Sylvie Magnusson is going to be lonely this Christmas. Instead of jetting off for her honeymoon, she’s freezing at home in Cheshire. Guess that’s what happens when your fiancé dumps you a week before your wedding…
Sylvie’s best friend, Nari, plans a trip to see the Northern Lights and get Sylvie’s mojo back. But as their Lapland getaway approaches, Sylvie realises that Frozen Falls is the hometown of Stellan Virtanen, her dreamy Finnish ex-boyfriend, the one that got away.
When they meet, Stellan’s still gorgeous – and her heart is warmed when he shows her the romantic delights of Lapland (as well as some adorable Husky puppies). But when she returns to England, can she really leave Stellan behind? Or will she find that her heart belongs in the frozen North?
This is a book I downloaded a while ago and although I am more into thrillers and crime stories at the moment, it does feel good to, once and again, leave that cruel world behind and focus on the beauty our planet has to offer.
So I decided to accompany Nari and Sylvie on their way to Finnish Lapland. I most certainly would not be my first choice. LOL. I don’t like Christmas a lot and I think it has something to do with the fact it is winter at that time here. I totally hate winter with a vengeance and I could not imagine being without the daylight for so many hours.
On the other hand though, I do understand that people are in awe by that winter wonderland. It just is not for me. 🙂 I would visit Finland during the summer. 😉
Anyways, I enjoyed learning a bit more about Finland and their customs, about the food they eat and their history.
I do realise certain things that are ‘normal’ in one country, can seem very weird to people from another country and in my opinion both deserve respect. Some people are more introvert, whilst others are the complete opposite. There is nothing wrong with that, is there? It seems like Stellan did not really took the time to see things form Sylvie’s point of view. He did and behaved in a way he thought best even if other persons were involved. That made me not like him very much not even afterwards when he more or less realised it.
When you read a romcom, you know that people often don’t talk a lot to each other about important things. They jump to conclusions and it are often the wrong ones. Thank God, it’s fiction and the author can fix everything in the end, but in real life, people should talk more too and the world would be a lovelier place.
An enjoyable read where I though Sylvie was the most honest where her feeling were concerned. 4 stars
About the author
Kiley is Scottish and lives in England with her husband, two kids and Amos the Bedlington Terrier. She writes around her work at a University in the North of England where she lectures in English Literature and creative writing. She is proud to be a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a graduate of their New Writers’ Scheme