New York Times bestselling author Jenny Colgan brings us a delightful summer novel that will sweep you away to the remote Scottish island of Mure, where two very different weddings are about to take place…
On the little Scottish island of Mure—halfway between Scotland and Norway—Flora MacKenzie and her fiancé Joel are planning the smallest of “sweetheart weddings,” a high summer celebration surrounded only by those very dearest to them.
Not everyone on the island is happy about being excluded, though. The temperature rises even further when beautiful Olivia MacDonald—who left Mure ten years ago for bigger and brighter things—returns with a wedding planner in tow. Her fiancé has oodles of family money, and Olivia is determined to throw the biggest, most extravagant, most Instagrammable wedding possible. And she wants to do it at Flora’s hotel, the same weekend as Flora’s carefully planned micro-wedding.
As the summer solstice approaches, can Flora handle everyone else’s Happy Every Afters—and still get her own?
Two very different women plan their summer weddings on an idyllic island in this rocky but amusing romance from bestseller Colgan (The Christmas Bookshop). Hotel manager and cafe owner Flora MacKenzie is beloved by the small island community of Mure, Scotland. All the locals are expecting invitations to her long-awaited wedding the only problem is she's promised her fianc , Joel, that they'll keep their ceremony a quiet affair. Then Olivia Mathieson, who grew up on the island and left to become an influencer, returns to Mure to plan her own ostentatious wedding at Flora's hotel on the same weekend as Flora's small ceremony. Chaos ensues as Olivia blows through the island like a charming tempest, and though Flora helplessly tries to keep up, she gets swept away by Olivia's beguiling antics and slowly realizes that she may want more than the intimate ceremony she'd promised Joel after all. Heavy exposition in the prologue makes for a slogging beginning, and the scattered, subplot-laden narrative can grow disorienting, but the eccentric supporting cast saves the day as Mure's outlandish locals meddle in both women's happily ever afters and provide plenty of laughs along the way. It's a bumpy ride, but it will be worth it for Colgan's many fans. Agent: Deborah Schneider, Gelfman Schneider Literary.