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
Flora runs the local Sea Side kitchen she came here 2 years ago after leaving London, to be a lawyer but her ex boyfriend Joel Binder who I des ...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
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
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
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
The fourth book, pub date, October 20, 2020, is the best of all.
If you’ve read any of these books you won’t want to miss, ‘Christmas at the Island Hotel.’ Of course, Jenny’s prologue will introduce the main characters so you won’t be lost, and don’t have to read the three previous books.
I read them backwards: 4, 1,2,3; so sort of. 😳😬
Just a teeny hint. If you are going to put a character in your book from Texas, do not pick the name of a Texas town at random and assume you know all about that town.
Coppell, Tx. is not a sleepy li'l one horse desert town, somewhere south of Austin, where it is always hot and everybody votes for Trump.
Coppell is a bedroom suburb in DFW (the Dallas/Fort Worth Me dropped), it is fairly cold in the winter. Sometimes it snows, but mostly we get ice storms. You're mostly right a ...more
A time for trusting, not deceiving
Love and laughter and joy ever after. Christmas time, mistletoe and wine... Forgiveness, being a good person, doing whats right, starting a new life (sometimes literaly).
Reading this one was hard work, caring for people you have known for two books, expecting a happy Christmas intermission, read and forget. But it was the opposite - not ...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
The storyline with Colton was heartbreaking, I knew it was coming but it still hit me quite hard. I really loved the furthering of the relationships between Saif and Lorna, and the addition of Tripp.
Not a fan of Joel, really haven't been all through this series. I cannot relate to his reticence and find him to be quite selfish. I wonder what Flora ...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
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