The Bookshop on the Corner


Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre: Fiction
Source: William Morrow


Goodreads:  Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile—a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

Ope’s Opinion: I read this on the plane on the way to Seattle.  It was such a nice relaxing, easy read.  Nina ( the main character ) started out in a bad place and I was afraid the whole book was going to be negative – just the opposite.  It was a very uplifting, positive book.

This book was set in Scotland, so if that appeals to you, you would really enjoy this book.  She talks about the landscape and places she goes, so if you are familiar with it, you would connect with this book.

I,( like Nina ), love to find “homes” for my books ( I do not sell them ).  After I read a book I enjoy finding someone I know who would enjoy it.  I think that would be such a great job!  The romance of the book was fun and not explicit, so I really enjoyed that part too.  Overall, a good book.


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