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Summer Island

Summer Island

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2000s: Let’s head to Summer Island off the coast of Norway

  • ISBN: B07ZG82B33
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Summer Island off the coast of Norway was the place London chef Jack Greene should have been from. He’s an outsider in the community that should have been his family, and now he’s setting foot on the strange land he has inherited for the first time.

Ninni Toft, his nearest neighbour, has come to the island to mend her broken heart. With her wild spirit and irrepressible enthusiasm, she shows city-boy Jack the simple pleasures of island life – and what it means to belong. To a place. To a people. To one person in particular…

Home is where the heart is, but is Jack’s heart with the career he left behind in London, or on the wind-swept shores of Summer Island, with Ninni?

Travel Guide

Welcome to Summer Island, Norway

Summer Island in the book is Sommerfoy Island in reality. It’s a lovely place and is evoked with style in the novel from the moment one of the characters arrives there:

“This was the best place on earth. Her grandparent’s old house was the safe harbour she always returned to. The only place to nurse a broken heart.”

“In a few weeks, the small harbour would teem with boats of all sorts, from sailing boats and fancy yachts to fishing boats and rowing boats.”

There’s an island corner shop, a landhandel and a pier, and most of the houses on the iland are painted white. There’s also a bookshop which I was very happy to hear!

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Summer Island

Destination/location: Norway., Sommerroy  Author/guide: Natalie Normann Departure Time: 2000s

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