The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Nina Redmond is a librarian in a public library in Birmingham, England. The story begins with Nina getting the news that her branch is one of the citywide branches to close due to money issues. Nina and her roommate and friend, Surinder, have an ongoing discussion about Nina’s “pack-rat” tendencies with books. You see, Nina is a book-lover, a bookworm, a girl simply in love with books! She has amassed so many books in her room that Surinder is afraid that the ceiling will cave in! She decides to go to a remote village in Scotland to see about buying transportation necessary for her next endeavor of employment. She gets her transportation and goes to live in a empty cottage on the property of a farmer named Lennox. I won’t give anymore away of the story because it is simply a rare pleasure to see it unfold. I enjoyed this story for so many reasons; beautifully designed characters, an engrossing plot and rich descriptions of the scenery and locations. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, especially librarians, teachers and anyone who loves books and reading. The story is so engaging; it highlights reading and the love of reading, loss, healing, love and romance! I urge all readers to take a trip to Birmingham, England and Scotland. The ticket is available and waiting for you on September 20th.

The Bookstore On The Corner by Jenny Colgan will be available September 20, 2016 by Harper Collins Publishers. The egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

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