500 Miles from You

500 Miles from You[Reading] ➽ 500 Miles from You By Jenny Colgan – Heartforum.co.uk New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns to the beloved Scottish Highland town of Kirrinfief, which readers first met in The Bookshop on the Shore, and adds a dash of London s bustling u New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan returns to the beloved Scottish Highland town of Kirrinfief, which readers first met in The bookshop on the 500 Miles PDF/EPUB or 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 PTSD after helping to save the victim of a shocking crime Her supervisor quietly arranges for Lissie to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little town of Kirrinfeif in Scottish Highlands, hoping that the change of scenery will help her heal Lissie will be swapping places with Cormack, an Army veteran who s Kirrinfeif s easygoing nurse paramedic all purpose medical man Lissie s never experienced small town life, and Cormack s never spent than a day in a big city, but it seems like a swap that would do them both some goodIn London, the gentle Cormack is a fish out of the water in Kirrinfief, the dynamic Lissie finds it hard to adjust to the quiet But these two strangers are now in constant contact, taking over each other s patients, endlessly emailing about anything and everything Lissie and Cormack discover a new depth of feeling for their profession and for each otherBut what will happen when Lissie and Cormack finally meet.

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 500 Miles PDF/EPUB or , which are also published by Sphere Meet Me at the Cupcake Caf won the 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 Forabout Jenny, visit her website and her Facebook page, or follow her on TwitterJenny Colgan has also been published under the name Jenny T Colgan.

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    Import EPUB to the Program Import EPUB a gritty, hectic London neighborhood Always terribly competent and good at keeping it all together, she s been suffering quietly with PTSD after helping to save the victim of a shocking crime Her supervisor quietly arranges for Lissie to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little town of Kirrinfeif in Scottish Highlands, hoping that the change of scenery will help her heal Lissie will be swapping places with Cormack, an Army veteran who s Kirrinfeif s easygoing nurse paramedic all purpose medical man Lissie s never experienced small town life, and Cormack s never spent than a day in a big city, but it seems like a swap that would do them both some goodIn London, the gentle Cormack is a fish out of the water in Kirrinfief, the dynamic Lissie finds it hard to adjust to the quiet But these two strangers are now in constant contact, taking over each other s patients, endlessly emailing about anything and everything Lissie and Cormack discover a new depth of feeling for their profession and for each otherBut what will happen when Lissie and Cormack finally meet."/>
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • 500 Miles from You
  • Jenny Colgan
  • English
  • 09 August 2018
  • 0062911244

10 thoughts on “500 Miles from You

  1. Karen Whittard says:

    I absolutely adored this book It is beautifully written and tugs at your heartstrings all the way through Especially apt at the moment when everyone who wasn t grateful for the NHS before has been come aware of the amazing amount of work that they do, and for all of us who had already been touched by the NHS in helping us in various aspects of our lives, hope that people remember the amazing sacrifices, hard work and commitment that they put in and have put in every single day I for one am ho I absolutely adored this book It is beautifully written and tugs at your heartstrings all the way through Especially apt at the moment when everyone who wasn t grateful for the NHS before has been come aware of the amazing amount of work that they do, and for all of us who had already been touched by the NHS in helping us in various aspects of our lives, hope that people remember the amazing sacrifices, hard work and commitment that they put in and have put in every single day I for one am hoping that this crisis will make people second think some of the racist comments, bigoted opinions and negativeness after all this has blown over and realise that without people coming to work in our amazing NHS from overseas We would have an even worse situation on our hands then we do now and that free movement and working together is the only way forward It is also a book that shines the light on the importance of organ donors and how the sadness of their death can save the lives of another person who without their donorship would probably be suffering for a really long time This can bring happiness, a change in lifestyle and a second chance to those who desperately need it It is also a story that shows there should be no stigma around mental health and that everyone needs all the love and support that they should be able to receive No matter what occupation that they work in Also that our NHS needsupport around these things as they get affected by these things on a daily basis too It is a story of hope, redemption, starting again, happiness, sadness, light, love, friendship and family It shows that you should never judge a book by its cover, always get to know the person underneath, that love can stretch miles, and that we all have the strength inside us to defeat our darkest days A really beautiful book, fantastically written, wonderfully researched, with fantastic cast of characters, some of which we have met before and a feel good, hug of a storyline that will really brighten your spirits and yes make you cry a little bit too But where there is happiness there is usually a little bit of sadness too Great work Jenny A book you should be really proud of

