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A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village by Michelle Vernal #Review

  Michelle Vernal's A Christmas Miracle in the Little Irish Village was published on September 27th by Bookoutre . Ava Kelly loves returning to Emerald Bay for Christmas. Snowflakes fall on the green rolling hills and mulled wine fills The Shamrock Inn with the smell of winter spice. But this year, the Kelly family is hoping for a miracle… When twenty-four-year-old Ava Kelly and her adventurous twin Grace return home to The Shamrock Inn, their Ma’s favourite baubles bring back so many memories of Christmases past. They have always done everything together, even leaving their little Irish village for the excitement of London. But with the locket her handsome ex Shane gave her hanging just above her heart, Ava has just one wish this festive season… After a year stuck in a job she can’t stand and going on dreadful dates, Ava longs to be back with Shane. Curling up in front of the fire with him, the brooding fisherman everyone else sees melts away as his blue eyes meet hers.

Snug in Iceland by Victoria Walker #Review


Who wouldn't enjoy a romantic escape to Iceland to see the Northern Lights? Victoria Walker's Snug in Iceland was published on October 1st by Ever After Books.

Rachel Richards is stuck in a rut. Her boyfriend Adam barely notices her most of the time and her life in London isn’t as exciting as it should be. When the company she works for, Snug, asks her to oversee the opening of a new store in Iceland, she jumps at the chance for a change of scenery. Exploring Reykjavik with the help of Icelandic tour guide Jonas, Rachel discovers that life is out there waiting to be lived. As she falls in love with Iceland, she begins to see what is important to her and wonders whether the life she left behind is what she wants after all…

 My Thoughts

This is such an enjoyable read. The story takes you off to Iceland with Rachel who at the beginning seems to have the ideal life going in London. Pretty soon, you begin to suspect there are a few cracks in her relationship with Adam and that actually this seemingly great lifestyle is covering up for her dissatisfaction. The trip to set up a new retail outlet in Reykjavik offers her the chance to re-evaluate everything. It also shows us a gorgeous place, full of snow, sparkle and cosy touches. The Northern Lights add that magical touch.

    The description of life in Iceland, and the warmth of the characters she meets there, paint such an enticing picture. Can Rachel take a risk and start over or will she return to her safe life? No spoilers here, but if you are looking for an uplifting story to snuggle up with on a col wintry night, this is ideal.

In short: Warm characters and gorgeous scenery

About the Author


Victoria Walker lives in the Malvern Hills with her husband and two teenage children. She is an avid reader of contemporary romance but tempers this addiction by being a member of a book club where she is often surprised by her enjoyment of other genres. She also loves sewing and knitting and Scandinavian dramas.

You can follow Victoria here: Twitter  |  Instagram 

Book links:  Amazon UK  |   Amazon US

Thanks to Victoria Walker, Ever After Books and Rachel of Rachels Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.


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