- File Size: 1386 KB
- Print Length: 169 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MQZVY2T
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,995 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Although I really enjoyed the story, it felt a little unfinished, so I was excited that Emmanuelle developed it into a novella. While the earlier version was more erotic in nature, this version focuses more on romance with a delicious sensuality. Truth be told, while I appreciated the titillating nature of the original story, the novella is more in line with my romantic sensibilities.
Set in 1920s Great Britain, *Highland Pursuits* immerses the reader in the period with rich language, vivid descriptions, and a dry wit reminiscent of Jane Austen. Like Austen's Elizabeth Bennet, Lady Ophelia Finchingfield is not in want of a husband -- at least not one who's a sloppy kisser. After refusing the hand of a respectable suitor, Lady Ophelia's mother cuts short her debutante season and ships her off to Scotland to stay with her grandmother until she comes to her senses.
Regardless of her mother's intentions, Ophelia sees the banishment as an adventure and an opportunity to freely explore her sexuality. Perhaps she'll encounter a passionate poet or lusty artist in the highlands -- or maybe a bearded estate manager, rough in look and manner. Hamish may make a poor first impression, but Ophelia soon finds herself intrigued by the surly Scot in more ways than one.
*Highland Pursuits* is lushly written with a charming voice that captivates, enticing readers to follow Olivia's alluring sexual awakening. The addition of secondary characters to the novella enhances the story with an amusing upstairs-downstairs appeal. Like most comedy of manners, misunderstandings abound. Between sleazy advances from the lecherous Comte de Montefiore and the intrusion of Hamish's would-be fiancée Felicité, Olivia's journey to self-discovery is tempestuous and often droll. While still somewhat abrupt, the ending is very satisfying and Olivia's happy ending seems well in hand. Overall, I'd highly recommend *Highland Pursuits* to fans of scintillating historical romances.
This read is fast paced and highly enjoyable. The author is a consummate story teller who seamlessly leads the reader through the heroine’s various adventures in coming of age. We are introduced to the Lady Ophelia, a 1920’s debutante, who is exiled to Scotland to live with her grandmother, Morag. With her she takes what she considers to be life’s necessities: a variety of ball gowns, her lap dog, a Cairn terrier named Pudding, a Cadbury’s Milk Tray and a well leafed copy of Lady Chatterly’s Lover. We experience with her the fancy dress balls, an embarrassing fall in the lake and a disastrous grouse hunt. We learn her attitudes, uncertainties and disappointments as she matures under the guidance of her grandmother who eventually bequeaths to her Kintochlochie Castle. This may sound simple, but life’s lessons are not so easily learned. A young woman’s heart is easily turned by love, romance and a kilted Scot named Hamish.
I highly recommend reading this fascinating book.
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