It’s my pleasure to share my review for Coming Home to the Highlands for the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources
The one thing Olivia McBain had wanted to do since she was a child was to be involved in the world of fashion. At twenty eight years old she was living her dream. She was working in New York at the House of world famous designer Nina Picarro, and witnessing her own designs brought to life and paraded on the catwalk.
Olivia and her brother, Kerr, were born into a noble Scottish clan, and Olivia’s parents had indulged her in her choice of career believing it would be short term. For her part, Olivia had no interest in Scotland’s high society or dealing with all the maintenance needed for Drumblair Castle. In any case, Kerr was the eldest and next in line to inherit the castle and all that went with it.
A devastating phone call from her brother brings Olivia rushing back to Scotland and changes her life in ways she had never imagined.
I liked Olivia but she did annoy me slightly when she kept second guessing herself and, despite the fact she was adamant she’d only marry for love, seemed content to settle for the easy option. On the whole there was a lovely cast of characters, particularly Mirren, Dougie and Innes, and of course Brodie, Olivia’s childhood friend until they fell out. Kerr was horrible and I did think the relationship between him and Olivia was a little too easily resolved after his attitude and the way he behaved.
Having said that, Coming Home to the Highlands is a charming and enjoyable read, the setting is wonderful and described vividly and dogs are always a winner for me. Difficult and pertinent topics such as violence, relationships, grief and abuse are dealt with sensitively.
Sometimes life is full of surprises, especially when you least expect them…
Born into the Scottish Clan MacBain and the 17th century ancestral home, Drumblair Castle, Liv MacBain has always dreamed of leaving the ancient homestead and becoming her own person in the world of fashion. From a young age, she worshipped the trailblazing designs of the haute couture glitterati, hoping one day to join them.
With older brother Kerr, the rightful heir, Liv has been free to spread her wings.
Fast forward. Liv, is now 28 years old, working at a high-end fashion house and living her dream life in New York. She’s never been happier. Until everything changes with one devastating phone call from her brother, Kerr, that brings her rushing back to Scotland.
Old friends and adversaries resurface and Liv faces a difficult decision that could mean her dream future can no longer be a reality.
Or can you have your castle and your career?
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Lisa Hobman has written many brilliantly reviewed women’s fiction titles – the first of which was shortlisted by the RNA for their debut novel award. In 2012 Lisa relocated her family from Yorkshire to a village in Scotland and this beautiful backdrop now inspires her uplifting and romantic stories.
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Can’t go wrong with a Highland castle and dogs! 😀
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Absolutely, I could live that life 😉
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