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'Nobody does cosy, get-away-from-it-all romance like Jenny Colgan' Sunday Express
In the Scottish Highlands, a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch . . .
Curl up and escape with Jenny Colgan
'A total joy' Sophie Kinsella
'An evocative, sweet treat' Jojo Moyes
'Gorgeous, glorious, uplifting' Marian Keyes
'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
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 . . .
Why readers ADORE Jenny Colgan
'Jenny Colgan has a way of writing that makes me melt inside'
'Her books are so good I want to start over as soon as I have finished'
'There's something so engaging about her characters and plots'
'Her books are like a big, warm blanket'
'Her stories are just so fabulous'
'She brings her settings and characters so vividly to life'
'The woman is just magic'
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including The Little Shop of Happy Ever After and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Caf 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 Award 2013. For more about Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on Twitter: @jennycolgan.
A wonderful story with a hint of magic about it.
Gorgeous location, dancing dialogue and characters you'll fall in love with. Irresistible!
A funny, warm book with fantastic characters... and books!
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.
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.
An absolute cracker of a romcom
Woman & Home
A witty, romantic read to lift your spirits
Another charming read from Colgan - it's the perfect holiday companion
Summer wouldn't be summer without a new Jenny Colgan
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
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
A lovely, easy read