The Village Green Bookshop

Rachael Lucas

27 May 2021
352 pages


The Village Green Bookshop is a heartwarming story of good books and good friends, by the bestselling author of The Telephone Box Library, Rachael Lucas.

'The perfect escapist read set in a beautiful Cotswolds village' – Tasmina Perry, author of Seven Nights in Paris

'It is a warm gorgeous hug of a book with all the feels' – Liz Fenwick, author of The Cornish House

Frustrated that she spends all her time as either a mum to a football-obsessed teenager or a wife to a workaholic husband, Hannah wants something for herself. When the chance comes to take over the Post Office in Little Maudley, a charming Cotswold village, Hannah grabs it with both hands.

But village life is not so picture-perfect after all: Hannah finds herself an outsider in this tight-knit community where the height of your hedge is a gossip-worthy subject. Even her idea to introduce a small bookshop to the Post Office causes a stir. At least Ben seems to have found his place as he joins the local football team, coached by ex-professional Jake Lovatt. But a shocking secret from their past threatens to uproot the new life they’ve made for themselves, and has drastic consequences . . .

Set in the same village as The Telephone Box Library and featuring some of the same much-loved characters, this is a charming, big-hearted novel from bestselling author Rachael Lucas.

'Gorgeously romantic and full of joy' - Cathy Bramley, author of Merrily Ever After

'A mum finding her joy, a swoony footballer and a village green shop, Lucas' gorgeous story is the perfect escape to the romantic Cotswolds' - Pernille Hughes, author of Punch-Drunk Love

Gorgeously romantic and full of joy
A gorgeous, big-hearted romantic read, full of characters you'll be rooting for. The perfect escapist read set in a beautiful Cotswolds village
I absolutely loved it! It was like being wrapped up in a lovely hug - I want to move to Little Maudley right now!