haha. This was a very unusual romance, I'd say, especially at the end, and I loved the way it was written.There were of course some other characters, like Posy's younger brother Sam or her colleagues from the book shop, or people that Sebastian brought with him, and oh my word, they were all brilliant. Just brilliant. Full of warmth, each of them with a very distinctive voice and their own personalities, and they added tons to this story. Tons of warmth, action and fun. All of them vivid and larger than life, even if they were present only in few scenes, but I grow to love all of them. The plot is a brilliant mix of fun with some more serious issues and the author has wonderfully balanced those things. The way Posy was still grieving over the death of her parents was realistic and tugged at the right heart - strings, and it was the same with the way she tried to cope with the fact that suddenly she was the owner of the Bookends, responsible now not only for her younger brother but also for her colleagues. Then we have humour. Annie Darling has one of the finest sense of humour and I so GOT all her jokes, the irony, the sarcasm and I begged for more. Absolutely, totally my kind of humour, thank you Annie! "The Little Bookshop of Happy Ever After" is an uplifting, funny story with fantastic, larger than life characters that I was rooting for and wanted to be a part of their gang. My heart went to Posy so many times, and when she cried because she missed her parents I wanted to comfort her. Life didn't spoil her bur she was still so good and she saw only good in other people. Yes, there were moments that she was too tearful and too naive but this all was a part of her and made her so exceptional and likeable. She must have dealt with so many things in her short life but she never lost faith and went for what she believed is right.It is a lovely story to escape from the world and when I got into it after my initial problems, I didn't want to leave the characters and the bookshop for a single moment. You know this feeling, when the book is so good that you want to race through the pages and see how it's going to end but on the other hand you want it to go on for ever - this is this kind of a book. It's humorous and hilarious but also realistic and relatable and even though there is going to be Happy Ever After, the author complicates characters' way to it. Annie Darling's writing style is fun, warm and I had a feeling it's embracing me in a hug - she has incredible way with the words and can describe the most normal situation in a hilarious, entertaining way, but she can also made you shed a tear or two. If you don't believe in Happy Ever After, after reading this book you'll start to believe in it, such convincing the author is. I highly, highly recommend this novel to all, not only book - lovers. Loved it!Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for a review.

  • Istefani Marcos
    2018-10-24 10:29

    Um daqueles livros que chega a dar um quentinho no coração de tão bom e romântico que é... <3

  • Rachel Gilbey
    2018-11-05 07:51

    Pretty much all I need to say is if you love books, bookshops and a hint of romance with a man that needs reforming, then you will love The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts, so just pick up a copy now, and start reading, you won't be disappointed. I certainly wasn't............Oh you're still here? What do you mean you want a proper review? Really do I have to?......Seriously I have already summed up that I think its a brilliant book, it was a delight to read, and loves of romance books will love Posy's plan's for Bookends. Then again if you love crime you will love Sebastian's plans for the shop, and lets just say neither person is particularly willing to back down. It is clear from the start that Posy loves her books, as does the author, as it really shines through to her characters, and I love novels set in bookshops. This is a bookshop that is in a reasonably familiar to me part of London, and I could really picture what it looked lie, and what a treasure trove of goodies it must contain. Of course nothing is going to be smooth sailing so the presence of Sebastian Thorndyke, who Posy had a crush on as a child, who is now the rudest man in London, who so happens to have inherited the rest of Lavinia's estate and is trying his hardest to out maneuver Posy for the bookshop. However as they exchange witty banter on multiple occasions, Posy starts to have fantasies about him, in regency style. I'm sorry to say I didn't really read the fantasy pages as I could guess what they would say but not a huge fan of that style, and I don't think I missed out on any part of the story, just by skipping it. I did though read every single word in the rest of the book and found the whole experience was like having a big hug, its a warm hearted, comforting sort of stories, and really will appeal to book lovers. It is the sort of book that I was very upset that my lunch break was over, as I would have much rather spent the rest of the day, reading this story, as it was I made the decision to read while holding onto my kindle, while standing up on the rush hour tube, as I needed to continue with the story. And it's rare that I read and stand at the same time! This is a very accomplished debut story and I can't wait for the next book of the series, although I feel I may have to! Thanks to Netgalley and Harper for this review copy. This was my honest opinion.

