About the author
Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and Little Beach Street Bakery, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the year Award 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in Scotland.
Publication Date: 2nd February 2017
Pages: 145 pages
Copy provided by: brought book
Blurb ( as seen on the back cover)
Wanted: doctor for small island. Must like boats, the seaside and having no hope of keeping a secret…
Lorna lives on the tiny Scottish island of Mure, a peaceful place where everyone helps their neighbour. But the local GP is retiring, and nobody wants his job. Mure is too small and remote.
Far away, in a crowded camp, Saif is treating a little boy with a badly cut hand. Saif is a refugee, but he’s also a doctor: exactly what Mure needs.
Saif is welcome in Mure, but can he forget his past? Over one summer, Saif will find a place to call home, and Lorna’s life will change forever.
The front cover of A Very Distant Shore is so very simple with the wavy hills and boats bobbing on the shore; quite idyllic wouldn’t you say? The village sits beside the shore and a couple standing together. Sea gulls are gliding round the title; in a bold red and Jenny’s name; which is coloured blue making the stand out! I’m a big fan of Jenny’s covers of her book’s they always draw me in!
I fear this is going to be a short review as it’s a short story; Jenny has got this story spot on! Her characters are all very different and I liked that this story plot is current to things going on in today’s world. For the setting I can say that is somewhere you want going and I had a such lovely vision of what I was reading; which I love about her books anyway.
I really enjoyed this Quick Read very much and was a lovely feel good story that I think was super!
Marie’s Book Boutique gives A very Distant Shore by Jenny Colgan a sparkly 5 star’s