The Bookshop on the Shore
William Morrow Paperbacks
On Sale: June 25, 2019
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Women's Fiction Contemporary
A grand baronial house on Loch Ness, a quirky
small-town bookseller, and a single mom looking for a fresh
start all come together in this witty and warm-hearted novel
by New York Times bestselling author Jenny
Desperate to escape from London, single mother Zoe wants to
build a new life for herself and her four year old son Hari.
She can barely afford the crammed studio apartment on a busy
street where shouting football fans keep them awake all
night. Hariâ€™s dad, Jaz, a charismatic but perpetually broke
DJ, is no help at all. But his sister Surinder comes to
Zoeâ€™s aid, hooking her up with a job as far away from the
urban crush as possible: a bookshop on the banks of Loch
Ness. And thereâ€™s a second job to cover housing: Zoe will be
an au pair for three children at a genuine castle in the
But while Scotland is everything Zoe dreamed ofâ€”clear skies,
brisk fresh air, blessed quietâ€”everything else is a bit of a
mess. The Urquart family castle is grand, but crumbling, the
childrensâ€™ single dad is a wreck, and the kids have been
kicked out of school and left to their own devices. Lottie
has her work cut out for her, and is determined to rise to
the challenge, especially when she sees how happily Hari has
taken to their new home.
With the help of Nina, the friendly local bookseller, Zoe
begins to put down roots in the community. Are books, fresh
air, and kindness enough to heal this broken familyâ€”and her
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