The Secret of Happy Ever After - Lucy Dillon (2011)
Michelle is separated from her domineering husband, and moves herself off to a small village where she opens a homeware shop. When the bookshop next door becomes vacant, she takes it over with dreams of stocking lots of lovely bed linen in it.
Having to keep the books going for a year, she employs her new friend Anna to run it, being a big book lover. Anna who is newly married and a stepmother to three young girls has her own dreams and plans.
I enjoyed most of this book, bookshops and friends are always a good combination, and if I had to be critical, which I often do is that it was a bit too long, and two thirds of the way through I started skim reading. 3/5