  • Anja
    2018-11-06 04:28

    So, at first I didn't even want to start reading this book, because I absolutely did not feel like a book about books, because I'm surrounded by books all day long and I can't stand it. That may have other reasons, but still... anyways, I am so glad I did pick it up! What a wonderful, wonderful story it was! Right, so it's about Posy Morland, who inherits 'Bookends', an old bookshop from her 'honrary grandmother' Lavinia. Lavinia took care of Posy and her younger brother after their parents died in a car crash.The shop has clearly seen better days, so it's not exactly a piece of cake for Posy and her friends and colleagues to try to save her beloved shop, and home, for that matter. Also, Lavinia's rude grandson chips in all the time, which doesn't really help... or does it?Ooooh I loved this book. I really did. Thank goodness I was forced to read it as I had nothing else to choose from. Posy was a really lovely girl, her friends were great and even her little brother was no annoying teenage boy, which was great. At first I was a bit wrong about Sebastian. I thought he would be a pain in the arse until the very end and then turn out to be Posy's hero or something, but he was not. Quite the opposite, really. I loved him. He may even be my favourite male love interest in all those chick lit books I read. He was definitely rude and tactless sometimes, but he was also lovely and witty and gorgeous. Difficult to explain properly. And the ending was simply enchanting. Lovely, but absolutely not in a cheesy kind of way. I am not able to express my feelings about the ending and Sebastian and his character decently, so I won't, but I can say that all of it was lovely. Especially the last chapter... ♥When I discovered that the book will be part of a series, I was over the moon. I cannot wait! ♥

  • Joana V.
    2018-11-15 09:48

    3.5*Review completa no blog Pepita MágicaFull review at the blog Pepita MágicaUm final feliz é uma ode aos amantes de romances de amor. Pode não ter a melhor das histórias, mas é sem dúvida daqueles livros em que alguém como eu, uma romântica incurável e fã de romances de amor e finais felizes, vai gostar, nem que seja pelas imensas referências que são feitas aos livros e autores (autoras na sua maioria) que se tornaram grandes favoritos. (...)Voltando à história do livro em causa. É verdade que este livro, para se enquadrar nos padrões acima referidos, acaba bem, sim. O que mais me deu prazer foi ver como as personagens lidaram com a morte de um ente querido, com as lembranças que apareciam de cada vez que se mexiam. A forma como lutaram para manter a livraria de Lavínia viva, com romances, ainda por cima! Que prazer me daria ir a tal sítio! Ficaria com a carteira vazia, sem dúvida. (...)Acima de tudo, gostei de ver a interacção entre as várias personagens e a maneira como reagiam e eram tão diferentes entre si mas conseguiam trabalhar juntos e criar ligações de amizade. O livro não é nada de extraordinário mas ganha pontos pela maneira como a autora expressa o seu amor pelos mesmos romances que me aquecem o coração. Mal posso esperar por ler os próximos e encontrar mais citações que se enquadrem perfeitamente comigo.

  • Marie
    2018-10-19 07:33

    reason why i bought it:* adorable cover* a sebastian heroreason why i loved it so much:* all the romance references LIKE THEY ARE ALL THERE and the way the author wrote them was so funny* the brother sinister serie was mentionned like PLEASE IT WAS MENTIONNED* sebastian was the most supreme deep idiot and OH MY WORD i was writing Posy's dirty fanfiction myself before she even started it* so there is a dirty period romance fanfiction... and it's HILARIOUS (it's a mix between the mood of jane eyre and northanger abbey)* there's a little bro and he's the best puppy in the world* there's an old granny and she's the best kitty in the world* it's a london romance* and Posy could almost be an annoying heroine but she isn't?? by some miracle?? i don't know why but she was good (not the best, far from it, but she was still good)on that note, i'd say i wouldn't read more than the first book because i think all the things that make it so good for me are for this story and i won't find them again in the other love stories that will happen in the serie.

