23 September 2018

Blog Tour: Book Review: Love at the Northern Lights by Darcie Boleyn

Love at the Northern Lights by Darcie Boleyn was so sweet, and a perfect festive read. It has me all excited for Christmas and filled with the warm fuzzies. It's an easy read for rainy days and has me longing to see the Northern Lights for myself.

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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.


Source: Blog Tour

5 Words: Family, attraction, secrets, love, forgiveness.

This book gets off to a cringey start - in a good way. It opens with Frankie on the hen-night from hell, filled with everything I would dread in a hen night. And Frankie feel exactly the same as I would and it meant that I felt a pretty instant connection to her. Considering that her life couldn't be more wildly different from mine, this was a very good thing.

Although most of the characters in this book are moneyed, this book focuses more on the expectations of others rather than the implications of wealth. It was perhaps a little handy that Frankie didn't really urgently want for anything, but she did have her own job too and it helped to ground the character and make her more relatable - yes, she had family wealth, but she worked hard too.

I loved how this book started. From the cringey hen night to the disaster of a wedding, with the run to the airport and the snap decision to get on the plane. I loved the urgency of it all, the panic and confusion. It's very physical feeling, a different pace from what I'm used to and I raced through the beginning. And I loved how that all changed as she reached her destination.

As much as Love at the Northern Lights is a story about finding yourself, it's also a story about giving yourself the chance to love. And familial expectations be damned.

This is a gorgeous book with a bit of festive flair, and I only wish I'd read it closer to Christmas!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like the perfect Christmas read! Lovely review, Cora!😊

    Xoxo
    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

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  2. This book sounds absolutely amazing, I might get this as my Christmas book!

    Love, Amie ❤
    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  3. Aww this book sounds like the perfect evening read and perfect scrip for christmas movie! I can already visualize Jonas in my head. Book added to my reading list!

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    1. He's described as a mix between Chris Hemsworth and Travis Fimmel and damn I want to meet him haha

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  4. This sounds like a great read! Think I'm definitely going to find this closer to Christmas - you could read it again closer to the time? ;)

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  5. I just love a festive read. Great review!

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