Read: November 2016
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.
This was so good! When I think about books I love to read, this is it. It’s the kind of book that I want to live in, with the main character, Nina, deciding to go and follow her dreams of opening up a bookshop in a new place, just starting her life over and doing something she never thought she’d be able to do.
I loved all the characters, the setting (Scotland!), the books … it was definitely romanticized, but in such a good way. The only misleading thing is that there is no actual bookshop “on the corner” which I thought was a little weird – I mean, why call the book that when it’s not true? – but it was still such a fun and cute read.
And there was romance! I loved the romance. It was a bit predictable, but still so great to read. This book really made me a fan of Colgan’s writing and I plan to read more of her stuff soon!