Today I’m continuing the cosy fiction theme with a book set in Iceland. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for having me on the tour and sending me a copy of the book to review.
PR executive Anna Mortimer has clinched the deal of a lifetime for the hottest celebrity couple to have their wedding covered by a glossy magazine, but when things don’t go to plan and she loses her job, will a well-timed invitation to visit Reykjavik be the perfect distraction while she decides what to do next?
Ned Nokes has just left the safety of the biggest boy band in history to go it alone. With the eyes of the world on him, he escapes to Iceland in search of solitude. He makes friends with people who don’t know who he is but after a lifetime in the spotlight, can he trust anyone who isn’t on his payroll?
Visit Iceland at its most beautiful as autumn turns to winter and find out whether the magic that helped Anna’s friend Rachel find her happy ever after, is still there…
The Review: This is a lovely book which follows on from Snug in Iceland, but can be read as a standalone. In this book we follow Anna, who is friends with Rachel from the previous book. When Anna’s life suddenly changes she takes the chance to travel to Iceland while she decides what to do next. While in Iceland Anna meets Ned who knows what he wants to do with his life but is struggling with the reality of it.
While I felt there were some areas that lacked a bit of depth, overall the story was a lovely cosy escape. It was good seeing Anna and Ned explore their options regarding their futures, and future careers. I really liked the way Ned’s struggles were written about, it came across really well and showed just how tricky it can be to deal with change and uncertainty.
Iceland was, unsurprisingly, a major character. The descriptions of the everything from the town to the surrounding areas and beyond were making me feel jealous that I wasn’t there myself. It comes across as such a magical, friendly place with amazing scenery thrown in to make it a complete package.
This is a great book for this time of year when it’s getting colder. It’s an ideal read to snuggle up with, but perhaps with blankets instead of the endless layers that are needed in the book.
Victoria Walker has been writing romantic fiction since a visit to Iceland in 2014 inspired her first novel. As well as writing, she spends her free time dressmaking, knitting and reading an inordinate amount of contemporary romance, occasionally punctuated by the odd psychological thriller and saga.
In the past she has worked as a cinema projectionist, a knitting and sewing tutor and has owned a yarn store, all things which will no doubt appear in her books if they haven’t already.
Victoria lives in the Malvern Hills with her husband and occasionally her two adult children.
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