The Lost Bookshop by Evie Woods

The Lost BookshopGoodreads Synopsis

The Keeper of Stories meets The Lost Apothecary in this evocative and charming novel full of mystery and secrets. ‘The thing about books,’ she said ‘is that they help you to imagine a life bigger and better than you could ever dream of.’ On a quiet street in Dublin, a lost bookshop is waiting to be found… For too long, Opaline, Martha and Henry have been the side characters in their own lives. But when a vanishing bookshop casts its spell, these three unsuspecting strangers will discover that their own stories are every bit as extraordinary as the ones found in the pages of their beloved books. And by unlocking the secrets of the shelves, they find themselves transported to a world of wonder… where nothing is as it seems.




The first time I saw the book cover as I was browsing titles on NetGalley, I stopped and kept looking at it. It is one of those book covers. The next thing I noticed, was the title. I found it intriguing. I promptly requested the book and One More Chapter most graciously allowed me to have this advanced copy.

It took me some time to get to the book, but get to it, I did. And, I enjoyed it so very much!

The Lost Bookshop has two timelines for the readers to follow and its pretty easy and simple to keep a track of everything despite the changes in POV among three characters when a couple of them even interact with each other. The changes in POV and the changes in timelines are simply put and are easy to track.

The characters start with being names on paper and grow to be individuals with their strengths and weaknesses. Their hopes and insecurities. The best part? We are not told of these. We are shown these. The character growth kept me intrigued throughout as I wanted to know what happens next to a particular character and what choices would the character go on to make.

The story moved at a moderate pace but at around 70% of the story I was able to guess what will happen next. I was right in my guess but that did not at all take away from the enjoyment of reading this book.

I recommend it to anyone looking to read something with Magic and Heart.



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