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Summary

Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful.

It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria, is trying to enjoy his first Western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.

©2018 Jenny Colgan (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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  • 26-08-20

A lovely treat for my time off

it was mid summer when I tucked into this and a lovely treat during my time off. Especially since during 2 of the days we had gale force winds outside which kind of represented the weather on the wee Island of Mure and so it seemed like I was in the story. The narrator was easy on the ear and the story line flowed along nicely. I'll miss the characters now the book has finished.

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great Christmas story

great Christmas story makes you feel warm and happy
would recommend to everyone as it is fab

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Tell me there will be more!!

Everything about this series is perfect. I couldn’t love it anymore, Sarah Barron is just wonderful as the narrator and I find myself completely sucked in from the beginning. I’ve read some reviews that say they would expect this to be the end but I can’t see how? I need more saif in my life!

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Too much

The author tried to include too many threads in this book. The characters too black and white.

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Very very good!

I have enjoyed this series a lot, and this is, for me at least, the best so far.

The writer manages to convey the magic and mystery of the Northern Isles with the grittiness and hardships of living there. She also doesn’t shy away from various harsh conditions and situations from around the world from which Mure isn’t immune, despite its isolated location.

This is a bit syrupy in places, and probably has an unrealistically happy and satisfying ending, but it is not standard chic lit by any means, and leaves certain storylines open and unresolved as they would be in real life, of course.

I loved it: the characters are warm, believable and real, and the narration is wonderful, absolutely perfect. I can’t wait to go back to Mure.

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I love the full Mure series

I loved this book. Left me all warm and fuzzy, wanting to bake scones and adopt Bramble the dog.
Just a great read and well read as always by Sarah. Jenny Colgan is fast becoming my favourite author in this time of Covid it's so nice to escape into another world.

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1st audio book

this was my first audio book and it was very easy listerning nice story with a couple of tears thrown in. narrator was great apart from the child voices.

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Great Christmas read

Loved this book. Easy Christmas read. Especially likes the Scottish setting being Scottish myself. Will look forward to another by the author.

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Lovely festive listen until THOSE ACCENTS

Never have a witnessed as bad an accent since dick can dyke in Mary Poppins. I Loved the story but the accents she put on were horrific and very cringy and almost offensive

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So sad!!!

This story is beautifully written, dramatic, gripping and atmospheric. It is however, terribly, terribly sad. Do not expect cheerful Christmas chick lit with this book because it is wonderful but in a very different way. I found myself unable to stop listening, especially towards the end and crying through most of it. Most Christmas books at this time of year are cheerful and full of seasonal optimism - be warned - this is a very different kettle of fish. Wonderful, well written and well narrated.....
Well done Miss Colgan!

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Loved it.

Loved it. Perfect narration again and just adored meeting up with the people from the Island of Mure. More please!