About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

The Bookshop of Secrets by Mollie Rushmeyer

The Bookshop of Secrets

A collection of lost books holds the clues to her family's legacy…and her future.

Hope Sparrow has mastered the art of outrunning her tragic past, learning never to stay anywhere too long and never to allow anyone control over her life again. Coming to Wanishin Falls in search of her family's history already feels too risky. But somewhere in the towering stacks of this dusty old bookshop are the books that hold Hope's last ties to her late mother—and to a rumored family treasure that could help her start over.

Only, the bookshop is in shambles, and the elderly owner is in the beginning stages of dementia and can’t remember where the books lie. To find the last links to the loved ones she's lost, Hope must stay and accept help from the townsfolk to locate the treasured volumes. Each secret she uncovers brings her closer to understanding where she came from. But the longer she stays in the quaint town, the more people find their way into the cracks in her heart. And letting them in may be the greatest risk of all…


This book has everything that I love: true appreciation for the written word, a mystery needing to be solved, and realistic characters searching for acceptance and a place to belong. Hope Sparrow and Ronan Barrick may be strangers but they're both weary warriors who need hope and healing. Their initial goal is to find a treasure that was supposedly hidden by two of their ancestors, but I was rooting for them to find something much more valuable! Will they find the peace and sense of belonging that has eluded both of them in the past? Can the hurtful gossip that's plagued Ronan's family for years finally be put to rest in this seemingly ideal small town?

The Bookshop of Secrets is the debut novel of Mollie Rushmeyer and it's truly a treasure, with its amazing mix of literary references, Bible scripture, and inspiring thoughts. My own words can't do it justice and it deserves more than the five stars that I can give it. I look forward to reading more of Rushmeyer's work!

I received a digital copy of this book from the author and publisher. There was no obligation for a positive review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars 



Mollie Rushmeyer writes contemporary romantic fiction with a blend of modern settings and fascinating historical elements. A born and bred Midwestern gal, Mollie makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She is not only a bibliophile (the dustier the better, in her opinion), she’s a true Britophile at heart. Tea and coffee fuel her travels, by Google maps at least, and her passion for the written word.

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