Hello everyone, welcome to my stop on the tour!
Title: Love at the Northern Lights
Author Name: Darcie Boleyn
Previous Books: Love at the Italian Lake, Christmas at Conwenna Cove, Forever at Conwenna Cove, Summer at Conwenna Cove and A Very Merry Christmas
Genre: Women’s Fiction, romcom
Release Date: 17th September 2018
Book Blurb: ‘Climbing out the window in her dress and tiara wasn’t exactly how Frankie imagined her wedding day…’
Runaway bride Frankie Ashford hops a plane to Norway with one goal in mind – find her estranged mother and make peace with the past. But when a slip on the ice in Oslo lands her directly in Jonas Thorsen’s viking-strong arms, her single-minded focus drifts away in the winter winds.
When it comes to romance Jonas knows that anything he and Frankie share has an expiration date – the British heiress has a life to return to in London that’s a world away from his own. But family is everything to Jonas and, as the one man who can help Frankie find the answers she’s seeking, he’ll do whatever it takes to help her reunite with her mother.
Now, as Christmas draws closer and the northern lights work their magic Frankie and Jonas will have to make a choice…play it safe or risk heartbreak to take a chance on love.
This is such a sweet story with a lovely cover to accompany it. Don’t let the “chick-lit” feel fool you though. There are so many sub-plots it almost feels like you’re reading a novelisation of a soap opera (although more realistic, amirite?). I do think the use of real locations (specifically the Northern Lights in Norway) did help with the imagining of the locations. I felt like I was there with them despite having never been. I have always wanted to go to that area of Europe and this story has just ignited my desire to visit one day. Definitely one day…
The characters were all very likeable and I did find it easy to relate to them (although I wasn’t sure if I liked Frankie to begin with, bearing in mind she jilts someone at the altar near the beginning, no spoiler this is in the blurb!) and her grandmother is a bit of a busybody and I hugely dislike that in anybody.
It did feel a little strange reading about Christmas and winter when the sun was blazing outside, but I guess that is part of the book blogger life; reading books in scenarios where you probably wouldn’t do normally at that time of year. No matter, I can imagine this is an even better read when you’re snuggled under blankets by the fire with a hot chocolate or mug of gingerbread flavoured liquids. I can just imagine it now…*stares dreamily into the distance*
Author Bio: Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.
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