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Coming Home to Winter Island by Jo Thomas

Genre: Mystery
Source: Random Things Tours

About The Book

Do you need to find out where you’ve come from before you can know what the future holds?
Ruby’s singing career is on the verge of hitting the big time, when her voice breaks. Fearing her career is over, she signs up for a retreat in Tenerife to recover.
But an unexpected call from a stranger on a remote Scottish island takes her on a short trip to sort out some family business. It’s time to go and see the grandfather she’s never met.
City girl Ruby knows she will be happy to leave the windswept beaches behind as quickly as she can, especially as a years-old family rift means she knows she won’t be welcome at Teach Mhor.
But as she arrives at the big house overlooking the bay, she finds things are not as straightforward as she might have thought.
There’s an unexpected guest in the house and he’s not planning on going anywhere any time soon …

My Thoughts

This is a book to read near the fire curled on the sofa, with a delightful atmosphere and warm characters you will never want to leave Winter Island!
Ruby Mac, the main character, is a famous singer, who is having troubles with her voice, so she decides to travel to the “really warm” Spain; but everything will change when she has some news from a grandfather she doesn’t know and has to travel to the cold Winter Island. But when she arrives there, the warm of the community and Hector will make her heart melt. There will be secrets, of course, but it’s not really the most interesting part of the story but the characters and how the reader become so involved in the story! Because if you are planning to do something while you are reading this book, forget it, you’ll enter so deeply in the plot that it will be impossible to leave Winter Island until you finish the story! The characters are so open, the gin (I can’t describe the gin!) and the so delicious foods are so welcoming that I don’t think that if this village really exists anyone would want to leave it.
There’s romance in the story, yes, but there’s kindness, friendship and respect; and most important, Ruby will learn that if she is not truly happy with the decisions she is taking, maybe it will be time to change them, don’t you think?
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About The Author

Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.