  • Maria João
    2018-11-06 08:28

    8 de 10*Será “Um Final Feliz” um romance cliché? Completamente... Tem como personagem principal uma menina em apuros que será “salva” por um homem aparentemente implacável mas de coração mole? Sim!!! Será um livro que fala sobre livros e, por isso, tem referências a Jane Eyre ou ao Monte dos Vendavais? Claro!... Se gostei de o ler? Muito!Pois é, acho que este tipo de livros são o meu guilty pleasure, aquela leitura no meio de outras leituras mais densas que me sabe tão bem ler... É um livro leve, com todas as situações cliché esperadas, com todos os desenlaces previstos, mas que ainda assim se lê com gosto e que entretem.Comentário completo em:http://abibliotecadajoao.blogspot.pt/...

  • Beauty Mango
    2018-10-20 10:33

    Eine schöne Liebesgeschichte mit viel Humor.

  • Joanne
    2018-10-20 11:44

    I have just finished reading this in the garden on a lovely warm sunny day and it is just the perfect kind of book for summer reading. I must admit that since I got my Kindle I don't read as many physical copies of books as I used to but I do still love a wander round a good bookshop. Bookends, soon to become Happy Ever After, is the kind of small, independent bookshop which are increasingly difficult to find these days.Posy Morland lives above the bookshop which has been her home almost all her life. Her parents worked for the owner Lavinia and when they were tragically killed in a car accident, Lavinia vowed that Posy and her younger brother Sam would always have a home there. Now Lavinia has died and true to her word, has left the bookshop to Posy. However, like many independent bookshops, Bookends is struggling and Posy is going to have to work hard to make the business a success. She decides to transform it into a shop selling only romantic novels - Happy Ever After. She hasn't reckoned on Lavinia's grandson Sebastian though, one of the rudest, most arrogant men who also happens to be a very successful business men and infuriatingly handsome-and-he-knows-it! Sebastian wants to turn the shop into a crime bookshop and refuses to listen to Posy.The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts was a lovely read as we follow Posy's plans to transform the bookshop. It was also entertaining watching her and Sebastian circling around each other and clashing time and again. I think it would be hard not to warm to Posy. She's had such a difficult time losing her parents, losing Lavinia and facing the real possibility that she may lose her beloved bookshop, and therefore her home. It was touching to see the dedication she had to her teenage brother Sam and how she put her own ambitions of a writing career on hold to give him as stable a life as she could. Throughout the book she begins to learn to put herself first and becomes a lot more assertive. The Regency novel she begins to write as she explores her complicated relationship with Sebastian, while not a style I would normally read, was quite amusing and poor Posy became very confused about her feelings. Could she write a happy ever after for her characters that might be mirrored in real life?I'd just like to finish with a quotation. There are lots of bookish quotes throughout the book, which if you are an avid reader you will enjoy spotting, but this one stood out for me. It's from the letter Lavinia has left for Posy explaining why she has given her the bookshop and one I think all booklovers will identify with: "..you, my dear, of all people know what a magical place a bookshop can be and that everyone needs a little magic in their lives."Thanks to the publishers for my review copy.

  • Vera Neves (Sinfonia dos Livros)
    2018-10-25 03:31

    Este livro foi uma agradável surpresa. Apesar de se passar nos dias actuais, transmite-nos uma aura dos tempos antigos, daqueles em que as senhoras não podiam mostrar os tornozelos por ser algo vergonhoso. Posy, parece-me, é uma alma antiga e romântica no corpo de uma jovem. Acredita no amor e nos livros que têm finais felizes. É gentil e amorosa para as pessoas que a rodeiam, principalmente no que ao irmão mais novo diz respeito. É por ele todos os sacrifícios que faz e todas as preocupações que tem. Tanto ela como o irmão perderam os pais quando era ainda muito novos e ela, sendo a mais velha, tomou a seu cargo a responsabilidade de criar o irmão.Opinião Completahttps://sinfoniadoslivros.blogspot.pt...

