'Words in the Deep Blue' by Cath Crowley
Synopsis: ‘This is a love story.
It's the story of Howling Books, where readers write letters to strangers, to lovers, to poets.
It's the story of Henry Jones and Rachel Sweetie. They were best friends once, before Rachel moved to the sea.
Now, she's back, working at the bookstore, grieving for her brother Cal and looking for the future in the books people love, and the words they leave behind.’
The writing in this book is beautiful. I fell in love with the book store ‘Howling Books’ and would give anything to have access to the letter library. This book itself is a love letter to all books, book stores and libraries.
There are two main characters, Henry and Rachel, both written with such depth that the reader feels they know them inside out. The minor characters offer support throughout the novel and I found I wanted more of their stories as well. I did not want this book to end. I could happily keep reading about these people for a long, long time.
This is a love story. A love of books, of family, of friends, of life. I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels the same love.
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