An Island Wedding

Avon. (Mure, Bk. 5). Jun. 2022. 400p. ISBN 9780063141889. pap. $16.99. F
This is the fifth novel in Colgan’s popular series set on the fictional island of Mure in northern Scotland (following Christmas at the Island Hotel). The story centers around Flora and Joel’s upcoming wedding, a secret romance between her best friend Lorna and Saif, a Syrian immigrant and father of two boys, and the recently engaged Olivia, a gorgeous islander who became a model and social media influencer. Olivia is planning her own Mure wedding extravaganza for the same day as Flora’s, while Flora is dismayed to learn that Joel wants a “sweetheart wedding” with only the immediate family present. Meanwhile, Saif finds out his wife, who was fighting in Syria, has moved on, and there are immigration legalities and racism at play here. The insanity of Olivia’s Instagrammable wedding and the teasing Flora and Joel get about their baby’s walking skills add humor and lighten the story. This is a slow-paced, very descriptive sweet story, but be forewarned, not all these characters get their happily ever after.
VERDICT Fans of the series will undoubtedly enjoy this latest addition, but others may want to start with the first book, The Cafe by the Sea. For those who enjoy Felicity Hayes-McCoy, Katie Fforde, and Sophie Kinsella.
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