  • Suze Lavender
    2018-11-06 04:29

    Posy works in a bookshop. She's her younger brother's guardian because their parents passed away. Lavinia, the owner of the bookshop, helped Posy to get back on her feet when it happened. Posy mostly lives in a dream world, but that part of her life ends when Lavinia dies. She leaves her bookshop to Posy and the rest of her estate goes to her grandson Sebastian. Posy is now the boss of several people and the bookshop isn't doing well. If she wants to keep working there together with the staff she loves so much she needs to find a way to make it profitable again.Posy thinks she knows how to attract more visitors and she makes plans to transform the bookshop. However, Sebastian has other ideas. He can be rude and he doesn't listen to Posy. He tries to make decisions for her, but Posy won't let him. She wants the bookshop to be hers, to turn it into something women will love. Sebastian is a hindrance, but Posy also finds him very attractive. Hiding in her world of fiction is Posy's way to deal with the situation, but is that enough of a distraction or will things eventually spiral out of control?The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is a fantastic heartwarming story. Posy is a dreamer. She's sweet, has good ideas and she's smart, but she also likes to disappear into her own world every now and then. I loved how Annie Darling gives her readers the chance to go there with her and enjoyed reading about Posy's thoughts and fantasies. She has numerous discussions with Sebastian and I often laughed out loud while reading their conversations, they're incredibly funny. The way they communicate with each other is brilliant. Sebastian tries to walk all over Posy and she won't let him. Meanwhile there's plenty of chemistry between them. They're a fabulous combination of marvelous character traits and I loved their unique connection.The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is a story about one of my favorite topics, books. I immediately fell in love with the setting. The bookshop is a wonderful quaint place and Posy fits right in. She's a bit eccentric and I loved her taste in both stories and men. The Little Bookshop of Lonely Hearts is a novel that made me incredibly happy because of its amazing warm atmosphere, memorable dialogue laced with humor, original delightful characters and uplifting nature. I highly recommend this terrific scintillating story.

  • Titinha Scaeiro
    2018-10-30 03:25

    Gostei do livro mas admito que o Sebastian me irritou bastante, até aos capítulos finais...Mas há uma explicação. O porquê de ele me irritar tanto... Fora ter uma forma irritante de ser, quando estava presente no livro, o não saber a história da parte dele, não sentir a pulsação dele, o que pensava, o que sentia... Fez com que me irritar-se com a personagem, sempre que ele se imponha e não a ouvia!!! Porém nos capítulos finais, isso suavizou!!!É o mal dos livros que só focam um ponte de vista...Mas, no geral gostei do livro, mesmo com a arrogância dele e algumas inseguranças dela!

  • Melwasul
    2018-11-03 11:45

    L'intégralité de ma chronique: http://lune-et-plume.fr/la-petite-lib...Dans la catégorie « livre feel-good » je demande La petite librairie des cœurs brisés, comédie britannique par excellence qui vous mettra à coup sûr de bonne humeur. [...]

