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3.72  ·  Rating Details ·  72 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Fleeing her hectic life in Edinburgh, a young beauty seeks refuge in her Ardlonach family home on the wild west coast of Scotland. Taking control of the country inn alleviates the pain of the life she left behind, She becomes a take-charge woman and all-around problem solver. Until she runs head-on into a man she can't manage -- a man who makes her realize that sometimes ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Signet (first published 1999)
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Mar 06, 2012 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: romances, 2011-reads
And yet another highly readable foray into Raife's western Scottish highlands world.

I enjoyed finding out about the onging lives of some of the characters from previous Raife books, and as always her style of writing just sucks me right into her stories. What I find so fascinating about her books is that she manages to engage me even when her characters and their actions don't. The lead male hero was absolutely one of the most obnoxious, personally disgusting and off-putting leads I've ever read
Lynn Spencer
Maybe 2.5 stars. I feel generous. There were a few things I liked about this book, but overall I found it a problematic read. My biggest problem? Holy cow, was I ever bored by the second half!

As the book opens, Rebecca Urquhart is fleeing her successful career and life in Edinburgh. And I do mean fleeing. In the opening scene, we learn that she is leavingn her life with her widowed mother to stay at the family home in the country, Ardlonach, which is now an inn run by a cousin. The author hints
Jina Howell-Forbes
May 05, 2013 Jina Howell-Forbes rated it it was ok
I like this author and the type of books she writes. They all concern woman starting over and searching for a life that suits them. The books are set in Scotland, and I love that.

The problem I have with this book was that I couldn't stand the male lead. He was supposed to be a romantic flawed male. Maybe he was supposed to be something along of "Rochester" or "Darcy" That just doesn't wash for me. This "hero" goes off like Vesuvius at the least provocation. He yells and screeches terrible insul
Margaret Pinard
I enjoyed this romance, though I would have appreciated fewer typos (starting a sentence lowercase? come on). ;) I intend to read it again when I'm feeling homesick for Scotland, as it has lots of detail about the West Coast and some about Glencoe...such beautiful places. I especially enjoyed the writer craft of the quotes below.

+ 53 trudy's loft living space: "tiny kitchen at one end, unmade bed at the other, its head pulled a couple of feet away from the wall presumably so that its occupant co
Nov 17, 2013 JayeL rated it liked it
Shelves: own, 2013
I had a hard time finding this book. It is older, but even the libraries didn't have it. It became annoying not to be able to find it anywhere so I ended up buying it from AbeBooks for a small price and free shipping. I guess it was worth the couple of bucks I paid for it, but I wouldn't read it again.

The edition was very strange as well. This was a paperback, but the print was so tiny, I really had a hard time reading it. That is the first time that has EVER happened, so either suddenly I am r
Aug 04, 2013 kallirgos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: librero
Una agradable Lectura

Cuando compre este libro fue en una Feria, a un bajo costo, no tenia ningún tipo de expectativa, hasta llegue a pensar que seria para pasar el Tiempo, y aunque no sea la mejor lectura que he tenido, me gusto mucho. Al comienzo la narración de la Autora me confundía un poco pues tiene la tendencia a involucrarnos en un suceso detallándolo después de ser presentado, pero después al comprender su manera de escribir, fue fácil, hay muchos detalles, que podría molestar a algunos
Mar 17, 2010 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, read-2002
Rebecca leaves her high-powered city job and goes to stay at the family ancestral home, now converted to a hotel. There life becomes even more complicated..

Lovely people and places described, a relaxing and enjoyable read.
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