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11 November 2016

Jenny Colgan's The Bookshop on the Corner (Book Beginnings & Friday 56)

I fell in love with the premise of the latest Jenny Colgan book ever since I first saw it advertised with its UK title, The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After. I was having an awful time finding a copy, though. Every couple of weeks since February I would check my typical dealers and shops and then hit up my library. I absolutely love that I'm able to check ebooks out of my public library and that if they don't have something that I really want to read, I can recommend that they get it and then they'll email me when they do. Such was the case with Jenny Colgan's The Bookshop on the Corner -- which, as it turns out, is the North American release title for that book I was obsessing over! I received notification Wednesday morning that my library had gone ahead and added it to its e-library ... and then within half an hour I received another notification that it was ready to check out!
Of course, Wednesday there was a bit of turmoil going on over here in thee ol' U-S-of-A and I couldn't focus enough to read any more than the first paragraph over and over. But, oh ... what a fitting first paragraph for this week! My plan for the weekend is to curl up with this as often as possible. I may not ramble more about it here (I can pretty much already guarantee that I'm going to love it as I have every word I've read of Colgan's), but feel free to check up on me and it on Goodreads come Sunday or so.

Friday 56 (share from the 56th page or 56% mark) is hosted at Freda's Voice (today 56% of the Kindle version I checked out of my library) & Book Beginnings (share the first few sentences) is at Rose City Reader.

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.


  1. I have been wanting to try this one, it really sounds good. :)

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  2. Isn't it wonderful when we can request things? I've been eyeing this one for a while. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. I've seen this book around and it looks like a great read! Happy weekend!

  4. This seems like an interesting book. Thanks for mentioning it. :-)

  5. This has been on my TBR for a while - I should get to it! Thanks for sharing.
    Here's my post: http://makingsenseofthestars.weebly.com/home/the-friday-56-blood-red-snow-white

  6. The 56 has me intruiged. Happy reading!

    Here is my 56: http://shoshireads.weebly.com/home/friday-569548264

  7. The title and the cover make me want to try this! :)