Sunday, June 30, 2024

@SexyNerdRevue #BookReview...The Bookshop Sisterhood...#TheBookshopSisterhood #NetGalley #Contemporary #Adult #Fiction #Girlfriends #Bookclubs

“This drama-packed page turner will warm your heart!” —Eliza Knight, USA Today bestselling author of The Mayfair Bookshop

When life rewrites the story, only friendship will see them through.

After years of hard work, four best friends—Celeste, Yasmeen, Toni and Leslie—are finally on the verge of opening the bookstore of their dreams. A place where their community can find solace with an intriguing new read, a comforting beverage and book-loving friends.

But before they can cut the ribbon, their worlds are upended.

Toni receives devastating news just months before her wedding, while Celeste’s struggling marriage threatens to collapse completely. Leslie learns a shocking secret about her family, and a lotto ticket changes Yasmeen’s life—but not for the better.

As the bookstore’s grand opening fast approaches, the four women must lean on each other now more than ever to navigate their grief and uncertainty. And together, they’ll learn that sometimes, even life’s most unexpected plot twists can lead to beautiful new beginnings.

The Sexy Nerd's Review. . .

I noticed this author has written quite a few books, but this is the first time I’m hearing of her and her work. What drew me to wanting to read this is because I’m an avid reader and love all things books and book clubs, so this seemed right up my alley.

Four women are united by their love of reading. (I can so relate!) As a result of their passion, they decided to open their very own bookshop to share their love with other avid readers. Each of them had to pony up quite a few bucks to get the ball rolling, which they were all eager to do.

Celeste was the voice of reason and the finance guru. Toni was their social media front runner. Yasmeen was the sister who knew about all the hottest books to select and read, and Leslie was the supporter of all her sisters combined.

Toni not only loves her besties and books, but she’s about to get married to Kent, the man of her dreams for real. She couldn’t have plucked him out of one any better than she had. But Toni has an issue that she’s not quite sure how her man is going to take it. Celeste, on the other hand, being married the longest of fourteen years, finally discovers that perhaps her marriage isn’t on as much solid ground as she would like to be believe. Yasmeen was so broke that if being broke was considered wealthy, she had more money than Jeff Bezos. Leslie and her husband, although still living under the same roof, weren’t as loving as they used to be and it isn’t until a horrific circumstance involving their daughter, Nadya, occurred that really tested their vows.

All the sisters had a lot going on and secrets and circumstances were buzzing around the quartet like a pesty insect. It wasn’t until Nadya was going through her issue when the girlfriends’ friendship began to get tested. Leslie learned of a horrible truth about her family. Toni was carrying around a horrible secret that threatened to destroy her friendship, lose her social media influencer status and her man. Yasmeen was going through it living from paycheck to paycheck and involved with a man that didn’t appear to want to help her but was a constant leech. Celeste’s husband gave her an ultimatum that blindsided her.

If you’re a fan of Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillian, then you will most undoubtedly enjoy The Bookshop Sisterhood. These four women each brought to the table something unique to their group and no matter how much was thrown their way, they always managed to make it through. Overall, this was a very delightful read, although it was way too long for my tastes. As my readers know, I do not like reading very long books, but I realize they are a necessary evil. Even though I found the story too long, it was fun to read and made me want to be a part of the girlfriends’ book club.

The Sexy Nerd gives The Bookshop Sisterhood four additional books for them to add to their already growing to-be-read list. These ladies had some real-life issues that truly tested their will and strength as a womanhood. This book would be great to take on vacation and get your read on. I highly recommend you grab yourself a copy. The Bookshop Sisterhood goes on sale Tues., July 30, 2024, at your favorite book retailers or wherever books are sold. Until next time, Nerds, you know how we do.

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