  2. Lisa Wolf says:

    Jenny Colgan is an absolute favorite of mine, so of course I was thrilled to receive an ARC of her new book, 500 Miles From You This author s books always make me smile, and her books set in the Scottish Highlands give me a major case of wanderlust each and every time.In 500 Miles From You, we start by meeting Lissa, a nurse who specializes in follow up care, spending her days driving around London from patient to patient to make sure they re following doctor s orders, taking their medications, Jenny Colgan is an absolute favorite of mine, so of course I was thrilled to receive an ARC of her new book, 500 Miles From You This author s books always make me smile, and her books set in the Scottish Highlands give me a major case of wanderlust each and every time.In 500 Miles From You, we start by meeting Lissa, a nurse who specializes in follow up care, spending her days driving around London from patient to patient to make sure they re following doctor s orders, taking their medications, and getting the treatment they need As the story opens, Lissa witnesses a terrible hit and run that s a deliberate attack, leaving a 15 year old boy dying on the street.Lissa is unable to shake off the horror, and finally, her hospital s HR team strongly urges her to participate in a professional exchange program She ll be sent to a rural area to use her skills in a different environment, and a nurse from that area will come take her place in London to gain experience in urban medicine.It doesn t seem like an offer Lissa can refuse, and between her new assignment and her required ongoing therapy sessions, the exhange may be her only opportunity to heal and recover before her PTSD completely derails her career and her life.Meanwhile, Cormac will leave his beloved town of Kirrinfief in the Scottish Highlands where literally everyone knows your name to live in Lissa s nursing quarters in London and take over her set of patients The two never meet, but they exchange patient notes, and over time, develop an email and text rapport beyond the professional requirements.In my opinion Lissa gets the much better end of the deal As always, Jenny Colgan has me falling in love all over again with her depiction of life in the Highlands the peace and quiet, the quaint small town, the local busybodies, the sense of connection And frankly, while Cormac eventually finds reasons to like London, the descriptions of the noise, the dirt, the unfriendliness, the bustle all make it clear why Cormac yearns for home.Lissa s PTSD is portrayed sensitively As a medical professional, she intellectually understands her reactions, but that doesn t mean that she can instantly deal with it Her progress is slow, and we see how her London habits keep her from fitting in or being accepted when she arrives in Kirrinfief Eventually, of course, she opens up to her surroundings and to the way of life in a small village, and findsthan she could have thought possible.Cormac, a former army medic, carries around with him the memories of Fallujah that eventually make him seek a civilian career While he can relate to Lissa s trauma, his own past still remains mostly undisclosed I finished the book wishing we d learned a littleabout Cormac s army experiences.The back and forth between Cormac and Lissa is quite cute, and the book ends with all sorts of mishaps that turn their intended first in person meetings into a series of catastrophic missed chances But yes, there s a happy ending how could there not be The texts and emails between Lissa and Cormac are funny and sweet, and the story is a nice twist on the two strangers fall in love without ever meeting trope Somehow, though, I was left wantingI felt that their connection neededtime to grow, and wasn t given quite enough room to develop and breathe and I was left wanting to seeof them together once they finally connected, rather than ending with their meeting.This is the 3rd of Jenny Colgan s loosely connected stories set in Kirrinfief Characters from both The Bookshop on the Corner and The Bookshop on the Shore show up here and become friends with Lissa It s lovely to see them all I just wish they d actually had bigger roles to play, since I enjoy those characters so much.Overall, this is another winning romantic tale from a terrific author, balancing tough situations and emotions with lighter,joyous moments and memorable characters.500 Miles From You can work as a stand alone, but I d recommend starting with The Bookshop on the Corner, which is a wonderful introduction to Kirrinfief and its quirky characters Either way, don t miss these lovely stories Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley Full review at Bookshelf Fantasies.

  3. Alayne Emmett says:

    Another winner from Jenny Colgan This one was a fifth in the Scottish series with all the characters I d grown to love as well as new ones This was a sweet story to read and as usual with her books I read it very quickly.It was funny and sad but as always it all turns out well in the end If you haven t read the others in the series you can read it as a stand alone but, I think you would probably want to read the others after reading this.

