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The Littlest Library

A heartwarming literary-themed novel about a woman who turns an ordinary red phone box into the littlest library in England and brings together a struggling town.

A little red telephone box full of stories, a chance to change her life...

Jess Metcalf is perfectly content with her quiet, predictable life. But when her beloved grandmother passes away and she loses her job at the local library, Jess’ life is turned upside down.

Determined to pick up the pieces, Jess decides it’s time for a new beginning. Unable to part with her grandmother’s cherished books, she packs them all up and moves to a tiny cottage in the English countryside. To her surprise, Jess discovers that she’s now the owner of an old red phone box that was left on the property. Missing her job at the local library, Jess decides to give back to her new community—using her grandmother’s collection to turn the ordinary phone box into the littlest library in England.

It’s not long before the books are borrowed and begin to work their literary magic—bringing the villagers together... and managing to draw Jess’ grumpy but handsome neighbor out of his shell.

Maybe it’s finally time for Jess to follow her heart, let go of her old life, and make the village her home? But will she be able to take the leap?

General Fiction (Adult) | Romance | Women's Fiction

Publication Date: 19 Jul 2022

  • Advance Praise for The Littlest Library:

    ‘Friendship, community and a little bit of romance – what’s not to love?‘ Mandy Baggot

  • ‘Books, bats and romance…a perfect escape. I loved spending time with the characters of Middlemas.’ Liz Fenwick

  • ‘My first Poppy Alexander book but definitely not my last. What a lovely, engaging, perceptive story The Littlest Library is’ Sue Moorcroft

My Review:

5 Stars: Have you ever read a book that has made you do something entirely out of your comfort zone? The Littlest Library is that book for me. This book is more than just a story to me. This book changed my life,

I received an arc of this heartwarming romantic novel and read it in one sitting. I resonated with the main character on many different levels. Jess is lost after losing her job at her local library and after her beloved grandmother passes away. The stubborn thing will do anything to pick up the pieces; she decides to take her grandmother's book collection and an ordinary phone box and turn them into a little library. One that she can share with her community. This magical library brings her the most grumpiest best book boyfriend a book nerd could ever want. He, of course, is her neighbor. Not only is the writing fabulous with some of the best quotes, but Poppy reminds us that finding a place that truly fits your soul is magical. The second I was finished reading it, I went to my partner IMMEDIATELY and begged him to allow me to have my very own little library. My grandmother passed away after battling cancer this past February, and she is a big reason I have my love for books. I wanted to remember her and remember how this book made me feel. It took a couple of months, a lot of sweat, tears, splinters, and messy paint.. but today, I get to open her for my community. I will be forever grateful for the cottage vibes, small-town romance, and the love of sharing books that this story made me feel. I wish I could reread this for the first time over and over.

I am introducing my very own Littlest Library, LFL #145880. Little Free Library is a nonprofit based here in America. I have joined their map of littlest libraries that can be found worldwide. Tandem Literary provided me with a copy of this fantastic novel to add to my library, and she is in there today. right?

Thank you so much to Avon, Poppy Alexander, Tandem Literary, and Netgalley for this arc in exchange for my honest review. This one has cost me the most yet. 🙂

Full reveal is on my Instagram.

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Poppy's first book - the bestselling 25 Days 'Til Christmas - has been translated into several languages and optioned for TV.

Poppy Alexander wrote her first book when she was five. There was a long gap in her writing career while she was at school, and after studying classical music at university, she decided the world of music was better off without her and took up writing instead. She takes an anthropological interest in family, friends and life in her West Sussex village (think, The Archers crossed with Twin Peaks) where she lives with her husband, children and various other pets.

PUBLISHER

Avon is one of America's most acclaimed romance imprints. Known for having pioneered the historical romance category, Avon continues to publish a wide variety of genres, including contemporary, rom-com, paranormal, and regency romance.

Harper Voyager is a thriving global imprint dedicated to science fiction and fantasy.

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‘Five of the biggest stars for The Littlest Library. I thoroughly enjoyed spending some time with Jess and her phone box full of books.’ Catherine Miller

‘I loved everything about this book. It is filled with so much warmth, gentle humour and some very heart touching moments’ Sue Fortin

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The Littlest Library

A heartwarming literary-themed novel about a woman who turns an ordinary red phone box into the littlest library in England and brings together a struggling town.

