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Jenny Colgan Reveals New Book – The Bookshop On The Shore

The Bookshop On The Shore‘Jenny Colgan is back on our bookshelves in 2019 with a new book called ‘The Bookshops On The Shore’

What the back cover says –

Zoe, a professional child care worker, and single mother to Hari, 4, who has selective mutism, is sinking beneath the waves trying to cope by herself in London. Then her ex sister-in-law suggests she move to Scotland to help run a bookshop…

There her path crosses that of Ramsay Urquart, a widower and antiquarian bookseller, who has a band of difficult children he can’t manage. Can two very damaged people help heal each other?

With a pretty cover and a delicious synposis, this book certainly sounds like a treat!

You can pre-order ‘The Bookshop On The Shore’ from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 13th June 2019.

Resistance Is Futile By Jenny T. Colgan

Resistance Is Futile‘Resistance Is Futile’ is the latest science fiction book by Jenny Colgan.

Connie’s smart. She’s funny. But when it comes to love, she’s only human. As a brilliant mathematician with bright red hair – Connie’s used to being considered a little unusual. But when she’s recruited for a top-secret code-breaking project, nothing can prepare her for working with someone quite as peculiar as Luke.

I’ve been a fan of Jenny Colgan’s for a number of years, I’ve enjoyed her tales of romance and humour set inside bakerys, cafes and a mobile bookshop, they have always left me with a smile on my face when I reached the final page.

I was curious about her latest science fiction book,’Resistance Is Futile’ and even though I am not a fan of the genre, I decided to read it for a change of scenery.

The story is mostly seen through the eyes of Connie, a young bright genius who was been recruited for an exciting new programme. This programme could be phenomenal, the only thing is that her and her colleagues can’t tell anyone about it. With the aid of her outspoken and opinionated team, they embark on breaking the top secret code but when the Professor of the university that they are working at is found dead, the university becomes subject to an investigation and one of Connie’s team members, quiet and strange Luke disappears making him the number one culprit.

Connie then finds herself on an incredible journey as she tries to find Luke as well as possibly save mankind, as she discovers there is so much more to the world and makes some realisations about herself along the well.

The story is written in fast pace, in Jenny’s style there is plenty of humour and lighthearted moments in the story as well as plenty scientific parts, that I could just about understand. The characters are interesting so they made the story enjoyable with courageous Connie and her wild hair and gentle, inquisitive Luke, who she looks out for, I found myself enjoying the book immensely.

A delicious concoction of love and science fiction, ‘Resistance Is Futile’ is a suspenseful and poignant story that was a nice introduction to a new genre for me.

You can buy Resistance Is Futile from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

The Little Shop Of Happy Ever After By Jenny Colgan

“The’The Little Shop Of Happy Ever After’ is the latest book by Jenny Colgan.

Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly – dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish highlands. No computers. Shortages. Out all hours in the freezing cold; driving with a tiny stock of books… not to mention how the little community is going to take to her, particularly when she stalls the bus on a level crossing.

Jenny Colgan is back with another delicious story, a story that is perfect for book lovers as it’s a story all about a travelling van packed with books, sweetly named ’The Little Shop Of Happy Ever Afters’.

The story is written in the third person and seen through the eyes of Nina, a librarian who’s’ made redundant when the local library closes it doors. Desperate to follow her dreams, Nina seizes the opportunity of being made redundant and travels off to Scotland to buy a van, that she will pack with all her books and sell them to all the book lovers, who no longer have libraries in their local town. Even though her little van is her own little bit of paradise, she needs a place to stay and ends up renting a converted shed from a grumpy sheep farmer called Lennox, a handsome man who keeps to himself. The story revolves around Nina settling into her new life in the small Scottish village, dealing with a moody farmer, a sullen teenager with family problems plus an attractive train driver who helps Nina move her life from Birmingham to Scotland.

In my whole time of reading Jenny’s books, I’ve yet to read one that I didn’t enjoy and her latest book, truly captivated my attention and heart from the very first beginning, especially when I realised that the sweet and meek Nina was my hero, as she opened a bookshop on wheels and followed her dreams and wasn’t put off when people thought it was only a pipedream. Warmhearted and funny, the story flows at a tender pace, with the variety of characters and entertaining dialogue plus there are the addition of smaller sub stories, that weave through the gentle tale and are all tied up nicely at the end.

A heartwarming tale about starting over, this deliciously fun story is an inspirational book about books, handsome men and cute lambs and definitely proves that anything is possible.

You can buy The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

The Christmas Surprise By Jenny Colgan

The Christmas Surprise‘The Christmas Surprise’ is Jenny’s new Christmas story.

Rosie Hopkins, newly engaged, is looking forward to an exciting year in the little sweetshop she owns and runs. But when fate strikes Rosie and her boyfriend, Stephen, a terrible blow, threatening everything they hold dear, it’s going to take all their strength and the support of their families and their Lipton friends to hold them together. After all, don’t they say it takes a village to raise a child?

‘The Christmas Surprise’ is Jenny’s third book in the Rosie Hopkins’ series where we return to our favourite sweet shop in Lipton just in time for the Christmas season.

In this book, we once again meet all our favourite characters, from the kindhearted Rosie, her fiancé Stephen, a quick-witted but occasionally grumpy teacher, Rosie’s aunt Lillian and Edison, Rosie’s friend who is still as serious and wise beyond his young years.

This time, we see Rosie and Stephen get used to their newly engaged life and are looking forward to their lives together when they are struck with a horrible blow. Suddenly terrified of what the future holds for them, they begin to move forward tentatively. But then one day, they decide to return to Africa to the scene of Stephen’s accident and it’s in Africa that their lives change forever.

I’d love to tell you more about the story, but feel that in doing so, I will get carried away and you won’t need to read the story. But you do need to read this book as it’s filled with Jenny’s trademark warmhearted writing, eccentric characters and a beautiful setting that makes the story, gripping reading. There is also the inclusion of Christmas recipes for the reader to experiment with leading up to Christmas.

As part of the story is set in Africa, it highlights the poverty and sickness that the country endues and there are some scenes that are quite emotional reading.

Even though this book is the third in the series, Jenny has thoughtfully included the background of the characters so this book can be read as a standalone book without getting lost in.

A lovely Christmas story that makes for perfect Christmas reading, ‘The Christmas Surprise’ is a deliciously entertaining and poignant story about the season of goodwill.

You can buy The Christmas Surprise from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.

Jenny Colgan Releases New Book – The Little Shop Of Happy Ever After

“TheAlready the 2016 releases are popping up and Jenny Colgan is one of them with her new book ‘The Little Shop Of Happy Ever After’

The story of ‘The Little Shop Of Happy Ever After’ is –

Given a back-room computer job when the beloved Birmingham library she works in turns into a downsized retail complex, Nina misses her old role terribly – dealing with people, greeting her regulars, making sure everyone gets the right books for their needs. Then a new business nobody else wants catches her eye: owning a tiny little bookshop bus up in the Scottish highlands. No computers. Shortages. Out all hours in the freezing cold; driving with a tiny stock of books… not to mention how the little community is going to take to her, particularly when she stalls the bus on a level crossing…

With an absolutely sweetheart of a cover, ‘The Little Shop Of Happy Ever After’ is guaranteed to be a captivating read.

You can pre-order The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 11th February 2016.