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The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy


Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.

After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her dream of owning her own bookshop become a reality.

She hopes opening 'Once Upon A Book' on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.

When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

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This is a lovely story about making your dreams come true, but is tempered with the caution that family, friendship and community should come first because that's what really matters.

Libby and Noah have a slow burning romance, confounded by misconceptions and other entanglements, and also by the pressure of making Libby's dream of opening a bookshop come true. And at times, she is in danger of losing herself to that dream to the detriment of everything else.

Uplifting and full of hope, this story is one you can immerse yourself in for a good few hours and come out if it feeling better about the world.

About the Author

Freya Kennedy lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist for eighteen years before deciding to write full time.

When not writing, she can be found reading, hanging out with her nieces and nephews, cleaning up after her children (a lot) and telling her dog that she loves her.

She has met Michael Buble and even kissed him. It was one of her best ever moments.

She believes in happy ever afters.

Freya Kennedy is a pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers.

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