The Little Shop on Silver Linings Street: An absolutely unforgettable Christmas romance

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Daisy Turner has worked at Buchanan’s Family Jewellers since the day she finally escaped her troubled home. With a unique talent for matching the perfect piece of jewellery to any romantic milestone, she painstakingly polishes each stunning creation every morning and safely locks them away each night, longing for the day she’ll have a love story to call her own…

But everything changes one day in December when the owner announces she is retiring. She will leave the shop to whichever of her three sons creates the perfect piece of Christmas jewellery for Daisy.

In danger of losing the job that once saved her, Daisy is catapulted out of her comfort zone as each of the brothers sweeps her off her feet to find out what her heart truly desires. Between ice-skating, starlight shopping and cosy candle-lit dinners, it’s only handsome and guarded youngest brother Kit who really seems to be listening. Because Daisy has a secret. Every night, when the shop closes, she lays out her tools in neat rows and creates sparkling designs of her own…

As Christmas Day approaches, Daisy’s growing feelings for Kit fill her with a confidence she never knew she had. But as the brothers present their elaborate gemstone masterpieces, she’s in for the shock of her life… Was Kit using her to get ahead in the competition all along? Or has he truly worked out the one thing she has always longed for?

They say all good things come in small packages, but the best things don’t need wrapping at all…

Snuggle up with this absolutely heart-warming Christmas read and find a warm spot by the fire. An unputdownable festive treat for lovers of Jenny Colgan, Lucy Diamond and Debbie Johnson.

Readers adore The Little Shop on Silver Linings Street:

‘I fell in love with this story the moment I picked it upuplifting and heart-warming… so engrossing that I lost all sense of time… It welcomes you like an old friend and pulls you in for a warm hug.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Really wonderful… Full of charm, romance, great characters, and magic settings… will get you in the mood to put your Christmas tree up early.’ Netgalley reviewer

I fell in love with this book instantly. I absolutely love this author… the most amazing characters… so well written… envelopes you in a massive hug. A brilliant festive book!’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

I wasn't expecting the twist at the end which was absolutely delightful!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Grab a cup of hot chocolate and a throw, curl up in your favourite chair and enjoy this story! It is a winner.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A truly beautiful novel… characters that are so vivid you cannot help but fall for them… fantastic writing… entirely believable and completely beautiful… not only does it have a gorgeous plot and wonderful characters, it also has some truly stunning scenery.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Beautifully written... Grab your cup of tea and get snuggly.’ Vonda’s Literary Cathedral, 5 stars

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7 reviews
Gaele Hi
October 18, 2019
Let me start out by saying I LOVED this book, from the tie-in to The House at Hope Corner and The Beekeeper’s Cottage to the lovely portrayal of the very (at first) buttoned-up Daisy, who seemed to exist in a small, contained box. But the owner of Buchanan’s, the jewelry store in which Daisy works has a plan: she has three sons to take over the business when she retires to Spain with her new love. This isn’t a straightforward process, however, as she has made it clear that each of her sons must spend a day with Daisy, getting to know her, and to choose (either made or self-designed) a piece of jewelry to suit her, making sure they know why their choice is the perfect one. The winner will be chosen by both Bea and Daisy, and they shall run the shop. This is, like many of Davies’ stories, a bit of a slow burn with the main character finding their own sense of purpose and unleashing their potential in ways unexpected, and with plenty of sideline cheerleading from the folks at the flower farm. Daisy’s comfort in her own home, her own safe little box, and the need to feel safe and content with what she has are paramount to her well-being, but it is her imagination and ability to translate her own romantic sensibilities into the perfect items for everyone she encounters that allows the story to sing. Her childhood put her into a state of constant watchfulness, allowing her to translate often vague statements into their essence – and bring the ‘perfect’ option to each person she encounters. With plenty of twists, lots of encouragement and a dash of love that is so perfectly placed one can’t help but smile, this story brings the magic and possibility of the season alight, and allows Daisy to blossom into all that she will become – with plenty of new friends and support along the way. A favorite for sure, and one that serves as a lovely introduction to those unfamiliar with this author -trust me, if this is your first by Emma Davies, it most certainly won’t be your last. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility
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Grace J. Reviewerlady
October 16, 2019
Having an Emma Davies novel waiting in the wings is always a treat - a most delicious and delectable one at that. I always know I'm in for the warmest of reads! Daisy works at the town's 'posh' jewellers. It's the only job she's ever had and she is very accomplished at sending customers away both happy and satisfied with their purchases. Owned by Bea Buchanan, the business is a family firm and all three of Bea's sons are involved in one way or another - not that any of them have ever troubled themselves to get to know Daisy, or anything about her life outside of shop hours. With family money behind them, they each have had a very different kind of life to Daisy, but she's happy with her lot - until, one day, Bea drops the bombshell that she's retiring and only one person will be left with control of the jeweller's - which brother is the question on everyone's lips! In order to help her decide, Bea sets up a competition which will see each of them spending time with Daisy and finding out all about her - but why, oh why didn't she ask Daisy first? Everything about this story is special and it sparkles brightly all the way through. The title begins the feel-good vibes and they continue to the very last. Wonderful and heart-warming really don't do this one justice .. it oozes charm and glows all the way through as we get to know Daisy - and each of her employer's sons - better. This is really not one to be missed! Whilst it is a stand-alone read in it's own right, it also continues on from two previous novels by this author: The House on Hope Corner and The Beekeeper's Cottage, both of which I fully recommend. Emma's writing displays a very talented woman who instinctively knows how to wheedle her way into a reader's heart and make everything in the world seem rosy! This one demands a full five shining stars and earns every one of them. A blissful read!
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Midge Odonnell
December 19, 2019
First things first, as soon as you find out about the rather twisted competition Bea has set for her three sons you know what the outcome will be. Seeing as the whole book sort of revolves around the premise of Lawrence, Bertie and Kit getting to know Daisy so they can choose the perfect jewellery for her it is a little bit of a disappointment that the outcome is not more hidden. Unfortunately from the moment Bea announces it the reader knows how things will shake out and you are just hopeful that the ride to get there is worth the investment of your time. The good news is that, on the whole, it is well worth the time spent getting to Bea's decision. Yes, Daisy can be exceptionally infuriating at times and the author's explanation for why she is the way she is just feels half-hearted and poorly thought through. Much of Daisy's character relies on her "quirks" and these often serve to mask her real personality so she does come across as quite flat in sections of the book and as simply annoying in others. I also found her constant lack of self-confidence vaguely irritating, not that the character had these crises of confidence but more the repetition of the author reminding us. The three very different "dates" that the brother's set up for Daisy are fun to read about and I did almost feel as though I was there with her. This was particularly true with Bertie's choice and even Lawrence's; Kit's less so as it felt slightly too removed from reality. I also found myself feeling slightly sorry for Lawrence as he is more or less demonised throughout the book, although it does give the reader the opportunity for a good old fashioned seasonal Boo, Hiss! I was surprised to realise that this is set in a fictional world that the author has taken us to before - I presume the previous book details Flora and Ned's journey. However, a prior knowledge of this little fictional world and it's characters really isn't necessary as it is enjoyable as a stand alone book. In fact, this is the perfect accompaniment to a cold winter's night, a roaring fire and some crumbly mince pies.
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