Christmas At The Borrow A Bookshop – ARC Book Review

Title:- Christmas At Thr Borrow A Bookshop

Author:- Kiley Dunbar

No. of pages:- 292 pages

Date published:- will be published on September 1st 2022

Publisher:- Hera Books

Genre:- Romance/ Holiday


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 5/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

‘Tis the season for finding love… and the perfect book

With just two weeks until Christmas, everything in Clove Lore should be perfect. But the latest holidaymaker to the Borrow a Bookshop is feeling far from festive…

Icelandic ex-bookseller Magnús Sturluson might be surrounded by love stories in the Bookshop, but he’s nursing a sadness that not even fiction can fix.

When Alexandra Robinson finds herself stranded in Clove Lore, she finds a safe place to hide from heartbreak. After all, all that’s waiting for her at home is a cheater boyfriend and the memories of her parents. As Alex finds herself embraced by the quirky village community, she finds her tough exterior thawing – and as she grows closer to Magnús, she finds an equally soft heart under his gruff shell.

It seems that Clove Lore is working its magic once again – until a great flood on Christmas Eve brings devastation in its wake. It’s up to Magnús and Alex to batten down the hatches and help bring the village back together again, while also introducing the locals to the Icelandic tradition of the jólabókaflóð – Yule book flood – where families and friends gather on Christmas Eve to exchange books and read together.

But can Magnús and Alex truly rescue the ruins of the village, and salvage their Christmas spirit? Or is there another complication lurking even closer than they thought?

A totally uplifting read that will lighten the winter gloom, for fans of Jenny Colgan and Trisha Ashley. Booklovers will adore this seasonal treat!

It’s almost Christmas time! Christmas at the Borrow a Bookshop is a romance novel that will keep you hooked from the start till the end!

This is the second book of the Borrow a Bookshop series and I actually enjoyed reading both. The story follows an Icelandic man named Magnus who used to be a bookseller and who is nursing his old wounds. Then comes Alex, who finds herself stranded in Clove Lore saved by Magnus. The story follows how the friendship and eventually the romance between Alex and Magnus developed.

I do like the Icelandic phrases that were used in the book, making the reader feel a touch of Icelandic culture. I also like the writing and I feel like I was watching a really interesting Hallmark Christmas while reading the novel. I also found it interesting to read about Yule Book flood where families and friends get together to read a book and I thought it was such a unique thing to do.

Overall, if you like to read a good Christmas romance novel, then I would highly recommend this novel for you. Worth four stars.

Many thanks to Netgalley and Hera for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.

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