Christmas at Frozen Falls | By Kiley Dunbar
I received an e-ARC from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. (True story : I forgot to download the book and ended up buying it because I couldn't resist the beautiful cover. )
Narrative and Plot
Christmas at Frozen Falls is a cozy holiday read which will make you long to visit the Laplands for once in your life. The scenic beauty and the landscape in itself is an important part of the narrative and you’re taken into this magical world of snow and reindeers and other countless delights of the Finnish land. The backdrop and the holiday spirit is definitely what you expect from a Christmas read.
The story is told from Sylvie’s perspective for most parts. Although the abrupt shift to Nilo’s pov threw me off the first time. The beginning of the book is particularly witty and lively despite Sylvie being in dull spirits. But as we go on it takes on a more serious tone of longing and belonging which I believe anyone can relate to.
Characters and Conflicts
Sylvie starts as your typical chic lit/romance heroine wallowing over her situation and love life. She is also someone who can laugh at her own misgivings. She is kind, fiesty and strong who isn’t afraid to speak her mind but later overthink it all. ( Personally, that’s so me)
Then we have her bestie Narie who is a solo traveller and a blogger. I loved the blog posts in between.
Together they embark on a journey to the Arctic circle and are swept by the warmth of the Finnish Laplands during holidays. The simultaneous love stories is a clever thought to keep the readers interested in finding out more about their respective love stories.
While Nilo is your typical romance book hero , Stellan protrayed the real life version of men who are not emotionally expressive.
The ending was a bit abrupt. You would want to know more about them. In fact I wouldn’t mind another book to know how they figured it all out (the whole poles apart thing).
Overall, I enjoyed reading this book. It features many of the modern day relationship issues and yet manages a light tone to the whole plot. The Scandinavian atmosphere definitely puts you in the holiday spirit. Curl up with this rom-com on a perfectly good festive season, to enjoy your Christmas at Frozen Falls.