Synopses & Reviews
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
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.
"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
"Powerful, enchanting, and spirited, this novel will delight." Patti Callahan, bestselling author of Becoming Mrs. Lewis
Amid literature and lattes, three women come together and find that sharing one's journey with best friends makes life richer.
About the Author
Katherine Reay is the national bestselling and award-winning author of Dear Mr. Knightley, Lizzy and Jane, The Brontë Plot, A Portrait of Emily Price, The Austen Escape, and The Printed Letter Bookshop. All Katherine's novels are contemporary stories with a bit of classical flair. Katherine
holds a BA and MS from Northwestern University, graduating Phi Beta
Kappa, and is a wife, mother, former marketer, and avid chocolate
consumer. After living all across the country and a few stops in Europe,
Katherine now happily resides outside Chicago, IL. You can meet her at
www.katherinereay.com; Facebook: KatherineReayBooks; Twitter:
@katherine_reay; or Instagram: @katherinereay.