Northern Lights

The Compass Series, Book 1
By: Lise Gold
Narrated by: Addison Barnes
Series: The Compass Series (Gold), Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 23 mins
Categories: LGBT, Romance
4.5 out of 5 stars (178 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Hannah Hudson decides to take a break from her busy restaurant and her life in London after her girlfriend, who she thought she’d spend her life with, suddenly walks out on her. She travels to a small boutique hotel in Kirkenes, Norway, hoping to spend a peaceful and relaxing Christmas by herself. 

Kristine Miller loves adventure. A bank manager living in a small town in Louisiana, she’ll take every opportunity she can get to explore the world. Kristine travels to Norway hoping to see the famous northern lights but when she meets Hannah, a fellow guest at her hotel, she realizes soon enough that the northern lights might not be the most fascinating thing there. 

Both women expected Christmas in Norway to be special but neither of them expected it to bring magic into their lives....

©2018 Lise Gold Books (P)2019 Lise Gold

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Cute Story!

This was such a cute read/listen! And it sounds like this was a teaser for a bigger series to come. Yay! I liked the story and the writing.
At first I just couldn't get into the narration. As she narrates I just couldn't get into her tone. It was too sleepy for me, but then when she did the voices for the characters she was quite good. So not terrible narration, but just wasn't my favorite narrator.

This is also my first book by this author. I will defintely be looking for other books by her.

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Narrator constantly sounds like she’s asking a question

I could not listen to more than a chapter of her rambling. The story may be ok if you read it.

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Good book. Holiday romance is always nice!

The author did a great job with the characters. They had good chemistry and were fun to follow. The narrator did a phenomenal job with the characters voices and conveying emotions. Def a book recommended! I'm looking forward to the trilogy!

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Nicely written story except romantic scenes seem clinical

I enjoyed the story in terms of scenery and characters interacting on the trip. All works except the romance lacks conviction and the sex scenes seem clinical and unromantic. This reader doesn't want to feel like a voyeur. Too much minute detail and too little chemistry leave the romance without any pizazz.

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Hannah & Christine

Thanks for a new series to read! Hannah stole my heart,as soon as I got her in my crosshairs. Off to my next adventure.

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A great holiday romance

A great holiday escape that leaves you wanting to travel... Obviously in the hopes that you meet a hot English girl to enjoy the Northern Lights with. The author has clearly done her research and once again emerses the reader in a far away world.

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Excellent winter read.

Lise Gold turns the endless night of the winter Norwegian landscape into a steaming romance.

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NORTHERN LIGHTS

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This is the first novel I have read by this author and it was very enjoyable. The characters were well developed and the novel well written.
The story is continued in the next novel.

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The narrator needs a little work

As she wasn’t that great with certain parts of the story. She did do great on trying to give the characters a proper accent even if she didn’t truly now what to sound like. Overall very enjoyable and I will be listening to more

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Fell in Love

This beautifully written story is sweet and real. I fell in love with these two and those around them. I hadn’t read anything going into the book and it kept me fully wrapped.

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  • 05-04-20

Beautiful Lights and a Beautiful Story

I loved the scenery of this book. The Northern Lights are truly magical and Norway in winter is something else! The two characters Hannah and Kristine are both so lovely and their shared Christmas experience is wonderfully written. All of it is so warm and gentle and also hot! I loved to listen to the audiobook. It was a pleasure and not only because of the British accent. I can‘t wait to hear „Southern Roots“!

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  • 05-30-19

Feeling all Christmassy in May!

I had a great listen. Loved the setting and the main characters. Loved the flirtation and the funny bits.

Was not keen on the narrators British accent. It’s probably as I am a Londoner. That is more a personal thing.

Can’t wait to listen the the next book!

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  • Jude
  • 05-07-19

Very sweet

So very sweet, not a lot of angst, just two people falling in love. Very well-narrated too.
Just the kind of book that make me happy. I’m on my way to the second in the series without waiting.

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  • crazy caz
  • 01-19-19

Great get away

A great listen. Beautifully told, a Christmas tale. A chance meeting on holiday bringing lost souls together.