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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. I do enjoy books with complex relationships. As far as Scottish weddings, that would be new to me, but new reading experiences can be fun. Good review, Olga!

    1. Thanks, Priscilla. I am a fan of complex relationships as well. Funnily enough, I attended a Scottish-style wedding (the groom was Scottish), but not in Scotland but in Northumberland, although it was quite an experience (castle and fireworks included as well)!

  2. Sounds like something for me right now when I need feel good and happy 🙂

    1. I’m sure you’d enjoy it, Mary. It has the right amount of amusement and lightness, but something to keep one’s head going as well. And I did check the author’s Instagram account, and her pictures of the places are a wonderful accompaniment to the novel. (I have visited the Isle of Sky twice, and a bit of the Highlands, but not the specific locations the author sets parts of the story of, but I’d happily go there. Such wonderful landscapes and memories!) Oh, and I have one of your books coming up on my reading list soon. I’m so looking forward to that. I am thinking of you and hope you have plenty of wonderful, good, and happy days ahead.♥

  3. Thank you Olga.

    1. Thanks, Rosie. A lovely novel. It hit the right spot.

  4. Good luck to Bella with the new book, which I have no doubt will find an eager audience. I don’t read light romantic novels, but it is a hugely popular genre.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. I know Bella (not her real name) is working on something completely different, so you might get to read her work yet. Have a great week!

  5. Hi Olga, I also don’t read much romance and often find books about relationships and people emotional states irritating. I can never relate to them and the way the characters feel and behave. I like the idea of the insights into different types of weddings among people from different backgrounds.

    1. Hi, Robbie. I feel the same sometimes. From the beginning of the novel, I wondered at the protagonist’s view of her mother and suspected there was some reason behind the mother’s behaviour but didn’t quite guess what was going on. The combination of the wedding/adventures in different settings and the personal relationships made it work for me, but it won’t be to everybody’s taste, although I think you’d enjoy the setting. Have a great rest of the week.

  6. It does sound delightful, Olga. I think I would enjoy the various locations. Since I used to make and design all my own clothes, I would enjoy hearing about the wedding gowns too. Thanks for the heads-up about tearful moments — I probably need to be cautious about how I’m doing when I read it. Stay safe and well. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Thanks, Teagan. There are all kinds of weddings here, from very elaborate to really small affairs (and some disasters as well!), and it makes for very entertaining reading, although yes, some of the characters go through pretty emotional events. Keep warm and stay well. Big hugs!

  7. Sounds like my kind of romance.. like you I shy away these days from the too hot and heavy trend in both books, film and on television.. Complex relationships I understand and enjoy reading about.. thanks for the lovely review. Have a great weekend.♥

    1. Thanks, Sally! I had somehow missed your comment. I hope you enjoy this one. I am very weary these days because I prefer the story of the relationship itself or of the characters to be the focus of the story, rather than the sex, but there seems to be more demand for more explicit stories. I hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing such wonderful recommendations on your site. ♥

  8. Thanks for sharing your review and recommendation, Olga. I agree totally with Sally on skipping the sex scenes and going for the relationship dynamics. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Diana. Yes, I am careful with my choices these days, unfortunately, sometimes the descriptions don’t give enough of a clue, but I’ve grown weary of “steamy, hot, and similar things.” Have a wonderful holiday season!

      1. Yeah. I get a little bored with those parts and do a lot of skimming if the rest of the book is worth it.

  9. dgkaye says:

    Wonderful review Olga. Like you, I’m not a big romance reader, but this book seems to have plenty of other issues dealth with in it, which does pique my interest. Thank you. And happy, safe holidays! <3 xx

    1. Thanks, Debby. It seems I don’t always get notified of comments these days (although I’ve been doing a lot of rushing around, so I might have missed the notification), so sorry it took me so long to reply to your comment. This novel manages to touch on many important issues and combines comedic and romantic elements with some dramatic and pretty moving ones. Oh, I saw the author was running a promo for the novel, and it was on offer at a very low price, so you might want to check that out. Merry (and safe) holidays, Debby! Big hugs!

      1. dgkaye says:

        No worries Olga. We all get there. Thanks for the tip. I’d added to my wish list and didn’t notice a sale price. I’ll go check again. Hugs xxx

        1. Not sure how long it was going on for, and it might have been only in certain territories, but I thought I’d mention it. Take care!

          1. dgkaye says:

            Thanks again Olga. As usual, it’s 99 cents for the rest of the world, and not on sale for Canadians and Brits. <3

          2. I haven’t had any of my books on Kindle Unlimited for a very long time, so I have no idea any longer how some of their deals work, although I think there were restrictions as to territories. I agree it is very frustrating sometimes because it is shame to miss the opportunity to reach so many more people who might take a chance with a new author if the price is right. I get sent the Bookbub newsletter, and it always comes with interesting offers, but many of them don’t apply here in Spain either. So much for global marketing! It is always worth following the author, though, because Amazon are good at letting you know if one of their books goes on offer in your own territory then, but it’s not the same. Oh, well! Take care and big hugs!

          3. dgkaye says:

            Thanks Olga. And I didn’t know you had this problem in Spain too, I know Kindle countdowns don’t work for Canada and U.K. And oh yes, I have the book on my wish list til I can get to reading. Amazon does send emails when saved books or anything for that matter go on sale. Thanks. <3

          4. Yes, we do. There is the odd book that is on offer here as well, but not many. But yes, it is worth adding them to the wish list, especially when we’re not in a hurry and have enough to read, as we do! Big hugs!

          5. dgkaye says:

            <3 xo

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