A gorgeous new romantic comedy about taking chances and realising your dreams.
Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.
After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality.
She hopes opening ‘Once Upon A Book’ on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.
When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?
The Hopes And Dreams Of Libby Quinn is available in ebook and paperback. You can purchase your copy of both using the link below.
This was a wonderful, absorbing story about love, friendship and chasing your dreams which was hugely enjoyable. It was just the book I needed to distract me from normal life.
One of my biggest day dreams is opening a book shop of my own so I must admit to being a little bit jealous of her. It was great fun however to live precariously through her and be able to experience exactly what running a book shop would be like. It’s perhaps a little more difficult then I anticipated and I started to feel a little protective of Libby when things started to go wrong as I had grown quite fond of her. I found I had to keep reading to find out how things would work out for her.
Overall I thought this was a really compelling, well written book which drew me in from the start. The characters were really realistic and I felt a great connection to them which made me feel quite involved in the story. I’m a big fan of this author’s psychological thrillers and I’m now a huge fan of these books too. I can’t wait to read more!
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Boldwood Books for my copy of this book via Netgalley.
About The Author:
Freya Kennedy is the pen name of Derry based author Claire Allan – who is perhaps best known for her psychological thrillers!
However, before turning a life of crime, Claire wrote women’s fiction for Irish publisher Poolbeg Press, her reinvention as Freya Kennedy will see her bring some love, laughter and heart-warming happiness to readers.
A true Derry girl, Freya Kennedy has lived all her life in the north of Ireland. She worked for 18 years as a journalist and has been writing full time since 2016.
She is a huge fan of all kinds of books, from Marian Keyes (she cried the first time she met Marian), to Rowan Coleman, to Jane Fallon, to Jojo Moyes.
She also enjoys a good murder!
She continues to live in Derry with her husband, her two children, two cats and the best dog in the world.