The Beautiful Things Shoppe

by Stover, Philip William,

Format: Print Book 2021
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"This sweet gay contemporary hits the spot." - Publishers Weekly

Their collections may clash but their hearts are a perfect match.

Moving to eclectic New Hope, Pennsylvania, and running The Beautiful Things Shoppe is a dream come true for elegant and reserved fine arts dealer Prescott J. Henderson. He never agreed to share the space with Danny Roman, an easygoing extrovert who collects retro toys and colorful knickknacks.

And yet here they are, trapped together in the quaint shop as they scramble to open in time for New Hope's charming Winter Festival.

Danny has spent years leading with his heart instead of his head. The Beautiful Things Shoppe is his chance to ground himself and build something permanent and joyful. The last thing he needs is an uptight snob who doesn't appreciate his whimsy occupying half his shop.

It's only when two of New Hope's historic landmarks--each as different as Danny and Prescott--are threatened that a tentative alliance forms. And with it, the first blush of romance. Suddenly, running The Beautiful Things Shoppe together doesn't seem so bad...until Danny's secret threatens to ruin it all.

Seasons of New Hope

Book 1: The Hideaway Inn

Book 2: The Beautiful Things Shoppe

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Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Stover proves opposites attract in his charming second Seasons of New Hope romance (after The Hideaway Inn). Vintage goods vendors Prescott Henderson and Danny Roman are each offered a discounted rent to use the Beautiful Things Shoppe to sell their wares. But neither is aware he'll be sharing the space until they both arrive to move in. Prescott, who trades in beautiful and hard-to-find antiques, is shocked and annoyed to find laid-back Danny selling what Prescott sees as junk but Danny sees as priceless, if kitschy, collectibles, from Beanie Babies to vintage Happy Meal toys. Danny is just as displeased with Prescott, who he views as pretentious and stodgy. They agree to each use half the store, but getting along is near impossible--until they discover that two neighborhood buildings they both love are in danger of demolition, and they band together to save them. This rousing cause forces them to see beyond their animosity and recognize that their differences can be a strength. New readers will have no trouble jumping in, and returning fans will be pleased to revisit quaint, eclectic New Hope, Pa. This sweet gay contemporary hits the spot. Agent: Alyssa Eisner Henkin, Trident Media Group. (Feb.)"
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Additional Information
Series Carina Adores
Subjects Gay men -- Pennsylvania -- New Hope -- Fiction.
Stores, Retail -- Pennsylvania -- New Hope -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Fiction.
New Hope (Pa.) -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Gay fiction.
Publisher Toronto, Ontario :2021
Language English
Description 303 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781335940889
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