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 com...

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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...
  • Sue
    Sep 22, 2019
    Readers can always depend on Jenny Colgan to give them a story with a personal dilemma, a little mystery, a few laughs and a happily ever after ending. This book is Jenny at her best. She says in her introduction that this book isn't really a sequel to The Bookshop on the Corner but ha...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Peebee
    Jul 21, 2019
    Jenny Colgan?s books always make me want to take over the characters? lives, so now I?m going to move to Scotland and manage a mobile bookstore and be an au pair. Nice escapist reading: even if the plot is predictable and it?s a little too treacly sweet, it?s like comfort foo...
  • Jessaka
    Oct 10, 2019
    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 quite a few in my life, loving the old used bookstores best. Forget Barnes & Noble and other modern stores; I like quaint. Well, this book w...
  • 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♥
    Oct 18, 2019
    Would've liked this more if it wasn't a downer for Zoe for so long. It must have been at least at the 40-50% mark (not sure because audio book) until things started looking up for Zoe. I wanted more romance too; (view spoiler)[nothing happened until the very end (hide spoiler)] . A...
  • Leona
    Sep 14, 2019
    It was an enjoyable read up until the ending. I felt like I was dropped off the side of a building. There were many serious issues the author chose to handle which added tremendous depth to the story. However, they were dropped for a sweet pat finish that unfortunately ended up tri...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amy
    Aug 14, 2019
    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 quirky supporting...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Frenchorchidea
    Oct 25, 2019
    This is one of the best book i read in 2019 and more! It's a very well written book with a very unique storyline. If you are looking for a good chicklit book where the focus is not on romance, this book by Jenny Colgan is a very good choice! There is romance but very very very little o...
  • Sarah
    Sep 20, 2019
    For my full review, visit me here at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/... When I saw this book approaching my hands, ready to be devoured, I was so excited. I have had many positive experiences reading a Jenny Colgan novel, and this was no exception. I loved this book on many le...
  • 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 ...
  • My_Strange_Reading
    Dec 20, 2019
    DNF. 50% I'm so bummed after I absolutely LOVED Bookshop on the Corner, but this story feels very threadbare and doesn't really flow. All the characters feel two dimensional and don't really seem to have much depth. Such a disappointment. DNF. 50% I'm so bummed after I absolutely LO...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alayne Emmett
    Dec 01, 2019
    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 quickly. It was full of the usual...
  • Sally906
    Sep 10, 2019
    I really enjoyed Zoe?s story. This story takes up just after The Bookshop on the Corner finished. The MC of that one, Nina, is pregnant and on an enforced bed rest. Circumstances lead to Londoner, and single mum, Zoe travelling to Scotland to take over the travelling Bookshop and bec...