Five Days in Skye (Macdonald Family Series)
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Hospitality consultant Andrea Sullivan has one last chance to snag a high-profile client or she'll have to kiss her dreams of promotion good-bye. When she's sent to meet Scottish celebrity chef James MacDonald on the Isle of Skye, she just wants to finish her work as efficiently as possible. Yet her client is not the opportunistic womanizer he portrays himself to be, and her attraction to him soon dredges up memories she'd rather leave buried. For James, renovating the family hotel is a fulfillment of his late father's dreams. When his hired consultant turns out to be beautiful, intelligent, and completely unimpressed by his public persona, he makes it his mission to win her over. He just never expects to fall under her spell. Soon, both Andrea and James must face the reality that God may have a far different purpose for their lives-and that five days in Skye will forever change their outlook on life and love.
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If you handed me another book by Carla Laureano I would ignore housework, emails and even social media, and start reading it immediately. Let me tell you why. For a start, it's a contemporary romance, my favourite genre. Added to that, the main setting is in a unique part of the world and beautifully described. But it was the well-crafted characters that had me hooked. Of course, it was a bonus to find the female protagonist has the same name as me! I think it's fair to say that Five Days in Skye is not your typical Christian romance - there's barely a church scene in sight - yet Andrea and James are most certainly on their journeys with God. As their romance grows, two damaged people reach out not only to each other but to God, and discover what the power of love can do. I'd never heard of a hospitality consultant, so Andrea's occupation intrigued me from the start. And who wouldn't fall in love with a hero who can cook, let alone a handsome celebrity chef? The secondary characters also captured my interest and it's through their interactions with James and Andrea, we learn of secrets and uncover the layers that make our hero and heroine authentic and heart-warming. I hope you will enjoy Five Days in Skye as much as I did.
I wish there was a half star option, because I would have like to give this book three and a half stars, because I felt it was just short of the four star mark. It is an enjoyable romance and I liked both lead characters and felt they were well drawn, although I felt Andrea did protest too much about her feelings. I also thought the Christian content felt a little forced. It didn't always feel like it was a part of the story. Perhaps if more had been included it would have helped. Nonetheless, it was a nice story!
I found all the characters to be intelligent and likeable, and I was especially impressed by the research. I've not been to Skye but I've lived in London and visited Scotland, and Five Days in Skye made me feel I was there. This is a Christian novel, but the Christian element is somewhat understated. Both Andrea and James come from rural backgrounds where the Christian faith was an integral part of the family. But both have abandoned that faith, yet realise on Skye that perhaps they need to pursue God once more. Five Days in Syke has it all: an excellent opening, a funny first meeting between Andrea and James, intelligent lead characters who are both successes in their chosen careers, excellent attention to detail, and the Isle of Skye, a beautiful and unique setting. And the last line is a beautiful illustration of the eternal romance between us and God. Recommended for romance lovers. Thanks to David C Cook and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
This was an absolutely amazing book. The characters of this book will stay with me for a long time. Right from the first page I was hooked.I actually caught myself wishing the book will not come to an end, because then I have to say goodbye to these lovely characters. But unfortunately even good books do come to an ending and what a beautiful ending... Love it!!