The instant New York Times bestseller!
“Sublime…Colgan infuses her latest book with humor, wit, suspense and a perfectly cast love triangle.”--USA Today
"The Christmas Bookshop is literary hot chocolate with a bourbon shot: hot, sweet but with a surprising emotional kick."--The Times (UK)
Perfect for the holidays! A brand-new heartwarming Christmas novel from the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Bookshop on the Corner and Christmas at the Island Hotel.
Laid off from her department store job, Carmen has perilously little cash and few options. The prospect of spending Christmas with her perfect sister Sofia, in Sofia’s perfect house with her perfect children and her perfectly ordered yuppie life does not appeal.
Frankly, Sofia doesn’t exactly want her prickly sister Carmen there either. But Sofia has yet another baby on the way, a mother desperate to see her daughters get along, and a client who needs help revitalizing his shabby old bookshop. So Carmen moves in and takes the job.
Thrown rather suddenly into the inner workings of Mr. McCredie’s ancient bookshop on the picturesque streets of historic Edinburgh, Carmen is intrigued despite herself. The store is dusty and disorganized but undeniably charming. Can she breathe some new life into it in time for Christmas shopping? What will happen when a famous and charismatic author takes a sudden interest in the bookshop—and Carmen? And will the Christmas spirit be enough to help heal her fractured family?
I’m Dreaming of a…
My first question is: where do I find a Spice Girls duvet?! How did I not know these existed?
In other news, The Christmas Bookshop is a coming of age story for our main character Carmen, but I also think it’s a coming of age story for a family. When one central relationship is in turmoil, it can really divide a family. The relationships in this book are interesting and at times sad. I really enjoyed Mr. McCredie’s character, he was probably my favorite! His back story was interesting and I love his nostalgia. Obviously from my question, I’m also a very nostalgic person (Yay Spice Girls)! Plus, I love the idea of a Christmas bookshop. It seems perfect for Edinburg. And If you’re a fan of the Bookshop series’, you’ll see some familiar characters intertwined, which I always love! The books are their own stories, but I still recommend starting at The Bookshop on the Corner and then continue through the rest.
Close yours and you feel, see, hear, smell the old city.
My 1st international novel. I embraced it to the fullest. I just close my eye and the the ancient city came alive with the interesting characters. In the future I will read another of her novels. If I ever sail to Northern Europe, most definitely I will visit Scotland.
The Christmas Bookshop
A lovely light read. Enjoy!