The Little Book Café: Amy's Story (The Little Book Café, Book 3)

The Little Book Café: Amy's Story (The Little Book Café, Book 3)

by Georgia Hill

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ISBN-13: 9780008281281
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/19/2018
Series: The Little Book Café , #3
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 124
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Georgia Hill writes rom-coms and historical fiction and is published by Harper Impulse, the digital-first imprint of HarperCollins.

She divides her time between the beautiful counties of Herefordshire and Devon and lives with her two beloved spaniels, a husband (also beloved) and a ghost called Zoe. She loves Jane Austen, eats far too much Belgian chocolate and has a passion for Strictly Come Dancing.

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The Little Book Café: Amy's Story (The Little Book Café, Book 3) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
The third of the friends in this tiny seaside town has her story now, and Amy’s story is a lovely one. Running the bookshop that is an adjunct to Milly’s Café, she’s such a perfect choice for the manager: well read, innovative, always willing (and able) to draw people into the wonder that is books and reading. Unfortunately, she’s got little to no self-esteem and is incredibly shy – perhaps some of it comes from her being dumped at the altar some three years earlier, or her move to the Far East when a child, only to return with her mother when the marriage went pear shaped. But, much is to be attributed to her mother’s rather pointed (and often cruel) critiques and utter lack of awareness of how they sting. From comments to her weight, clothing and lack of a man, Amy’s got only a handful of non-self-chastising moments, usually when she’s tucked up with a book or talking with Patrick. Of course, she’s second guessing every utterance from herself and him, and is utterly in love with the Irish author – his wit, charm, accent and kindness have her (and most women he encounters) under a spell. But, it’s Halloween approaching, and aside from wrapping up the ‘literary course’ that she planned at the behest of some book club members, she also has to ‘manage’ the various locals in the book club, decorate for the holiday, plan a launch of Patrick’s latest books and somehow deal with a rash of vandalism that has hit her shop (and others) in town. With her clear need for people to be in harmony, a bit of spine in taking on her mother and her bad behavior, and a shot in the arm of confidence from starting to do things for herself with pushes from both Tash and Emma – she’s faced her biggest embarrassment in the form of her ex-fiance, and emerged stronger. Until Patrick disappears for weeks after kissing her – and leaves her wondering just how she’d be enough. These three books are lovely small-town stories that are full of friendship, unique characters, a touch of angst (both self-imposed and not) and lots of cake. How could you not have cake with the bakery/café to hand – and well – Cake. Hill has managed to write in a sort of ‘shorthand’ for the three women we spend time with, as they’ve all known one another for years, but allowed the influence of the outside world and some rather unique characters to influence the moments. Combine this with the lovely ebb and flow of tourists and locals, the ever-changing sea and sky, and plenty of happy moments and this is a lovely series to just while away the hours with. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. Review first appeared at I am, Indeed
Renee7 8 months ago
I really wanted to read something fall-inspired so I found this book and thought it would be because it had a pumpkin on the cover and I felt like with the colors, it would probably be set during fall.  This story is the third in the little book cafe series; there are two others that are set in the same little village but focus on different characters.  In this installment, Amy is the owner and operator of The Little Book Cafe.  It is around fall time, and she is planning some book debuts, book club meetings, and a Halloween party but can't seem to get her life the way she wants it.  Her mother is harsh on her, especially after she has gained weight, and she is in love with an Irishman --Patrick-- who doesn't seem to be in love with her other than platonically.        This story is one of those really cute, tightly knitted stories that are full of hope and love and makes you envy the relationships within it.  This is especially true with the relationships between women and between the villagers in total.  I always find myself envious of fictional characters in these sorts of stories, but it makes me happy to read such a light book with a happy ending.  There isn't really much to say negatively about this story because it is so sweet and short.  I loved the plot development and how there wasn't really a major mystery to solve or a crime, but it just follows Amy and her relationships with the people around her during fall.  I liked how the characters were developed just enough, but if you were to read the others in this series you would probably know a lot about each person.  This was a point of issue with me reading this book since I didn't know the backstories of the other two main women in this book, but there is just enough in this one to clear up any confusion.  There wasn't a point where not having read the other two books negatively affected this book for me. Overall, I really enjoyed reading such a soft and easy read.  It will give you a warm fuzzy feeling and help you appreciate those you have in your own life.  I would recommend this book if you want something very light and fall-related and/or are looking for a quick read.
MoMoBookDiary More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy my visits to The Little Book Cafe.  This is the third book in The Little Book Cafe series and tells Amy's story. Georgia Hill has written many many wonderful books.  She is able to create a world that I would happily live in. Wonderful characters, beautiful animals, fun neighbours and love around every corner.... what more could you want?  I would highly recommend this author who writes sweet reads. Thank you to NetGalley, Harper Impulse and Georgia Hill for the opportunity to read and review this novel.
Kimberley Burkovich More than 1 year ago
What a charming place The Little Book Cafe is. Set in seaside England, The Little Book Cafe series picks up where The Cupcake Cafe series leaves off. Amy manages this fabulous bookstore in Berecombe and introduces us to the many characters who frequent the store. Amy grew up in the town prior to moving to Singapore for her father’s job. When her father divorces her mother, mom & Amy move back to Berecombe. Amy’s mother is constantly critiquing Amy’s life, especially since Amy was jilted nearly at the altar. Amy has found herself managing a bookstore and living in an attic apartment which makes her very happy. Sadly, though, with the jilting and her mother, she struggles with her self-esteem. Amy’s friends Tash & Emma try to encourage her, and Patrick, the handsome author who is often at the bookstore, seems to fancy her, but Amy doesn’t have the confidence to find out. This is the third book in The Little Book Cafe series. I had never read any of the previous books by Georgia Hill, but having enjoyed this one immensely, I think I will go right back to The Cupcake Cafe and start there. Hill has created a space that I would love to visit. The characters are wonderful - from the animal loving Tash to the aloof Marti, each woman brings a different vibe to the story. Grab the new compilation that has all three stories in one and enjoy!!