The Bookshop on the Shore

The Bookshop on the Shore

A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky 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 Colgan. Desperate 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 A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all c...

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Title:The Bookshop on the Shore
Author:Jenny Colgan
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:The Bookshop on the Shore
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

The Bookshop on the Shore Reviews

  • Maureen
    Jul 02, 2019
    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...
  • Melissa
    Jun 25, 2019
    3.5 stars rounded up This book was a bit more melancholy than many of Colgan's books. I liked getting an update about Nina and the other characters from The Bookshop on the Corner, but Nina wasn't the same--she was not very welcoming to Zoe (yes, she had her reasons, but still...) and...
  • Laura
    Aug 11, 2019
    Her books can be a bit predictable, but when I'm looking for a damsel in distress rescued by a handsome prince, and a fun book to listen to that won't require a lot of concentration while I'm doing something else, these books are perfect. And the Scottish setting on the shore of Loch N...
  • Sheree
    Jul 23, 2019
    Scottish highlands, a quirky bookshop ... what's not to love :) ...
  • Kim
    Jul 05, 2019
    I loved everything about this book. Zoe is in desperate need of somewhere to stay and a way of earning some money. Her friend finds her somewhere to stay where the children need an aupair and she gets to work on the fabulous touring book bus, whilst Nina has bed rest whilst expecting h...
  • Kathryn
    Jul 13, 2019
    OMG I loved this book, I just was so annoyed when it ended, the best kind of annoyed though. I have read this every spare minute I had, I love this kind of book magic that draws me into a story. It often surprised a laugh out of me. It often had me worrying over the outcome for charact...
  • Linden
    Apr 07, 2019
    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 lea...
  • thewoollygeek
    Jun 12, 2019
    I have yet to read a Jenny Colgan book I haven?t adored, the woman is just magic. I always get addicted from the first page and have to drag myself away to go to bed ! This is my perfect theme as a book obsessed woman, set in a bookshop. This is heartwarming as always, well written, ...
  • Darinda
    Jul 09, 2019
    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 thre...
  • Rachel Gilbey
    Aug 19, 2019
    It is always a delight to be able to read a new Jenny Colgan book and this was no exception. I absolutely loved every single aspect of this book, from its around Loch Ness location, to The Beeches, the return of the bookshop van and some pretty memorable characters. It was defi...
  • Lisa
    Aug 07, 2019
    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. ...
  • Alison
    Jun 02, 2019
    Single mum Zoe is struggling to bring up her son Hari in a tiny bedsit in Wembley so when an opportunity arises to relocate to Loch Ness, Scotland and act as au-pair to three children whilst also running a mobile bookshop she jumps at the opportunity, envisaging herself as a modern Mar...
  • Elizabeth
    Jul 15, 2019
    Jenny Colgan's books never fail to save me from a reading slump and I saved this one to go on vacation with me. I am a sucker for the "governess who whips the kids and house into shape" trope plus it took place in Scotland plus it was a lot of book talk. Fun vacation read. ...
  • Kelly
    Jul 02, 2019
    As most of you know, Jenny Colgan?s books are my favorite comfort reads. Also, books about books and bookshops are automatically a must read. I loved this novel. It is a companion read to The Bookshop on the Corner. . In this novel, Zoe finds a new job in Scotland working as a nann...
  • Sasha
    Jun 29, 2019
    3.5 ? I jumped into this new Jenny Colgan expecting my usual comfortable J.C. formula: quirky girl meets boy, quirkiness ensues, love prevails and wins, and all is happy in the end. But NO. Jenny surprised me a bit here. Because while, yes, the precious J.C. formula does shine throug...
  • Jasmine
    Apr 26, 2019
    This one surprised me a bit. I thought it would be a quick little summer romance novel with no real plotline, but i was pleasenty surprised. This book will speak to anyone who loves books! I love how often they quote lines from other great books and Authors. The way Jenny is able to ma...
  • Kate ☀️ Olson
    Jul 04, 2019
    (free review copy) Dare I say.....my new favorite Jenny Colgan? I have yet to meet a world of hers that hasn?t utterly enchanted me and this return to Loch Ness and the traveling book shop utterly enchanted me. ...
  • Marina
    Aug 04, 2019
    This was a surprize!! I thought it would a very typical romance novel, it turned out not to be. I wanted to read it because.... well, the obvious, it?s about books. It is so good and to be honest, after the introduction from the author, it was clear, this was going to be a joy. Which...
  • Cassidy (Cassidys.Bookshelf)
    Jul 06, 2019
    **3.5/5** A sweet book with a gorgeous setting as always, but I don't think I'll remember a ton about it in the months to come. ...
  • Mary
    Jul 30, 2019
    There's something so comforting about Colgan's books. Like your favorite old sweater, or a pot of homemade soup. The Scottish setting was so picturesque, each character so well developed and charming. The story of Zoe and Ramsey, with his wild children and dark secrets, was captivating...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    Jun 19, 2019
    4.5 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 ...
  • Robin Stevens
    Jul 09, 2019
    Jenny Colgan's books are such wonderful comfort reads for me, and this one was particularly delightful. Her version of The Sound of Music, set in Loch Ness! (14+) *Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. If you use it in any marketing material, online or anywhere...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    Aug 17, 2019
    A perfectly crafted story about a life reinvented and finding new joys in the midst of upheaval. See my full review on That New Book Smell ...
  • Abi
    Jun 03, 2019
    Single mother Zoe is desperately struggling to make ends meet in London. Her 4-year-old son Hari is perfect, except for the fact he doesn?t speak ? at all. When Zoe?s landlord raises the rent on her dismal studio flat, she realises she has nowhere to turn. When an opportunity ...
  • Karen Whittard
    May 31, 2019
    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 more brighter. I absolutely loved this amazing book. ...
  • Erin
    Jun 14, 2019
    Goodreads giveaway win! This 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. No...
  • Bookworman
    Jun 26, 2019
    Second reading update: I've downgraded this to 2 stars both of which are for the lovely parts about Nina, Lennox, and Surinder. The rest of the story was OK but I found it hard to like or relate to the main characters and found myself judging them a lot. I mean, we all make mistakes......
  • Anika  | The Bibliofleur
    Jul 11, 2019
    Struggling between two and three stars on this one. Before even starting this book, I was a fan of Zoe. She?s a single mum and works hard, something I have great respect for. Her sweet little boy is the centre of her life, which immediately makes you love her as a mother. The...
  • wellreadtraveler
    May 10, 2019
    I am a huge fan of Jenny Colgan and out of the hundreds of books I?ve read over the years, The Bookshop on The Corner will always be my favorite. I?ve used it for both my book clubs, sent many copies to friends as gifts, and even made my mom a #2 fan. (In case you hadn?t guessed ...
  • Sheri
    Jun 16, 2019
    A new book by Jenny Colgan is always a treat - there?s just something so engaging about her characters and plots, despite the formulaic titles (as Jenny herself points out in an introduction, authors don?t necessarily get to pick the titles...) So although it may sound like yet ano...