I’m a huge fan of Jo Thomas so when I was asked if I’d like to review Jo’s latest book, Keeping A Christmas Promise, for My Weekly online, I jumped at the chance. It’s a year since I reviewed Jo’s Celebrations at the Chateau on the My Weekly website here.
My other features that include Jo on Linda’s Book Bag are:
Coming Home to Winter Island here
A Winter Beneath The Stars here
Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard here,
The Olive Branch here
Late Summer in the Vineyard here.
I also have a smashing post about Jo’s top 5 holiday destinations that you can read here.
Published by Penguin on 13th October 2022, Keeping A Christmas Promise is available for purchase through the links here.
Keeping A Christmas Promise
One Icelandic Christmas holiday. One snowstorm. An adventure they’ll never forget!
Twenty-five years ago, Freya and her three best friends created a bucket list. The future seemed bright and full of hope . . . But now they are travelling to Iceland in memory of the friend they’ve lost, determined to fulfil her dream of seeing the Northern Lights at Christmas.
They didn’t count on an avalanche leaving them stranded! Handsome local, Pétur, comes to the rescue, showing them how the community survives the hard winter. With Christmas approaching, Freya and her friends throw themselves into the festivities, decorating and cooking for the villagers using delicious local ingredients.
But will they manage to see the Northern Lights? And can Freya’s own dreams come true, this Christmas?
My Review of Keeping A Christmas Promise
My full review of Keeping A Christmas Promise can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, what I can say here is that Keeping A Christmas Promise is stuffed full of love, friendship, travel, food and community wrapped in a perfect book-shaped parcel and I loved it!
About Jo Thomas
Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Radio 2’s The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in Pembrokeshire with her husband and three children, where cooking and gathering around the kitchen table are a hugely important and fun part of their family life.