The Bookshop on the Corner: A Novel
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2016-09-20
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Stupid pedantic complaint: as it says on the back of the book, Nina opens a mobile bookshop. So the title is driving me a little nuts. It's not on the corner; it's a bookshop in a van. It would, in fact, be hard for it to be on the corner without blocking a street. Anyway, moving on, it's a pr...
A delight to read. Books! Tiny town! People in need of help! Trains! Books, did I mention books? There was only one thing wrong with it and I imagine this is just me: Nina loves recommending books to people more than anything else. She's good at it, maybe the best. Some of the books she recommends I...
I don't read a lot of contemporary romance, but every now and then, one grabs me and won't let go. This was one of those novels and it was an impulse buy that I am extremely glad I made. I was initially taken by the cover as it sat on the shelf in my local PX. I had time to kill and no book with ...
I loved everything about The Bookshop on the Corner.Except the name. It’s a bookmobile not a corner store, which gave me the wrong mental image. Same with the book cover. I want to see the van. It’s awesome. Come on, work with me here!So I should say, everything substantial was perfect. I knew when ...