After being dumped by her boyfriend, Kate escapes to the Scottish island of Auchenmor to start a new job (with a cottage included). She quickly falls in love with the island life and wildlife. Kate swears to stay off men for a whole year, but will she be able to resist the temptation of young sexy Scotsmen?
I loved this book from start to finish! It’s such a great and comforting read. Rachael wrote this book from a 3rd person narrative which I am usually not a big fan of (I feel it is always more difficult to connect with the characters in this way) but it works beautifully in this chick-lit novel. I think it is due to the author’s talent for capturing emotions and feelings from a wide range of characters. By the end of the book I had the feeling as if I was living on the island and made friends with all these wonderful and kind people.
I really enjoyed the way Rachael described the blissful and peaceful island life. Every single character the reader is introduced to is so welcoming and friendly (apart from one of them – but enough said here – I don’t want to give the slight twist of the story away).
I believe this book is a chick-lit novel in its truest form. It left me feeling all warm and gooey (what a cliche, I know but true :-). The whole book and its characters are very endearing and I was sad to reach the ending of the book (I could have read on for ages…). I can hugely recommend this amazing read. This is Rachael’s debut novel and I cannot wait to read more of her books.
I would like to thank the author for sending me an e-copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
My rating: 5 out of 5