Moonlight on the Thames #Book Review #BlogTour #Lauren Westwood #Aria #NetGalley

Written by Lauren Westwood




Worlds collide when two strangers meet at Waterloo station. It’s a moment they’ll never forget.

Christmas is a joyous time, but not everyone is merry and bright.

Nicola is a rising star at the top of the corporate ladder, but her personal life is a disaster. Her office affair has lost its allure, and the last thing she wants to think about is Christmas. A night of cancelled trains and festive Christmas carols at Waterloo Station is just about the last straw…

Dmitri loves conducting his pop-up choir during the festive season, meeting people, and spreading joy and cheer around London. But he carries deep secrets from his past that robbed him of his dream to become a concert pianist.

Can their hearts and souls be unlocked by music and moonlight and will they discover the healing power of love?








Sparkling and Magical!   5 stars


A sparkling feel-good Christmas novel – with hidden depths. This one will definitely leave you with a warm heart and a yearning for wonderful music.

With a high-powered job in finance where she is successful beyond most of her colleagues’ wildest dreams, her own home in Richmond-on-Thames and a wardrobe of designer labels, Nicola is a woman who has it all. However, Christmas is not her favourite time of year and as it fast approaches she feels dread rising within her, and when she comes across a choir belting out greetings of the season it doesn’t bode well. Dmitri is the choir conductor and he loves his music. On the surface he is a happy soul, but his past hides some dark times. Now that their paths have crossed, will they meet again?

At the beginning, this book has a bit of A Christmas Carol about it, but this is a multi-layered read with plenty more to discover. The music is just one of those layers and if, like me, it gives you the notion to look up the pieces mentioned, then make sure you read the author’s acknowledgements! Lauren Westwood is a talented and experienced author and it shows throughout this novel with beautiful writing and the seamless melding together of several story threads. London isn’t a city I know at all but it is brought alive here and the cover is perfect for the content. As well as making me ponder on the true meaning of Christmas, I have also had plenty of giggles and smiles and really couldn’t find fault (even if I had wanted to). Such a magical read deserves nothing less than full marks!

My thanks to publisher Aria not only for my copy via NetGalley, but also for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: Christmas, romance
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3510 KB
  • Print Length: 455 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: 4 September 2018
  • Purchase Links: Amazon UK
  •                                 Amazon US
  •                                 iBooks
  •                                 Google Play
  •                                 Kobo









Meet the Author







Lauren Westwood writes romantic women’s fiction, and is also an award-winning children’s writer. Originally from California, she now lives in England in a pernickety old house built in 1602, with her partner and three daughters.




Follow Lauren

Facebook: @Lwestwoodbooks

Twitter: @lwestwoodwriter


Instagram: @lwestwoodwriter

Goodreads: Lauren Westwood




Follow Aria


Twitter: @aria_fiction

Facebook: @ariafiction

Instagram: @ariafiction







5 thoughts on “Moonlight on the Thames #Book Review #BlogTour #Lauren Westwood #Aria #NetGalley

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s