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The Village Green Bookshop

Rachael Lucas

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The Village Green Bookshop is a heartwarming story of good books and good friends, by the bestselling author of The Telephone Box Library, Rachael Lucas.

When Hannah Lewis loses her beloved aunt Jess, it makes her take stock of her own life. She’s a dedicated mum to two teenagers, a wife to Phil, but she’s always put herself second after her family’s needs. So when the chance arises to take over Jess’s Post Office business in the tiny Cotswolds village of Little Maudley, Hannah realizes this is the time to put her dreams first for once.

Her kids Molly and Ben take to village life straight away – Molly befriends a fierce old lady, Bunty, who knows all the local characters. Ben signs up for the village football team, which to Hannah’s surprise is coached by ex-professional footballer Joe Lovatt. But Hannah is struggling to make new friends quite so quickly, and so she starts The Post Office Book Club.

The book club bond over books, wine and village gossip. But the fun stops when flash floods strike and the village is overwhelmed by water. As the community comes together to deal with the crisis, Hannah realizes there are feelings for Joe that she’s struggling to keep in check. The fragile new happiness she’s made for herself and her family hangs in the balance . . .

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