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Bookshop on the Shore

the funny, feel-good, uplifting Sunday Times bestseller

A childcare professional and single mother to a child with selective mutism moves to Scotland to help run a bookshop, crossing paths there with a father and widower with difficulties of his own. Funny and heart-warming bookish romance in a loch-side setting. *Also appeared in May Buyer's Notes*
Portrait
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and
Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere.
Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a
Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was
Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
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Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 432
Erscheinungsdatum 13.06.2019
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7515-7558-3
Verlag Little, Brown and Company
Maße (L/B/H) 24.4/15.6/5 cm
Gewicht 664 g
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
Buch (gebundene Ausgabe, Englisch)
Fr. 24.90
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Enchanting tale about a strong woman, a couple of children and LOTS of books
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wien am 26.06.2019

4,5 Stars // Seeing the bookcover, and the name Jenny Colgan, one could rightly expect a nice and light chick-lit. But that is not what you get in "The Bookshop on the Shore". You get a book that reminded me at times of Jane Eyre, Rebecca and Lemony Snickets 'A series of unfortunate events' and Nanny McPhee. You get a book ab... 4,5 Stars // Seeing the bookcover, and the name Jenny Colgan, one could rightly expect a nice and light chick-lit. But that is not what you get in "The Bookshop on the Shore". You get a book that reminded me at times of Jane Eyre, Rebecca and Lemony Snickets 'A series of unfortunate events' and Nanny McPhee. You get a book about a single mother who has no dime left and so accepts the offer of two jobs in rural Scotland: being a nanny for 3 spoilt and motherless children living in a dark + dusty + old-fashioned castle, who already scared away 6 previous AuPairs with their cheekiness. On top of that, during the day she drives around a van that doubles as a bookshop and tries to sell books to the aloof villagers who don't trust her to choose the correct titles for them. And although I do enjoy reading fluffy chick-lits, I was pleasantly surprised to get something very different here. After a while I even took a liking to Patrick, Mary and Shackleton (Hari was in my heart from the very beginning). I really admired Zoe for her fortitude, and her bravery living in this spooky (but also quite enchanting - once it got a proper dusting) castle at Loch Ness. Oh, and books also play an important role in the story, and plenty of them are mentioned throughout. Thumbs up for that!

Enjoyable read
von Circlestones Books Blog am 19.06.2019
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“They went past dark hedgerows and low-roofed outhouses, before The Beeches finally revealed itself. It was the spookiest place Zoe had ever seen in her life.” (quotation page 62) Content Zoe, a single mother of four-years-old Hari desperately needs a job and somewhere to live, because she cannot afford her flat in London an... “They went past dark hedgerows and low-roofed outhouses, before The Beeches finally revealed itself. It was the spookiest place Zoe had ever seen in her life.” (quotation page 62) Content Zoe, a single mother of four-years-old Hari desperately needs a job and somewhere to live, because she cannot afford her flat in London any more. That is why she comes to Inverness to assist pregnant Nina with the bookshop in the vintage van. There also are the children of her new landlord Ramsay Urquart, two boys, twelve and five years old, and nine years old Mary. Zoe has to look after them in the morning and evenings, until the housekeeper arrives. The children are special, the house, more a castle, is dark and cold, but the nature was just breathtaking and her son Hari adores five years old Patrick. Would Zoe be able to bring about some changes, definitely needed in her new place? Theme and genre Another chick-lit novel with substance and depth, a special genre, the author is famous for. It is about being different from others, about family, motherhood, fathers and children. Books are only a second theme. Characters Zoe is likeable, mostly down-to-earth and strong in there own way. We also meet again Nina, still known as the main character from “The Bookshop on the corner”, but she is now quite bossy. The characters are well described with realistic behavior, especially the children. Plot and writing There are enjoyable descriptions of the beautiful Scottish landscape and the old, aristocratic country house, in urgent need of any kind of warmth and renovation. The story is well developed, gripping and has the right touch of romance and wit, but there are other novels by Jenny Colgan, I liked more. Conclusion An enjoyable read for cosy afternoons.