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The Bookshop on the Shore

A Novel
Auteur(s): Jenny Colgan
Narrateur(s): Eilidh Beaton
Durée: 13 h et 11 min
Catégories: Littérature, Contemporain
4.5 out of 5 stars (21 évaluations)

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Description

A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel by New York Times best-selling author Jenny Colgan.

Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to build a new life for herself and her four-year-old son Hari. She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy street where shouting football fans keep them awake all night. Hari’s dad, Jaz, a charismatic but perpetually broke DJ, is no help at all. But his sister, Surinder, comes to Zoe’s aid, hooking her up with a job as far away from the urban crush as possible: a bookshop on the banks of Loch Ness. And there’s a second job to cover housing: Zoe will be an au pair for three children at a genuine castle in the Scottish Highlands.

But while Scotland is everything Zoe dreamed of - clear skies, brisk fresh air, blessed quiet - everything else is a bit of a mess. The Urquart family castle is grand, but crumbling, the childrens’ single dad is a wreck, and the kids have been kicked out of school and left to their own devices. Zoe has her work cut out for her, and is determined to rise to the challenge, especially when she sees how happily Hari has taken to their new home.

With the help of Nina, the friendly local bookseller, Zoe begins to put down roots in the community. Are books, fresh air, and kindness enough to heal this broken family - and her own...?

©2019 Jenny Colgan (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Sweet story amazing narration

Though there were a few moments I was saying oh for heavens sake to myself over all it was a good story with funny moments sad moments and lots of warmth and feeling like I was right there. The narration was wonderful.

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  • Lisa
  • 2019-07-18

Happy

This is an easy read! Brilliant feelings throughout the story...I really enjoyed it need more of this story!

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  • JET12
  • 2019-07-03

ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!

Absolutely LOVED this book! The story was charming and the children came ALIVE though the talented narration! In the wise words of Patrick.
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT!!!

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  • Sica
  • 2019-08-12

I'm a sucker for a sweet story

Loce love love this Very sweet series. I can't wait for the next one... If there is one.

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  • Kaui
  • 2020-02-07

cute light romance

I have many literary weaknesses: books about books is one of them. A follow-up to Bookshop on the Corner, this book similarly has kind of nothing to do with the title, though I suppose it draws its inspiration from the book van going to the shore. Hmph. Anyways, new main character, still plucky, still from London, still moving up to the wilds of Scotland to start her life over again. Plot twists: a "selectively mute" little boy, two "feral" motherless children, a dark family secret and, wait for it.... ROMANCE. yeah. Big surprise there.

This is yet another cute lite romance best used to cleanse one's palate between heavy biographies. As such, I recommend.

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  • Miriam
  • 2019-12-02

Fun Read

Entertaining read and again centered on baking. I know it sounds silly, but for someone who enjoys baking they are really enjoyable!

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  • Emily
  • 2020-03-05

plot twists are thrown in willy nilly

could have been a cute story, but so many things felt inconsistent or thrown in. Some surprises were too predicable, while others felt implausible. it was painful in the beginning because of zoey's hardships, and painful in the end because of a silly plot.

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  • Talb
  • 2020-01-29

Had to return

The narrator clips every word. I could not finish this story. Too bad because I like the author’s work.

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  • Kristyn Rose
  • 2019-11-19

An Instant Favorite!

This has to be one of my favorite Jenny Colgan books! The story is captivating,. The characters are rich and dimensional. You’ll fall into their world immediately. I was very sorry to see it end!

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  • Lu
  • 2019-11-14

Wonderful Read!





Loved the story, the setting and the subject. A must for book lovers and for those unafraid of traveling to other countries. Great job!

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  • Linda
  • 2019-09-28

Preditible and boring

This book got such good reviews that I was excited to read it . Unfortunately it was a disappointment. Storyline is predictable and dull . Find another book.

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