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The Bookshop on the Shore

by Jenny Colgan

Relationship Stories

The Bookshop on the Shore Synopsis

In the Scottish Highlands, a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch...

Zoe is a single mother, sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Hari, her gorgeous little boy is perfect in every way - except for the fact that he just doesn't speak, at all. When her landlord raises the rent on her flat, Zoe doesn't know where to turn.

Then Hari's aunt suggests Zoe could move to Scotland to help run a bookshop. Going from the lonely city to a small village in the Highlands could be the change Zoe and Hari desperately need.

Faced with an unwelcoming boss, a moody, distant bookseller named Ramsay Urquart, and a band of unruly children, Zoe wonders if she's made the right decision. But Hari has found his very first real friend, and no one could resist the beauty of the loch glinting in the summer sun. If only Ramsay would just be a little more approachable...

Dreams start here...

The Bookshop on the Shore Press Reviews

The novel has the best of everything, be it quirky characters, glorious settings or the blossoming romance that dances through the pages. - Magic Radio Bookclub

Rippling through the pages - like the gently lapping waves of the loch itself - is the peace, calm and wholesomeness of the Highlands - The Sunday Post

Summer wouldn't be summer without a new Jenny Colgan - Reader's Digest

Another charming read from Colgan - it's the perfect holiday companion - Heat

A witty, romantic read to lift your spirits - Best

an absolute cracker of a romcom - Woman & Home

Jenny Colgan is a masterful storyteller. Such a sweet tale and beneath the surface she deals honestly and movingly with poverty, anxiety and loss. You read it quickly, but you won't forget it. -- Keith Stuart

Colgan does it again! The Bookshop on The Shore is a charming, heartwarming, gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book, a tale of new beginnings with characters you'll love and root for from the very first page. Colgan writes like a dream, using all of her skill as a consummate storyteller to build a world you'll relish getting to know and won't want to leave. -- Mike Gayle

A funny, warm book with fantastic characters... and books! -- Sophie Kinsella

Gorgeous location, dancing dialogue and characters you'll fall in love with. Irresistible! -- Jill Mansell

A wonderful story with a hint of magic about it. Just lovely. -- Katie Fforde -

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780751571998
Publication date: 31/03/2020
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751571998
Publication date: 31st March 2020
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Genres: Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance,

About Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France. Click here to read an interview with Jenny Colgan by Mary Hogarth.   Author photo © Charlie ...

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