Thursday 10 March 2022

The Little Library on Cherry Lane by Katie Ginger (2022) BLOG TOUR

The heart-warming new novel from the author of The Secrets of Meadow Farmhouse and The Perfect Christmas Gift, perfect for fans of Cathy Bramley, Rachael Lucas and Heidi Swain.

Elsie Martin may lead a quiet life, but working in her beloved local library is enough to make her happy. After all, books have always been her armour against the world. So when the library is threatened with closure to make way for a new housing development, Elsie knows it has to be saved – and that, despite being painfully shy, she needs to lead the campaign to save it.

Jacob Yardley thinks he’s doing the right thing by building a new affordable housing development. Why shouldn’t local people be able to buy a house in the place they grew up? Having to leave his own small hometown broke his heart. Plus, people don’t really use libraries anymore, do they?

As Elsie and Jacob clash over the future of the library, sparks begin to fly. Jacob is falling back in love with books and libraries – could he possibly be falling for her too? And will Elsie be able to save the library that means so much to her?


Katie Ginger delivers another heartwarming and charming read. This made perfect escapism for me especially now in the worrying times we are in.
The closure of Elsie's local library resonated with me as my local library closed during Covid 19 and it didn't reopen again. I could sympathise as their library provided a service beyond book borrowing and research facilities, it was a valuable social hub for the residents of Cherry Lane.
Elsie is a very endearing character. She is reserved and quiet but fiercely protective of her library and she is determined to save it. She has to come out of her shell in order to do this. Elsie and Jacob's relationship was charming. They really didn't like each other at the beginning and it was very uplifting to see them develop feelings for one another. 
The book is quite funny in places and the side characters added another layer of lighthearted banter. The sense of community and belonging is very strong in this story and you get a real sense that the library is at the heart of it. 

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