When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early forties, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his wife Charlotte leave behind life in the fast lane and Lewis opens the antique shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father’s business, but she isn’t happy there. So when she walks into Lew’s shop, she knows this is the place for her.
As Bonnie and Lew start to work together, they soon realise that there is more to their relationship than either thought. But Bonnie is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and Lew and Charlotte have more problems than they care to admit. Each has secrets in their past which are about to be uncovered. Can they find the happiness they both deserve?
The Queen of Wishful Thinking is the brand new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Teashop on the Corner – a gorgeous read full of love, life and laughter.
I loved this story being set around an antique shop. Not something I have come across before and loved the hustle and bustle of customers and traders as there were so many different characters.
Bonnie and Lewis are both married, of which it soon becomes quite apparent that things are not all rosy on the home front with their other halves. Luckily for Lewis, with his new assistant Bonnie, business is looking on the up.
This story has all the trade marks of the authors other books. A novel that as soon as you pick up, you are instantly drawn into the characters worlds, of which holds some unexpected surprises for the reader. Lewis and Bonnie are lovely characters and you are really routing that everything turns out good for them by the end.
The Queen of Wishful Thinking is a wonderfully heart warming and endearing read that I literally devoured. The author has a wonderful skill of drawing the reader straight in and never wanting to leave. Another fabulous read.
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