I know we haven’t enjoyed Halloween but Christmas is already creeping in. I find this time of year goes really quickly so I was delighted to get an early start on my seasonal reading. Thanks to NetGalley I received a copy of From Shetland, With Love at Christmas by Erin Green which is published next month. I didn’t realise that the book was set after the events of From Shetland, With Love which was published by the author earlier this year. Both books can be read independently.
From Shetland, With Love at Christmas
Friendship can be the greatest gift you’ll ever give…
Verity is embarking on a better-late-than-never gap year now that her sons have flown the nest, and dreams of turning a lifetime’s hobby of knitting and crocheting into a profitable new enterprise at Lerwick Manor’s gallery.
Nessie has returned to Shetland after two years spent retraining as a blacksmith on the Scottish mainland. She’s determined to do whatever it takes to reignite the traditional craft and prove that gender is no obstacle to taking on her family’s heritage.
Isla is fresh out of catering college, but she is desperate to prove she has what it takes to run Lerwick Manor’s artisan café. Focused on perfecting her grandmother’s traditional recipes, Isla has no time for anything else – especially not her pesky ex.
With the island’s Yule Day celebration fast approaching, it’s the ideal moment for their crafts to shine. But they can’t do it alone – and their friendship might turn out to be their greatest creation yet…
I found From Shetland, With Love at Christmas to be an easy read which I read in a couple of days. It was light hearted and at times, slightly unbelievable. I didn’t find the characters entirely convincing but it was still an enjoyable book to get lost in over the festive period.