Book review: An island Christmas by Jenny Colgan

Genre: Contemporary romance

Plot: 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 earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons – but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas. (Blurb from Amazon)

Rating: 5/5


A festive edition in the Mure island series and Jenny Colgan is back at what she does best; cosy, comforting fiction with a dash of levity. You can’t help but love Colgan and her writing even when she writes about a devastating terminal illness or a spark of hope that they may be reunited with long lost family members it’s all done in a sensitive way and Colgan has a knack for finding the optimism in any situation. You can’t help but smile as you read along in the latest instalment of Flora’s adventures running her cafe and commitment phobe boyfriend Joel. You end up thinking about this book long after you’ve finished it and whilst the story may be fictional it does mimic what some people are going through and will make you revaluate what you hold dear in life. A perfect cure to banish the winter blues best enjoyed with a large cup of tea and a cosy jumper. You’ll most probably read it in one setting as I did.

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