- File Size: 1754 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: #43,667 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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But it’s the handsome estate manager Hamish who catches Ophelia’s eye. Hamish, of course, possesses all the characteristics of the perfect romance hero; impossibly good-looking (especially in a kilt), macho, sometimes gallant, but also brooding and darkly aloof as he nurses a broken heart from his past. You KNOW how this is going to turn out, right? Yet, it’s in the “getting there” that this superbly crafted story shines.
If I have any complaints about 'Highland Pursuits', it is that the tone becomes decidedly less lighthearted towards the middle, whence, consequently, the pacing seems to flag. Where do all the wonderful jokes go—even the delightful antics of Ophelia’s cairn terrier Pudding? It’s all-too serious of a sudden, perhaps because, knowing how stories like this are supposed to end, it’s necessary to spin out the dramatic irony for a spell. This inconsistency in tone is ameliorated to some degree by the quality of the writing, and, perhaps, most people, who read considerably faster than I, won’t even notice. Still, 'tis ne’ bu’ a wee quibble considering the excellence of the whole.
The first half of this novella is truly delightful. It is a fun (and funny) comedy of errors as Ophelia learns to navigate her way through this small society of oddball characters. During her time in the castle she learns to love the Highlands and also learns about herself and what she really wants in life. I did find the second half of the book to be not as enjoyable. The sly humor of the first half of the book was lacking and some of the sexual situations were not really my cup of tea. The ending seemed forced and abrupt. On the whole, however, I did enjoy the book very much.
Though it takes place in 1928, in some ways it could take place in modern times. I really enjoyed the storylines and look forward to reading more books by the author.
I received a free ebook for an honest review.
because she becomes weak and accepting of a man who treats her poorly, and marries him when he finally chooses her. This could be a translation/ editing error, but I wanted to throw my kindle across the room 😉