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The Last Chance Library
The Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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June Jones emerges from her shell to fight for her beloved local library, and through the efforts and support of an eclectic group of library patrons, she discovers life-changing friendships along the way. Lonely librarian June Jones has never left the sleepy English village where she grew up. Shy and reclusive, the thirty-year-old would rather spend her time buried in books than venture out into the world. But when her library is threatened with closure, June is forced to emerge from behind the shelves to save the heart of her community and the place that holds the dearest memories of her mother. Joining a band of eccentric yet dedicated locals in a campaign to keep the library, June opens herself up to other people for the first time since her mother died. It just so happens that her old school friend Alex Chen is back in town and willing to lend a helping hand. The kindhearted lawyer's feelings for her are obvious to everyone but June, who won't believe that anyone could ever care for her in that way. To save the place and the books that mean so much to her, June must finally make some changes to her life. For once, she's determined not to go down without a fight. And maybe, in fighting for her cherished library, June can save herself, too.
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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An exceptionally shy and awkward library has to find her voice when her small town library is threatened with closure. Super cute, cozy, sentimental, and predictable. Tons of book references, I love reading about book nerds. The perfect palate cleanser after all the horror I read last month. #DamnTheManSaveTheLibrary 💜💛❤️

Teresereading I listened to the audio, very cute. 1mo
Alora Hi! Where can I find the list for Poutine Pen Pals? I would like to send out cards for the holidays and start sending out mail now that I'm back on my feet! Thank you 😊 1mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Alora Unfortunately I don't have an up to date list at this time, but I will get back to you. 1mo
Alora @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego No problem! Whenever you have it just let me know and I'll send out some mail :) Thank you! 1mo
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erickahhh
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I loved ALL of the literary references in this one! This was a sweet story of a village library at risk of closure. The patrons of the library must band together and get creative if there is any hope in saving their beloved space.
This book reminds us that we should not judge a book by it's cover, to get outside of our comfort zone, and take risks for the ones (and things) we love.

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BookBosomed1
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Told from a singular POV, this story is a feel-good tale about a small town, the residents who inhabit it, and the power of libraries (and librarians) to transform the lives of many. If you enjoy literary fiction, especially stories with a set of quirky characters in quaint villages, you‘ll likely enjoy this book. I recommend this book for readers who need a light read. Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4211154290

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BookBosomed1
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It‘s a wild Friday night.

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LeslieO
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Already working on my #BookSpin. #BookSpinBingo

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rachaich
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Hmm, I'm not struck by this so far. Rather twee and predictable...

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SheReadsAndWrites
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I adored this book. 💖 Sweet, shy librarian. Small town in England. Hilarious lovable characters and they all fight to keep their beloved little library from closing. Lovely, lovely read. It inspired me to get back to the library too! 🤓 #library #librarybooks

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GidgetsTreasures75
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4-24-22: My 39th finished book of 2022! Absolutely loved this! June Jones, a library assistant in Chalcot, the small village she has lived in all her life, has crippling shyness. When faced with the possibility of her library being shut down, she bands together with a misfit crew of library patrons to help save it. Along the way, she must face her fears and stand up for what she believes in. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️📖#️⃣3️⃣9️⃣

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megnews
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This is how I feel Every. Single. Day.

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megnews
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I‘m reading a few different books right now with some great first lines. #firstlinefridays

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emmaturi
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This is a lovely and warm story about a group of people trying to save their local library. The main character June is so lovely and her world is books and the community. There is also a romance too.

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emmaturi
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These are my two library books, I will start the tagged book soon.

Cathythoughts Enjoy 👍🏻❤️ 9mo
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JoyBlue
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I‘m so often disappointed by books set in bookshops and libraries that I hesitated to read this one. I‘m glad I did—it was better than average, and has an important message. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#the-last-chance-library

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quietjenn
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Cheers for a bookish read, when your flight looks to be slightly (🤞) delayed.

vivastory Hopefully it's a small delay! 11mo
mdm139 This book is one of my Christmas gifts 11mo
Ruthiella Hope the delay isn‘t too long and you have a good flight! 11mo
quietjenn @vivastory @Ruthiella thank you! It wasn‘t too bad and we made it up in the air 🙂 11mo
quietjenn @mdm139 hope you enjoy! It seems very much like a title to give to book lovers! 11mo
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Bakingbookworm
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This is a sweet, feel-good story about community and public libraries. It's sweet but predictable. With themes of loneliness, community and library love, this is also a story about one woman's journey to find herself.

