Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Bookish Life of Nina Hill

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~





Synopsis (from Amazon):  Meet Nina Hill: A young woman supremely confident in her own...shell.
 
The only child of a single mother, Nina has her life just as she wants it: a job in a bookstore, a kick-butt trivia team, a world-class planner and a cat named Phil. If she sometimes suspects there might be more to life than reading, she just shrugs and picks up a new book. 
 
When the father Nina never knew existed suddenly dies, leaving behind innumerable sisters, brothers, nieces, and nephews, Nina is horrified. They all live close by! They're all—or mostly all—excited to meet her! She'll have to Speak. To. Strangers. It's a disaster! And as if that wasn't enough, Tom, her trivia nemesis, has turned out to be cute, funny, and deeply interested in getting to know her. Doesn't he realize what a terrible idea that is?
 
Nina considers her options.
1. Completely change her name and appearance. (Too drastic, plus she likes her hair.) 
2. Flee to a deserted island. (Hard pass, see: coffee). 
3. Hide in a corner of her apartment and rock back and forth. (Already doing it.)
 
It's time for Nina to come out of her comfortable shell, but she isn't convinced real life could ever live up to fiction. It's going to take a brand-new family, a persistent suitor, and the combined effects of ice cream and trivia to make her turn her own fresh page.


One (or more) Sentence Summary: This is such a wonderful book.  I loved Nina and would love to be her friend! I just adored her and loved going on her journey.  I want more.  How would I describe The Bookish Life of Nina Hill?

Quirky person and family
Funny and unusual events throughout the book
Heart warming
Romantic
Smart women who have each other's back
Quick read
Left me wanting a sequel
A MUST READ
Waiting on book 2 - give me more!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I really enjoyed Abbi's other two books I have read, Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings.  




Abbi Waxman, the author of Other People's Houses and The Garden of Small Beginnings, is a chocolate-loving, dog-loving woman who lives in Los Angeles and lies down as much as possible. She worked in advertising for many years, which is how she learned to write fiction. She has three daughters, three dogs, three cats, and one very patient husband.


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