Thursday, 1 April 2021

Book Review - Five Hundred Miles From You by Jenny Colgan - #HolidayReading Malta

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Title: Five Hundred Miles From You
Author: Jenny Colgan
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Sphere
Publication Date: 1st April 2021
Rating: 5 Stars

Lissa loves her job as a nurse, but recently she's been doing a better job of looking after other people than looking after herself. After a traumatic incident at work leaves her feeling overwhelmed, she agrees to swap lives with someone in a quiet village in Scotland.

Cormac is restless. Just out of the army, he's desperately in need of distraction, and there's precious little of it in Kirrinfief. Maybe three months in London is just what he needs.

As Lissa and Cormac warm to their new lives, emailing back and forth about anything and everything, finally things seem to be falling into place. But each of them feel there's still a piece missing. What - or who - could it be?

And what if it's currently five hundred miles away?

From the highly gripping opening chapter, that had me going nooo that is not how you end the first chapter of a book - as well the action was on a knife edge and from then on everything was alternating between London and Scotland. 

The aftermath of this opening dramatic occurrence is what leads to Lissa and Cormac swapping places for three months - Lissa is moved to a small Scottish village to recover from what she witnessed, and Cormac to London to grain new skills. 

They are both community nurses, and it is interesting to see how they cope with their life swap. 

They have never met each other but communicate about their regular patients and also more personal things via messenger throughout the few months. 

They may be 500 miles apart but there is certainly something forming between them. 

I loved every moment of this wonderful and heart warming story. It is always a joy to read a new Jenny Colgan novel, and this one was really something special. 

Thank you to Sphere and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

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