Random House Book Club May Happy Hour

Join us to discuss The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser

May 25, 2021 in Zoom

Have you ever fantasized about getting a mysterious inheritance from a distant relative that would pull you out of your humdrum life? I know I have. That’s what happens to Thea Mottram in our May Spotlight Pick: The Bookshop of Second Chances by Jackie Fraser.

Thea is having a bad month. She’s been let go from her office job with no notice—and her husband of nearly 20 years has decided to leave her for one of her friends. She doesn’t know what to do . . . until she learns that a distant great uncle in Scotland has passed away and left her his home and a hefty antique book collection.

It’s the perfect escape: a cozy cottage in a coastal town full of warm, quirky strangers. Except the gruff bookshop owner she hopes will buy her uncle’s collection. But as they bicker, unexpected feelings develop. And suddenly, she’s thinking about staying Scotland for the long haul.

This book will have you thinking about second chances (obviously), wild dreams, and the ways people can surprise you. Discuss all these themes and more with us at our Virtual Happy Hour on May 25th, on Zoom at 6pm ET—featuring a special guest appearance from author Jackie Fraser.

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May 25, 2021
6pm to 7pm



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