The Little Bookshop of Promises by Debbie Macomber

Synopsis:

Somewhere between a car accident and a divorce, Annie Applegate stopped believing in happy endings.

Now, she just wants to disappear. And the tiny town of Promise fits the bill. With its winding streets and melting-pot of residents, it’s the perfect place for Annie to hide away and open the bookshop she always dreamed of owning.

Until her new-found peace and quiet is disturbed by Lucas, a widower who rivals Annie as the most cynical person in town.

With his troubled past and precocious children, Lucas is the last person she should be getting involved with. But when he asks for her help, Annie comes to realise that, maybe, going it alone isn’t the solution after all…

Previously published as Promise, Texas

I haven’t read a Debbie Macomber book in a while, and to be honest this was not one of my favourites. I was intrigued by the book, and wanted to know the outcome of the various storylines – which led me to finish the book, but this wasn’t a great read.

I was looking for a quick and easy read having just finished Citadel by Kate Mosse, and this book ticked that box. This is a fast read, easy text and not a challenging read.

I thought there were too many characters and too many storylines. No character was explored in depth, and occasionally I forgot who was who!

Most of the individual stories were not believable, and all wrapped up conveniently. I think I have read so many chick lit books, and several books by Macomber that I found this one very predictable.

All of the above said; I did finish this book. It ticked the box for easy read, and it did keep me entertained. If you like a chick lit novel, a nice and light read, then this is for you!

I am rating it 3 out of 5

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