‘Climbing out the window in her dress and tiara wasn’t exactly how Frankie imagined her wedding day…’
Runaway bride Frankie Ashford hops a plane to Norway with one goal in mind – find her estranged mother and make peace with the past. But when a slip on the ice in Oslo lands her directly in Jonas Thorsen’s viking-strong arms, her single-minded focus drifts away in the winter winds.
When it comes to romance Jonas knows that anything he and Frankie share has an expiration date – the British heiress has a life to return to in London that’s a world away from his own. But family is everything to Jonas and, as the one man who can help Frankie find the answers she’s seeking, he’ll do whatever it takes to help her reunite with her mother.
Now, as Christmas draws closer and the northern lights work their magic Frankie and Jonas will have to make a choice…play it safe or risk heartbreak to take a chance on love.
Love at the Northern Lights is published on the 17th September 2018 by Canelo. Thank you to the publisher for inviting me onto this blog tour and for my copy of the book via NetGalley.
Love at the Northern Lights is another wonderful, heart-warming read from Darcie Boleyn. It is the perfect winter read.
Frankie Ashford is due to marry into a well-respected family but she knows that it isn’t right although she doesn’t want to disappoint her family….so she makes a run for it! In a spur of the moment decision, Frankie finds herself at the airport and booking in for a flight to Norway to attempt to find her estranged mother. Frankie has grown up without her mother in her life other than the odd letter or postcard but she has no idea as to why she left in the first place so Frankie is determined to get some answers.
In Oslo, she meets gorgeous Jonas Thorsen who is determined to reunite a family as he can see from both sides that mother and daughter need each other back in each other’s lives. But Jonas finds himself falling for the beautiful and caring Frankie but he’s concerned that their lives are so different.
Split between Oslo and London, Boleyn’s descriptions of both locations really transports her reader to the cities. I loved the scenes set in Norway as I am fascinated by the Northern Lights and would really like to see them…even more so after reading this book!
The writing is beautiful and each of the characters are well-developed and likeable (well other than Frankie’s Grandma, although I did slightly warm to the cantankerous and domineering woman!). I adored Frankie who shines in this book, she is real and very relatable, Love at the Northern Lights is more than a romance story, whilst championing for Frankie and Jonas to get together throughout the book, what struck me most was Frankie’s desire to follow her heart and find herself. Walking away from a doomed marriage and standing up to her controlling Grandma was just the first step, Frankie realises that there are other changes she needs to make to be truly happy.
Love at the Northern Lights is an enjoyable read throughout but the second half really stood out to me and I literally couldn’t put it down. It is the perfect read on a cold day, curled up in front of the fire with a cup of hot chocolate!
Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.