Friday 7 May 2021

Review: The Little Shop Of Hidden Treasures (Part One Starting Over) by Holly Hepburn

 PART ONE in the brand new series from Holly Hepburn!

When Hope loses her husband, she fears her happiest days are behind her. With her only connection to London broken, she moves home to York to be near her family and to begin to build a new life.

Taking a job at the antique shop she has always admired, she finds herself crossing paths with two very different men. Will, who has recently become the guardian to his niece after the tragic death of her parents. And Ciaran, who she enlists to help solve the mystery of an Egyptian antique. Two men who represent two different happy endings.

But can she trust herself to choose the right man? And will that bring her everything she really needs?

The brand new series from Holly Hepburn, author of Coming Home to Brightwater Bay.

Review: I don't know why but I had totally forgotten that this new series is set in and around York and I was so excited when I started reading about a city and streets I am so familiar with. I could feel these characters walking around the uneven pavements and drinking in bars and restaurants I can totally pictures. If you are in need of travel somewhere right now and missing actually physically going there then this new series will totally allow you to travel, and for me that was to travel home!

We meet Hope at the start of this series and she is quite literally starting over. Why she is starting over is slowly revealed but that need for something new and that need for a refresh makes up instantly be on her side and totally empathize with her as a character. We also get to meet a whole host of new characters which is always so exciting, meeting the people you're going to be spending a series with and picking out your favourites. All are fully formed people who I could vividly imagine finding inside the Little Shop Of Hidden Treasures. 

The shop itself is truly a character in its own right. Hope mentions opening the wardrobe and finding Narnia at the other side at one point and I really feel like when you step into the shop you really do enter another world, I wouldn't be surprised to find Aslan hidden in the book section at all. I am so intrigued to find out what else the shop has in store over the next few parts of the series because I know we are onto something really special here. 

Of course the first part in a series is going to end on a cliffhanger and of course all those questions you need answering are of a romantic natures-I loved it! This new series has romance, Egyptian artifacts, belly dancing and its all served with a big dollop of Yorkshire-what more could you be looking for?

To order your copy now, just click the link: Part One

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