Set in a charming little Scottish town, The Bookshop of Second Chances is the most uplifting story you'll read this year!
Shortlisted for the RNA Katie Fforde Debut Romantic Novel Award 2021.
Thea’s having a bad month. Not only has she been made redundant, she’s also discovered her husband of nearly twenty years is sleeping with one of her friends. And he’s not sorry – he’s leaving.
Bewildered and lost, Thea doesn’t know what to do. But, when she learns the great-uncle she barely knew has died and left her his huge collection of second-hand books and a house in the Scottish Lowlands, she seems to have been offered a second chance.
Running away to a little town where no one knows her seems like exactly what Thea needs. But when she meets the aristocratic Maltravers brothers – grumpy bookshop owner Edward and his estranged brother Charles, Lord Hollinshaw – her new life quickly becomes just as complicated as the life she was running from...
An enchanting story of Scottish lords, second-hand books, new beginnings and second chances perfect for fans of Cressida McLaughlin, Veronica Henry, Rachael Lucas and Jenny Colgan.
'How much do I love this book? So, so much. Refreshing and romantic, it's an absolute cracker!' HEIDI SWAIN, Sunday Times bestselling author
'A gorgeous, tip-top, pitch-perfect romantic read - I loved it!' RACHEL HORE, Sunday Times bestselling author
'The Bookshop of Second Chances has lifted my heart more than anything I’ve read for a very long time. It’s funny, clever, well written, warm, joyful and comforting. I could rave about it all day!' IONA GREY, bestselling author of Letters to the Lost
'An escapist romance that glows with warmth! I loved it' CARMEL HARRINGTON, bestselling author of A Thousand Roads Home
'A real winner with so much heart and a wonderfully relatable heroine' CHRISTINA PISHIRIS, author of Love Songs for Sceptics
Humor and charm abound in Frasier's slow-burning debut. Thea Mottram's life is in a downward spiral following the loss of her job and the breakup of her 15-year marriage. But things take a turn for the better when she learns that her late great uncle Andrew has left her his modest estate in Baldochrie, Scotland, including a large collection of rare books. She heads to Baldochrie, planning to stay only a few weeks to sort out Andrew's affairs, but finds herself charmed by his old lodge and the eccentric locals all except for standoffish Edward Maltravers, the local bookstore owner to whom she plans on selling Andrew's library. Deciding to stay longer, Thea finds temporary employment at Edward's shop despite warnings from the locals to stay away from the grumpy bookseller and soon finds herself at the center of a long-standing feud between Edward and his brother, the current Lord Hollinshaw, on whose land Thea's lodge sits. Frank discussions about sex, family, and the lengths Edward has gone in his quest for revenge against his brother add spice, humor, and touching vulnerability to this authentic romance between two middle-aged protagonists. This mature love story hits the spot.