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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Five Days in Skye - The MacDonald Family Trilogy - Book 1 - Carla Laureano

Five Days in Skye by Carla Laureano
Reviewed by Rachel Dixon
Radiant Lit Blog Tours
Genre: Romance
Publisher: David C. Cook
Date Published: June 10, 2013

Will Andrea open her heart to God and love on the beautiful Isle of Skye? Or will she let her ambitions of a successful career interfere with a life full of love and happiness?

Andrea Sullivan is a hospitality consultant with one last chance to save her job and land the promotion that she has worked so had to achieve. She is not affected by her new client, James MacDonald, a Scottish celebrity chef, until his true character begins to show. Andrea just wants to get her job done and close the deal, while keeping her heart walled off from any damage. Both Andrea and James have experienced heartbreak and disappointment in the past. As they spend more time together they begin to wonder if God brought them together for a reason. After spending five days on the Isle of Skye, will Andrea open her heart and let James in?

Five Days in Skye is the first book that I have read by Carla Laureano and I was a captive audience from the first chapter! The vocabulary and descriptions she used brought me straight into the middle
of the Scottish Highlands, and I didn't want to leave. I burned through this book so quickly, and had the worst case of P.B.D. (Post Book Depression) at the end, because I wanted it to keep going. The romance side of things were very tasteful and respectful. This book was very inspiring for me and I think that many people would be able relate to the characters. I think it is safe to say that everyone has experienced hurt and disappointment of one kind or another in our lives. Will we let that hurt hinder our happiness in the present and future? Or will we let God in and completely heal and restore our heart so that we can live a full and happy life the way He intended us to? I know that five days was not nearly enough time for me to dwell within the pages of this book. Which is why I have already started London Tides, the second book in The MacDonald Family Trilogy.

Carla Laureano is the author of the RITA® award-winning romance Five Days in Skye as well as London Tides and the Celtic fantasy series The Song of Seare (as C. E. Laureano). A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons.

I received a free copy of Five Days in Skye as a part of a blog tour with Radiant Lit in exchange for my honest review. Review copy provided by David C Cook.

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