A little red telephone box full of stories, a chance to change her life...

Jess Metcalf is perfectly content with her quiet, predictable life. But when her beloved grandmother passes away and she loses her job at the local library, Jess’ life is turned upside down.

Determined to pick up the pieces, Jess decides it’s time for a new beginning. Unable to part with her grandmother’s cherished books, she packs them all up and moves to a tiny cottage in the English countryside. To her surprise, Jess discovers that she’s now the owner of an old red phone box that was left on the property. Missing her job at the local library, Jess decides to give back to her new community—using her grandmother’s collection to turn the ordinary phone box into the littlest library in England.

It’s not long before the books are borrowed and begin to work their literary magic—bringing the villagers together... and managing to draw Jess’ grumpy but handsome neighbor out of his shell.

Maybe it’s finally time for Jess to follow her heart, let go of her old life, and make the village her home? But will she be able to take the leap?

General Fiction (Adult) | Romance | Women's Fiction

Publication Date: 19 Jul 2022

  • Advance Praise for The Littlest Library:

    ‘Friendship, community and a little bit of romance – what’s not to love?‘ Mandy Baggot

  • ‘Books, bats and romance…a perfect escape. I loved spending time with the characters of Middlemas.’ Liz Fenwick

  • ‘My first Poppy Alexander book but definitely not my last. What a lovely, engaging, perceptive story The Littlest Library is’ Sue Moorcroft

My Review:

5 Stars: Have you ever read a book that has made you do something entirely out of your comfort zone? The Littlest Library is that book for me. This book is more than just a story to me. This book changed my life,

I received an arc of this heartwarming romantic novel and read it in one sitting. I resonated with the main character on many different levels. Jess is lost after losing her job at her local library and after her beloved grandmother passes away. The stubborn thing will do anything to pick up the pieces; she decides to take her grandmother's book collection and an ordinary phone box and turn them into a little library. One that she can share with her community. This magical library brings her the most grumpiest best book boyfriend a book nerd could ever want. He, of course, is her neighbor. Not only is the writing fabulous with some of the best quotes, but Poppy reminds us that finding a place that truly fits your soul is magical. The second I was finished reading it, I went to my partner IMMEDIATELY and begged him to allow me to have my very own little library. My grandmother passed away after battling cancer this past February, and she is a big reason I have my love for books. I wanted to remember her and remember how this book made me feel. It took a couple of months, a lot of sweat, tears, splinters, and messy paint.. but today, I get to open her for my community. I will be forever grateful for the cottage vibes, small-town romance, and the love of sharing books that this story made me feel. I wish I could reread this for the first time over and over.

I am introducing my very own Littlest Library, LFL #145880. Little Free Library is a nonprofit based here in America. I have joined their map of littlest libraries that can be found worldwide. Tandem Literary provided me with a copy of this fantastic novel to add to my library, and she is in there today. right?

Thank you so much to Avon, Poppy Alexander, Tandem Literary, and Netgalley for this arc in exchange for my honest review. This one has cost me the most yet. 🙂

Full reveal is on my Instagram.

Writing
%
Storyline
%
Character Build
%
Overall
%

PRINT LENGTH PAGES

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING

$
PAPERBACK COST

$
E-BOOK COST

AUTHOR

Poppy's first book - the bestselling 25 Days 'Til Christmas - has been translated into several languages and optioned for TV.

Poppy Alexander wrote her first book when she was five. There was a long gap in her writing career while she was at school, and after studying classical music at university, she decided the world of music was better off without her and took up writing instead. She takes an anthropological interest in family, friends and life in her West Sussex village (think, The Archers crossed with Twin Peaks) where she lives with her husband, children and various other pets.

PUBLISHER

Avon is one of America's most acclaimed romance imprints. Known for having pioneered the historical romance category, Avon continues to publish a wide variety of genres, including contemporary, rom-com, paranormal, and regency romance.

Harper Voyager is a thriving global imprint dedicated to science fiction and fantasy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY?

KIND WORDS FROM OTHERS

‘Five of the biggest stars for The Littlest Library. I thoroughly enjoyed spending some time with Jess and her phone box full of books.’ Catherine Miller

‘I loved everything about this book. It is filled with so much warmth, gentle humour and some very heart touching moments’ Sue Fortin

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