chick-lit · romance

A Very Distant Shore – Jenny Colgan ★★★★

Blurb; Wanted: doctor for small island. Must like boats, the seaside and having no hope of keeping a secret…

Lorna lives on the tiny Scottish island of Mure, a peaceful place where everyone helps their neighbour. But the local GP is retiring, and nobody wants his job. Mure is too small and too remote.

Far away, in a crowded camp, Saif is treating a little boy with a badly-cut hand. Saif is a refugee, but he’s also a doctor: exactly what Mure needs.

Saif is welcome in Mure, but can he forget his past? Over one summer, Saif will find a place to call home, and Lorna’s life will change forever.

My Review; This is my first quick reads book I have read and I am very impressed, written by a brilliant author. Perfect for readers who don’t have much time for the thicker books. A Very Distant Shore is short, snappy, easy to read and just perfect!

This is the story of a small community who sticks together and one lost man looking for his place in the world after a tough time. With a heart breaking and heart warming ending. This was a lovely story I devoured in one morning. A well deserved four stars. I would highly recommend it and a quick read. Perfect!

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chick-lit · contemporary · romance

The Summer Seaside Kitchen – Jenny Colgan. ★★★★★

Flora is definitely, absolutely sure that escaping from the quiet Scottish island where she grew up to the noise and hustle of the big city was the right choice. What was there for her on Mure? It’s a place where everyone has known her all her life, and no one will let her forget the past. In the city, she can be anonymous, ambitious and indulge herself in her hopeless crush on her gorgeous boss, Joel.

When a new client demands Flora’s presence back on Mure, she’s suddenly swept back into life with her brothers (all strapping, loud and seemingly incapable of basic housework) and her father. As Flora indulges her new-found love of cooking and breathes life into the dusty little pink-fronted shop on the harbour, she’s also going to have to come to terms with past mistakes – and work out exactly where her future lies…

My Review: 
I have found a new favourite author! WOW!
I awarded five stars as this story just took me away (well to the beautiful island of Mure to be exact). What a beautiful story. I love the cover. I love the full story and I loved that ending. I am seriously impressed. This story is written well, easy to read and fast paced. I am already missing Mure and the wonderful characters there. I would highly recommend this story to you all. This felt like a holiday away even though I never left my couch! The perfect chick-lit read for me. I am now on the hunt for ALL Jenny’s other books, as if they’re anything like this one I will fall in love all over again. A beautifully written story about life, love, work, family and returning home.

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chick-lit · Comedy · contemporary · romance

Do You Remember The First Time – Jenny Colgan ✶✶✶✶✶

do you remember the first time

Life doesn’t have a rewind button, but do you ever wish it did?
Flora’s wish is about to come true when at her best friends wedding she wishes to be sixteen again! Flora is returned to being a teenager at high school face with all kinds of teenager problems. But will Flora be able to mend all her previous mistakes or will she make it worse by returning to her past? You’ll have to read it in order to find out!

I awarded this story five stars as I really enjoyed it and it is written beautifully. Do you remember the first time is a brilliant short story (231 pages) for all readers to devour. It is easy to read and will take you back to your teenage years. This is a funny book, not a laugh out loud story but funny in the way she acts being transported back to a teenager. I would highly recommend this story to you all, it will be over before you know it! This is the perfect story for readers who enjoy a brilliant chick-lit, romance, comedy and contemporary genre. Do you remember the first time can also be found under the title The Boy I Loved Before… Guilty pleasure for me is Jenny Colgan. Enjoy, I did.