Flora Mackenzie is worried about her brother. Fintan hasn’t got over the death of his partner, Coltan, and Flora thinks he needs a project.
The Rock – the rambling, disused hotel on the tip of the island – was Coltan’s passion project before he died. With Flora’s help, Fintan is going to get the hotel up and running in time for Christmas, transforming it into a festive haven of crackling log fires and delicious food. But running a hotel, they are about to discover, is not that easy. Especially when their motley staff includes a temperamental French chef, a spoilt Norwegian kitchen boy who can’t peel a potato without mutilating his own hand and a painfully shy kitchen assistant who blushes when anyone speaks to her.
Can they pull it together in time for the big opening?
And can Flora help her family find happiness this Christmas?
I am a big fan of Jenny Colgan and couldn’t wait to read this festive read. All though I have read it after Christmas it certainly doesn’t disappoint. I couldn’t wait to get back to the Island of Mure and see what the characters have got up to since I last visited. I think one of my favourite parts of this book was reconnecting with all the characters if you haven’t read Jenny’s previous novels about Mure then you really should. I felt as though things that were not answered, were answered in this book. The personal issues are dealt with sensitively and there is also a little humour in here too. All round a warming festive read.
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