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Books. Love. Friendship. Second chances. All can be found at the Printed Letter Bookshop in the small, charming town of Winsome.

One of Madeline Cullen’s happiest childhood memories is of working with her Aunt Maddie in the quaint and cozy Printed Letter Bookshop. But by the time Madeline inherits the shop nearly twenty years later, family troubles and her own bitter losses have hardened Madeline’s heart toward her once-treasured aunt—and the now struggling bookshop left in her care.

While Madeline intends to sell the shop as quickly as possible, the Printed Letter’s two employees have other ideas. Reeling from a recent divorce, Janet finds sanctuary within the books and within the decadent window displays she creates. Claire, though quieter than the acerbic Janet, feels equally drawn to the daily rhythms of the shop and its loyal clientele, finding a renewed purpose within its walls.

When Madeline’s professional life falls apart, and a handsome gardener upends all her preconceived notions, she questions her plans and her heart. Has she been too quick to dismiss her aunt’s beloved shop? And even if she has, the women’s best combined efforts may be too little, too late.

This sweet, contemporary read is a standalone novel, though characters in this story will appear in Katherine Reay’s forthcoming book, Of Literature and Lattes. Book length: approximately 95,000 words. Includes discussion questions and a list of books from the author.

Praise for The Printed Letter Bookshop:

“Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight.” —Patti Callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis

“The Printed Letter Bookshop is a captivating story of good books, a testament to the beauty of new beginnings, and a sweet reminder of the power of friendship.” —Rachel McMillan, author of Murder in the City of Liberty
Sweet and thoughtful contemporary readStand-alone novelBook length: 96,000 wordsIncludes discussion questions and a recommended reading list from the author

Fiction & Literature
May 14
Thomas Nelson

Customer Reviews

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Katherine Reay has provided readers another outstanding novel with THE PRINTED LETTER BOOKSHOP! It is exploding with the themes of love, friendship and family. Many people will be drawn to this novel because it’s main setting is a small, independent Bookshop. Lots of love and living went into the establishment by its original owners and continues through the ladies who subsequently joined in to help. A surprised heir is given the Bookshop and suddenly the lives of three generations of women are tested - What do they expect from each other? What do they really want out of life? And the biggest question of all - Who am I at this stage of my life? They are able to find the answers to these questions and so many more by working together and following the instructions left them in individualized letters and by following their attached Reading Lists. I was provided an ARC of this book by Thomas Nelson Publishers and NetGalley. The opinions expressed here are completely my own and without influence.

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