Book Review: A Year and a Day – Isabelle Broom ****

A Winter break in Prague is proving to be a challenging situation for Megan. Ollie is her best friend and she is keen to keep him at arms length and to keep their relationship on a strictly platonic level. Ollie however has other ideas and Megan is determined that this cannot become anything more. She doesn’t want her past to ruin the present.

Hope is on a surprise trip with her new partner Charlie. Her marriage has just broken down after more than twenty five years and Hope’s daughter is struggling to come to terms with her mother’s actions and behaviour.

Prague is a magical city for Sophie and she is counting down the days until her fiance Robin can join her in their favourite place in the world. As Sophie wanders the sites or their previous visits you get a feel for the history and magic of the place.

These three separate love stories weave together in this book which lends itself alternately to laugh out loud moments and scenes that just break your heart. I particularly loved Megan’s view of the city with an artist’s eye looking for the quirky and unusual view.

At times this book reads like an advertorial for the Prague tourist board! The city is described in such vivid and exquisite detail that it makes you want to hop on a flight and go and sample the apple strudel and goulash for yourself. A gorgeous book to curl up with on a cold winter weekend.

Supplied by Net Galley and Penguin in exchange for an honest review.

UK Publication Date: Nov 17 2016. 416 pages.

A Year and a Day

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