A year and a day

From the author of My Map of You

Welcome to a city where wishes are everywhere

For Megan, a winter escape to Prague with her friend Ollie is a chance to find some inspiration for her upcoming photography exhibition. But she's determined to keep their friendship from becoming anything more. Because if Megan lets Ollie find out about her past, she risks losing everything - and she won't let that happen again . . .

For Hope, the trip is a surprise treat from Charlie, her new partner. But she's struggling to enjoy the beauty of the city when she knows how angry her daughter is back home. And that it's all her fault . . .

For Sophie, the city has always been a magical place. This time she can't stop counting down the moments until her boyfriend Robin joins her. But in historic Prague you can never escape the past . . .

Three different women.

Three intertwining love stories.

One unforgettable, timeless city.

'Think love, laughter and tears all shaken up in a Prague snowglobe. Just fab'

 

Biography

 

Isabelle Broom

 

 

Isabelle Broom was born in Cambridge nine days before the 1980s began and studied Media Arts at the University of West London before starting a career first in local newspapers and then as a sub editor at heat magazine. Nowadays, when she’s not writing novels set in far-flung locations, Isabelle spends her time being the Book Reviews Editor at heat and walking her beloved dog Max round the parks of north London. Oh, and she does a lot of laughing, too. Her debut novel My Map Of You, published by Penguin Michael Joseph, is out now, and her second book, A Year And A Day, will follow in November.

 

If you like pictures of dogs, chatter about books and very bad jokes, you can follow her on Twitter @Isabelle_Broom or find her on Facebook under Isabelle Broom Author.

 

My Review

 

This is a wonderfully evocative book which takes you on an unforgettable journey to Prague. The descriptions are pictures painted with words so that the reader sees the city through the eyes of three women who are staying at the same hotel. We are gradually allowed little glimpse into the lives of the characters to discover what brings them to Prague. There's a little bit of magic woven into the stories as the characters open up to reveal their hopes and fears. I guessed one of the character's stories but just couldn't see how it could work; cleverly the author adds a twist but the real skill is in the telling of the story. This is a beautiful winter read and as a direct result, Prague has now been bumped up my list of must-see destinations. In fact, it would be the perfect book to take as my guide.

My thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of the book. 

5/5

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10.05 | 20:40

Mary reading this is fabulous and it will also give help to other people trying to write I love your books roll on 18th may can't wait you are an inspiration x

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10.05 | 11:34

Mary Wood is a fabulous author and definitely one of my favourites. She is a born storyteller, whose characters will live in your mind and heart.

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10.05 | 10:05

Thanks so much Mary x

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10.05 | 09:58

Thank you, Bev, and Julie. Julie, this is a lovely page, so beautifully presented, thank you so much. Much love, Mary x

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