  • Seren❥
    2018-11-14 03:50

    4,5 Sterne Diese Rezension findest du auch auf meinem Bücherblog: www.baeliciousbookposts.blogspot.deMeine Meinung:Ich bin echt positiv überrascht von dem Buch. Ich hatte nicht damit gerechnet, dass es mir so gut gefallen würde. Ich bin völlig in die Geschichte versunken und habe das Buch in einem Rutsch durchgelesen. Die Story hat mich so gepackt, dass ich nicht mal nach schönen Zitaten Ausschau halten konnte. Mein Exemplar ist quasi unmarkiert! Das Buch war unterhaltsam und enorm witzig. Annie Darling hat ihren Charakteren einen fabelhaften Humor gegeben! Das Cover ist niedlich und verspielt. Mir gefällt die ganze Aufmachung des Buches, da sie den Witz und Charme andeuten. Die Farben und die Schriftart ist locker und leicht, und gibt dem Betrachter ein positives Gefühl.Neben dem schönen Cover kann mich auch der Schreibstil der Autorin überzeugen. Sie schreibt eloquent, aber witzig. Da das mein erstes Buch von Annie Darling ist, kann ich nicht sagen, ob es nur an der lustigen Art der Protagonistin Posy liegt oder ob die Autorin allgemein ein sehr humorvollen Schreibstil hat. Denn Posys Gedankengänge waren herrlich! Ich hatte durchweg ein Grinsen im Gesicht. Manche Stellen haben mich mit ihrer Witzigkeit so überrascht, dass ich wirklich einen Lachanfall hatte. Damit kommen wir zu der Handlung. Diese ist gut strukturiert und wird mit sympathischen Charakteren ausgeschmückt. Keine der Nebencharakteren wird als "Lückenfüller" genutzt. Sie alle haben eine Geschichte, die vermutlich in den nächsten Bänden erzählt werden wird (und auf die ich mich freue!).Dieses Buch lebt einfach von ihrem Humor und den liebenswürdigen Charakteren. Ich finde Posys Idee, den Buchladen in ein Laden zu verwandeln, in dem es nur Liebesgeschichten geben soll, perfekt! Ich hoffe, diese Idee wird von jemandem in die Tat umgesetzt (Gibt es so ein Laden schon? Kennst Du welche? Kannst Du mir welche empfehlen?). Posy ist eine sehr verpeilte, aber höchst sympathische Protagonistin. Sie ist eine Erwachsene, die immernoch einen kindlichen Charme hat. Wie ich schon tausendmal in dieser Rezension erwähnt habe, gefallen mir ihre Gedankengänge! Sie ist einfach so witzig und ich musste an manchen Stellen wirklich lachen. Besonders gut und witzig sind ihre Dialoge mit Sebastian. Sebastian ist genauso lustig wie Posy. Während mich bei Posy ihre peinliche Art zum Lachen gebracht hat, ist bei Sebastian seine Schlagfertigkeit lustig. Ebenso sind seine Kommentare (z.B. seine Vernarrtheit in seinen Anzug) sehr amüsant und entlockten mir häufig ein Grinsen. Doch zum Ende hin hatte er eine "Verwandlung", die mir nicht gut gefallen hat. Diese hat einfach keinen Sinn ergeben und machten sein vorheriges Verhalten unlogisch. Weshalb mich Sebastian am Ende etwas enttäuscht hat.Das Buch ist ein Liebesroman. Und trotzdem kam die Liebesgeschichte zu kurz. Der Fokus lag zu sehr auf dem Buchladen, weshalb sich keine richtige Liebesgeschichte aufbauen konnte. Diese wurde einfach in den letzten 50 Seiten eingeführt und stehen gelassen. Die Autorin hätte der Liebesgeschichte etwas mehr Platz lassen können.Fazit:Das Buch ist sehr witzig und unterhaltsam. Die Liebesgeschichte ist leider nicht gut ausgearbeitet, doch trotzdem ganz nett. Ein leichtes und nettes Buch für zwischendurch! Deshalb bekommt Der kleine Laden der einsamen Herzen von mir:4,5 von 5 SternenLeider weiß ich noch nicht, ob der zweite Band auch ins deutsche übersetzt wird. Im nächsten Band geht es um Verity und ich bin schon ganz gespannt auf ihre Geschichte! Hoffentlich ist sie genauso lustig wie der erste Band. In Liebe,Seren ♥

