The Christmas bookshop A novel

Jenny Colgan

Book - 2021

When the department store she works in closes its doors, Carmen has little cash and few options. She moves in with her Sofia, with her perfect house, her perfect children and her perfectly ordered Edinburgh life. Sofia has always been sarcastic and difficult, but with another baby on the way and a client who needs a retail assistant for his ailing bookshop, she asks Carmen to help. Will revamping old Mr. McCredie's ancient bookshop in time to benefit from Christmas shopping traffic help hea...l the rift between the sisters? -- adapted from jacket

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Subjects
Genres
Christmas fiction
Novels
Published
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2021]
Edition
First U.S. edition
Language
English
Physical Description
310 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780063143258
0063143259
Main Author
Jenny Colgan (author)
Review by Library Journal Reviews

Colgan, who's had Christmas hits for four years running, introduces us to Carmen, just out of a job and not exactly thrilled to be moving in with has-it-all sister Sofia in Edinburgh. Sofia isn't thrilled either, but with another baby on the way, she could use the help, and she's got a client who needs a retail assistant for his backwater bookstore. Can Carmen bring sparkle to the store in time for the Christmas sales rush, and what about that classic good boy-bad boy decision she must make regarding romance? With a 100,000-copy paperback and 30,000-copy hardcover first printing. Copyright 2021 Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When she is out of a job just in time for the holidays, Carmen, with little cash and few options, is forced to move in with her perfect sister where she takes a job at a book store that desperately needs her help—and helps her in return. 30,000 first printing.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

When she is out of a job just in time for the holidays, Carmen, with little cash and few options, is forced to move in with her perfect sister where she takes a job at a book store that desperately needs her help-and helps her in return.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

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?