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Thursday, 17 November 2016

A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom

For Megan, visiting Prague with her friend Ollie is just business. Nothing more. Because if she admits the truth she might lose everything.

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

For Sophie, Prague has always been magical. And now she's counting down the moments until her boyfriend Robin joins her in the city that holds so many of their memories . . .

Title:                A Year and a Day
Author:           Isabelle Broom
Published By: Michael Joseph Books
Date:               Nov 17th 2016
Link:              To buy her brand spanking new book A Year and a Day please click here

                       To buy her fabulous debut novel My Map of You please click here

My Review

The first thing to note about an Isabelle Broom book is the title. They are so unique and meaningful and I always get an emotional shiver when I come to the part of the book that mentions the title.

The second thing to note is the wonderful descriptions of the countries where the book is set. This book takes us to Prague just before Christmas and I almost wanted to put a scarf on as I was reading it as I really felt I was there.

The story follows three different love stories and describes how they all meet whilst on holiday in Prague. The descriptions of the buildings and various places around the city were mesmerising and I loved the folklore and traditions that were also discussed.

The characters were both believable and lovable, there was an older couple called Charlie and Hope who had found love second time round but guilt and confusion ensured they would have a bumpy ride.

Ollie and Megan who were just friends despite once upon a time sharing a drunken kiss. The romance of Prague draws them into a complicated situation and Robin and Sophie who had first met in Prague years before and had planned to go back for the anniversary.

Another special character was Hope's daughter who was very angry at Hope for leaving her dad, the reason I say she was special was because her name is Annette. I was very honoured to have Isabelle name a character after me and as a book lover I have to say that is a highlight of my life.

These stories are beautifully told and Isabelle once again manages to bring the essence of each country she writes about into the book. The sights, smells, tastes, people, weather are all captured wonderfully.
I felt quite emotional to find out the story behind the title 'A Year and a Day'
This book has a mix of happy and heartbreakingly tender moments, and bravely reflects the utter despairing pain of grief.

If you can't get away this year then let Isabelle Broom bring the holiday to you. Sunshine or snowflakes her books are magical. Thanks to Michael Joseph books for the ARC.

Book Angel x

About the Author

Isabelle Broom is an author of escapist romantic fiction, which is very kindly published by Penguin Michael Joseph. When she's not writing novels, she looks after the book reviews at heat magazine and tries to get her dog to play chase in the parks of north London.


  1. Lovely review! The novel was a good story that just had a wonderful wintery setting, Prague truly brought to life!!

    1. Thank you so much. It has inspired me to go to the Christmas market in Prague actually. X