Christmas on the Island
Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark — and incredibly beautiful.
It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, and enjoying a dram with the people you love — unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on ear...more
The book is based a year after the events of the first book in the series "The Summer Seaside Kitchen". As with many books such as this, it's not obligatory to have read the first books (no complicated plot ...more
…when you grow up somewhere with a population of about a thousand, secret internet shopping came as a boon on par with electricity…
I am definitely and absolutely in the process of considering getting around to telling Joel…
I just wanted to say, if you guys want to keep this secret, you have to stop ignoring everyone else to stare at each other like you want to eat each other up. I mean it, honestly, it’s gross. It’s putting people off their mince pies.
This was the thi ...more
First off, the characters were annoying as hell; all of them seemed to be childishly wrapped up in their own self-absorbed worlds. I found this especially annoying in Flora and Joel’s cas ...more
Flora lives on Mure and she runs the Seaside Kitchen, the most beloved cafe that offers the most delicious things ever. Her boyfriend Joel, the one who's American, a high - flying lawyer with quite a few issues from his childhood finally start to open and feel happy. But then something happens - how are they going to cope with it?
Dr Seif and his two boys are still trying to settle into their new family life on the island, and even though the villagers are so welcoming, do they feel like at home ...more
Everyone is adorable but there is also heartbreak and heavy things. I want to live in Mure basically, and have all of these characters be my BFF. And maybe shove Lorna aside, so I can have Saif to myself?? ;)
I could also listen to Agot talk all day - which is huge since I normally don't love kids in books.
Just the best series <3 <3 <3 ...more
Saif the dr is still settling into family life with his boys on the island and trying to give them the Christmas t ...more
Annoyingly I can't say too much about any aspects of the plot, because this is book three in a series and I would wholeheartedly and enthusiastically recommend you read all three of these in order, to get the full emotional impact and to really care about the characters. Hence anything I say is likely to spoil your enjoy ...more
I own book one in this series and read book two from the library, and was ecstatic to get a copy of book three for review ❤️ Jenny Colgan is one of my very favorite happy cozy authors and her setting in this series on a remote Scottish island is absolutely delightful. This one has a hearty dose of hardship as well, but the Christmas spirit shines through brightly in spite of it all.
And before you ask, of course I’m going to say you have to ...more
An Island Christmas continues on from The Endless Beach telling us about the characters I have come to love. Flora and Joel are still trying to get together, while Lorna and Saif still circling each other, ...more
Flora lives on the island Mure in the North Atlantic with her large family of brothers and her father. She runs the Seaside Kitchen and is very happy and in love with the American Joel, who has relocated to the island. Flora has just found out that she is pregnant but is very nervous about telling Joel her news as he has trauma from his childhood and she worries that he may not want to be a father. As the novel begins, Joel has been away in the US on a business trip, but he is due to return ...more
But first, this is book 3 and at first I felt, well not lost, but I did feel like I if I had gone into a room filled with people who knew each other. And I dared not approach anyone cos they all seemed to enjoy each other's company so much. But I got to know them by watching them, it that makes sense.
The book is mostly about Flora, a former lawyer, who now runs the Seaside Kitchen. She ...more
On finishing Christmas on the Island I can't help but wonder if there's going to be another book in the series. There are so many loose ends! Surely this can't be the end? And, I would totally ...more
This story is set around the Seaside Café whe ...more