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Blog Tour #bookreview Scenes from a Country Bookshop by Victoria Connelly @rararesources @victoriadarcy

Hiya dear bookworms, today’s review is of the last, book 4 in the #bookloverseries by author Victoria Connelly. It sure is a treat for book lovers who are on the look for some light reading with bookish background. This one has it all – Independent Bookshops, Book Clubs, book nerds and general book love. Happy Reading

Scenes from a Country Bookshop - Victoria Connelly


Title – Scenes from a Country Bookshop

Author – Victoria Connelly

Genre – Women’s Fiction

Publication Date:– November 2019

Standalone Book 4 in the Book Lovers Series

Author Content Warning  – Blindness, a polyamorous relationship, references to the Bloomsbury Group

I give the series a 3.5 star Rating.


Josh Nightingale has always been married to his books. Happy to run his bookshop in the small town of Castle Clare, he’s never really had time for romance and truly believes that he’s never going to fall in love. But, when April Channing opens a new shop opposite his, everything changes.

Sweet and attentive one moment, abrupt and aloof the next, Josh really can’t understand April at all. What exactly is going on? Josh is pretty sure that the answer can’t be found in a book.

My thoughts

Josh and April’s story in Scenes from a Country Bookshop is about two introverts who cautiously come out of their shell and fall for each other. I enjoyed the characters introvert nature. The compassion Josh had for April and how she deals with her imminent blindness.

Overall Scenes from a Country Bookshop sweetly summarizes the story of all the Nightingale siblings with Josh finally falling in love and snippets from the other 4 siblings happily ever afters.

Things I like in the series –

  • The family owned bookshops,
  • The siblings bond and how they support their love lives all in good banter,
  • The famous Sunday Lunches to introduce your significant others,
  • The quirky supporting character like Flo, Winston, Delilah the dog and
  • the love for books shining through all the characters.


Victoria Connelly studied English Literature at Worcester University, got married in a medieval castle in the Yorkshire Dales and now lives in rural Suffolk with her artist husband, a young springer spaniel and a flock of ex-battery hens. She is the author of two bestselling series, Austen Addicts and The Book Lovers, as well as many other novels and novellas. Her first published novel, Flights of Angels, was made into a film in 2008 by Ziegler Films in Germany. The Runaway Actress was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romantic Comedy Novel award.

Victoria loves books, films, walking, historic buildings and animals. If she isn’t at her keyboard writing, she can usually be found in her garden either with a trowel in her hand or a hen on her lap.

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Reviewed by Bee

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