  4. anna ✩ says:

    3 stars Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.500 Miles From You follows Lissa, a London based nurse, and her traumatic experience with a hit and run of a 15 year old kid she knew After experiencing the crash, Lissa isn t the same she is anxious and can t sleep and can t stop crying It is suggested to her that she goes on an exchange programme in order to get her thoughts in order and to recover And that is how Lissa ends up 3 stars Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.500 Miles From You follows Lissa, a London based nurse, and her traumatic experience with a hit and run of a 15 year old kid she knew After experiencing the crash, Lissa isn t the same she is anxious and can t sleep and can t stop crying It is suggested to her that she goes on an exchange programme in order to get her thoughts in order and to recover And that is how Lissa ends up in Scotland, taking over Cormac s job and how he ends up in London, taking over Lissa s job The start of this novel was incredibly powerful and left me full of hope However as the story progressed I found myself gettinganddetached from it There were a lot of descriptions of what Lissa and Cormac were going through in their daily job life but not really any meaningful interaction or story progression I truly lived for the small and few moments we got of Lissa and Cormac interacting through their e mails and later on through their texts but I felt like the experience of reading about them finally meeting up after everything they had gone through was a bit rushed and slightly disappointing Jenny Colgan created a very well detailed contrast between London and Kirrinfeif and I was very enveloped in the way the places and the people were described and built I didn t hate it, I actually really enjoyed it, I just didn t love it either It was an enjoyable read with some really powerful moments and sections about real life, anxiety, ptsd and healthcare life

  5. Melissa says:

    This is the third book in the Bookshop on the Shore series, but it can be read as a standalone However, you ll miss the wonderful character connections that make Colgan s books so superb.I always like returning to a place in a book that I ve visited before and getting caught up with everyone again as well getting to know new characters I really enjoyed both Lissa and Cormac and their adventures both apart and together Their very real dealings with PTSD, but also the heartwarming connections This is the third book in the Bookshop on the Shore series, but it can be read as a standalone However, you ll miss the wonderful character connections that make Colgan s books so superb.I always like returning to a place in a book that I ve visited before and getting caught up with everyone again as well getting to know new characters I really enjoyed both Lissa and Cormac and their adventures both apart and together Their very real dealings with PTSD, but also the heartwarming connections that both of them learn to make when they are forced outside of their comfort zones If you re looking for a book with great characters, some romance, a bit of humor, and all over good story, then Colgan s books are definitely ones to pick up.I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book, all opinions are my own

  6. Bethany says:

    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 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 Cons Why is there a character named Lissa AND Larissa There are so many names out there it totally isn t necessary to have two such similar ones in the same book The narration is garbled and garbage It starts off as very third person limited, but as Lissa and Cormac switch locations, we start to get the thoughts and reasonings of minor characters And even quite a bit of Lissa s London best friend neighbor s romance Like, yes, the trans romance is lovely, but not important to the overall story of Lissa and Cormac If you want to do a trans romance, make this a series, and give Kim Ange her own story do true justice to her and her love The end bit of everything going wrong for Cormac is comedic in tone And this book has had no previous tone of comedy Why are you trying to turn what could be a nice and lovely romance into a disjointed rom com It felt like a second draft, not a complete story written by an author who has published scores of other stories On the chaste to steamy scale, it is a 0.5

  7. Cheryl says:

    First, thank you Goodreads and William Morrow for the advance readers copy of this heartwarmingly good read.Set in both London and a small burg in Scotland, two nurses switch locations for one Lissa to recover from witnessing a 15 year old boy being run down by an international driver and dying in her arms The other is Cormac, an ex army medic tending the needs of his quaint village, one friend at a time Through daily notes on each other s patients, they form an unseen relationship, while First, thank you Goodreads and William Morrow for the advance readers copy of this heartwarmingly good read.Set in both London and a small burg in Scotland, two nurses switch locations for one Lissa to recover from witnessing a 15 year old boy being run down by an international driver and dying in her arms The other is Cormac, an ex army medic tending the needs of his quaint village, one friend at a time Through daily notes on each other s patients, they form an unseen relationship, while intermixing with each other s respective circle At first, neither is thrilled with the culture shock of their starkly different locations Sometimes exasperating, some times humiliating, and once in a while, rather humorous The beginning was slow, in regards to Lissa Too much repeating her PTSD Too much interpersonal contemplation But it evens out as characters begin to form and you get absolutely attached to them The supporting cast is just as endearing We get reintroduced to several from Colgan s The Bookshop on the Corner and meet some fun new characters Loved all the Scottish slang to add to my repertoire Kirrinfief is for sure a place I would absolutely adore being sent to It s a feel good read for these dark times Looking forward tofrom this setting

