Book: The Bookshop On The Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
This is my 36th read for the year
This is the story of Nina. She lives in a city in England and works in a library. Due to cuts in staff, she soon loses her job and has to decide what to do next. As she and her co-workers talk about what their dream jobs would be, Nina reveals she would love to open a book shop. With help from her friends, she decided to take a leap and buy a van to open a mobile book shop. She buys this van in a sleepy town in the Scottish Highlands and soon falls in love with the landscape and people and decides to stay there with her shop. She rents a beautiful converted barn and her life is looking up. Even her grumpy landlord cannot break her spirits.
A temporary move soon feels like it should be permanent as she discovers that the person she thought would be her least likely partner becomes the only person for her.
This was a cute book. I love a book about books - what reader wouldn't? Nina sounds like someone I would love to meet. The town sounds like one right out of a Hallmark Movie (actually the whole story could be) and I would think that if I hadn't been to the Highlands myself. It is idyllic and breathtaking, and the people were wonderful.
This is a great summer read - sweet, charming, good story line but not overly challenging - just little feel good story. Check it out.