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Christmas on the Island

A Novel
Narrated by: Sarah Barron
Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Café by the Sea - whose novels are “an evocative, sweet treat” (Jojo Moyes) - comes this heartwarming holiday novel set on a charming Scottish island.

On the remote Scottish island of Mure, the Christmas season is stark, windy, and icy - yet incredibly festive and beautiful....

It's a time for getting cozy in front of whisky barrel wood fires and enjoying a dram and a treacle pudding with the people you love - unless, of course, you've accidentally gotten pregnant by your ex-boss and don't know how to tell him. In the season for peace and good cheer, will Flora find the nerve to reveal the truth to her nearest and dearest? Will her erstwhile co-parent, Joel, think she’s the bearer of glad tidings - or is this Christmas going to be as bleak as the Highlands in midwinter? 

Meanwhile Saif, a doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria, is trying to enjoy his first Western Christmas with his sons on this remote island where he’s been granted asylum. His wife, however, is still missing, and her absence hangs over what should be a joyful celebration. Can the family possibly find comfort and joy without her?

Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for a Highland Christmas you'll never forget!

©2018 Jenny Colgan (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Nott ur typical Christmas

This story doesn’t go exactly as you expect! It is a sometimes heartbreaking and other time sweet. I the narrator is good!

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A very abrupt ending

I usually enjoy Jenny Colgan books. How she weaves through normal thought processes. The emotions people feel and how they change so quickly.

This one was just okay.

This started off great, but felt rushed and needed more time to fully flesh out. The second half of the book was extremely short and then the book was finished without much resolution.

I have been following Flora's story from the beginning and thought this would have that same magic, but it just was missing.

Hopefully there will be another Mure story that has the magic back and brings the story to a lovely conclusion it deserves as well as the author proving in the past she can provide.

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Sweet story but......

I enjoyed the story. It is a sweet story for Christmas time and the narrator is wonderful to listen to. My only issue with the story is the fact that one of characters describes his jerk of a brother by saying he is probably a Trump supporter and watches Fox News. I listen to audio books to escape the everyday issues. I don’t want partisan politics ruining my enjoyment of a good story. I will not be buying anymore books by this author.

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Loved it

I wish there was more! I liked the story and the narrator. It's a cozy read.

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Wonderful story!

I couldn't stop listening! This novel was written so well. It was very moving and I will listen to it again.