  • ReginLaRadiosa
    2018-11-11 11:33

    Bookends è la libreria che tutti noi vorremmo visitare. Una piccola libreria indipendente nel cuore di Londra che ha accolto negli anni tantissime persone e scrittori internazionali. È anche il luogo che ha visto crescere Posy Morland e suo fratello Sam, finché i genitori di Posy e Sam sono morti in un brutto incidente e la proprietaria della libreria, Lavinia, non li ha presi sotto la sua ala protettrice.Ora, però, Lavinia è morta e ha deciso di lasciare la libreria in gestione a Posy con un vincolo: ha tempo due anni per riportare Bookends agli antichi albori e uscire dalla recessione, altrimenti la proprietà passera a Sebastian, il nipote di Lavinia.Sebastian, all’apparenza, è il nemico giurato di Posy. Soprannominato “l’uomo più maleducato di Londra“, Sebastian è sempre stato il nipote un po’ viziato e prediletto della famiglia e ora è un ricco e felice scapolo londinese.Posy è pronta ad affrontare la sfida che le ha lanciato Lavinia e decide di rinnovare la libreria per trasformarla in un luogo dedicato ai romanzi rosa ma Sebastian le metterà i bastoni tra le ruote per farle aprire una libreria dedicata ai romanzi gialli.La gente amava ancora leggere. Amava perdersi in un mondo forgiato dalla carta e dall’inchiostro. Continuava a comprare libri e, con il piano giusto e tanta passione, lei e i suoi colleghi avrebbero fatto in modo che tornasse ad acquistarli da Bookends.Tra battibecchi snervanti (per Posy) e divertenti (per il lettore), Posy dovrà tirare fuori gli artigli, affrontare il dolore del passato e soprattutto affrontare i sentimenti che prova per il libertino Sebastian.“Esci vestita così?”“Perché? Cos’ha che non va?”“Niente.” Fece una smorfia. “Un po’ corto, no?”“Stai dicendo che ho le gambe grasse?” chiese lei, mentre si guardava gli arti incriminati.[..] “Ho detto che il vestito è un po’ corto. Non ho parlato delle tue gambe”, precisò Sebastian. “Cioè.. non vorrai che la gente.. gli uomini.. si facciano un’opinione sbagliata.”“Un’opinione sbagliata?”“Che pensino che sei disponibile, quando non è così. O almeno non dovresti esserlo. [..] Almeno, sei riuscita a nascondere le altre parti, o così mi sembra.”“Disponibile? Mi getto addosso agli uomini? Le altre parti?” fece eco Posy, incredula. “Non è proprio una conversazione, se ripeti semplicemente tutto quello che dico.” Sebastian si chinò verso di lei, e scrutò il suo viso. “Sicura di non aver già cominciato, con la vodka?”“Oh, mio Dio.” Era così difficile far uscire le parole. “Fuori di qui! Vattene subito!” “Cosa? Perché, che ho detto?”Annie Darling mi ha conquistata e non vedo l’ora di leggere tutte le storie che ruotano attorno a questa stupenda libreria!Con uno stile semplice, scorrevole e ben strutturato, l’autrice ci trasporta tra le vicende della nostra eroina Posy.Posy è un personaggio che mi è piaciuto molto perché è una giovane donna che fa da tutrice al fratello più piccolo, è sommersa dalle responsabilità e deve affrontare una prova più grande di lei con il solo supporto dei suoi amici (che sono anche ex colleghi e neo dipendenti). Inoltre la protagonista subisce un cambiamento durante la storia che ho molto apprezzato: matura, affronta il dolore per la perdita dei genitori e i sentimenti contrastanti per Sebastian.Sebastian è un personaggio quasi di sfondo, come Verity, Nina, Tom, Sam ma ognuno di loro si impadronisce di un pezzo del “palcoscenico” e ciò che resta è la sensazione di famiglia, gioia, amore e cameratismo. La storia d'amore tra Posy e Sebastian è diversa dai soliti canoni della narrativa rosa, però sono riusciti a conquistarmi lo stesso.“La piccola libreria dei cuori solitari” è un romanzo che consiglio sicuramente a tutte le romantiche lì fuori, a coloro che amano i libri e le piccole librerie che sanno emozionarci tanto. Godetevi questa storia divertente, romantica e piena di amore e passione per i nostri adorati libri.

  • Lea
    2018-11-04 11:27

    Monster-douchebag hero, horrible writing. Didn't make it very far, and am annoyed at the waste of a perfectly cute premise.

  • Liliya
    2018-10-18 09:24

    I TRULY LOVE THEM!!! This book gave me everything I have ever wanted like, witty banter? Check. Hate to love (in both modern times AND period drama)? Check. Romance novels and a cute tea/bookshop combo? Check. What a blast.

  • Adelaide Silva
    2018-11-09 07:35

    Estava à espera de mais. Um grande enredo para o que era previsível desde o início.

