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?
I really enjoyed this book! I liked that although Jess was afraid of change and life without her grandmother, she decided to make a change anyway. I loved reading about the relationships with the friends she made, the good and the bad. I love learning how the littlest library came about, and when the library was threatened to be closed I was eager to find out if would stay open.
Jess had a great relationship with Aidan’s young daughter from the time they met. As for her dad and Jess, it was rough from the start. As they started to loose some of the tension between them, along comes his ex-wife to complicate it even more. I wondered if it would work out in the end.
The book is narrated by Karen Cass who did a great job. Very easy to listen to!