Blog Tour: The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy

Hello and welcome to my second ever blog tour post, for The Hopes and Dreams of Libby Quinn by Freya Kennedy. I’d like to thank Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to participate in this book tour!

A blog tour is a virtual book tour, which are especially important in this time of COVID-19. Multiple bloggers agree to write about a specific book in a set time frame. I accepted a free copy from the publisher in exchange for agreeing to post about the book this week.



A gorgeous new romantic comedy about taking chances and realising your dreams.

Libby Quinn is sick and tired of being sensible.

After years of slogging her guts out for nothing at a PR company, she finds herself redundant and about to plough every last penny of her savings into refurbishing a ramshackle shop and making her her dream of owner her own bookshop become a reality.

She hopes opening ‘Once Upon A Book’ on Ivy Lane will be the perfect tribute to her beloved grandfather who instilled a love of reading and books in her from an early age.

When her love life and friendships become even more complicated – will Libby have the courage to follow her dreams? Or has she bitten off more than she can chew?

My Thoughts


This is a sweet story about grief and believing in yourself. Libby loved her Grandfather more than anything. Now it’s two years after his death and she’s living out his lifelong wish to own a book store. As is true to life, things don’t go according to Libby’s plan and she finds herself re-evaluating the rest of her life in relation to how important this store is to her. The setting of a small Irish town, with friendly neighboring business owners was quaint. The story unfolds slowly and was too predictable for my tastes. However that’s part of the charm. I would recommend this book to readers who are looking for a light, easy read. Overall, it’s hopeful and satisfying.

Click here to buy the Kindle book for only $3.99!


About the Author

Freya Kennedy is the romantic pen name for Claire Allan, who also writes psychological thrillers. She lives in Derry, Northern Ireland, with her husband, two children, two cats and a mad dog called Izzy. She worked as a journalist before deciding to write fiction full time.


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