Love at the Northern Lights by Darcie Boleyn ** Blog Tour Review**
As we are now officially in Autumn, we are beginning to see some novels coming through with a slight festive feel- Darcie Boleyn's latest, Love at the Northern Lights is just one.
‘Climbing out the window in her dress and tiara wasn’t exactly how Frankie imagined her wedding day…’
Runaway bride Frankie Ashford hops a plane to Norway with one goal in mind - find her estranged mother and make peace with the past. But when a slip on the ice in Oslo lands her directly in Jonas Thorsen’s viking-strong arms, her single-minded focus drifts away in the winter winds.
When it comes to romance Jonas knows that anything he and Frankie share has an expiration date - the British heiress has a life to return to in London that’s a world away from his own. But family is everything to Jonas and, as the one man who can help Frankie find the answers she’s seeking, he’ll do whatever it takes to help her reunite with her mother.
Now, as Christmas draws closer and the northern lights work their magic Frankie and Jonas will have to make a choice...play it safe or risk heartbreak to take a chance on love.
When Frankie decides to step off the path that her domineering Grandmother has set out for her and travel to Norway in search of her mother, you find yourself rooting for her from the very start. Oslo is beautifully described and you can hear the crunch of the snow beneath her feet and the crisp, cold of the snow. It all seems like a slightly magical place, never more so than when she travels north in search of the Northern Lights. There is a festive feel to the story and a sparkle and glitter about the place.
There is a strong, hopeful message. Can you forgive mistakes from the past and grasp second chances, looking forwards, never back? The romance is a slow burn, always there beneath the surface but there is also much to be said about family relationships. When Frankie meets Jonas, there is a clash of cultures with her privileged yet cold upbringing contrasting with his more humble but warm family life. Yet they also find that they have a lot in common. With strong characters and a wonderful setting, this is a great winter read.
In short: shimmering festive romance and a heart-warming tale.
About the Author
Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Her childhood dream was to become a Jedi but she hasn’t yet found suitable transport to take her to a galaxy far, far away. She also has reservations about how she’d look in a gold bikini, as she rather enjoys red wine, cheese and loves anything with ginger or cherries in it – especially chocolate. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.
Thanks to Darcie Boleyn,and Ellie Pilcher of Canelo for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.
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