chick-lit · romance

Five Hundred Miles From You – Jenny Colgan ★★★★

Blurb; Lissa, is a nurse in a gritty, hectic London neighborhood. Always terribly competent and good at keeping it all together, she’s been suffering quietly with PTSD after helping to save the victim of a shocking crime. Her supervisor quietly arranges for Lissa to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little town of Kirrinfeif in the Scottish Highlands, hoping that the change of scenery will help her heal. Lissa will be swapping places with Cormac, an Army veteran who’s Kirrinfeif’s easygoing nurse/paramedic/all-purpose medical man. Lissa’s never experienced small-town life, and Cormac’s never spent more than a day in a big city, but it seems like a swap that would do them both some good.

In London, the gentle Cormac is a fish out of the water; in Kirrinfief, the dynamic Lissa finds it hard to adjust to the quiet. But these two strangers are now in constant contact, taking over each other’s patients, endlessly emailing about anything and everything. Lissa and Cormac discover a new depth of feeling…for their profession and for each other.

But what will happen when Lissa and Cormac finally meet…?

My Review; It’s been a while since I’ve read Jenny but I got this one and I was hooked. This book made me rediscover my love for Jenny Colgan all over again. I do know this is book three in the Scottish Bookshop series, but it read fine as a Standalone for me. However, I will be going back to book one and two. I devoured this. I didn’t want it to end!

The beginning of the story is a bit sad and touchy but it’s well worth it for the story that follows after. A beautiful story. A new start/break for both the main characters in a completely different location than they’re use to. I loved both Lissa and Corma. This book had me smiling throughout. Uplifting. A breathe of fresh air. I honestly loved it. Loved the settings, the characters and the romance. Parts had me laughing out loud.

Highly recommend. I cannot wait to get back into Jennys books now and especially this series from the start. A well deserved four stars from me. One I won’t forget for a long time.

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