The Christmas Bookshop

Hardback edition released 28/10/2021

by Jenny Colgan

Relationship Stories Books of the Month Star Books Family Drama Feel-Good Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Christmas Bookshop

An Edinburgh Bookshop needs rescuing in this gorgeous feel-good Christmas story containing family complications, new friendships, and enticing romance.

A simply joyous and magical relationship story to brighten up the darkest of times. Carmen’s sister Sofia comes to her somewhat reluctant rescue when Carmen is made redundant. The Christmas Bookshop goes to the top of my favourite books by Jenny Colgan, she is one of the most consistently fabulous romance writers out there, and if I need a boost I know just where to head. Yes there’s romance, you’ll also find intruiging family relationships and inviting new friendships. When we meet Carmen she’s not at her best, she’s definitely not perfect (who is!), and because she’s multi-dimensional it adds extra layers to this Christmas tale. I particularly loved the cast of characters, even the smallest part has depth, and then of course there is the Bookshop, which is divinely intriguing and welcoming. Edinburgh becomes a winter wonderland, with snow, beautifully decorated shops, and even if you’ve never been, the descriptions ensure a spellbinding sparkle. With a plot that weaves and twists its magical course with charm, The Christmas Bookshop is a truly lovely festive romance, and we’ve added it to our Star Book collection.

Liz Robinson

The Christmas Bookshop Synopsis

The brand new feel-good Christmas novel from Sunday Times top ten bestselling author, Jenny Colgan.

Carmen has always worked in her local department store. So, when the gorgeous old building closes its doors for good, she is more than a little lost.

When her sister, Sofia, mentions an opportunity in Edinburgh - a cute little bookshop, the spare room in her house - Carmen is reluctant, she was never very good at accepting help. But, short on options, she soon finds herself pulling into the snowy city just a month before Christmas.

What Sofia didn't say is that the shop is on its last legs and that if Carmen can't help turn things around before Christmas, the owner will be forced to sell. Privately, Sofia is sure it will take more than a miracle to save the store, but maybe this Christmas, Carmen might surprise them all... 

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780751584257
Publication date: 28th October 2021
Author: Jenny Colgan
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Primary Genre Romantic Fiction
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An evocative, sweet treat' Jojo Moyes

'Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting' Marian Keyes

'A cracker - the must-read this festive season' Sun

'Irresistible' Jill Mansell

'Just lovely' Katie Fforde

'Naturally funny, warm-hearted' Lisa Jewell

'A gobble-it-all-up-in-one-sitting kind of book' Mike Gayle

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ISBN: 9780751584226
Publication date: 27/10/2022
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751584257
Publication date: 28/10/2021
Format: Hardback

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About Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous Sunday Times bestselling novels and has won various awards for her writing, including the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance, the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award and the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Award. Her books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and in 2015 she was inducted into the Love Stories Hall of Fame. Jenny is married with three children and lives in Scotland. Click here to read an interview with Jenny Colgan by Mary Hogarth. Find Jenny on Instagram: @jennycolganbooks Author photo © Kajsa goeransson

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