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Delightful Highland #Romance – The Cottage by the Loch by Kennedy Kerr – new series!

Title: The Cottage by the Loch 

Series: Loch Cameron #1

Author: Kennedy Kerr

Publisher: Bookouture

Pub Day:  January 24th 2023 

Buy Link: https://geni.us/B0BLT2XHKZsocial

My Review:

If you're looking for a contemporary Highland romance
This delightful read deserves more than a chance!
With great characters, a beautiful setting and lovely community,
It also involves coping with grief, a mystery and family history!

Get ready for changes galore
New possibilities to explore
Community feelings, new friendships, too,
Mysteries to solve and plenty to do!

NY Journalist Zelda Hicks is sent on photoshoot to Scotland.
A visit to her father's homeland isn't anything she'd planned.
The village of Loch Cameron is quite a surprise,
So are the locals and the Laird, she quickly comes to realise.

Could this be the break (ouch) that she didn't want but yearns?
Maybe this stay will be when her life for the better turns?
Coping with grief is different for everyone
Especially when a loved one is gone.

What a gorgeous read
Now the next in the series is what I need!
I can't wait to return to Loch Cameron once more
To see the community and to explore!


The cottage stood alone on a rocky outcropping at the edge of the loch. Standing in the garden amongst the wildflowers, she felt the weight of the tattered envelope in her hands. Maybe there was something keeping her here in Scotland, a secret waiting to be uncovered…

New Yorker Zelda Hicks has just lost her mother, and the only thing she knows about her father is that he was from Scotland. So a work trip to the Scottish village of Loch Cameron couldn’t be better timed. Maybe a break in the beautiful rolling hills of heather will help her reconnect with her roots and recover from her grief.

Then, on a walk around the loch one bright morning, she comes across a tiny, tumbledown cottage, nestled on the edge of the forest. The elderly owner, Gretchen Ross, invites her in for buttery shortbread, and after learning that Gretchen might lose the cottage that has been in her family forever, Zelda vows to help her. She didn’t bargain on butting heads with the handsome, blue-eyed laird Hal Cameron in the process. Zelda can’t seem to forget Hal’s shy smile and she soon learns they might have more in common than she first thought.

But when Zelda discovers a bundle of old letters hidden in the back of an antique wardrobe at the cottage, they lead her back to the mysterious Hal. Pushing Zelda to examine her own family history, the letters reveal a secret that the community has kept hidden for over a generation. Hal says he wants to help Zelda, but just as she begins to open up, she learns he isn’t being entirely honest either… Can Zelda trust him, and finally come to terms with her own past, or will uncovering this secret force her to leave Loch Cameron for good?

Fans of Susanne O’Leary, Debbie Macomber and Pamela Kelley will adore this page-turning read set in the Scottish Highlands about family secrets and starting over, from USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Kerr.

Author Bio

Kennedy Kerr is a USA Today Bestselling fiction author. She adores beaches, lochs and stone circles, and loves writing about small communities, mysteries and family secrets. She has a very cuddly cat called Twinkle who spends her days sleeping: Kennedy aspires to having Twinkle’s nap schedule one day.

Kennedy also loves cooking and baking all types of food, which is almost as much fun as eating it. Her favourite foods include (but are not limited to) Indian food, Victoria sponge, breakfast pastries with coffee and sushi. The only thing she’s not particularly keen on is artichoke, and she’d eat it, anyway.

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