An uplifting story about fresh starts, new beginnings and the power of stories, from the bestselling author of Rosie’s Travelling Tea Shop!
When Elodie applies for the job of librarian in peaceful Willow Grove, she’s looking forward to a new start. As the daughter of a media empire, her every move has been watched for years, and she longs to work with the thing she loves most: books.
It’s a chance to make a real difference too, because she soon realises that there are other people in Willow Grove who might need a fresh start – like the homeless man everyone walks past without seeing, or the divorcée who can’t seem to escape her former husband’s misdeeds.
Together with local journalist Finn, Elodie decides these people have stories that need sharing. What if instead of borrowing books readers could ‘borrow’ a person, and hear the life stories of those they’ve overlooked?
But Elodie isn’t quite sharing her whole story either. As the story of the library’s new success grows, will her own secret be revealed?
My reading experience:
First I would like to thank Netgalley, the author and publisher for my free ARC.
Meet Elodie, book lover and wannabe librarian in need of a new chapter in her life. This is a warming tale of a woman who is self aware, kind and compassionate and brings people together in unexpected ways. The story is set in Willow Grove, a little bit chocolate-boxy but in keeping with the story, and it’s characters are colourful and interesting as the author cleverly brings them to life.
There’s a little twist in this tale to keep the pages turning. This would make a great rainy Sunday read. I recommend Elodie’s Library of Second Chances by Rebecca Raisin.