Book Review: The Distance by Zoë Folbigg

Published: 01/07/2018 by Aria
Format: Kindle

Under the midnight sun of Arctic Norway, Cecilie Wiig goes online and stumbles across Hector Herrera in a band fan forum. They start chatting and soon realise they might be more than kindred spirits. But there are two big problems: Hector lives 8,909km away in Mexico. And he’s about to get married.

Can Cecilie, who’s anchored to two jobs she loves in the library and a cafe full of colourful characters in the town in which she grew up, overcome the hurdles of having fallen for someone she’s never met? Will Hector escape his turbulent past and the temptations of his hectic hedonistic life and make a leap of faith to change the path he’s on?

Zoë Folbigg’s latest novel is a story of two people, living two very different lives, and whether they can cross a gulf, ocean, sea and fjord to give their love a chance.


the-distance-defI am in love with this book. I opened it and got sucked into this unusual story of two people in two different parts of the world trying to find a way to each other and overcome everything in their way.

Two lovable characters connect over sharing love for the same band in online forum. Little do they know that such a small thing will ignite something a lot bigger. Friendship of Cecilie and Hector, two people living nearly 10 thousand kilometers away from each other, will grow into something more. Something they both realize is more like finding a soulmate than just a person they get on with. But they both have their lives on their side of the Earth. Cecilie is set in her ways, with jobs she loves and place she spends all her time at. She’s not really big on exploring the real world, she has her imagination to do that for her. Hector being in relationship with his girlfriend in Mexico is about to get married.

This story gives you this real connection to characters you fall in love with, your heart will break for them and you will cheer them on to take that leap in hope of their future together. You get upset over obstacles in their way and you would do anything to help them realize that all those little things stopping them are nothing when it comes to true love.

This is my first book I’ve read by Zoe Folbigg but now can’t wait to read The Note. I can absolutely recommend it to anyone loving contemporary romance and I will treasure this story in my heart forever.

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