“A tale of love, loss, friendships and relationships, A Year and a Day is the perfect balance of heartwarming and heartbreaking emotions falling all around the characters like the snowfall of Prague.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
A Year and a Day by Isabelle Broom is a magical, winter read set in the beautiful city of Prague just before Christmas. The story revolves around three women and three men; Megan and her friend Ollie, Hope and her new boyfriend Charlie, and Sophie and her fiancé Robin.
The paths of these characters cross throughout the book as their friendships build and through a series of events, and sharing of stories from their pasts, they form a unique bond as a group. “Three different women. Three intertwining love stories. One unforgettable, timeless city.”
Isabelle Broom depicts Prague and it’s amazing history with well-researched and enchantingly written descriptions of the city. Warning, this book may give you serious wanderlust.
“They had been given a table overlooking the Vltava River. Blue and amber lights from both the Charles bridge and the surrounding buildings were reflected in the rippling surface of the water, and as the rain continued to hit the windows, the scene beyond was lent a smudged, almost dream-like quality.”
The story itself is also brilliantly written, with a gripping foreshadowing event right at the beginning which is then followed by the story of how and why the characters end up there. Woven within the wonderful exploration of Prague are the relatable characters who each hold secrets and complicated pasts which are slowly revealed to the reader.
A tale of love, loss, friendships and relationships, A Year and a Day is the perfect balance of heartwarming and heartbreaking emotions falling all around the characters like the snowfall of Prague.
Catherine Muxworthy, Booksbirdblog
Added 5th February 2019