🎒 Holly needs to escape from London, and her brother convinces her to stay with him during Christmas on a remote Norwegian island. Holly is dreaming of white snow, and hot chocolate by the fireplace, but she soon finds out that Norway in winter is not as idyllic as she pictured. At least this is what she thinks when she first arrives. But the more Holly learns about life and Nordic Christmas traditions, the more she falls in love with the island… and not only with that.
♥️ I liked:
🗺️ The island. Norway is one of my dream destinations. It was actually one of the places I was supposed to visit in 2020, but, for obvious reasons, I couldn’t go. That’s why I couldn’t resist reading about it. I loved the wilderness of nature: dark, quiet, scary at times, but also full of stars.
🎅 Christmas in Norway. Learning about other countries traditions is always fascinating, it makes you grow as a person and feel closer to them. This is what happens to both Holly and the reader, page after page.
🥐 The food. My mouth started watering at the soup that Tor cooked for Holly at the very beginning of the book and never stopped. All those delicious baked goods made me want to fly to Norway immediately. Imagine my joy when I found out all the recipes at the end of the book!
👨 👩 Tor and Holly. You get the vibe that something is going to happen since the beginning, but that’s the beauty of it, isn’t it? Both characters are interesting and enjoyable.
📕 It’s not only about romance. There is more to this book: it’s about learning to appreciate a new country, new people, traditions that you didn’t know, and realize how much this can enrich – and sometimes save – you.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4/5 A feel-good Christmas story, full of hygge vibes, that will make you dream about Norway. Enjoy it by the fireplace, with the Christmas lights on. Thanks to #netgalley and #omcreads for the book.