June Anderson is a professional. Her job as Vice President of Finances at her bank is fulfilling and she has found that she has a gift for being able to close doors on struggling businesses saving her bank a lot of money. It’s not personal, it’s business, is her motto and struggling mom and pop shops do not have a chance to win her over.
When June receives a letter that her beloved Aunt Ruby has passed away she is devastated. Ruby owned a Children’s Book Store called Blue Bird Books in Seattle and June is surprised to learn that the store has been left to her. Taking a planned short leave from her job, June heads to Seattle to plan the selling of the book store. However, the quaint book store floods her with memories from her childhood… and June soon finds out that Ruby still has a few surprises for June as well. Perhaps June’s future is not at all what she thinks.
What a beautiful listen! I absolutely love books with book references and Goodnight June is filled with them. Plant the setting in the center of a beloved book store and you have me hooked! Reading this book was like spending a day with a dear friend. At the spa. In Jamaica. 🙂
Goodnight June reminded me of the movie You’ve Got Mail, another struggling book store and every time I see the movie I cry when they have to close the doors. In fact I tear up as I type this… egads… what a wimp!
The storyline is sweet and feels real in today’s economy and struggling small businesses. Put a good-looking guy as owner of an Italian restaurant next to the book store and we have the makings of a pretty amazing read.
Sarah Jio is a fairly new author to me but one that I want to spend more time with. This is my second book by her and I loved them both. Narration of this audio book was by Katherine Kellgren and was a smooth fit. Kellgren had just the right mix of vocal skills to make this an excellent listen. I do not think I have heard Kellgren’s narration before but found I enjoyed her very much.