Wednesday, 30 November 2016

A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom.



Welcome to a city where wishes are everywhere

For Megan, a winter escape to Prague with her friend Ollie is a chance to find some inspiration for her upcoming photography exhibition. But she's determined to keep their friendship from becoming anything more. Because if Megan lets Ollie find out about her past, she risks losing everything - and she won't let that happen again . . .
For Hope a surprise treat from Charlie, her new partner. But she's struggling to enjoy the beauty of the city when she knows how angry her daughter is back home. And that it's all her fault . . . 
For Sophie, the city has always been a magical place. This time she can't stop counting down the moments until her boyfriend Robin joins her. But in historic Prague you can never escape the past . . .
Three different women. Three intertwining love stories. One unforgettable timeless city.


One look at the gorgeous cover of this book and you just know you're in for a good read.
Megan visits Prague with Ollie and although she knows they can only ever just be friends she is fighting an attraction to him that she is helpless to stop. Ollie is a lovely guy, totally in love with Megan but afraid to tell her. 
Sophie,who is waiting for her fiancé to arrive in Prague is experiencing the city for the first time without him as they have travelled most of the world together.
Hope, upset that her daughter refuses to speak to her since she left her dad to be with Charlie begins to analyse what exactly she wants out of life and whether she can ever be happy without her daughter's love.
I loved all the characters in this book but I have to say that Megan did get on my nerves and brought out the mother in me in that I wanted to shake her and give her a good talking to for allowing Ollie to slip through her fingers.
The star of the book has to be the city of Prague. I don't remember reading a more descriptive book, it's obvious that the author loves the city.
The three women are staying at the same hotel and their paths cross. As they begin to learn a little of each other's lives they form a tentative attachment as people on holiday often do.
I do not want to give any more of this story away as doing so will spoil the ending. After reading this Prague is now top of my places to visit. I want to experience the magic, see the towers and spires, eat in the little cafes and restaurants and stand on the Charles Bridge and make my wish.
A Year and a Day.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Year-Day-Isabelle-Broom/dp/1405925337/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480587409&sr=8-1&keywords=A+year+and+a+day

I haven't read the author's first book My Map of You, but I intend to.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Map-You-Isabelle-Broom/dp/1405925272/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480587609&sr=8-1&keywords=My+map+of+you







2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a lovely character driven tale, Anne! I must say, though, that snowy scenes are not high on my list of favourite covers. Now you've read my blog you'll know why :)

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  2. The descriptions of Prague made it sound like a good place to visit.

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