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The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel

by Jenny Colgan

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Adequate premise. Spunky young woman forges ahead with a dream business in some out-of-the-way location. Devolves into a standard romance trope with two love interests, one good, one not so much. Ho hum. Though Colgan provides characters with potentially fascinating backgrounds, her research is perfunctory, so their portraits are unconvincing.

PS: I can testify that the weight of many books does not constitute a structural threat in a normally built home. So go do your homework, Jenny. ( )
  2wonderY | Aug 21, 2017 |
Entertaining, witty read with subtle message about believing in oneself and challenging oneself as well. Single British woman loses librarian position in Birmingham, England, buys an old van in Scotland and turns it into a book shop on wheels in the town she bought it in, uprooting herself from her safe existence. Lovely story about her road to happiness and well-being. Schmaltzy, predictable ending. Enjoyed light style of author, will look for her other books. ( )
  bogopea | Aug 19, 2017 |
Just lovely! Totally obvious, but enjoyable nevertheless and some salient observations about the role of libraries. Made me miss the Highlands. ( )
  Laurochka | Aug 18, 2017 |
Such a sweet little romantic book. About a woman who loses her job at a library and buys a van to use as a mobile book store. Just a nice, fun read. ( )
  mfd52 | Aug 5, 2017 |
Nina's city librarian job has been eliminated, and she decides to open a mobile bookshop serving small villages in the Scottish Highlands. Fun and romance follow. I enjoyed the author's writing style as well as her sense of humor. My only frustration with this book is that it started slowly and took far too long to get going. The characters were likable and the situation interesting enough to keep me reading 'til the end, but 100 fewer pages wouldn't have damaged the plot. ( )
  Gingermama | Jul 30, 2017 |
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