#BookReview: The Village Shop for Lonely Hearts by Alison Sherlock

The Village Shop For Lonely Hearts

A feel-good story of new beginnings set in a gorgeous country village, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Milly Johnson.




After losing her job in New York, Amber Green isn’t looking forward to visiting her godmother in the sleepy village of Cranbridge. With its empty lanes and rundown shops, it’s hardly a place to mend her lonely heart.

But when Amber discovers that Cranbridge Stores, owned by her godmother Cathy and son Josh, is under threat of financial ruin, she realises that her skills as a window dresser might just be able to help save the struggling shop.

When disaster strikes, Amber and Josh must unite to save both the shop and the village from flooding.

Can Cranbridge Stores become the heart of the village once more?

And as the village begins to come back to life, perhaps Amber will discover a reason to stay…




This delightful book is perfect for a relaxing read and is the perfect example of a gorgeous cosy romance. It’s one of those books that leaves you with a smile on your face, it’s a hug in a book.

The book is set in Cranbridge, a cosy village that’s seen better times. The shops have seen better times and the sense of community spirit has never been so low. When Amber leaves New York to visit her godmother in Cranbridge, she never imagined the impact a sleepy village would have on her future. Working in her godmother’s shop there’s more than a little happiness to be found at home.

This is a gorgeous romance that had you rooting for the characters from the start. Amber’s lacking confidence and the move to Cranbridge is perfect for her to find herself and show her talents without fear of being judged.

Josh is also building his confidence and trying to save his family’s shop. His and Amber’s initial meeting was definitely memorable and a good laugh. I was rooting for him to have success and make the changes to the shop he was being stopped from doing. The characters in the village were a delight to read and their stories became equally as important as the main characters.

Though it took me a couple of chapters to initially get into the book, this is a light-hearted read perfect for autumn. With well-written characters and a plot that whisks you away, there’s not much you can’t love about this book. I will be looking out for books by Alison Sherlock in the future.

4.5 stars.

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Author Bio

Alison Sherlock is the author of the bestselling Willow Tree Hall books. Alison enjoyed reading and writing stories from an early age and gave up office life to follow her dream. Her new series for Boldwood is set in a fictional Cotswold Village and the first title will be published in July 2020.





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