The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan
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.
Nina Redmond is a librarian that was until she was laid off. Now she doesn’t know what to do and her roommate is kicking her out because of the overwhelming piles of books. So, Nina decides to buy a van and remodel it to be a bookmobile. She travels around Scotland recommending books to those she meets.
Nina hits rock bottom but takes a chance with something she loves, books. That in itself is impressive. But I really liked all the people she meets along the way. I loved Marek, he is so sweet and you can tell he truly loves Nina.
This is a great story. Nina is stronger than she realizes and finds the path to her dreams after falling down. I have not read any other books by Jenny Colgan but I will be checking out her other books.
I received The Bookshop on the Corner from the publisher and Edelweiss for free in exchange for an honest review.