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Five Days in Skye (The MacDonald Family Trilogy) Kindle Edition
Andrea Sullivan is so consumed by her hospitality-consultant job that she’s forgotten what brings her joy. She dreads her new assignment—a last chance to snag a high-profile client in Scotland. Yet the lush Isle of Skye transcends her preconceptions. As does the man she must impress, the rugged, blue-eyed Scotsman James MacDonald.
He’s passionate about cooking, but after six restaurants, four cookbooks, and his own television show, he’s grown weary of the scrutiny that comes with living in the public eye.
Soon Andrea and James begin to sense these five days in Skye together may just be God’s wild invitation into deeper life . . . and truer love.
- ASIN : B077NL7Q8G
- Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers (July 3, 2018)
- Publication date : July 3, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 12109 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 360 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #199,740 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Andrea and James are full of flaws, enough to make them doubt themselves when it comes to wise choices. They are both successful career-wise, which is what makes their paths cross. Nevertheless, when it comes to finding healing and peace, they're just getting by, assuming they have personally run too far from it.
And though five days seems too fast to fall in love, when they enraptured by the beauty and quietness of Skye, watching with solemnity the sky change colors the sunsets or rises, having their own lives painted with new colors and wonder - can it truly be possible not to fall in love? As they entire scenario might seem naive and unreal, especially for two adults, the surprising gentleness the place offers for them to face their demons might actually prove them wrong. That in rest and in openness there is love - for others and for self.
"Five Days in Skye" is nothing short from perfect! And that ending came too quickly ❤️
Favorite quote: “We’re all broken. We’re only human. Some wounds only God can mend. If we let Him.”
Despite her preconceived notions, James genuine charm, humor, and tenderness awakens her heart to the terrifying realization...she wants to love again. But love can't bloom in five days? Especially between two opposites?
You'll have to find out what happens.
Let me just say that Carla's writing is intense, clean, with powerful forward momentum. Jamie MacDonald is a hero-extraordinaire :-) I don't know how she could top him.
Andrea's struggle is beautiful woven through the choices she makes and battle against her heart, with a lovely element of faith gently piecing so many broken threads back together.
I loved it! And am going to have to find more of her books to read - whatever the genre :-)
That's how I felt as I read this book. It's difficult to pin point why exactly. Was it the terrific setting? Partially. Was it the Scottish celebrity chef, definitely. Was it Andrea herself who you could see (before she did) that she was bottling up so much pain, she needed a release? That too!
The descriptions of Scotland and everything Andrea goes through, you can really visualize thanks to the writer. It was amazing, even for someone who has never been to Scotland, but after reading Five Days in Skye, I kind of feel like I have.
I felt like I was with Andrea and James in the kitchen. Which at times was kinda awkward! But that makes for good storytelling.
Andrea is all business and when the book starts, I'll admit I was really looking forward to her falling for James and to watch her walls crumble despite herself. This book did not disappoint!
James is a charismatic charmer. And the author did a great job of painting this picture. The chemistry between him and the (at first) reluctant Andrea popped off the page.
There's a message too about forgiveness, acceptance, and being able to move on. About being able to forgive yourself. All of which is incredibly important and potent. I'm sure someone will come along and be able to talk about that on length.
But I'll just say this novel was stinking fun!
Yes, I was moved emotionally by certain aspects of the book. And I rooted for Andrea and James from the very beginning. And if this novel was ever turned into a movie, I'd be first in line!
If you buy it, you'll love it. If you read it, you won't regret it. And maybe along the way you'll learn something too.
Top reviews from other countries
James is a very famous chef who has several restaurants. He is now trying to make his father’s hotel in Scotland a success. His brother has called in a hotel consultant to help with the transformation. James isn’t keen initially, but is attracted to Andrea.
Andrea has recently been told that she must make the venture a success or she won’t get her promotion. She’d recently rejected a previous clients advances and her boss insists that this next case is her last chance at proving her worth.
Although attracted to each other, Andrea is struggling with past encounters and is reluctant to admit her feelings to herself.
This was a debut novel and I will be keen to read her next book and would love a follow up to her first book.
With many thanks to Net Galley for the chance to read this one.
I enjoyed it. Kindle price is fine; I wouldn't spend over £9.00 on the print edition.