  • Martina Todini
    2018-10-26 09:47

    Inutile dire che leggendo questo romanzo mi sia venuta una voglia pazzesca di visitare la libreria Bookends. Si tratta di una piccola libreria indipendente di Londra, ricca di storia (venne aperta nel 1912 per distogliere Lady Agatha Drysdale, madre di Lavinia, dai suoi ideali di suffragetta) e comunicante con un caffè dove avevano luogo diversi salotti letterari.Il romanzo inizia con il funerale della dolce Lavinia e subito dopo Posy Morland, la protagonista della storia, verrà a sapere che l'anziana proprietaria del Bookends ha lasciato il tutto proprio a lei. Posy, orfana di entrambi i genitori e con un fratello adolescente a carico, si ritroverà con una grossa responsabilità sulle spalle: risollevare le già da molto tempo critiche sorti della libreria. La sua idea è di farne la prima libreria specializzata in romanzi rosa, un luogo dove ogni donna può soddisfare i propri bisogni di romanticismo (ammettiamolo, chi non ne ha mai avuti?). In questo progetto ha il totale appoggio del suo staff composto dalla spigliata Nina, la timida Verity, il misterioso Tom e il fratello di Posy, Sam, un piccolo mago col computer.Si tratta, come per tutti i progetti, di un rischio e un salto nel vuoto, poiché se non riuscirà nel suo obbiettivo entro 2 anni, la proprietà passerà al nipote di Lavinia, Sebastian Thorndyke.Sebastian (e qui tocchiamo un nervo scoperto) è uno dei personaggi più insopportabili che abbia mai incontrato, l'avrei letteralmente ucciso se avessi potuto. È stato soprannominato dai giornali come "l'uomo più maleducato di tutta Londra", il che è un ottimo biglietto da visita, ma la maleducazione non è affatto il suo unico difetto, e giuro che me li sono segnati tutti. Tra i più evidenti troviamo: arroganza, egocentrismo, sessismo, prepotenza, manie di protagonismo e inoltre non perde occasione per allungare le mani sulla povera Posy. Beh, povera mica tanto, perché sin da bambina cova una cotta per Sebastian, cotta che adesso possiamo tradurre in attrazione sessuale. Eh già, per tre quarti del libro i due non fanno che litigare e insultarsi a vicenda, ma Posy spesso e volentieri si lascia sfuggire dei commenti su quanto Sebastian sia figo, su quanto Sebastian abbia un buon odore, su quanto Sebastian abbia la pelle perfetta eccetera.Ma tornando a noi, oltre a metterle i bastoni tra le ruote solo varcando la porta della libreria, lui è convinto che sarebbe molto meglio specializzarsi in gialli. La ragazza prova a dirgli più volte che non la trova una buona idea, cerca di imporsi, ma Sebastian è completamente sordo a qualsiasi voce che non sia la sua (PRONTO?! La proprietaria della libreria è lei!). Insomma, dopo aver sfinito persino me con i suoi atteggiamenti, Posy decide di assecondarlo per un po' di tempo perché Sebastian è pieno di una cosa che a lei manca: i soldi, e con i soldi si possono pagare guru del project management, operai per i lavori e tutte queste cose indispensabili per non far affondare la nave.La perla di questo libro è stata la presenza di un romanzo nel romanzo. Dopo l'ennesima litigata con Sebastian, Posy inizia a scrivere un Regency intitolato "Sedotta da un libertino" in cui i protagonisti sono proprio loro due e in cui l'autrice da' libero sfogo alle sue (e cito) "fantasie malate e piccanti" su Sebastian. Ho adorato anche questo romanzo, è stata incantevole la sua decisione di proiettare la sua vita nell'Ottocento e trasformarla in una storia in stile Orgoglio e pregiudizio o Jane Eyre.Per evitare spoiler non rivelo come andrà a finire, dico solo che fino all'ultima pagina mi sono chiesta come diavolo avesse fatto una ragazza come Posy Morland, amante dei romanzi rosa, veneratrice di Jane Austen e delle sorelle Brönte, innamorata di QUEL tipo di amore, ad innamorarsi di uno come Sebastian. A parte questo, è un personaggio in cui tutti ci possiamo rispecchiare, piena di paure ed insicurezze, la perdita dei genitori l'ha stravolta e il suo principale conforto, oltre al fratello che adora, sono i libri romantici, dove tutto finisce con un lieto fine per i protagonisti; o meglio, con un "Lo sposò, lettore".

