Step inside a beautiful winter wonderland where love, laughter and cosy nights by the fire will make this Christmas one to remember.
Neve Whitaker loves managing the Stardust Lake hotel. She gets to work alongside her wonderful family and she’s spending Christmas on the most enchanting, snow-covered island in Scotland. So why is her heart so heavy this festive season?
It might have something to do with the gorgeous actor Oakley Rey, the man she finished with before he left for California and the man she loves more than anything. With Oakley’s career in Hollywood soaring, Neve is convinced she’d only hold him back. She had to end it with him – at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.
But now she has a secret she’s struggling to keep, and when Oakley arrives on Juniper Island determined to win her back, Neve is thrown off balance. Will Neve’s fear of having her heart broken again push Oakley away for good, or is it time for her to take a leap of faith?
Get swept away by this deliciously sweet and heartwarming tale, and spend an unforgettable Christmas on Juniper Island.
My Thoughts – 5*
A totally gorgeous, romantic story!!
This picks up exactly where Book 1 finished.
Neve has a secret, although Adam, the hotel assistant manager, thinks he’s guessed it. Oakley, Neve’s ex-boyfriend and movie star, turns up unexpectedly. It’s clear that they are still in love, but it’s complicated by Neve telling him something that she thinks will be for the best (for him). It gets very muddled up for the two of them. They really need to talk things through, but events crop up and it just keeps getting left and left.
Adam has come up to help out at the Stardust Lake Hotel, usually he works at another of Gabe’s hotels in London. It’s very different in the Shetland Isles compared to what he’s used to. He gets friendly with Ivy, an artist from the village. I love the developing relationship between these two.
In fact I fell in love with all the characters, especially Neve and Oakley, Adam and Ivy.
Gabe, Pip and Wren feature again, the love between them spilling from the pages.
And is Luke finding love?
Again the author paints the perfect picture of the landscape, the snowy scenery, the pretty village.
I think Holly Martin is a fab author, this book made me feel all fuzzy and goosebumpy.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the early copy in return for an honest review.
Publication date 19th October 2016
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