#BookReview: One Winter’s Night by Kiley Dunbar

One Winter’s Night




A gorgeously uplifting, romantic read that will warm your heart – take a trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, where magic happens…

It’s autumn in beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon and Kelsey Anderson is enjoying her new life in her adopted town. Her Shakespearean tour guide days behind her, she’s now opened her own photography studio and loved up with boyfriend Jonathan – even if a long-distance relationship is sometimes lonely.

When best friend Mirren Imrie moves down from Scotland, Kelsey is delighted to have her friend at her side – and as the nights turn colder, Mirren throws herself into dating, until she finds herself growing closer to sexy journalist, Adrian Armadale. But when Mirren uncovers a long-buried scandal while working at the local newspaper, her big scoop might throw Kelsey’s – and Jonathan’s – life upside down. Will she choose her career over her friends’ happiness?

And when Jonathan returns from America and discovers the secrets Mirren has uncovered about his family, it throws his relationship with Kelsey onto shaky ground. Can they find their way back to love, before it becomes the winter of their discontent?

A romantic, funny and feel-good read that will make you smile from ear to ear. Fans of Milly Johnson, Heidi Swain and Holly Martin will fall in love with this cosy winter read!




If you’re looking for a cosy Christmas read, then this is perfect. With loveable characters and Shakespearean anecdotes galore, this was gorgeous escapism to the beautiful Stratford-Upon-Avon.

I haven’t read the first book in this series so all of the characters were new to me. However, this works perfectly as a stand alone novel. I wish I had read the first novel though now!

The story follows two main characters Kelsey and Mirren. Kelsey is juggling starting a career in photography, a long-distance relationship and financial worries. Meanwhile up in Scotland, Mirren is dealing with an intolerable colleague and has come to stay with Kelsey in Stratford-Upon-Avon. It’s a heartlifting read as we get to see them both overcome obstacles in their careers and love lives.

I loved how each chapter started with a Shakespeare reference and how Shakespeare plays were intertwined in the story as well. The subtle theatre references and links to Shakespeare plays did not go unnoticed.

I’ve never been to Stratford-Upon-Avon but the setting seems so magical that I definitely want to visit at some point soon. It’s the perfect backdrop for this festive story and a brilliant homage to William Shakespeare too.

The only thing I would change about it is the length of the book. It seemed a bit long-winded at times but didn’t detract from the story.

An easy, gentle Christmas read perfect for reading with the fire on during these colder nights!

Purchase Links

AMZ: https://amzn.to/3haiHwO
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2B94BMV
Apple: https://apple.co/3haaEA8

Author Bio –

Hi, I’m Kiley Dunbar, author of heart-warming, escapist, romantic fiction set in beautiful places.

If you’re looking for travel adventures, swoony heroes, and dreamy escapism that will let you forget the world just for a wee while then I’m your author.

Take your pick from my first three novels:

Summer at the Highland Coral Beach (2020), the first in the Port Willow Bay Series, takes you on an impromptu crafting holiday in the Scottish Highlands and reminds us that after the storm comes the rainbow. Crafts, ceilidhs, coral bays and gentle recovery. (Part two coming September 2021 – both parts can be read alone)

Christmas at Frozen Falls (2019) will fly you to snowy, remote Finnish Lapland over Christmas where Sylvie Magnussen is getting a second chance at love with an old flame – sexy Stellan Virtanen – the one who got away – well, he ran away actually, and Sylvie never understood why. Hot kisses in a cold climate, Northern lights and a stunning resort setting. (Standalone novel)

One Summer’s Night (2019) whisks you away on a working staycation in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon during a sultry heatwave summer. Kelsey Anderson, Shakespeare nerd and aspiring photographer, navigates her new life in a new town. A starting over story, handsome actors, backstage passes, and a whole lot of drama in the Heart of England. (Sequel coming September 2020 – both parts can be read alone)

And if you’ve enjoyed one of my books I’d be thrilled if you left a review! Thanks a million, Love, Kiley, x



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