Author: R.J. Scott
Publisher: Love Lane Books
Cover Artist: Meredith Russell
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
What happens when a broken man has to trust in the impossible?
Chapter One is an antique book shop and is the last tangible thing Josh and his mom have left of his dad. Nestled in a quiet square a few steps from London’s St Pauls Cathedral, it is boarded up with whitewashed windows and no new stock. The place is a sad reminder of loss and it has to go, but destroying a business that has been in his family for generations is not a role Josh is looking forward to.
Michael is the owner of Arts Desire, the shop next door. With his rainbow pride mugs and his sunny positive outlook he is the complete opposite to what Joshua thinks he needs in his life.
But, when Josh and Michael become friends, Josh learns that finding true love starts with making big decisions, and that everyone deserves their own Christmas miracle sometimes.
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This year I was introduced to the world of R.J. Scott Christmas stories. Some I liked, some I loved. So when I saw she had a new one out, I jumped at the chance to purchase it. However, I held off reading it for some time since I had just finished reading the stunning Jesse’s Christmas and I was unsure if this new tale would live up to that book. OMG! someone slap me for not jumping right in!
Angel In A Book Shop was a wonderful tale of the healing power of true love. It was more than I imagined it would be. The blurb is 100% accurate as far as plot goes, but the story was so much more than the blurb implied. I was not expecting Michael at all and I love that! It is the best thing ever when an author can surprise me in such a lovely way. For a short tale, the author did a great job of describing Josh and Michael. She presented the reader with their past, their present, and their future, without it feeling forced. The love that developed between these men was sweet and steady. They fit together and Michael showed Josh what true love means. The ending left me feeling misty and satisfied.
I don’t know what else to say about this story. It hit me perfectly and I loved it. It was magical and hopeful and heartwarming and…..every other positive adjective I can imagine. Ms. Scott is so talented and this story just highlights that fact. I will be adding this to my comfort read pile to be read time and again.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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