Helen Rathbone's decision to end her thirty-five-year marriage provokes a massive upheaval in her life. Her first plan is to move in with her son and his family, but when that proves unsuccessful, she returns to Scotland with a sense of exuberance and liberation.Hilltop is shabby and rundown, but there is a wonderful view from the verandah and it does also have its own cottage in the grounds. Helen is delighted to rent this out to Catriona Finlay, a young woman who runs the local second-hand bookshop. Catriona's friends extend a warm welcome to Helen and she finds herself with a lively circle that includes Jake, the bookshop owner. Jake is some fifteen years Helen's junior, but that doesn't prevent her feeling drawn to him. He, however, is in love with the shy and gentle Catriona. Luckily the friendship between the two women is strong enough to survive this potential clash.
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Alexandra Raife has lived abroad in many countries and worked at a variety of jobs, including a six-year commission in the RAF and many years co-running a Highland hotel.Review:
Brilliant descriptions of twenty-first century life in the lonely wilds of Scotland. Much creative talent and literary grace. * Gwynedd Chronicle * NEW REVIEW A welcome new storyteller * Rosamunde Pilcher * The power of a natural born storyteller * The Lady * On THE LARACH:'A real find . . . The genuine storyteller's flair' * Mary Stewart * A lovely story with an unconventional twist and a very readable novel * The Times * On BELONGING:'This book has all the emotions . . . we have come to expect from Alexandra Raife's characters' * Woman's Weekly * On SUN ON SNOW:'Has a most appealing character as its heroine' * Vanessa Berridge, Woman & Home * [a] readable love story full of emotion, pain and despair. * Coventry Evening Telegraph * On THE WEDDING GIFT:'It is the country as much as the vividly portrayed people that jumps out to grab the reader's attention' Coventry Evening Telegraph Scotland's answer to Rosamunde Pilcher. * South Hams Newspapers *
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Book Description Hodder & Stoughton, 2001. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0340792906
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