Review published on September 28, 2017.
First of all, what a very appealing cover The Flower Shop on Foxley Street has. I have a bit of a thing about shops in books and this one just caught my eye straightaway.
It’s a really sweet story about Lily Baxter who has bought her parents’ flower shop. She’s been engaged to smarmy golf pro Stuart for six years and still a wedding doesn’t seem to be on the cards. And then one day Will Singer enters her shop and her life is turned upside down.
It took me a little bit of getting into this book but once I did I was quite caught up with Lily and Will, both of whom I thought were lovely characters, although I did sometimes want to reach into the book and shake them. But that’s the nature of a romance book isn’t it? It tends to have to go wrong before it can go right.
Will has a bit of a secret going on and I saw it coming a mile off. But you know, it didn’t matter. This is the kind of book where you don’t have to think too hard, you just read it and enjoy it. It’s a light read, the kind where you know it will all work out in the end.
There is a subplot about Lily’s parents. Now they don’t have the flower shop to run they are drifting apart and getting on Lily’s nerves but at least it gives her an opportunity to make a stand for once. Lizzie and Irvin were an annoying pair – I liked them both a lot but they wanted their heads banging together!
This book is a pleasant and enjoyable read with a romance at its heart. I loved the interaction between Lily and Will which was portrayed perfectly. All in all I thought it was charming, a feel good comfort read, one to snuggle up with.
Nicola Smith, Short Book and Scribes 4/3
The Flower Shop on Foxley Street by Rachel Dove
HQ Digital ebook Jul 2017