Troubador Cherry Blossom Boutique

Released: 20/11/2020

eISBN: 9781800467965

Format: eBook

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Cherry Blossom Boutique

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Thirty-one year old Liberty Rossini has had her shop, Cherry Blossom Boutique, for just six months when she's nominated for - and wins - the Retail Best Newcomer Award. Life would be perfect for Liberty if it wasn't for one thing: Daniel. Liberty’s ex who has recently re-appeared in her life.

Theirs was a significant and serious relationship and they had planned to marry when Daniel mysteriously and suddenly dumped her one day and walked out of her life! Liberty was devastated. Strangely, Daniel still has a powerful hold over her. Is Liberty destined to be Daniel’s victim? Will Daniel’s emotional hold over her ever diminish? Some relationships are simply harder to let go of than others but unless Liberty lets go, she can’t really move on with her life.

When a new man comes into her life, there's a definite spark between them. He's Tom Anderson, a good-looking silversmith in his late thirties. Will Liberty be able to resist being thrown off course by Daniel? Can she put him behind her sufficiently to make the relationship with Tom work? Can she find the inner strength to say enough is enough? Will she ever give herself permission to move on and make a fresh start and fall in love with her new beau?

Loved this book, it took me away from the stresses of everyday life. The characters and context are brought to life by imaginative and evocative descriptions and the story has just the right amount of tension to provoke curiosity and kept me hooked to the very end.

by Jessica R Hall.


The story is about Liberty, a 30something Londoner running a successful gift shop. She meets a handsome and charismatic fellow entrepreneur, Tom, and inevitably they fall in love. But then Daniel, her unpleasant ex-boyfriend, makes an appearance and Liberty will have to learn to draw a line under their relationship. Those of us who like their heroines flawed and with vulnerabilities, may find Liberty a tad too lucky: she is blessed with the wealthy, globe-trotting family, gorgeous looks, a wardrobe that would make Carrie Bradshaw (in Sex and the City) jealous, AND a loyal, supportive best friend. But she is also smart, cultured, hard-working and serious about her business so you can’t really not like her. I found that the book works well if you want to immerse yourself in lovely fluffy escapism -and who doesn’t, especially in these COVID days? It offers a comforting glimpse into the parallel universe where independent gifts shops are making healthy profit, beautiful people are having rendezvous in bars and restaurants and where sex is always good. I felt like I wanted to visit Liberty’s glittering boutique and go for a cappuccino with her. Although I might have visited Tom’s jewellery shop on my way…

by Eleanoor


I really liked this book! It was such a fun read! The writing was great and the characters. I related to Liberty on so many levels.

by Rubie C Reviewer


Exes, new loves, back in town, successful new business- oh my! A lot going on to keep you entertained. Light reading. Check it out.

by Heather D Media


We've encountered author Brooke Adams before when I read her debut novella. I was impressed by her obvious storytelling talents and the way that Adams developed her characters well in eighty pages and she's done the same thing again. It's a feel-good story that wraps itself around you...a story that's simple, but well-told.

by The Bookbag


This book had such an amazing setting and the writing was so lush.
The characters were so well built even though this was short.
I also loved the boutique and watching the romance blossom!

by NetGalley Reviewer 696683


Omg this book was so good!
Okay so this book had such and amazing setting and the writing was so lush.
The characters were so well built even though this was short.
I also loved the boutique and watching the romance Blossom!

by NetGalley review


What a lovely, feel good lovely read this was, loved the shop and all the characters. Would recommend

by NetGalley review


This was a fabulous escapist read. I certainly felt I was there in the book. The descriptions were lovely and the main character was very likeable. This is a great read for the beach or poolside to escape every day reality.

by NetGalley review


A nice story about leaving the past and finding new love. A new relationship a new store and a new life. Makes for a good read.

by NetGalley review


I loved this fun, uplifting feel good book. It really made me smile and at the moment is something that we all desperately need. Taking me away from the world we are living in to a place where everything was ok again. Thank you.

by NetGalley review


The story is about Liberty, a 30something Londoner running a successful gift shop. She meets a handsome and charismatic fellow entrepreneur, Tom, and inevitably they fall in love. But then Daniel, her unpleasant ex-boyfriend, makes an appearance and Liberty will have to learn to draw a line under their relationship. Those of us who like their heroines flawed and with vulnerabilities, may find Liberty a tad too lucky: she is blessed with the wealthy, globe-trotting family, gorgeous looks, a wardrobe that would make Carrie Bradshaw (in Sex and the City) jealous, AND a loyal, supportive best friend. But she is also smart, cultured, hard-working and serious about her business so you can’t really not like her. I found that the book works well if you want to immerse yourself in lovely fluffy escapism -and who doesn’t, especially in these COVID days? It offers a comforting glimpse into the parallel universe where independent gifts shops are making healthy profit, beautiful people are having rendezvous in bars and restaurants and where sex is always good. I felt like I wanted to visit Liberty’s glittering boutique and go for a cappuccino with her. Although I might have visited Tom’s jewellery shop on my way…

by NetGalley review


Brooke Adams

Brooke Adams obtained a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Westminster, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Postmodernity, Representation and Culture. After her studies, Brooke spent some time travelling, then worked as an antiquarian bookseller before returning to London and training as a kindergarten teacher.

On discovering that her passion lay with writing, she worked on a part-time basis as a school librarian and foreign languages tutor so that she could dedicate her time to writing.

More recently, Brooke obtained an MA in Creative Writing and now divides her time between writing romance novellas, a weekly newspaper column and podcast. Brooke lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include Yoga and Pilates, Botanical Illustration and Astrology.

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