#bookreview Borrow a Bookshop Holiday by Kiley Dunbar


Jude Crawley should be on top of the world. She’s just graduated as a mature student, so can finally go public about her relationship with Philosophy professor, Mack.

Until she sees Mack kissing another girl, and her dreams crumble. And worse, their dream holiday – running a tiny bookshop in the harbour village of Clove Lore for two weeks – is non-refundable.

Throwing caution to the winds, Jude heads down to Devon, eager to immerse herself in literature and heal her broken heart.

But there’s one problem – six foot tall, brooding (but gorgeous) Elliot, who’s also reserved the bookshop holiday for two weeks…

As Jude and Elliot put their differences aside to run the bookshop, it seems that Jude might be falling in love with more than just words. Until she discovers what Elliot is running from – and why he’s hiding out in Clove Lore.

Can Jude find her own happy ending in a tiny, tumbledown bookshop? Or is she about to find out that her bookish holiday might have an unexpected twist in the tale…

My reading experience:

This is the first story of ‘the Borrowers’ – people who borrow the bookshop as a holiday in Clove Lore, a rather steep hill of a village in Devon. The owner Jowan, resembling an old pirate, amongst the affectionate characters of the story.

First we are introduced to Jude, a thirty year old just graduating and no idea about her future. Not really likeable, but I like to characters a shot. She thinks she’s arriving at the bookshop to run the business by herself for a couple of weeks, living out some fantasy lifestyle she can only emulate. Fate has a different idea and along comes Elliot.

Books, cakes, tea and cobbled streets, you might not be drawn to the main protagonists but you can’t fail to fall for the cast of characters and Clove Lore.

Read my review of Christmas The at the Borrow a Bookshop by Kiley Dunbar here.


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