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500 Miles from You

500 Miles from You by Jenny Colgan is the third book in the Scottish Bookshop series.

Lissie, is a nurse practitioner in the bustling, overpopulate and just plain hectic city of London. She is highly competent and always keeps her cool when dealing with the ins and outs of her job. She knows her way around the city and how to survive it. That is until she witnesses a boy run down and killed right before her eyes.

With symptoms of PTSD creeping up on her, Lissie’s supervisors arrange for her to take a step back on a “quieter beat” in a Scottish Highlands town called, Kirrinfeif. Lissie will be swapping places with Cormack, an Army veteran and jack-of-all-trades when it comes to Highlands nursing. Lissie’s never lived in a small town and Cormack has never spent much time in the city… what could go wrong?

As these two strangers adjust to totally different lives, they come to depend on the emails they exchange about their patients and just about anything else. But what’ll happen when the two finally meet?

As with all of Jenny Colgan’s books, 500 Miles from You is a light read, or listen, to blaze through when you are looking to just sit back and relax.

I loved seeing the characters from Colgan’s other Scottish Bookshop novels. It’s nice when familiar faces show up and as usual the side characters were memorable and a good addition to the story.

I do think that there were some loose ends and a plot point or two that were introduced but not addressed. Otherwise, I don’t really have much to say one way or another.

This is a good read when you want something light and easy. It gets 4 stars from me.

That’s all for now!


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