The Printed Letter Bookshop by Read

Madeline Cullen is a young attorney on her way to making partner in a prestige law firm. She lives in a high-rise condo furnished with pricey antiques.

The Printed Letter Bookshop
by Katherine Read
Thomas Nelson
May 2019

Madeline’s Aunt Maddie owns a quaint and cozy bookshop in Eagle Valley. Some of Madeline’s happiest memories are working in the bookshop. When Maddie passes away she leaves everything to Madeline, including a mountain of debt.

Today is the day for the big announcement. Who will be named the new partner? Madeline is ready to celebrate. She is positive she has been chosen. But she wasn’t – her ex-boyfriend had been made partner. In a fit of temper and pride, she quits. With nothing else to do, she goes to check out the bookshop. She plans to sell it as quickly as possible, but the two employees have others ideas. They want to save Maddie’s legacy. Janet is reeling from a recent divorce and Claire is drawn to the daily routine – here she feels needed.

By working together the three women turn the shop into a place Aunt Maddie would have appreciated. In separate rooms Madeline practices law, Claire runs an art studio and Janet runs the shop and creates beautiful window displays. Love, friendship and family finds a home at the Printed Letter Bookshop.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book. It’s a story of three women who come together to save a friend/aunt’s legacy and find their own new beginning.

Highly recommended to all readers.

Mary Asher, the Golden Reviewer, is a founding book blogger for and has generously provided this review. She describes herself as “an 88 year young great-grandmother and an avid reader.”

This book was provided by the publisher for review.