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Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark - and incredibly beautiful.

It's a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires and enjoying a dram with the people you love - unless, of course, you're accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss and don't know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings?

Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria, is trying to enjoy his first Western Christmas with his sons - but without his missing wife. Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy?

Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.

©2018 Jenny Colgan (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

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Not the cheery Christmas story I was hoping for

I usually like Colgan's books for a bit of escapism, and I do love a good Christmas story in the lead up to Christmas. But this one was full of death, disharmony, and misunderstandings. a bit grim for Christmas escapism and cheer. It ended on an okay cheerful-ish note I guess, but still left me feeling meh, rather than uplifted and looking forward to Christmas.

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  • Kathryn @theBookDate
  • 29-10-2018

Loved it.

Loved it. Perfect narration again and just adored meeting up with the people from the Island of Mure. More please!

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  • L. Howard
  • 26-08-2020

A lovely treat for my time off

it was mid summer when I tucked into this and a lovely treat during my time off. Especially since during 2 of the days we had gale force winds outside which kind of represented the weather on the wee Island of Mure and so it seemed like I was in the story. The narrator was easy on the ear and the story line flowed along nicely. I'll miss the characters now the book has finished.

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  • Sally barry
  • 18-11-2018

great Christmas story

great Christmas story makes you feel warm and happy would recommend to everyone as it is fab

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  • harriet black
  • 22-10-2018

Tell me there will be more!!

Everything about this series is perfect. I couldn’t love it anymore, Sarah Barron is just wonderful as the narrator and I find myself completely sucked in from the beginning. I’ve read some reviews that say they would expect this to be the end but I can’t see how? I need more saif in my life!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-10-2018

Too much

The author tried to include too many threads in this book. The characters too black and white.

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  • Sheryl
  • 05-01-2021

I love the full Mure series

I loved this book. Left me all warm and fuzzy, wanting to bake scones and adopt Bramble the dog. Just a great read and well read as always by Sarah. Jenny Colgan is fast becoming my favourite author in this time of Covid it's so nice to escape into another world.

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  • Mrs S fox
  • 12-12-2020

1st audio book

this was my first audio book and it was very easy listerning nice story with a couple of tears thrown in. narrator was great apart from the child voices.

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  • Laura M
  • 27-12-2019

Great Christmas read

Loved this book. Easy Christmas read. Especially likes the Scottish setting being Scottish myself. Will look forward to another by the author.

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  • Queenie
  • 22-12-2019

Lovely festive listen until THOSE ACCENTS

Never have a witnessed as bad an accent since dick can dyke in Mary Poppins. I Loved the story but the accents she put on were horrific and very cringy and almost offensive

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  • Trevelyan
  • 17-12-2019

So sad!!!

This story is beautifully written, dramatic, gripping and atmospheric. It is however, terribly, terribly sad. Do not expect cheerful Christmas chick lit with this book because it is wonderful but in a very different way. I found myself unable to stop listening, especially towards the end and crying through most of it. Most Christmas books at this time of year are cheerful and full of seasonal optimism - be warned - this is a very different kettle of fish. Wonderful, well written and well narrated..... Well done Miss Colgan!

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  • Mrs O
  • 12-11-2019

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Gripped from start to finish. You just want them all to be happy in the end

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