A wonderful new story from Kirsty Ferry. Part of Kirsty’s Tempest Sisters series but they can all be read individually. This is Jessie’s story.
Take a trip to the little bookshop by the sea …
Jessie Tempest has two main interests: reading books and selling books. Her little bookshop in the seaside town of Staithes is a cosy hideaway from the chilly Yorkshire wind, but it’s also Jessie’s sanctuary from the outside world.
When writer Miles Fareham and his son Elijah arrive to stay in the holiday apartment above the shop, it’s a test for Jessie who has always felt clueless when it comes to kids. But as she learns the story of the single father and the inquisitive eight-year-old, Jessie realises that first impressions aren’t always the right ones – and, of course, you can never judge a book by its cover!
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A lighthearted and enjoyable read.
This charming love story is about Miles when he takes his eight year old son with him on a working holiday to Yorkshire. They discover they'll be staying in a flat above Jessie's bookshop: they met Jessie earlier at her sister's shop where she more or less threw them out. Not a good start with their holiday landlord.
While Miles is upstairs working on research for his latest book, book-mad Elijah, slips downstairs to Jessie's bookshop into the children's book section.
Jessie doesn't like children, but Elijah is keen to read the books in her bookshop, so they have books in common. Once Jessie realises Elijah isn't a little monster, her attitude thaws towards him and she enjoys his company.
Miles and Jessie would love some time to get to know each other, except that they are never alone and Miles, still blaming himself for his wife's death, doesn't think that he deserves a new relationship.
An excellent easy read.