The Bookshop on the Corner Author:Jenny Colgan 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... more » 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.« less
Just an utter delight to read. It's a book about a person's passion for books. The title is a misnomer. This isn't about a brick and mortar bookstore, but a mobile book bus run by a shy librarian who moves to the Scottish Highlands. We never get a good physical description of the heroine, but apparently she is far more attractive than she gives herself credit for because more than one man in the story finds her intriguing despite her tendency to make herself small and unobtrusive. I don't really care for chick-lit books, but this I think would be consider very good chick-lit. I wasn't left feeling like I wasted a few hours of my time on silly shallow characters. This is heartwarming without being too sappy and predictable. It's the kind of book you can read if you need a pick me up. Anyone who loves books, and I imagine that's why you're on this site, can relate to the heroine's love of books. There's a lively cast of colorful characters and a bit of sweet romance.
A big shout out to the author for having an Indian secondary character. The UK is multicultural place and it's about time authors who write stories set in the UK depict the modern society in which these characters live.
This is my first book by this author. I'm definitely reading more of her work.