This book is related to the author’s earlier novel, The Bookshop on the Corner. Some characters from that book are present as is the book van book shop, which I love.
While I enjoyed The Bookshop on the Corner, I did not find this novel to be nearly as good. The premise is there; young mom with a mute child wants to find a new life. So, Zoe moves to Scotland to work with Nina, the protagonist of the earlier title. Zoe’s trials caring for three children plus her own and her experiences on the book van are central to the plot. Of course, there is also a romance. In addition, readers who enjoyed Nina from the last book, will get to see how her pregnancy goes. There just might be a surprise!
This book may be best for true lovers of this author. I found it to be a bit slow and surprisingly, for the first time, I did not find myself fully enjoying a book by this author.
I will still read Jenny Colgan’s novels in the future. I hope that the next one will be as good as I know that she can be. Let me know what you think if you read this one. I am interested to know.