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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Bookshop on the ShoreA Novel
  • Jenny Colgan
  • English
  • 25 August 2016
  • 9780062850188

10 thoughts on “The Bookshop on the ShoreA Novel

  1. Karen Whittard Karen Whittard says:

    Jenny colgan books are always like a massive hug in book form The kind of hug that you desperately need and when you get that hug everything is made that little bit better and that little bit brighter I absolutely loved this amazing book


  2. Erin Erin says:

    Goodreads giveaway winThis book just wasn't for me Jenny Colgan is a very popular author so if you love her books I'm sure you'll love this one too The Bookshop on the Shore did nothing for me This book is over 400 pages and I could have gotten the same story in 130 pages Nothing happens in this book I'm sure if I really searched I could find the plot but I just don't care enough to look for it All the characters were either boring or annoying I didn't care about anything that happened to them This book isn't bad it just wasn't for me I enjoy books with plots and interesting characters I found neither in this book


  3. Maureen Maureen says:

    There was apparently a serious lack of proofreading before this book went to press Starting in chapter 2 and continuing on steadily throughout there were extra words in sentences and other errors even use of the wrong character’s name that disrupted the flow of this lovely book A book so heavily advertised should have at least had a read through I have never seen so many errors in published writingThat being said I really enjoyed the characters and storyline of this book even than Bookshop on the Corner Zoe is such a plucky and hopeful character The writing was fine but the basic errors were very distracting and while it was a story I would read again and I bought the book so I could unfortunately because of the errors I wouldn’t It makes for an unsatisfying reading experience


  4. Lisa Lisa says:

    The title with the word bookshop drew me to this novel but it is not about a bookshop A bookmobile plays a fairly minor role here It turned out to be a decent comfort read


  5. Jessaka Jessaka says:

    I am a sucker for a book that says “The Bookshop After all bookshops are were us readers love to spen our time and I have been in uite a few in my life loving the old used bookstores best Forget Barnes Noble and other modern stores; I like uaintWell this book was supposed to be about a bookshop on the shore Very little time is spent in the bookshop and I have no idea what the shore has to do with this bookThe audio book was narrated by a British woman which made me think of the British voices in “Doc Martin” or even “Last of the Summer wine” So I gave it a try just because her voice was charming as was she But at seven hours into this13 hour book I was bored Zooey the main character in this book lived in an apartment in London with her mute child Harry but due to circumstances she is being kicked out A friend of hers gets her a job in Scotland and asks her to also sell books out of her book mobile while she herself is in the hospital So Zooey packs up and moves to Scotland moving into a very large house to care for this man’s children Aha I thought another nanny story like those I read in my youth like those that I grew bored of reading by the time I was 22 Only unlike those books she doesn’t think that the man could be dangerous or even evil Yet she sees shadows Ghosts? Maybe later in the book she will become suspicious since his wife disappeared Maybe his wife is the ghost But 10 hours into this book there is no mention of a ghost that she thought she saw in the beginningThe man Ramsey is very tall with huge hands He is so tall that he ducks down when entering a room so he won’t bump his head I And then she is wishing that he would put his “large hands” all over her body And I am realizing that I am not a 16 year old that can’t wait to turn the page I want to be reading Paul Theroux’s new book on his traveling by car in Mexico which was something that a friend and I had done at least 3 times in the 80s And I just know that he will put Mexico down all the time but at the same time it sounds much interesting


  6. Alayne Emmett Alayne Emmett says:

    I always look forward to reading a Jenny Colgan book as it’s always a lovely read This one was no exception it had all the elements that I love and they are always I her books Although this was a large book I flew through the pages and read it very uickly It was full of the usual highs and lows but it always finishes on a high Every book I’ve read of hers is a joy to read and I always look forward to reading her next one when it is out


  7. Linden Linden says:

    Zoe’s a single mom with no money living in London Her son’s father never seems to have money to help so when she gets a job offer in Scotland as a nanny and a bookseller she takes 4 year old Hari who has never spoken to the remote Scottish village Much to her chagrin she learns that the children have gone through at least 6 nannies in the recent past and are determined to be rid of the 7th as soon as they can Jenny Colgan is a great storyteller and I enjoyed reading about Zoe’s adventures


