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Monday, June 19, 2017

The Bookshop on the Corner...Review

About the book:
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. 

Nina loves being a librarian and collecting books, but losing her job leaves her at loose ends. Needing something new and craving some adventure from her noisy London world, she heads to Scotland, purchases a large van and turns it into a bookmobile. Traveling around her new little village, she meets all sorts of people. People who crave books and knowledge and reading.

Putting her talents as a literary matchmaker to good use, Nina also finds magic in living in a small village with people who look out and care for one another.

Sometimes you just want a fun story and The Bookshop on the Corner was just that. Fun and entertaining. I'm a sucker for stories about books, especially when those stories are also filled with quirky characters and humor. The story is rather predictable, but that doesn't detract from its charm.

The original title was Little Shop of Happily Ever After which really does fit the book better and I wish it hadn't been changed.

Read 6/17

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4/5 Stars


  1. I saw this author yesterday with another book highlighted?? Seems good