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Friday, September 23, 2016

BLOG TOUR: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

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Today, we're playing host to a TLC Book Tours promotion starring the latest release from none other than Jenny Colgan.  That's right!  The Little Beach Street Bakery author is back and THIS time, she's speaking to the hearts of readers round the world with a story that does a bang up job of conveying just how magical BOOKS truly are.  So, get comfy cozy, and get ready to add another title to the TOP of your wish list!  Here comes today's book of choice...

Jenny Colgan
William Morrow Paperbacks

About the book...
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.

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From the magnificent cover that simply invites you in for a spell to the incredibly likable leading lady, Nina, this is truly a must read tale brimming with all the magic, wonder, and enchantment that books (and life) can bring.  It truly is a love letter to readers round the world...something easily captured by the introduction from the author about a few favorite reading places of her own and an invitation to send her YOUR faves.  

I found so much of myself in Nina (including most of my first name...*gasp*), it wasn't even funny...except it was because though similar in a lot of ways, she took a big leap of faith to reach for her dream, even if it had to be modified.  That's easier to do in fiction than real life, no matter what that uber-spirited Mediatech person preaches (from the story).  When at first it didn't seem like Nina would even have a chance to try things out, I was saddened...and a bit peeved at Wullie; I mean, come on man!  You AGREED to let her have a looksie.  You can't pull the rug out from under her when it looks like a sure thing!  *ugh*  When things seemed to be heading in her direction, I was over joyed.  She has a potential suitor, her bestie makes an unexpected (and longer than expected) visit, and the books, OH THE BOOKS!  Business is booming and no wonder since she's filling a need in towns that have had to go too long without...and in such a lovely book mobile!  I adored the name she choice for it and totally agree with her fit the image and Nina perfectly.  The people she meets (so many personalities and lifestyles!), the adventures she has (in and our of the books), even the unexpected moments that go towards brightening an otherwise dull day, all play together wonderfully to make it a story that you won't want to end.

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To conclude, it's a book for book lovers, readers, and treasurers of the written word, but it's also for those not as in the know; after all, Nina's initial goal was to put the right book in the right hands, thereby creating readers, not just catering to those that already are.  There's so much to love her, I could go on for days, but I won't for this is a joy that's best uncovered in your favorite reading nook with whatever suits your fancy for company and plenty of time to indulge, for this isn't a tale to rush through, but a story to take in, savor, and repeat as often as can be done.  Something for fans of the author's other works to look for...the few nods to The Little Beach Street Bakery series!  A few gems to smile and reminisce on as the story unfolds.


About the author...

Jenny Colgan is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels, including Little Beach Street Bakery, Christmas at Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop, and Christmas at the Cupcake Café, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.
Find out more about Jenny at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.


Special thanks to Trish at TLC Book Tours for the chance to bring this promotion to you as well as the team at HarperCollins for the ARC for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title just celebrated its BOOK BIRTHDAY this week via William Morrow Paperbacks, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


Nayuleska said...

Loved this book! Another great read from Jenny, if more appealing because of the book theme ^o^ Thrilled you enjoyed it just as much as me!

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

This book sounds like a pure and absolute pleasure to read. I can't wait to pick up a copy myself!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.

trish said...

I think of books like this as a love letter to readers. :)

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