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Book Review: The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

EtherealJinxed | Book Review | The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Once in a while you want to read a light happy-go-lucky book just to counter the effect of earlier books you had read. And I found my happily ever after in the book The Bookshop on the Corner, also known as Little Shop of Happily Ever After.

It is a story of how when life puts you down, in a way, it is giving opportunity to change the track of your life and that too for good. But let us not talk about the story-line more and give it all away other than that for book lovers, it is a must read. The moment I opened this book, the introduction by the author brought a biiiiiig smile on my face (like I do when I remember Jalebi advertisement – Main ghar chhod k jaa raha hun, koi mujhe pyar nahi karta…par mummi ne toh garma garam jalebiyaan banayi hain… Jalebi… Dhara Dhara suddh Dhara, and jaana toh hai magar bees pachees saal baad translated in English to a cute kid leaving home who gets attracted to come back for he gets to know from his uncle that his mom is making a very tasty sweet dish) since it talked about the ways the author steals moments to do, wooaahh, none other than reading a book. Oh, I could correlate to so many!

In fact, to be truthful, I liked everything about the book since even the cheesiness was in small doses and exactly to the right amount of my liking. In short, do read this book to follow the passion of your life, which may be a love interest, a hobby or your job. I can assure you won’t be disappointed. Cheers!

And while we are on the subject of passion, let me tell you about a startup Indiavaale, a social e-commerce startup that creates home and lifestyle products by innovating Indian crafts, the brain child of Mrs. Anuradha Sangal and Mrs.Tanvi Sangal from Dehradun who were passionate about supporting craftsmen. And for this, the co-founders have traveled from Khurja in UP to Raghurajpur in Odisha in pursuit of artisans whose cause Indiavaale could support. Check out to know more!

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Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
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.

About the author:
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including ‘The Little Shop of Happy Ever After’ and ‘Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery’, 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 Award 2013.

Twitter: @JennyColgan

Rating: 9/10
Genre: Chick Lit
Book Name: The Bookshop on the Corner
Author: Jenny Colgan
Pages: 368
Publication Year: 2016
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