A feel-good story of new beginnings set in a gorgeous country village.
'Glorious escapism. Uplifting, heartwarming and joyful, Alison Sherlock writes with a warmth and lightness of touch' - Bestselling author, Kerry Fisher
'A lovely story of finding yourself and discovering what home means. I couldn’t stop turning the pages. Loved it.' - Bestselling author, Jessica Redland After losing her job in New York, Amber Green isn’t looking forward to visiting her godmother in the sleepy village of Cranbridge. With its empty lanes and rundown shops, it’s hardly a place to mend her lonely heart.
But when Amber discovers that Cranbridge Stores, owned by her godmother Cathy and son Josh, is under threat of financial ruin, she realises that her skills as a window dresser might just be able to help save the struggling shop.
When disaster strikes, Amber and Josh must unite to save both the shop and the village from flooding.
Can Cranbridge Stores become the heart of the village once more?
And as the village begins to come back to life, perhaps Amber will discover a reason to stay…
Perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson
What readers are saying about The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts:
’The story is lovely. All characters were facing challenges and trying to cope with change. They were good, honorable, relatable, and I was immediately invested in their happiness.'
’A great feel good read, great characters, good storyline and set in a fabulous location. Loved it.’
’I love Alison Sherlock's writing style, her way with words and just lovely stories. A wonderful story to read curled up by a fire!’
’This book was such a charming read.’
’This is a solid 5 out of 5 starts for me and a book I will happily reread in the future to revisit these characters. I could not stop smiling when I finished this book.’
’I loved everything about it’
'This was such a lovely read to snuggle up with over the weekend. The characters and setting were adorable and I really didn't want the story to end.'
The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts
First time reading this author. A very clean, wholesome and sweet story. A young woman loses her job in New York as a window dresser and because she is there on a work visa has to return to to the English countryside first to visit her godmother then to New Zealand where her parents had moved to. Her godmother and her son are running a small family store that is failing. Amber, the name of the character, sees all the things wrong with the store, but being very shy and without confidence is hesitant to say anything. Anyway, her godmother decides to visit her younger son in Singapore and then to visit Ambers parents in New Zealand and asks Amber to stay and help her older son Josh with the store while she’s away. She and Josh begin to empty the store and paint and decorate it. The village is more or less neglected as people go to the larger towns to shop, then there is a very serious storm that floods the village. Through it all Amber and Josh look for ways to improve the shop and the village. And yes, there is an HEA. It is a feel good story.