I found it impossible to write this review of Christine’s book without using an L word as it’s a lovely, light read full of love and laughter.
The plot and its characters are revealed and developed at a steady pace as we follow their mixed fortunes, with the health food Shop playing the central role from Christine’s original idea to its first Christmas. On the way we are introduced to a host of loveable personalities; from Christine with list making to joint owner and her love seeking sister Lorraine to Nige the gay postman, ever ready with advice but little action, with all manner of customers and suppliers in between.
The Nut Shop is a very human story about neighbours, friends and family and how they work together through the shop’s good times and bad times, it is joy to read out loud. With at least a smile, if not a laugh on nearly every page, even through the bad times the love at the heart of the book shines through.
If you are looking for a book to bring a smile to your face and restore your faith in the fundamental goodness to be found in any community founded on the love between friends, family and neighbours then without hesitation I recommend the Nut Shop to you.
Oh what a brilliant book - it follows two sisters Christine and Lorraine as they open their health food shop. I found myself laughing out loud whilst reading it on the bus on the way to work!!! There's lots of highs and lows in the story and some wonderful characters who frequent their shop. I loved it especially because it's set in the north-east of England where I live. I really hope that there is a sequel to the book. An excellent read - well done Christine.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and have been left hoping there is going to be a sequel to this fantastic novel by this Newcastle Author, wanting to read more funny, witty tales and adventures of two sisters and their day to day experiences and ups and downs in the health food business. Expertly described with lots of laugh out loud moments which actually had tears running down my face, characters they meet, moments both good and bad, sharing their highs and lows, its a hoot, treat yourself and buy this book you will not be disappointed, I couldn't put it down!
Love it - Characters Adorable. Could not wait each day to read my next instalment. The characters were all so lovable and made you want to find out more about where their life was taking them. It would make a superb sitcom. Hope the author keeps writing more.
If you liked Maeve Binchy then this is for you. A great book with a definite feel good factor to it. Funny in places but thought provoking at times. I can thoroughly recommend it if you want to read about real people with a sense of humour and the determination to succeed.
My best friend recommended this book and I'm glad she did. I Really enjoyed reading this book I found to be a fantastic, funny warm story set in the North East England. I would recommend and encourage everyone to read this. I've had the privilege to meet the author Christine who is such a warm loving person which makes reading this more enjoyable
I really liked this book set in the North East (near Newcastle) about sisters setting up a health food shop. I think the fact its a true story shows in how much you can visualise the characters. A great read.
This book was most enjoyable. Easy to read and very interesting. I found it hard to put down even though my eyes were going and sleep was calling. I would recommend it to anyone who likes a light read before going to sleep.