  • Alina
    2018-10-18 07:35

    28-letnia Posy Morland, niepoprawna romantyczka i wielbicielka romansów, nieoczekiwanie dziedziczy podupadającą londyńską księgarnię Bookends, w której praktycznie się wychowała. Jest jednak pewne “ale” - jeśli w ciągu dwóch lat księgarnia nie zacznie przynosić zysków, przejdzie na własność wnuka spadkodawczyni, Sebastiana Thorndyke’a - najbardziej obcesowego człowieka w Londynie. Każde z nich ma inną wizję co do przyszłości Bookends, ale Posy jest zdeterminowana wprowadzić swój plan w życie i przekształcić sklep w miejsce pełne miłości - jedyną w mieście księgarnię, specjalizującą się w romansach. Musi zmierzyć się z wieloma trudnościami, od zwątpienia pracowników, przez ponaglenia z banku, aż po doprowadzające ją do szału ingerencje Sebastiana, równocześnie będąc zastępczą matką dla młodszego brata. Ale jak mówi stare łacińskie przysłowie: Omnia vincit amor - miłość zawsze zwycięża. Mam ogromną słabość do powieści, w których głównym motywem są książki. Pokażcie mi tylko piękną okładkę i słowo “książki” lub “księgarnia” w tytule, a najpewniej znajdę i zamówię taką pozycję, zanim skończycie mi o niej opowiadać. Kiedy więc zobaczyłam na stronie wydawnictwa Czarna Owca “Małą księgarnię samotnych serc”, z cudną, rozkładaną okładką, od razu wiedziałam, że muszę ją przeczytać. Czy powieść spełniła moje oczekiwania?Główna bohaterka, Posy, należy do tych postaci, których nie da się nie polubić, mimo że czasem bywają irytujące. Jest roztrzepana, ciągle buja w obłokach i często nie ma pojęcia co robi, ale przy tym jest sympatycznym, zabawnym i obdarzonym dobrym sercem molem książkowym, ze szczególnym zamiłowaniem do romantycznych powieści ze szczęśliwym zakończeniem. Sebastian z kolei jest jej kompletnym przeciwieństwem - przystojny, pewny siebie, gardzący romansami i nie przyjmujący do wiadomości słowa “nie” człowiek sukcesu, z zamiłowaniem do krwawych kryminałów. Jak to jednak często bywa, przeciwieństwa się przyciągają. Sporą część książki stanowią słowne przepychanki między tą dwójką bohaterów - kilka razy zdarzyło mi się głośno parsknąć śmiechem, czytając o ich sprzeczkach.Każdy miłośnik książek z pewnością będzie czerpał z lektury tej powieści komfort, jaki daje przebywanie w miejscu, od podłogi po sufit wypełnionym książkami - widać, że autorka sama kocha tego typu księgarnie, bo włożyła w opis Bookends wiele serca. Jest to jedno z tych fikcyjnych miejsc, które chciałoby się odwiedzić naprawdę - przechadzać się między półkami, usiąść na jednej z kanap i poczytać, czy zjeść kawałek ciasta z przylegającej do księgarni herbaciarni. Myślę też, że każdy czytelnik odnajdzie w Posy - nałogowo kupującej książki i zapychającej nimi każdą wolną powierzchnię - jakąś cząstkę siebie. Jeżeli miałabym zdefiniować “Małą księgarnię samotnych serc” dwoma słowami, użyłabym określenia “komedia romantyczna”, bo dokładnie tym jest ta książka i myślę, że bardzo dobrze wypadłaby przeniesiona na ekran. Jest lekka, pełna humoru, bohaterowie są sympatyczni i różnorodni, a całość kończy się oczywiście happy endem. Polecam ją miłośnikom takich autorek jak Helen Fielding, Jenny Colgan czy Sophie Kinsella. Nie jest to powieść wybitna, nie odnajdziemy w niej odkrywczych myśli czy nowych idei, ale możemy spędzić z nią kilka naprawdę przyjemnych godzin i dobrze się w tym czasie bawić.

  • Cristina
    2018-10-18 04:35

    "Ao ler a sinopse deste livro, a conclusão a que cheguei foi que havendo uma livraria, uma amante de livros de romance e um homem cuja atitude afasta as mais positivas críticas acerca de si mesmo, o resultado só poderia ser um: uma leitura animada e cheia de bons momentos! E as minhas expectativas foram, de todas as formas, atingidas! Adorei este livro, do princípio ao fim! Desde ao novo rumo da vida de Posy até às mais irritantes atitudes de Sebastian! Passo a explicar-vos melhor!"Opinião completa: https://eternasaventuras.blogspot.pt/...