The Christmas Bookshop By Jenny Colgan

The Christmas Bookshop By Jenny Colgan


Carmen has always worked in her local department store. So, when the gorgeous old building closes its doors for good, she is more than a little lost.

When her sister, Sofia, mentions an opportunity in Edinburgh – a cute little bookshop, the spare room in her house – Carmen is reluctant, she was never very good at accepting help. But, short on options, she soon finds herself pulling into the snowy city just a month before Christmas.

What Sofia didn’t say is that the shop is on its last legs and that if Carmen can’t help turn things around before Christmas, the owner will be forced to sell. Privately, Sofia is sure it will take more than a miracle to save the store, but maybe this Christmas, Carmen might surprise them all…

My Thoughts:

I am a big fan of Jenny’s and all of her books I have loved. This one has to be my favourite at the moment. I had to re-read it just because it is such a feel good story. When Carmen’s job comes to an end she considers moving to Edinburgh which is closer to her sister and the job is at bookshop. But what Carmen finds is not what she was expecting, is this job too much for her? she needs to help the owner turn it around and if she can it will be a miracle. The place is in rack and ruin and really needs a good clean, Carmen is determined to help and turn the bookshop around and what she does with the place is incredible. The best thing she does are the window displays it really warmed my heart. It was a wonderful read and I love how Carmen evolves as a person, all she does for everyone else too. This book is the perfect escapism but also give you the Christmas vibes too. It is a magical story that I will not forget in a hurry and one that got me more excited about Christmas.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.

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