Christmas at the Island Hotel (Mure)

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Christmas at the Island Hotel (Mure)

Christmas at the Island Hotel (Mure)

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The reason I wanted this book is that it’s part of a series about some people who live on the (fictional) island of Mure, in the Scottish Highlands. The settings make you want to move there (she even makes the tap water sound amazing) and the descriptions of baking and food have ruined my attempts to stick to my diet, goddammit! But there are some good subplots too - will Dr Saif ever find out whether his long-lost wife is still alive…? Sightings of whales are common while dots of seals sunning themselves on rocks near the end of the beach occur daily.

When you step inside the twinkling lights, Christmas decor, clinking of dishes, and the soft chatter of locals warms you all the way through. In what is probably the most jarring strand of storytelling in this novel is the part about Saif and Lorna. It is still close enough to Christmas with a nip in the air, so I see no reason to stop reading Christmas stories, and this one was good fun and hit all the feels from the lows of grief and humiliation to the highs of a freshly acquired sense of purpose and pride as well as new and deepening love affairs. Definitely yes as well, but you need to have read the first three books in the series for this one to be as meaningful as possible.

Fintan goes off to Glasgow to interview chefs and brings back the only one willing to go to Mure, a tattooed, long-haired, Frenchman, named Gaspard. There was no redeeming qualities in this novel and from start to finish the story was boring and bland.

What on earth moved Colgan to incorporate the highly sensitive topic of refugees and their relationships in a way that felt deeply insensitive and superficial? The fact that everyone seems to do this in the book is another aspect of two-dimensionalism, and adds little to the story. Christmas at the Island Hotel takes place on the island of Mure, a fictional island north of the UK. There are some stream-of-consciousness passages, where a character's thoughts spill out, and that mostly works, but in other places I’d have preferred shorter sentences. But running a hotel is far from easy, especially with the staff consists of a temperamental perfectionist of a chef, a kitchen boy who doesn’t know how to pee a potato and a shy kitchen assistant who can’t stop herself from blushing whenever anyone tries to so much as talk to her.What made this book a huge disappointment for me were the many inconsistencies with the previous books.

Die Story war ganz nett, was mich aber massiv gestört hat, war, dass die Autorin sich offenbar nicht mehr an die Namen ihrer Charaktere erinnern konnte. Will the spoiled and obnoxious five-year-old Agot stop yelling, and start feeling a bit of empathy for others…? We are constantly expanding our range of books, social stationery and calendars, with all the leading publishers and suppliers. When we last left our core characters, Flora Mackenzie had just given birth to baby boy, Douglas, conceived with her partner and former-boss, Joel Binder.The Rock – the rambling, disused hotel on the tip of the island – was Colton's passion project before he died. wife and his relationship with Lorna, and some other funny and not-so-funny antics around the island. Flora is clearly jealous of the close bond her husband appears to have with their newborn, but her focus, despite this worry, is still on opening her brother's dead husband's hotel, because, you know, reasons. But Saif finds out that his wife, whom he must have lost upon fleeing the country, is alive and seemingly married to, can you believe it, a Daesh fighter.

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