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Gorgeous, heartwarming, festive read – Christmas at the Borrow a Bookshop by Kiley Dunbar

My Review:

I'm really enjoying this heartwarming series,
My joy visiting the Borrow a Bookshop never wearies!
This time the shop visitor is Magnús Sturluson
Not part of a couple, he's the only one!

He seems surly but caring, a really strange mix,
But this Icelandic bookseller had been in a fix.
His own bookshop has closed now
So this is a booksellers holiday somehow!

Alexandra Robinson hadn't meant to visit Clove Lore,
She's escaped from her Cornish home, at sea to explore,
She's heartbroken, let down by her partner and a friend
But a storm has meant her journeying must end.

This unlikely pair like each other from the start
But both have their own reasons why they should stay apart.
Get ready for fun, laughter and so much to explore
As the Clove Lore community work their magic once more.

This is a small community working together,
Supporting each other through stormy weather.
There's more than one romance in this heartwarming book,
And I have no hesitation in suggesting you give it a good look!

I really enjoyed visiting this coastal village full of care
And catching up on what's happened to all living there.
I can't wait to go back to read about them again.
I hope if you read it you'll feel just the same!

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
It is a gorgeous read and this is my honest review.

Synopsis:

‘Tis the season for finding love… and the perfect book

With just two weeks until Christmas, everything in Clove Lore should be perfect. But the latest holidaymaker to the Borrow a Bookshop is feeling far from festive…

Icelandic ex-bookseller Magnús Sturluson might be surrounded by love stories in the Bookshop, but he’s nursing a sadness that not even fiction can fix.

When Alexandra Robinson finds herself stranded in Clove Lore, she finds a safe place to hide from heartbreak. After all, all that’s waiting for her at home is a cheater boyfriend and the memories of her parents. As Alex finds herself embraced by the quirky village community, she finds her tough exterior thawing – and as she grows closer to Magnús, she finds an equally soft heart under his gruff shell.

It seems that Clove Lore is working its magic once again – until a great flood on Christmas Eve brings devastation in its wake. It’s up to Magnús and Alex to batten down the hatches and help bring the village back together again, while also introducing the locals to the Icelandic tradition of the jólabókaflóð – Yule book flood – where families and friends gather on Christmas Eve to exchange books and read together.

But can Magnús and Alex truly rescue the ruins of the village, and salvage their Christmas spirit? Or is there another complication lurking even closer than they thought?

Purchase Links

AMZ: https://amzn.to/39v0coN 

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3QpSgpj 

Apple: https://apple.co/3Oewbs0 

Hive: https://bit.ly/3HI1olz

Author Bio:

Kiley Dunbar writes heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places, with One Winter’s Night being shortlisted for the RNA Romantic Comedy Novel Award 2021.

Kiley’s five novels include: The Borrow a Bookshop Holiday (May 2021), One Winter’s Night (September 2020), Summer at the Highland Coral Beach (2020), Christmas at Frozen Falls (2019) and One Summer’s Night (2019).

Social Media Links –

‘Kiley Dunbar Author Book Page’ on Facebook

Website and newsletter: http://www.kileydunbar.co.uk/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI8wM4Fmkbyg4S_XGSnfUCA 

https://twitter.com/kileydunbar

https://www.facebook.com/KileyDunbarAuthor/

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