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Bloomsbury Girls -Cover Reveal

“One bookshop. Fifty-one rules. Three women who break them all.”

The Internationally Bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society returns with a compelling and heartwarming story of post-war London, a century-old bookstore, and three women determined to find their way in a fast-changing world.

Bloomsbury Books is an old-fashioned new and rare bookstore that has persisted and resisted change for a hundred years, run by men and guided by the general manager’s unbreakable fifty-one rules.  But in 1950, the world is changing, especially the world of books and publishing, and at Bloomsbury Books, the girls in the shop have plans:

Vivien Lowry:  Single since her aristocratic fiancé was killed in action during World War II, the brilliant and stylish Vivien has a long list of grievances – most of them well justified and the biggest of which is Alec McDonough, the Head of Fiction.

Grace Perkins: Married with two sons, she’s been working to support the family following her husband’s breakdown in the aftermath of the war. Torn between duty to her family and dreams of her own.

Evie Stone:  In the first class of female students from Cambridge permitted to earn a degree, Evie was denied an academic position in favor of her less accomplished male rival. Now she’s working at Bloomsbury Books while she plans to remake her own future.

As they interact with various literary figures of the time – Daphne Du Maurier, Ellen Doubleday, Sonia Blair (widow of George Orwell), Samuel Beckett, Peggy Guggenheim, and others – these three women with their complex web of relationships, goals and dreams are all working to plot out a future that is richer and more rewarding than anything society will allow.

“As with The Jane Austen Society, Bloomsbury Girls features multiple characters and storylines revolving around one very charming location: this time, the quintessential Dickensian-type bookshop.”

Author Bio

Natalie Jenner is the author of two books, the instant international bestseller THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY and BLOOMSBURY GIRLS. A Goodreads Choice Award finalist for best debut novel and historical fiction, THE JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY was a USA Today and #1 national bestseller and has been sold for translation in twenty countries. Born in England and raised in Canada, Natalie has been a corporate lawyer, a career coach and, most recently, an independent bookstore owner in Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with her family and two rescue dogs.

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I am excited to read another book by Natalie Jenner! Will you be grabbing a copy of Bloomsbury Girls when it releases? What are your thoughts on the cover?

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Natalie for the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation. You can watch the interview here to hear Natalie life as an author and her love for Jane Austen.

PURCHASE LINKS

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLEINDIEBOUND | KOBO | GOOGLE PLAY | GOODREADS

BLOOMSBURY GIRLS PAGE AT ST MARTIN’S PRESS

https://static.macmillan.com/static/smp/bloomsbury-girls/

As always, thanks for stopping by, and happy reading! Melissa

Melissa has been in love with books since she was a child. As a young girl, in her Holly Hobby decorated room, she would sit and tape scraps of paper to her books so that she could organize them by the Dewey Decimal System. She is a huge advocate for helping children learn to love reading. Along with hosting an online Regency based book club and a book club at her home, she started a book club for kids at her son’s school. These days, Melissa can be found at the library writing a book review or tucked in some quiet corner having a love affair with a newly discovered romance novel.

3 Comments

  • Natalie Jenner

    Melissa, we meet again! Thank you so much for participating in my cover reveal and for all your support. I honestly can’t wait for you to read my next book, and I hope you and your family continue to keep safe and well. Thanks for everything, Natalie

    • melissamakarewicz@gmail.com

      Thank you for stopping by! I am happy our paths keep crossing. I am very much looking forward to reading your book… and many more in the future. I hope all is well with your family. Warmly, Melissa

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