The Happily Ever After Bookstore by Bernadette Marie
Sometimes love needs a little shove.
At the Happily Ever After Bookstore, happiness is always found within the pages of the books on its shelves. Its owner, Leona, revels in finding each reader just the right book to bring them joy. She also enjoys meddling just enough to bring readers together who might not know they are destined for one another.
In need of a holiday pick-me-up, Sadie seeks out Leona’s advice for a good holiday romance. While scanning the book selections, she knocks into Charlie McGowan, who is certainly out of his element. When they learn that Leona “accidentally” gave them the wrong bags at check out, Sadie and Charlie set out to find one another, only to fall for Leona’s matchmaking tactics.
When author Fiona Gable and her ex-husband Price Richter end up in the same town, leave it to Leona to put them in one another’s paths. Decades of marriage couldn’t keep them together after love and loss, but could finding one another under new circumstances change everything?
Though skilled at pairing people together, Leona’s ability to find love eluded her. Her true love was her bookstore. When the bookstore is in need of repair, Jon Ford is sent to fix it. Leona wonders if she might have finally found her happily ever after. But, as fate would have it, Jon comes with baggage—ages three and four. Does Leona have it in her to take on a store, a man, and a family just to have a happily ever after of her own?