The gorgeous new book from Jenny Colgan that Goodreads reviewers are calling:
'A massive hug in book form', 'utterly charming', 'magical', 'heartwarming', 'feel good', 'a breath of fresh air', 'easily one of the best books I have read this year', 'perfect feel-good fare for the summer', 'a lovely, heartwarming read'
Escape to the Scottish Highlands where a tiny bookshop perches on the edge of a loch
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...
'Wonderful story with a hint of magic about it. Just lovely' - Katie Fforde
'A funny warm book with fantastic characters... and books!' - Sophie Kinsella
'Gorgeous location, dancing dialogue and characters you'll fall in love with. Irresistible!' - Jill Mansell
'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.' - Mike Gayle
'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.' - Keith Stuart