Thursday, 28 July 2022

πŸ“– Publication Day Review ~ Where the Magic Is by Giselle Green


Yule Press
28 July 2022

My thanks to the author for my copy of this book

Sofia’s due to marry rich Rio businessman, Cristian… only, she’s just learnt that her daughter Ida is about to lose her eyesight. When she decides to take Ida on one, last ‘memory trip’ to the Scottish Highlands, Sofia’s impoverished family become alarmed. So close to the big wedding, she’s forced to keep the real reason for her trip a secret…

Handsome Scotsman Cal’s a dream tour guide… but he’s got some secrets of his own. Unknown to the others, caring Cal usually works as a male escort… a job which keeps him trapped and compromised, and also keeps any real chance of love at bay. Meeting the girls, Cal is poignantly about to reconnect with the side of him that once longed for more.

Meanwhile, Sofia’s faced with the dilemma of how best to support Ida whilst keeping her fiancΓ© and family on side. Questioning how ‘free’ she really is… Sofia’s now forced to consider what price she’s prepared to pay, to follow her conscience and her heart?

πŸ“– My Review..

Sofia is due to marry Cristian, a successful Rio de Janeiro business man, but when she learns that her daughter, Ida is about to loose her eyesight, Sofia is determined to take Ida on a trip of a lifetime. Ida is passionate about the Scottish hero, William Wallace, and so, with some trepidation, Sofia and Ida arrive in Scotland to find a rather handsome tour guide, called Cal, waiting to take them to the magical Scottish Highlands.

The trip is all about timing and since Sofia's spectacular marriage is due to take place very soon the trip to Scotland couldn't have come, according to Cristian's family at a more inopportune moment since there are still wedding preparations to get ready. However, Sofia is equally determined, regardless of the consequences, to give Ida a memory trip she will remember forever. The story moves steadily into the genuine rapport between Cal and his two passengers. He is aware of Sofia's air of sadness and so is determined to give both Ida and her mother a magical trip to his native Scotland. 

Where the Magic is is lovely road trip through some magical parts of Scotland in the company of three very special people. I enjoyed getting to know Sofia, Ida and Cal and began to see the natural beauty of Scotland through Ida's enthusiastic responses and Cal's perceptive awareness of how to treat his passengers. Gently lyrical, with a fine eye for detail, and with a lovely romantic story at its heart, Where the Magic Is is a perfect summer read by an author who knows how to create a genuine sense of time, place and atmosphere.

🍡Best read and sweet cakes

Giselle Green is an award winning, bestselling contemporary women's fiction author. Mum to six boys (half of whom have flown the nest) and owner of one bright orange and cinnamon canary who hopefully never will, Giselle enjoys creating emotionally gripping storylines about family and relationships.

Twitter @gisellegreenuk


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