Five Days in Skye by Carla Yvonne Laureano

Book Review

This is a romance set in beautiful Scotland.  Andrea Sullivan is a professional hospitality consultant; she is good at her job but on her last consultation she rebuffed a clients advances.   Andrea feels she is being punished when her boss sends her to Scotland and international acclaimed Chef James MacDonald on a consulting job.


Andrea is obsessed with her job and redeeming herself after the last fiasco.  Both characters are strong independent career minded people.  Andrea keeps seeing James as a man with ulterior motives. All  James wants is to open a hotel in Scotland that he did not get to open with his father before he passed and to become close to Andrea.


The book begins with a funny meeting between Andrea and James, that just made me howl.  What follows is a ramp thru beautiful Scotland.  The author, Carla Yvonne Laureano’s descriptions of Scotland were so vivid I could see each scene she described.  Scotland would be the one place in the world I would love to visit and her descriptions just fueled that desire even more.  Ms. Laureano created two main characters that have to learn to trust, forgive old hurts, heal old wounds, and love again not only within themselves and each other, but in their relationship with God.


Faith is an interwoven theme in the book.  Ms. Laureano did a great job pacing the book, backgrounds, and faith thru the story and the book does not feel preachy or stiff.  Follow James and Andrea as they fall in love; Andrea falls for Scotland and James, and finds her love of God. Andrea’s reckoning with God was heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.  A truly good love story between Andrea, James and God.


I would recommend highly recommend this book.


Books reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion;  book reviews on line under my name and on my blog are my opinion.


I received this book from the publishers and Netgalley for an honest book review.

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