Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Release Day Spotlight & Review: Christmas at Frozen Falls by Kiley Dunbar

Christmas at Frozen Falls by Kiley Dunbar

Christmas magic can thaw the coldest of hearts…
Sylvie Magnusson is going to be lonely this Christmas. Instead of jetting off for her
sunshine honeymoon, she’s freezing at home in Cheshire. Guess that’s what happens when your fiancé dumps you a week before your we
Sylvie’s best friend, Nari, plans a trip to see the Northern Lights and get Sylvie’s mojo back. But as their Lapland getaway approaches, Sylvie realises that Frozen Falls is the hometown of Stellan Virtanen, her dreamy Finnish ex-boyfriend, the one that got away. Even though he actually ran away, and Sylvie never understood why…
Luckily, when they meet, Stellan’s still gorgeous – and her heart is warmed when he shows her the romantic delights of Lapland (as well as some seriously adorable Husky puppies). But when she returns to England can she really leave Stellan behind? Or will she find that her heart belongs in the frozen North?

Curl up with the perfect cosy Christmas read this winter. Fans of Sarah Morgan and
Carole Matthews will adore this feel good, heart-warming romcom.

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A heart-warming, second-chance romance with plenty of Christmas cheer.

Sylvie Magnusson finally decides to cancel her honeymoon to Mauritius because it's been six months since her ex-fiancé decided to cancel their wedding after a ten-year engagement. Instead, with her blogger best friend, Nari in tow, the pair head off to Saariselkä to celebrate Christmas, in the frozen Arctic.

Stellan Virtanen never forgot the English girl he met on a university student exchange in Manchester, so he's surprised to receive a Facebook friend request from her after so many years and a message telling him she's flying out to stay in his home town in Finland. However, it isn't until Sylvie arrives that he realises he still has deep buried feelings for her.

As a hero, Stellan is just my type...moody, reserved and sexy. He's one of those guys who will frustrate you to death with his stilted lack of communication but surprises you in an 'actions speak louder than words' way. Sylvie is straight to the point and often overwhelms her beau, therefore I enjoyed the dynamics of the newly acquainted couple as they navigate around their differing personalities to find what works for them.

There's a secondary plot involving Nari and Niilo I didn't relate to in that same way as I did with Sylvie and Stellan, but stranger things happen in the real world, so why not? After all, love conquers all, right?

The author managed to capture the essence of the Arctic winter climate and of the Scandinavia saying "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing." In a 'been there, done that way', I laughed out loud as the English duo got to grips with all things Nordic. For those readers with no experience of harsh freezing cold conditions, Ms Dunbar has done a fantastic job of describing the scene perfectly. Additionally, I enjoyed the inclusion of cultural Sami facts about Northern Europe's indigenous people, relevant to Lapland and Niilo.

Overall, a lovely happy ending against a beautiful festive backdrop. With plenty of Christmassy feel-good vibes and cute puppies, it's a wonderful holiday romance.

***arc generously received courtesy of the publisher Hera via NetGalley***

Kiley Dunbar is the author of heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.


Kiley is Scottish and lives in England with her husband, two kids and Amos the Bedlington Terrier. She writes around her work at a University in the North of England where she lectures in English Literature and creative writing. She is proud to be a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and a graduate of their New Writers' Scheme. 

One Summer's Night is Kiley's first novel (published by Hera Books) and is on sale now!
Don't forget there's also a fabulous audiobook narrated by Eilidh Beaton.

Christmas at Frozen Falls, Kiley's dreamy festive romcom set in Lapland is on pre-order now: Out 4th September 2019.

You can find Kiley on Twitter @KileyDunbar
and on the 'Kiley Dunbar Author Book Page' on Facebook.

New Release Spotlight: The First Lie by A.J. Park

The First Lie by A.J. Park

We’ve all had sleepless nights thinking about it.
You’re home alone. Someone breaks in.
In defending yourself, you end up killing the intruder.
Now you’re the one the police want.

That is the situation that criminal barrister Paul Reeve arrives home to find.
His wife Alice stands in the bedroom, clutching a bloodied letter opener in her shaking hand.

“What have you done, Alice?”
“I didn’t have a choice…”

We would all believe the person we love most.
But would we all make the same choice Paul and Alice make next…?

After studying literature, linguistics and Spanish at university, AJ Park trained as an English teacher and actor. He has edited magazines and taught English, Media Studies and Drama in secondary schools in England. He was also a competitive fencer for seven years.

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