Time to rewrite their story?
He’d always simply been her best friend. But when Noah Cahill moved back to town, bookstore owner Twyla Thompson knew something was different. Was it holiday memories of the loss they'd both shared or Noah’s surprising decision to reignite a dangerous career? Their solid friendship had been through so much, yet now Twyla grew breathless every time Noah was near. Why wasn’t Noah—handsome, fun, but never one to cross the line—showing any signs of stopping?
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Book 1: Winning Mr. Charming
Book 2: The Charming Checklist
Book 3: A Charming Christmas Arrangement
Book 4: A Charming Single Dad
Book 5: A Charming Doorstep Baby
Book 6: Once Upon a Charming Bookshop
Another fun story in Charming by Heatherly Bell.
Twyla is single and runs her family’s bookstore and it’s been having a couple rough years financially.
Noah is her best friend for years and he’s decided it’s time to come home to Charming. He’d almost died in a fire in Austin and feels now is the time to quit being an adrenaline junky.
They have been best friends for years but she had dated his late brother and neither of them are ready to admit their feelings.
Will they spend their life as friends or will they have more?
*I received this book as an ARC reader and am leaving my unbiased review.
Lovely and moving
Four and a half stars
ONCE UPON A CHARMING BOOKSHOP is the sixth in Heatherly Bell’s series set in Charming, Texas. This is a sweet and poignant friends-to-lovers story, about bookshop manager Twyla Thompson, who runs her family’s business, and Noah Cahill, who’s returned to Charming to take over a local boating establishment. The two have been close friends for years, their friendship surviving a shared loss that cut deeply.
Heatherly Bell writes Twyla and Noah sympathetically, as they struggle to handle their grief and their changing feelings. Each has reasons for keeping their emotions under wraps, even as their hearts want to express their deepest desires. Their families and friends pull for them, especially as they fumble initially. The small-community dynamics definitely come into play as their families and friends have opinions on their relationships and other aspects of their lives. Once Upon A Charming Bookshop is a lovely and moving read.
Friendship to Love
This is a sweet romance when friends turn lovers. It's obvious from the beginning that these two put their lives on hold to keep their friendship and drive every other relationship away. Unfortunately, it takes Noah to actually put his foot forward to get Twyla to see things his way. The whole story is just charming.