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After a gruelling academic year head teacher Harper MacDonald is looking forward to a summer holiday trekking in Nepal. Her plans are scuppered when her wayward niece, Ariel, leaves a note announcing she’s running away with a boy called Pen. The only clue to their whereabouts is a scribbled footnote: I’ll Be in Scotland.
Cue a case of mistaken identity when Harper confronts the boy‘s father – Rocco Penhaligon – accusing him of cradle snatching her niece and ruining her bright future. At loggerheads, Harper and Rocco set off in hot pursuit of the teenagers, but the canny youngsters are always one step ahead. And, in a neat twist, it is the adults who end up in trouble, not the savvy teenagers.
Can Cupid convince Harper and Rocco that they have found their soul mates?
Fasten your seatbelt for the road trip of your lifetime –
It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
This is such a fun read, I thoroughly enjoyed it! It is a story in which the author makes it easy to empathise with the main characters and brings the fantastic communities and settings to life in your imagination. I was really ready to escape our current lockdown and virtually visit the Highlands along with them all, though I’d be somewhat reticent about travelling most of the way on a vintage motorbike with someone I’d initially only met an hour or so beforehand!
It is a story about Harper MacDonald who has spent so much of her life striving to achieve the goals set for her by her parents or bringing up her niece. She’s a highly successful headteacher of three schools but has no real life outside work. Her niece running away with someone that Harper had never heard of is the impetus for travels, arguments, visiting new places, making new friends and finding love where she least expected it. It is a heartwarming read, packed with family dramas, revelations and romance – a story to put a smile on your face and truly heartwarming. I’ll definitely be looking out for more by this author in future!
Thanks for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
After teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided to pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed by Boot Camp Bride. She went on to publish Scotch on the Rocks, which achieved Best Seller status within two weeks of appearing on Amazon and her next novel, Girl in the Castle, reached #3 in the Amazon charts. Lizzie is a founder member of indie publishing group – New Romantics Press, and has hosted author events at Aspinall, St Pancras and Waterstones, Kensington, talking about the research which underpins her novels. Lizzie romance Take Me, I’m Yours, set in Wisconsin, also achieved BEST SELLER status >travel>USA. Her latest novel – Harper’s Highland Fling – has been declared her ‘best one yet’ by readers and reviewers. In it, two warring guardians are forced to join forces and set off in hot pursuit of a runaway niece and son. She has further Scottish-themed romances planned and spends most of the summer touring the Scottish Highlands researching men in kilts. As for the years she spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste as she is building a reputation as a go-to speaker on indie publishing, and how to plan, write, and publish your debut novel.
Lizzie lives in Leicestershire (UK) with her husband, David.
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