Review: https://bit.ly/LastChanceLibraryReview

SilversReviews LOVED this book. 12mo
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Mirazzles
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I finished this one, and what a nice read it was! I quite enjoyed the characters! Even though it wasn‘t complex or complicated, it was a satisfying read. I feel better after reading it 📚☺️

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Mirazzles
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My hold from the library finally came in! As a former library school student, I am very excited to read this! #bibliophile #libraries

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Emily92Bibliophile
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What a sweet and cozy book! While the storyline didn‘t have the depth I was hoping for, overall I loved the characters, and their eccentricities ! 📚 I have had really bad Vertigo this last week, and am just now recovering. Wasn‘t able to read during that week due to how dizzy I was, but today I made up for it by finishing the book and feeling better !

slategreyskies I‘m so glad you‘re feeling better! Yay for books!! 📚✨ 14mo
Emily92Bibliophile @slategreyskies thank you! Using this week to rest/ read/ study and will go back to work next week 💙 14mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
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It‘s been a tough week at work. Still acclimating to a new head librarian who‘s personality and idea of the library is VERY different than I have ever worked in/with, and I am utterly exhausted. My mom offered to pick up a book for me at my favorite bookshop Fabled Bookstore in Waco when visiting my aunt, and that sweet gesture was a good start to the week💙

Texreader I hope it improves this coming week. And can we talk about how gorgeous that pillow is? (edited) 1y
Emily92Bibliophile Thank you 💙It‘s still been tough, but working through it. 👍🏻@Texreader 1y
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ThorsburgBooks
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WanderingBookaneer
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Lovely haiku in my current read.

Traci1 ❤❤ 1y
Nute Oh, I like that! 1y
wanderinglynn 💜💜💜 1y
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Chelsea.Poole
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New beauties in our library system from Tuesday 🤩

Megabooks Nice!! 1y
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kissmehardy
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Okay, as a librarian I'm fully biased toward this book and its delineation of the importance of libraries, but that doesn't make it less objectively good!! I want to protest with Mrs. B. #contemporaryfiction

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SilversReviews
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The beloved library can't be shut down.

THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY is a sweet, feel-good read and has great characters.

I KNEW I was going to like this book, but I LOVED it!!

FULL REVIEW HERE: https://tinyurl.com/8mastdwx

@freyasampsonauthor

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SilversReviews
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If you do not have this book in your TBR, you do need to add it.

This book is a tribute to libraries, the comfort they provide for its patrons, and for everyone who uses the library for books and friendship.

I KNEW I was going to like this book, but I LOVED it!!

The characters are loveable and funny too.

@freyasampsonauthor
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DivineDiana How could I not add it to TBR? Stacked! 📚📚📚 1y
SilversReviews @DivineDiana 😊 😊 I know you will love it too. ❤️ 1y
marleed Well okay!! 1y
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SilversReviews
The Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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What are YOU reading?

I just started THE LAST CHANCE LIBRARY by @freyasampsonauthor

EvieBee I started “Life in Middlemarch” and am enjoying. 1y
emmalouise1 Not long started A game of thrones . Bit my usual genre but so far so good . 1y
Monica5 I just started The Last Flight by Julie Clark 1y
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SilversReviews @EvieBee 😀Thanks for sharing. 1y
SilversReviews @emmalouise1 😀Thanks for letting us know. 1y
SilversReviews @Monica5 😀 Hope it‘s good. Thanks for mentioning what you are reading. 1y
SilversReviews @annahenke Hope you are enjoying it. Thanks for sharing. 1y
RamsFan1963 I just finished Lost Feast, now I'm diving back into Cosmonaut Keep 1y
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SilversReviews
The Last Chance Library | Freya Sampson
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How adorable does this book look?

I will be on a tour in August.

Thank you to Tara O‘Connor - Publicist
@berkleypub - an imprint of @penguinrandomhouse