Today I am thrilled to take part in the Blog Blitz for Moonlight on the Thames by Lauren Westwood. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite and a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.
Moonlight on the Thames
Worlds collide when two strangers meet at Waterloo station. It’s a moment they’ll never forget. Perfect for the fans of Milly Johnson.
Christmas is a joyous time, but not everyone is merry and bright.
Nicola is a rising star at the top of the corporate ladder, but her personal life is a disaster. Her office affair has lost its allure, and the last thing she wants to think about is Christmas. A night of cancelled trains and festive Christmas carols at Waterloo Station is just about the last straw…
Dmitri loves conducting his pop-up choir during the festive season, meeting people, and spreading joy and cheer around London. But he carries deep secrets from his past that robbed him of his dream to become a concert pianist.
Can their hearts and souls be unlocked by music and moonlight and will they discover the healing power of love?
The first thing that hit me about this book was that Nicola the main character was one feisty chick! I’m sure we have all had days when a pop-up choir on a packed train platform is the last thing we need! I gave Nicola the benefit of the doubt, she was obviously stressed by her high-pressure job and desperately needing to get home. However, did she really have to be so rude to Dmitri, the handsome choir conductor and his happy band of carol singers?
When Nicola has time to reflect she realises how rude she was at the train station and sets out to find the man in charge of the choir and apologise for her outburst.
When they finally meet the couple find out that although their lives are completely different they both have deep, unresolved issues which affect every day of their lives. Can they help each other resolve them?
This wasn’t the light and fluffy Christmas book I was expecting but it was incredibly endearing. I loved the references that Dmitri made to his origins in Russia, it was interesting and his recollections almost transported me there. His passion for music was inspirational and I loved how he bought out a much softer side of Nicola’s character.
A beautiful Christmas read, especially for anyone who loves classical music.
Author Bio – Lauren Westwood writes romantic women’s fiction, and is also an award-winning children’s writer. Originally from California, she now lives in England in a pernickety old house built in 1602, with her partner and three daughters. facebook: @Lwestwoodbooks; twitter: @lwestwoodwriter; web: www.laurenwestwoodwriter.com; instagram: @lwestwoodwriter; Goodreads: Lauren Westwood
Social Media Links –
Goodreads: Lauren Westwood;
Booktrail: https://www.thebooktrail.com/book-trails/moonlight-on-the-thames/ (this is a third-party site).
Playlist (music plays a big part in the book): http://www.laurenwestwoodwriter.com/playlist
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