The Little Shop of Happy Ever After by Jenny Colgan, publisher Sphere is available NOW in ebook, paperback and audio download format.
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Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly – dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish highlands. No computers. Shortages. Out all hours in the freezing cold; driving with a tiny stock of books… not to mention how the little community is going to take to her, particularly when she stalls the bus on a level crossing…
I’d like to thank the publishers for an arc in return for an honest review.
Oh my I absolutely and utterly adored this book. I didn’t want it to end and now I’ve finished reading it I want to go back to the beginning and devour it all over again. It was such a warm hearted story full of hope, romance and inspiration.
Nina is a book addict she’s just recently lost her job in a library in Birmingham and is feeling lost without being near and working with books. For a long time Nina has had a vision of owning her own book shop. She decides to go one step further when she sees a wonderful, charming van for sale in Scotland and dreams of turning this van into a mobile book shop. On a whim and a dream this petite young woman from the city up sticks and moves to a tiny village in Scotland to transform a van into her ultimate dream job of a mobile bookshop.
Nina’s dream doesn’t go without hitches. We follow Nina on her journey of making her dream a reality, of settling in a new country, of making new friends and new loves.
When you open a Jenny Colgan book you are guaranteed a book full of wonderful characters and I adored Nina and her head full of dreams instantly. I also fell for her grumpy new landlord and loved hearing more about him and the banter Nina and Lennox shared. Jenny had created such a wonderful setting for this novel, I loved the sound of the Scottish village. I could picture the vast countryside with changing colours, contours and temperatures. I felt like I was living out my own dreamworld with this story. Which book fan doesn’t dream of working with books all day and spreading the love of reading?
I have to also point out the cover of this novel, the illustration on the cover was perfect. Bright, cheerful, dreamy looking. I love these illustrated covers of Jenny’s novels and the black and white images interspersed within the pages.
A gorgeous book I could devour again and again. 5/5*
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