Christmas on the Isle of Skye by Kirsty Ferry

Blurb

How far would you go to be with the one you love at Christmas?
The Isle of Skye is a magical place, especially at Christmas, and there’s no place Zac Fallon would rather be. But whilst Zac has everything he needs on Skye, there’s still something missing – and that something is a somebody called Ivy McFarlane.

Ivy used to work with Zac but then spread her wings and moved to Glastonbury. He’s missed her ever since. Now it’s almost Christmas and Zac realises that the Ivy shaped hole in his life is too big to bear. So starts his festive mission to the mainland – but will he be back in time to spend Christmas in Skye? And, more importantly, will Ivy be with him?

Review

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a slice of Kirsty Ferry to brighten up proceedings, and her latest offering – which also happens to be the fourth installment in The Tempest Sisters series – is a festive joy!

I’ve loved each of the Tempest Sisters, and this time the story focuses on Zac Fallon, friend of Angel Tempest, whose story featured in Spring at Taigh Fallon. Sensitive Zac finally realises that he cannot live without Ivy, his former employee, and so sets out from his beloved home on Skye, to Glastonbury, where Ivy has lead him to believe she is living out her dream life.

Despite the title, much of the action actually takes place in Glastonbury. I can’t claim to ever have been there, or know much about it, other than the famous annual music festival, but the town came alive within the story. I had no idea about the New Age community and the mythology surrounding it, especially in relation to the solstice – it has definitely piqued my interest, and it’s something I’m going to do more reading around.

There are misunderstandings aplenty and many a time I wanted to bash their heads together, but they are two incredibly likable characters and this sweet tale was the perfect antidote to my increasingly bah-hum-bug approach to Christmas. I sped through it (as I always do with Kirsty’s novels) and I put down my Kindle feeling rejuvenated.

With everything that is going on in the world right now, pure escapism is what I’m looking for this Christmas in my TBR, and this was the perfect way to kick off my festive reading. Kirsty Ferry can always be relied upon to provide a great story, wonderful characters and heart by the bucket load.

Now my only fear is that this was the latest, and final novella in the Tempest Sister series……and the thought leaves me a little bereft. Say it isn’t so!?

*I received a copy of the ebook from the publisher Choc Lit. The decision to read was my own and this review forms my honest review.

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