The Book Share

The Book Share


It’s never too late to start a new chapter…

The utterly charming and feel-good new novel from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Sunshine and The Library of Lost and Found.

Liv Green loves losing herself in a good book. But her everyday reality is less romantic, cleaning houses for people who barely give her the time of day. So when she lands a job housekeeping for her personal hero and mega-bestselling author Essie Starling, she can't believe her luck.

When Essie dies unexpectedly, Liv is left with a life-changing last wish: to complete Essie’s final novel. To do so, change-averse Liv will have to step away from the fictitious worlds in her head, and into Essie’s shoes. As she begins to write, she uncovers a surprising connection between the two women – and a secret that will change Liv’s life forever…

Brimming with joy and packed with a sparkling cast of characters, The Book Share is a moving reminder that it’s never too late to re-write your own story – perfect for fans of All the Lonely People and The Authenticity Project.

Our Review

The Book Share is an embodiment of every bookworms' greatest wish; to be asked by your favourite author to help write their latest book. 

Liv Green has loved Essie Starling's books since she was a child. Reclusive author Essie Starling disappeared from public life after an awards ceremony many years ago and hasn't ventured out since. Liv has been working as her cleaner for the last few years but it has taken a while for the prickly author to thaw. 

"For the past decade, Essie had refused most interviews and no longer took part in book tours. Invitations to give talks, attend literature festivals or go to parties were ignored. She didn't even take calls from agent and publisher, contacting them by email or via her latest personal assistant."

Liv greatly admires Essie, Liv's husband does not. He works in his family-owned book binding company and looks down on the Georgia Rory series despite it being on book 20 and having a legion of fans but Liv finds herself increasingly frustrated with his outlook. 

"It's a skilled trade"

"And so if writing books, no matter what kind they are, why should a book on politics be more highly regarded than a novel that entertains millions of readers? "  

When Essie dies unexpectedly Liv is left with an extraordinary last wish: to finish the final Georgia Rory book. Liv is sworn to secrecy and finds herself living out her wildest dreams but unable to share the news with those closest to her. 

The Book Share is a surprisingly emotive book and has an unexpected depth to it. I read it within a few hours and I would highly recommend it. 

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