I absolutely loved the first visit to Borrow the Bookshop and couldn’t wait to pick this book up and what a wonderful second instalment to the series. I was instantly hooked and reaching for my book each time I sat down so I could learn more about the grief stricken Alex and the brooding Magnus.
I absolutely oved revisiting Clove Lore and hearing about how the wonderful residents were getting on, we get to meet many of the same characters from the first book whilst meeting a few new additions including Magnus whose name and finally reached the top of the waiting list for the beloved Bookshop.
This is a wonderful story to make you laugh and cry in equal measures filled with wonderful highs and some real lump in your throat moments. I am already super excited to read the next one as I truly loved this story.
‘Tis the season for finding love… and the perfect book
With just two weeks until Christmas, everything in Clove Lore should be perfect. But the latest holidaymaker to the Borrow a Bookshop is feeling far from festive…
Icelandic ex-bookseller Magnús Sturluson might be surrounded by love stories in the Bookshop, but he’s nursing a sadness that not even fiction can fix.
When Alexandra Robinson finds herself stranded in Clove Lore, she finds a safe place to hide from heartbreak. After all, all that’s waiting for her at home is a cheater boyfriend and the memories of her parents. As Alex finds herself embraced by the quirky village community, she finds her tough exterior thawing – and as she grows closer to Magnús, she finds an equally soft heart under his gruff shell.
It seems that Clove Lore is working its magic once again – until a great flood on Christmas Eve brings devastation in its wake. It’s up to Magnús and Alex to batten down the hatches and help bring the village back together again, while also introducing the locals to the Icelandic tradition of the jólabókaflóð – Yule book flood – where families and friends gather on Christmas Eve to exchange books and read together.
But can Magnús and Alex truly rescue the ruins of the village, and salvage their Christmas spirit? Or is there another complication lurking even closer than they thought?
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Meet the Author
Kiley Dunbar writes heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places, with One Winter’s Night being shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2021.
Kiley’s five novels include: The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday (May 2021), One Winter’s Night (September 2020), Summer at the Highland Coral Beach (2020), Christmas at Frozen Falls (2019) and One Summer’s Night (2019).
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Daisy & Kel x
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