Jenny Colgan was guest host of #LitChat at 4 p.m. ET on September 26, 2016. Read the complete chatscript of her #LitChat session here.
In Jenny Colgan‘s The Little Bookshop on the Corner, Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.
Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile—a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.
From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.
Jenny Colgan was born in 1972 in Prestwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK. After studying at Edinburgh University, she worked for six years in the health service, moonlighting as a cartoonist and a stand-up comic, before the publication of her first novel, Amanda’s Wedding, in 2000. In 2013, her novel Welcome to Rosie Hopkin’s Sweetshop of Dreams won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists’ Association. She has written more than 20 novels in this and her three additional pen names: J.T. Colgan, Jenny T. Colgan and Jane Beaton. She is married with Andrew, a marine engineer, and has three children. She mostly lives in France, with frequent visits to London.
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