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Book Talk with R and T:: Review of THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER by Jenny Colgan


Title: The Bookshop on the Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: William Morrow 
Publication Date: September 20, 2016
ISBN: 9780062467263
Number of Pages: 332
How I Got It: From publisher
Format: paperback
Goodreads Description:
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.

My Review:
Months ago when I was planning my upcoming reading schedule, I came across this title and thought it would be the perfect choice for an edition of Book Talk with R and T. Tamara quickly agreed and after reading it, I think it was a perfect choice! I mean, a literary matchmaker with a bookmobile...hello! As soon as I started reading, I started texting Tamara to tell her how much I was enjoying this selection and how much it was making me smile. I thoroughly enjoyed spending an absolutely perfect Sunday with Nina, Surinder, Lennox, Parsley and the gang. I loved Jenny Colgan's The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris and after reading The Bookshop on the Corner, I will automatically read anything else by her.

Verdict: Grab a cuppa, a blanket, and The Bookshop on the Corner for a perfect autumn afternoon! 

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***Disclaimer:: I was given a copy of this release in exchange for an honest review. I received no additional compensation. ***

2 comments

Judy Krueger said...

Sounds lovely. I just got an offer to conduct author interviews at the place where I write reviews. Exciting but scary because I have only interviewed authors who are my friends. Why am I telling you this? I don't know. I had to tell someone. The bookmobile in my neighborhood when I was a kid was the most exciting thing going on.

Rhiannon Johnson said...

Haha Judy! you gave me a little giggle with my tea this morning. In what format will you be doing the interviews? I think emailing is a piece of cake. I'm not so good with the phone interviews and I am not sure what I'd do if someone wanted to Skype or FaceTime. So you actually had a bookmobile come through your town? Did you live in a rural area?