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Shy and bookish 29-year-old Nina lives in Birmingham, works as a librarian and loves her job. So what if her roommate/good mate Surrinder complains about how many books they have in the house?
But when the library closes and she needs to apply to a job she’d hate, she does something crazy: She decides to run a bookshop out of a van. She already has some inventory, and it will cost her all her money, but what other options does she have?
The van of her dreams, however, is in a Scottish village. A few more hurdles cause her to start her dream in that village. And while she becomes the town’s sweetheart, she doesn’t get along so well with her grumpy farmer landlord Lennox. Certainly not as well as she gets long with Marek, the Litvanian train engineer who just might be the romantic hero she has read about all her life. But happy afters don’t really happen in real life, do they?
The Little Shop of Happy Ever After is the ultimate romantic comedy for book lovers. Yes, it helps if you love romance and aren’t allergic to romantic storylines. But what is not to love about a fast-paced, sweet (and sometimes really sexy), fun, and honest novel about new beginnings and finding love? Of course, I love reading and writing sweet yet sexy romcoms.
It should be noted that I love Scotland (never been, but I’m hoping to change it someday), and this is my second Jenny Colgan novel. My first was also a great romcom set in England and Scotland, Where Have All the Boys Gone.
I read the book while on vacation, but it’d have made a great anywhere.