Small Town Perfection: Kirrinfief

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Jenny Colgan‘s The Little Shop of Happy Ever After follows Nina to Scotland and to the adorable, close-knit village of Kirrinfief.

After her dream job as a librarian in Birmingham disappears when the library is merged to form part of a sprawling retail complex, she finds herself answering a tiny advert for someone to take over a little bookshop bus in the Scottish highlands.

Firstly, I’d like to point out that if it weren’t for my lack of a driving license (no-one wants me on the road) this would be my perfect job!  I love the idea of being able to get to know everyone so personally, and influencing their reading requests.

But the thing that makes this book so charming, is that it isn’t saccharine sweet.  There’re two romances, each bubbling along quietly, neither turn out quite how you imagine – and the book is all the better for that.  Plus there are gruff Scots.  What more could you want?

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