  8. Darinda Darinda says:

    Zoe is a single mother living in London She is struggling to make ends meet and wants a better life for her and her son Hari With some help from Surinder Hari's father's sister Zoe gets an opportunity in the Scottish Highlands Zoe will work as a nanny for a single father of three and will run Nina's bookmobile while Nina is on bedrest during her pregnancySome familiar faces from The Bookshop on the Corner Nina Surinder and Lennox are in this book but this is very much Zoe's story Zoe is at her wits' end and needs a fresh start She takes a big leap of faith with relocating to Scotland She doesn't know anyone there and she's not really sure what to expect from the town the people or the jobs she has acceptedFor the move Zoe accepts two jobs Her position as a nanny provides housing for her and her son She's working for a man who is mostly absent from his kid's lives and Zoe starts to make some changes in their home life Bringing order laughter and joy into their house she makes a home The second job is to run Nina's bookmobile while Nina is on bedrest This one gets Zoe out and amongst the local but she soon learns everyone relies on Nina for book recommendations and isn't too keen on a newcomer For the book van to keep making money Zoe makes some changes and puts her touch on the bookshopAn enjoyable and light read about a young mother wanting to change her life Zoe is a likable character She has a good heart she works hard and she puts her son first Zoe does have a difficult time fitting in with the locals but she stands her ground and finds her placeA heartwarming story with uirky characters Family life romance and humor combine into an enjoyable read sure to delight fans of The Bookshop on the Corner


  9. Amy Amy says:

    Do you ever just completely forget to post a review? Because SAME I read this over my vacation back in early July and thought it was adorable and I just now realized I never shared my thoughts 😳 This was charming sweet and cozy with a fantastic setting and a cast of uirky supporting characters My first Jenny Colgan book but definitely not my last I can see myself turning to one of her books when I want something comforting and light


  10. Carla Johnson-Hicks Carla Johnson-Hicks says:

    45 Stars This book totally surprised me I went into this one thinking it was a cute summer romance with a ditsy woman who loved books boy was I wrong Jenny Colgan has introduced us to a family in chaos Zoe packs up and heads to Scotland with her four year old son Hari from busy London to become a nanny for a family with three children What she did not expect were the issues this family has and still is dealing with She also works part time driving the local bookmobile when the owner is put on bedrest during the end of her pregnancy What happens is a wonderful sometimes amusing sometimes sad but always entertaining storyThe Bookshop plays and important part in the story not only adding funds to Zoe's coffers but getting both her and Hari out of the huge estate home She meets some great characters along the way who come to her rescue by the end of the book as well as helping her to fit in and feel like her and Hari finally have a home The children drove me crazy at the beginning of the book but as I got to know about them as well as the circumstances of the family I wanted to reach out and pull them to my breast There was also a lot of humour to offset the darker sadder spots in the book The chicken scenes are hilarious The descriptions of the land and the people that are included in the book made we want to get on a plane and head off to Scotland Having visited the Loch Ness area a couple of years ago I definitely felt that I needed to go back and visit again the real Scotland Although it's a romance I love how she touched on mental health issues in such a sensitive way and tackled the different family structural dynamics we grow up in and how they affect us This book had my emotions all over the place what a great experience when reading this story Jenny Colgan did a wonderful job with this story and I will be looking for from this author I listened to the audio book of this story and loved the experience The narrator Eilidh Beaton did a wonderful job performing this story with the many and varied voices From little children to older men with thick brogues I connected to these characters Some of the voices were a bit close together but most were easily distinguishable The expressions intonation and pacing were right on and pulled me into this story I will be adding Eilidh Beaton to my list of narrators to watch for I received a copy of this audio book from the publisher upon my reuest The rating ideas and opinions shared are my own


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The Bookshop on the ShoreA Novel A grand baronial house on Loch Ness a uirky small town bookseller and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm hearted novel by New York Times bestselling author Jenny ColganDesperate to escape from London single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her son Hari She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where honking horns and shouting football fans keep them awake all night If she doesn’t find a way out soon Zoe knows it’s just a matter of time before she has a complete meltdown On a whim she answers an ad for a nanny job in the Scottish Highlands which is about as far away from the urban crush of London as possible It sounds heavenlyThe job description asks for someone capable of caring for three “gifted children” two of which behave like feral wolverines The children’s widowed father is a wreck and the kids run wild in a huge tumbledown castle on the heather strewn banks of Loch Ness Still the peaceful picturesue location is everything London is not—and Zoe rises to the challenges of the jobWith the help of Nina the friendly local bookseller Zoe begins to put down roots in the community Are books fresh air and kindness enough to heal this broken family—and her own