The Bookshop on Autumn Lane (Truhart #3) by Cynthia Tennent

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“The people of Truhart will find a place in your heart.” —Cindy Myers, author of The View From Here

Big dreams can come true in a small town…
 
While some young women would jump through hoops to claim ownership of a bookshop,
free-spirited Gertrude “Trudy” Brown wants nothing to do with the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her.  Having suffered from dyslexia all her life, books aren’t exactly her friends. With not much more than a collie dog who’s scared of his own shadow, and a rusty but trusty ’74 Beetle, Trudy arrives in the tiny town of Truhart, determined to sell off her cumbersome inheritance as quickly as possible…
 
But Trudy is not the only stranger in town. Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge, is searching for an elusive manuscript—and he secretly thinks Trudy’s ramshackle bookshop might hold the key to its discovery. As these two opposites spend the autumn days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, they soon find that uncovering both literature and love can be equally mysterious…
 
 Trudy’s never been  the type to stay in one spot too long, but something about Kit makes her consider starting a new chapter—and maybe even finding there’s a happily-ever-after…

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Gertrude “Trudy” Brown returns home to take care and sell off the rundown store her late Aunt Gertrude left her. While in town she meets Christopher “Kit” Darlington, a professor of American Studies at Cambridge and a man searching for an elusive manuscript that may be hidden in Trudy’s shop.

As these two seemingly very different people spend the Fall days together, cleaning out Trudy’s bookshop, a friendship and feelings soon develop.

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This one was pretty middle of the road for me. It found it slow and I didn’t much like either of the characters. In fact I really didn’t like anyone in the story. The towns people were jerks. Everyone was annoying. It was well written though and Kit and Trudy has some fun banter at times. Plus I enjoyed the bookstore small town setting. So it gets a tentative 3 stars from yours truly.

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