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Book Review: The Keeper of Happy Endings

Book Details:

  • Published Date: October 1, 2021
  • Author: Barbara Davis
  • Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
  • Format: Kindle
  • Length: 415 pages
Soline Roussel is well schooled in the business of happy endings. For generations her family has kept an exclusive bridal salon in Paris, where magic is worked with needle and thread. It’s said that the bride who wears a Roussel gown is guaranteed a lifetime of joy. But devastating losses during World War II leave Soline’s world and heart in ruins and her faith in love shaken. She boxes up her memories, stowing them away, along with her broken dreams, determined to forget.
Decades later, while coping with her own tragic loss, aspiring gallery owner Rory Grant leases Soline’s old property and discovers a box containing letters and a vintage wedding dress, never worn. When Rory returns the mementos, an unlikely friendship develops, and eerie parallels in Rory’s and Soline’s lives begin to surface. It’s clear that they were destined to meet—and that Rory may hold the key to righting a forty-year wrong and opening the door to shared healing and, perhaps, a little magic.

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So, I don’t typically go for historical fiction books, but this book had so many good reviews that I decided to give a shot. Plus, it was on Kindle Unlimited, so there was no harm if I ended up not liking it. There are actually quite a few books that are categorized as historical fictions that I plan on reading due to hearing so many good things.

This book was pretty good. It’s definitely a book that will bring out your emotions. The timeline was very jumpy, but it didn’t ruin the book for me. This started off pretty slow for me, but began to pick up as I kept reading. There are definitely quite a few plot twists when you get closer to the end. The ending wasn’t terrible, but it was kind of unrealistic to me.

If you love books with some historical fiction, then I would suggest.

My Rating:

4 star

Have you read The Keeper of Happy Endings? What were your thoughts?


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