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Book Recommendation | Summer Island – Natalie Normann

Summer Island – Natalie Normann

Genre: Romance

Published: HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter

Swathi’s Rating: 4/5

About the Book

He never meant to stay.
He certainly never meant to fall in love…

Summer Island off the coast of Norway was the place London chef Jack Greene should have been from. He’s an outsider in the community that should have been his family, and now he’s setting foot on the strange land he has inherited for the first time.

Ninni Toft, his nearest neighbour, has come to the island to mend her broken heart. With her wild spirit and irrepressible enthusiasm, she shows city-boy Jack the simple pleasures of island life – and what it means to belong. To a place. To a people. To one person in particular…

Home is where the heart is, but is Jack’s heart with the career he left behind in London, or on the wind-swept shores of Summer Island, with Ninni?

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Swathi’s Thoughts:

Summer Island is a cute romance set in a tiny Norwegian Island called Haraldsgata. This is the first time I have read a book set in Norway that is not a thriller but a nice and breezy romance. Kudos to the author for bringing out the zeal of the country. It was yummy reading about the mouth-watering food recipes and the colorful culture that keep the folk lively. Natalie Normann draws a elegant picture of life in a small community and togetherness in this tender, feel-good love story. It was just the book escape I needed right now and had a great time reading about farming, cattle breeding, and cooking and how people look after each other’s needs without giving away their culture and traditions. Highly recommend it if you’re looking to while away your time and wish to teleport to the beautiful landscapes of Norway. You could almost smell the snacks and food that makes you crave for them!
Many thanks to One More Chapter for providing me an early proof of the book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Meet the Author

Natalie Normann - RNA

Natalie Normann grew up in a shipping town on the west-coast of Norway and always wanted to be a writer. Actually, she wanted to smoke cigars and drink whiskey like Hemingway but settled for chocolate and the occasional glass of Baileys.

Her writing journey started with short stories in women’s magazines until her first book was published in 1995.

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