  8. Bookworman says:

    This Book Was Awesome Loved, LOVED, this story The narrator was great too.Jenny Colgan has written another funny, heartwarming, romantic, and totally satisfying story After, what I thought was a slightly disappointing Book 2 in the series, Book 3 was absolutely wonderful It has her signature snarky dialogue, characters you can really care about both the MCs as well as their friends and relations As an added bonus for Colgan fans, there are appearances from characters in Books 1 and 2 This Book Was Awesome Loved, LOVED, this story The narrator was great too.Jenny Colgan has written another funny, heartwarming, romantic, and totally satisfying story After, what I thought was a slightly disappointing Book 2 in the series, Book 3 was absolutely wonderful It has her signature snarky dialogue, characters you can really care about both the MCs as well as their friends and relations As an added bonus for Colgan fans, there are appearances from characters in Books 1 and 2 as well as a reference to Huckle honey Yay Some profanity but not as much as in the Mure series No one swears as much as Colton and some sexual situations but no graphic descriptions

  9. Fabulous Book Fiend says:

    This book is a lesson in how books can be both wildly romantic but also impressively real life at the same time It has been too long since I have been immersed in a Jenny Colgan novel and I am so happy to be back in her world once again, this truly was a triumph I absolutely loved the premise behind this novel, the idea of a job swap and living in one another s lives in the best kind of meet cute there could be and both of these characters were the kind of people who needed that change to push This book is a lesson in how books can be both wildly romantic but also impressively real life at the same time It has been too long since I have been immersed in a Jenny Colgan novel and I am so happy to be back in her world once again, this truly was a triumph I absolutely loved the premise behind this novel, the idea of a job swap and living in one another s lives in the best kind of meet cute there could be and both of these characters were the kind of people who needed that change to push them out of their comfort zones and really make them sit up and take notice I loved watching the journey that Lissa and Cormac both took during the course of this book I loved all the intricate details they both knew about each other s lives and those we were let into as reader it felt really special Lissa is a really cool character to get to know because we know she has gone through a trauma, we start the book with that and so seeing how she deals with that instantly lets us into the secret of her character Then taking her out of her comfort zone and dropping her in the middle of nowhere to sink or swim was really fun I loved Cormac from the start, I would really love to have met him in real life and he is the person I would really like to seefrom in future Jenny Colgan novels I loved how he handled himself and I really liked watching his journey of bringing some Scottish heart to London The book is a dual narrative of sorts which always make for a quicker read for me but there is occasionally a third voice, a kind of narrator who I can only assume is Jenny Colgan talking to us and this made the book read just a little like a fairytale, I felt it added another level and really appreciated it I also feel like the setting added another level, I loved the juxtaposition between the Scottish setting and the urban hum of London Having spent time living in both settings I could feel the difference coming off the pages and this writer s description triggering lots of memories for me I listened to this book on audio and the narrator did a really great job When the book had both an English and a Scottish character I was prepared to be let down by the narrator s accents but she did really well with both accents and dialects and so I highly recommend this book to you in whatever format you choose

  10. Alison says:

    I really enjoyed the two previous books in this series so I jumped at the chance to request this ARC and Jenny Colgan did not disappoint.Lissa is a London nurse practitioner liaison NPL Cormac is an NPL in Kirrinfief, a small village in Scotland, he was in the Army and is finding life in his home village a little boring When things get overwhelming at work Lissa s boss suggests she has a change of scenery and has a three month job swap with Cormac, he can get some big city work experience wh I really enjoyed the two previous books in this series so I jumped at the chance to request this ARC and Jenny Colgan did not disappoint.Lissa is a London nurse practitioner liaison NPL Cormac is an NPL in Kirrinfief, a small village in Scotland, he was in the Army and is finding life in his home village a little boring When things get overwhelming at work Lissa s boss suggests she has a change of scenery and has a three month job swap with Cormac, he can get some big city work experience while she has a less stressful life.At first they are both fish out of water, struggling to cope with their clients and surroundings, but slowly they each come to appreciate things about their temporary situation As they email back and forth about their clients Lissa and Cormac find themselves falling for each other, without having ever met I loved this just as much as the other two books, a sweet romance leavened with some traumatic events, the novel is full of charming and memorable characters, we also see the main characters from the first two books Absolutely perfect for anyone looking for a fish out of water romantic comedy featuring a traumatised heroine and a gruff hero Loved it and can t wait to read my way through Jenny Colgan s back catalogue.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.Bumped for release

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