Review: The Bookshop of Yesterdays

The Bookshop of Yesterdays The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Amy Meyerson's love of books is at the core of this family mystery, in which Miranda inherits a bookstore named Prospero Books from her beloved Uncle Billy. A serious falling out between her mother and her uncle when she was twelve has deprived her of any further contact with him. Sixteen years later, upon Billy's death, she finds she is both the owner of a floundering LA bookstore and sent on one final scavenger hunt, seeking answers to her many questions about what happened between her mother and uncle. The astute reader can surmise the reason for the family fracture early in the book.

While I enjoyed some aspects of the story, I found the scavenger hunt aspects a bit contrived to have been arranged by an aging man dying of cardiac disease. I also loathed Miranda's boyfriend from the get-go, and wish that her parents had been fleshed out a bit more. This is a pleasant summer diversion read, especially if you share a love of books.

I Received a Digital Review Copy of this book from Park Row via Edelweiss.Plus in exchange for an honest review. I also received a paper ARC copy of this book.

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