A New Chapter at the Little Penguin Bookshop

A New Chapter at the Little Penguin Bookshop


Carrie Anderson’s business selling books at her local train station is thriving and, with her beloved Mike returned from war, everything feels as though it is falling into place. That is, until Mike is sent to Washington as a liaison between Britain and America.

When Carrie is introduced to journalist Gus, their blossoming friendship makes life a little more bearable. And when Carrie receives unexpected news from America, Gus provides her with the support she needs to battle through.

But with more distance than ever between them, and new companions vying for their attention on both sides of the Atlantic, will Carrie and Mike's love story weather the storm of war?

About the author

Joanna Toye

After a career in radio and TV, producing and writing for programmes ranging from The Archers to EastEnders, Joanna turned to historical novels to create her very own fictional world. Her bestselling Shop Girls and Victory Girls series, following three shop girls in a department store in World War Two, their families and friends, have been called 'a cross between Mr Selfridge and Call the Midwife for their warm sense of family and community in an authentic period setting. The Little Penguin Bookshop is the first novel in a brand new series.

Formerly a confirmed city girl, Joanna has recently relocated to the Somerset countryside to be closer to her daughter and small granddaughters, and is loving every minute of her new life.
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