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500 Miles from You

(Scottish Bookshop #3)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  8 reviews

New York Timesbestselling author Jenny Colgan returns to the beloved Scottish Highland town of Kirrinfief, which readers first met inThe Bookshop on the Shore, and adds a dash of London’s bustling urban landscape.

Lissie, is a nurse in a gritty, hectic London neighborhood. Always terribly competent and good at keeping it all together, she’s been suffering quietly with

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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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Bethany
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Lissa is a tough homecare nurse living and working in South London. Cormac is an ex-army homecare nurse in a small town in Scotland. When they switch lives for three months, a romance blossoms despite their pen-pal-like relationship.

Pros:
- As a fan of Outlander, the Outlander reference made me giggle. And the colloquialisms are fun.
- I like reading books with settings that are not in the United States, and there are /two/ here: London and Scotland.
- Yay for semi-positive depictions of therapy.
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Amy
Feb 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Lissa, after witnessing a terrible accident, is sent for a 3 month job switch with Cormac, who lives in a small town in Scotland. They are both nurses, and Cormac will get to experience nursing in the big city of London, while Lissa is asked to take this job away by her employers as a sort of break from the city which reminds her so much of the accident.

They both assume they won’t like the other’s home, but readers get to spend much of the novel experiencing their swapped lives and how their
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Sandy
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book - almost as much as Colgan's previous story set in Kierenfief, The Bookshop on the Shore. I thought that Lissa and Cormac's relationship got short shrift, being wrapped up so quickly as it was in the end. Otherwise, it was great spending time with the characters (even the supporting characters, who are generally delightful) and "touring" about Scotland and London through the pages of a book.
Chermaine
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was on par with the caliber that I expect from this author, even though the end I felt was a big rush. It was everything I expected & more. Catching up with past characters was great and I'm glad that another trip to Scotland through the author's eyes was well worth it.
Kristen
A cute quick read. There were some bumpy spots, but overall I enjoyed it.
Emily Matthys bennett
I could not put this one down! Jenny Colgan knows just what I need to beat the winter blahs. We are revisiting some old haunts that we found in The Bookshop on the Corner and The Bookshop on the Shore, but this is not Nina's story or Zoe's story. They do appear, but minimally, and serve as reminders that things can change and they surely will! Lissa is struggling and her struggle is well written and believable. Why not send her to Scotland on a nurse's exchange? I loved the characters, both new ...more
Chermaine
Jan 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was on par with the caliber that I expect from this author, even though the end I felt was a big rush. It was everything I expected & more. Catching up with past characters was great and I'm glad that another trip to Scotland through the author's eyes was well worth it.
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Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including 'The Little Shop of Happy Ever After' and 'Summer at the 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 ...more

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Scottish Bookshop (3 books)
  • The Bookshop on the Corner
  • The Bookshop on the Shore