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The Cosmopolitan Islander

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  27 ratings  ·  14 reviews
What if life as you know it was turned upside down? Would you still be the same person?
When Chloe is forced to leave behind her cosmopolitan life in London to move to a small island in the Irish Sea, she is faced with a myriad of challenges.
How will she and her family adapt to island life? Will she find new friends? What about her career? Most importantly, will the love
Kindle Edition, 298 pages
Published November 24th 2015
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Chloe and Konrad relocate to the Isle of Man from London. For Chloe initially, life on the island is like living in the back of beyond, plus it's hilly, wet and unfriendly. Had a good chuckle over the 'sound sensitive sociopath', the 'why don't you get a bicycle' and other humourous snippets.

The main focus of the book is about Chloe, her relationships and working life. I enjoyed most of the book as it was interesting and engaging. However, when Chloe starts looking back on her younger self, I di
Jul 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can women have it all? What price success and happiness? What is the role and identify of women in early 21st Century in Western society?

Chloe finds herself on the Isle of Man – an island in the fierce and unforgiving Irish Sea – with her husband Konrad, they have relocated for Digital, his new employer. By birth she is Danish, but has spent much of her life in buzzy London, so this quiet island is going to be a challenge, there is no doubt. She is destined for expat life on a rocky outcrop, roc
Pamela Allegretto
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
M. P. Tonnesen has penned a well-written, cohesive, and engaging drama. This character study exposes the innermost thoughts of her protagonist, which allows the reader to care about her life and to root for a happy outcome to her complex predicaments.

This unique storyline takes place on the remote Isle of Man, which becomes its own character in this drama and leaves the reader to decide if it’s an antagonist or protagonist.
Linda Burson
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Linda by: Author for an honest review
First off, I need to say, as far as the writing goes, this book is a FIVE STAR. When choosing the four-star rating, I looked at the rating system of Amazon. Four stars, according to their words means "I like it" and five stars means "I love it." Here on Goodreads, it's a bit different. Three Stars means "I liked it." Four stars is "Really like it" and Five stars is "It was amazing."

Well, I didn't love it...I didn't think the reading experience was amazing, but I did like it. It is a five star a
Rebecca Winkler
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’ve completed a review on The Cosmopolitan Islander by M.P. Tonnesen

I really had fun reading this book. It begins with her current husband Konrad getting a transfer to a company called Digital, and her relocation to an island in the Irish Sea. Coming from busy London to a small island really showed her sea legs and her suffering from culture shock until she settled in with a group of women, the Digi Divas, where she found commonality and somewhat of a social life. Chloe was Danish born and the
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*won from giveaway*

What a great book. The writing is beautiful, the development of the main character is amazing, and the whole premise behind the story is inspiring. It is great to see Chloe, the main character, develop from someone who lives based on the expectations of others to someone who lives for her own happiness. It is definitely inspiring and demonstrates how important it is to live your life for *you* and not for others. I would highly recommend this book.
Małgorzata Mikos
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"The Cosmopolitan Islander" is a brilliantly written novel about life changes and a hard way to find yourself again.

One day Chloe Holms, her husband Konrad and their young son are moving from London to the Isle of Man. For Chloe, a woman who always had been very ambitious, a new life, life on the island, is like living in the back of beyond - a long way from what she had loved and what she knew well. She is a well-educated, strong and smart woman so she's feeling lost and frustrated. After livin
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What a journey!
Chloe, her husband Konrad, and their young son move from London to the Isles of Man, due to her husband’s relocation.
Chloe is well-educated, strong and smart. She’s lived her life in buzzing cities all over the world, and relocating to a small, quiet island is a challenge for her.

Through M.P Tonnesen’s writing we go on a wonderful journey of self-discovery with Chloe, as we jump back and fourth between the present and the past, so we as readers and outsiders get a sense of how
Oct 10, 2016 rated it liked it
M. P. Tonnesen's 'The Cosmopolitan Islander' offers a look at the choices woman are faced with in determining what will bring them true happiness, and a reminder that it's okay to make changes as you grow. We make choices, make mistakes, and then make new choices, all in an effort to grow into the people we are meant to become, and like Rome, we can't be built in a day... it's a lifelong process to achieve.

Though there were times I found the reading a tad slow, overall 'The Cosmopolitan Islander
R.T. Graham
Oct 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Chloe and husband Konrad move from London to the Isle of Man with their young son, where Konrad's job has relocated them. She soon finds herself in "uncharted territory".

The Cosmopolitan Islander delves into Chloe's relationship with Konrad, her new friends in the Digi Diva's group, her mother, and herself. An Interesting read. Highly recommended!
Marie // Callisto
Fist of all I want to thank the author who provided a copy of her book for an honest review.

When I started reading I was very excited and read maybe a third of the book in one sitting. I liked that the novel discusses interesting questions that I ask mysellf as well. But somehow I expected that the novel dicusses the main character's live on the Isle of Man and so I was a bit irritated that there where a lot of flashbacks to Chloe's time in University. Despite the fact that I'm a student myself
Elizabeth Lloyd
I selected this book as I know the Isle of Man very well and am also familiar with London and Singapore. The promise of an account of life in these locations was not really met, as there is very little description of the places. It is the biography of a well-travelled young woman with a high-powered job in business. Towards the end of the story there is particular focus on the role of women in today’s society, particularly the problem of trying to “have it all.” I found the constant stream of se ...more
Ashley Samuelson
Dec 11, 2016 rated it liked it
First off, I want to thank the author for providing me with a copy of her novel in exchange for an honest review.

This story had potential but was unable to capture my interest. I managed to read a little over half of the book before giving up. I have only given up on one book and felt it was for the same reason. The story was lacking a pull. I really tried enjoying this novel and reading it in its entirety but the storyline moved too slowly. The main character was continuously cheating on her s
Zeba Clarke
Aug 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
This really needed thorough editing and revision. A shame, the themes were interesting but the execution was not effective.
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M.P. Tonnesen is an award-winning writer and citizen of the world. She authors contemporary fiction with an adventurous travel twist, a touch of feminism and a healthy dash of romance.

She is originally from Denmark, but grew up in a multicultural family and has lived in Brussels, London, the Irish Sea and the Middle East. She currently resides in sunny Spain. Her novels are inspired by her experie

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