This book swept me into its world, almost as if I had stepped through a magical wardrobe much like the one Emelia is always looking for. She is a likeable girl from the start, her quirks and all. The past she’s running from continues to haunt her while she makes a new life for herself in Oxford. Enter Peter Carlisle and fireworks instantly go off between these two. Romance fans, you won’t be disappointed. 😉
I hate to confess that I’ve not read the Chronicles of Narnia, but even so, that did not keep me from enjoying their fascination with the books or appreciating the witty storytelling. This author’s voice shined throughout the book and I enjoyed the fresh storyline.
It took me a few chapters to get into the story, but I was soon immersed into the plot. My heart ached for Peter and the pain of losing his dream career. I loved how Emelia flipped his whole world upside down. Their relationship and charming banter throughout was fun to follow. This is a new-to-me author I encourage you all to read. 🙂
I received a free copy from the publisher. No review, positive or otherwise, was required—all opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A funny, heartfelt romance about how an antique shop, a wardrobe, and a mysterious tea cup bring two C.S. Lewis fans together in a snowy and picturesque Oxford, England.
Emelia Mason has spent her career finding the dirt on the rich and famous. But deep down past this fearless tabloid-reporter façade, there’s a nerdy Narnia-obsessed girl who still can’t resist climbing into wardrobes to check for the magical land on the other side. When a story she writes produces tragic results, she flees to Oxford, England—home to C.S. Lewis—to try and make amends for the damage she has caused.
Peter Carlisle was on his way to become one of Great Britain’s best rowers—until he injured his shoulder and lost his chance at glory. He’s determined to fight his way back to the top even if it means risking permanent disability to do so. It’s the only way he can find his way past failing the one person who never stopped believing in his Olympic dream.
When Peter and Emelia cross paths on her first night in Oxford, the attraction is instant and they find common ground in their shared love of Narnia. But can the lessons from a fantasyland be enough to hold them together when secrets of the real world threaten to tear them apart? Cobblestone streets, an aristocratic estate, and an antique shop with a curious wardrobe bring the world of Narnia to life in this inspiring and romantic story about second chances.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kara Isaac lives in Wellington, New Zealand. Her debut romantic comedy, Close To You, is about a disillusioned academic-turned-tour-guide and an entrepreneur who knows nothing about Tolkien who fall in love on a Tolkien themed tour of New Zealand and just released from Howard Books. When she’s not working her day job as a public servant, chasing around a ninja preschooler and his feisty toddler sister, she spends her time writing horribly bad first drafts and wishing you could get Double Stuf Oreos in New Zealand. She loves to connect on her website, on Facebook at Kara Isaac – Writer and Twitter @KaraIsaac