The Cottage in the Highlands by Julie Shackman


When Leonie Baxter finds herself out of a job and out of a relationship, she’s at her wits end. Her life has just been turned upside down and she needs a plan, fast.

By chance, on a walk with her rescue puppy, Leonie stumbles across a striking house in the woods; fully furnished but unoccupied. As a journalist, she is determined to find out more, after all, reporting is in her nature.

But her attempts are thwarted by Lily Crickshank who lives in the cottage next door. Why won’t Lily help Leonie? And who is the mysterious Flynn Talbot, whose letter Leone finds inside the house?

And in uncovering the secrets of the abandoned house, will Leonie open her own heart and let love back into her life?

The brand new escapist story from the bestselling author of A Secret Scottish Escape and A Scottish Highland Surprise, for fans of Jo Thomas, Trisha Ashley and Cathy Bramley.

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I do love a book set in Scotland and if it’s the Highlands then even better, so I was excited to jump into another fabulous story by Julie Shackman and couldn’t wait to get some time alone with my feet up.

As always with Julie’s books it’s a lovely, feel good book with lots of humour along the ride, she still amidst the fun manages to touch on difficult issues and handle them with care and sensitivity, it’s such a wonderful talent she has.

Her characters are so relatable, so well-written they are full of so much personality that you’ll even fall in love with the pets. The Cottage in the Highlands” is an adorable, feel-good mystery with plenty of romance for good measure, one that will keep you happy on a cold night tucked up indoors.

Thanks to Julie Shackman and Rachel’s Random Resources for the opportunity to enjoy and take part in the blog tour for this gorgeous story. For full disclosure I was given a free ebook in return for a voluntary and honest review, all opinions are my own and freely given.

Author the Author

Julie Shackman is a former journalist from Scotland, who has always wanted to write feel-good romance. As well as being an author, Julie also writes verses and captions for greetings card companies. Julie admits to having an obsession with stationery and handbags. She is married, has two sons and has a Romanian rescue puppy, Cooper. The Cottage in the Highlands is Julie’s seventh novel.

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