Snow In April
Caroline is due to marry within the next week to a man she’s unsure she loves but takes a spontaneous trip to Scotland with her younger brother after hearing word that their estranged older brother was living there. After an unfortunate accident in a blizzard leaves the two stranded, they meet a man named Oliver living nearby who takes them in.
I’ve heard lovely things about Rosamunde Pilcher’s books, most especially The Shell Seekers, but I made the decision to pick up S ...more
I had not read Pilcher before and found myself en ...more
This was a great short read by one of my favourite UK authors. I tend to romanticize England and Scotland and Rosamunde Pilcher feeds that while knocking it down at the same time. This is one of her simpler stories, a quick read, and surprisingly swoony once Oliver comes into the picture. These characters kept me on my toes; I wasn't sure for most of the book exactly who I should be rooting for -- so I didn't root for ...more
I first read this book in 2000, then lent it to somebody and didn't see it again. So it went on my wishlist a few years later, and I was delighted to receive it for my recent birthday.
On re-reading, nine years after the first reading, I'd totally for ...more
Favorite quote: Suddenly the adventure was an adventure no longer, but simply an act of the greatest possible folly.
This is one of her older books, but a charming read. It's fun to read something lighter in between heavier books.
A short book for Pilcher set in Scotland. A good read, but wish it could have been longer - more full of Pilcher detail and character development. Nevertheless a nice book in front of a fire one night.
Somehow with this reading,though, I lost a little of the charm of it. It's a thinner story than I wanted to remember, waif-like, like the heroine (who really is younger and more foolish than I wanted to believe).
I'm honestly feeling a little sad a ...more
This is a rather simple predictable story. There are no complex characters here. Caroline’s is a real disappointment--i ...more
Anyway, back to the book.The characters kept me on my toes; I wasn't sure for most of the book exactly who I should be rooting for. It was breathtakingly romantic, I can admit that, although I found the ending a little forced. It gave me the idea that the two main characters were happy, they became friends and they like...more