Book Review for CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLAND by Jenny Colgan
CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLAND by Jenny Colgan
William Morrow Paperbacks
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A sweet, emotional, and wonderful story for the Christmas season.
CHRISTMAS ON THE ISLAND brings to life the magic of Christmas in a small town. Once again, I have been transported to Mure for a book which is meant to curl up to the fire with.
Time after time, I love reading Colgan’s books. Partly, it is because of the quaint and cozy town she has created. However, most of the time, it is because of the honest and realistic characters as well as the storytelling surrounding them. Sure there are tons of small-town moments, but Mure is not picture perfect. There are ups and downs within the pages of this book.
All in all, it will make you smile, tear up, and fill your heart with holiday cheer. I highly recommend it.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
On the remote Scottish island of Mure, the Christmas season is stark, windy, and icy—yet incredibly festive and beautiful...
It's a time for getting cozy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram and a treacle pudding with the people you love—unless, of course, you've accidentally gotten pregnant by your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In the season for peace and good cheer, will Flora find the nerve to reveal the truth to her nearest and dearest? Will her erstwhile co-parent Joel think she’s the bearer of glad tidings—or is this Christmas going to be as bleak as the Highlands in midwinter?
Meanwhile Saif, a doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons on this remote island where he’s been granted asylum. His wife, however, is still missing, and her absence hangs over what should be a joyful celebration. Can the family possibly find comfort and joy without her?
Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you'll never forget! And warm up your kitchen with bonus recipes for the Little Beach Street Bakery’s seasonal shortbread, Lanark Blue Scones, and Black Buns.
About the Author: Jenny Colgan is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous novels, including The Bookshop on the Corner, Little Beach Street Bakery, and Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery, all international bestsellers. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and Scotland.
Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (October 16, 2018)
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