To read a book and then search endlessly for it's equal would describe how I felt about THIS book. I found Ms. Raife's writing style to be very true to what real people would think, say or do as compared to most 'romance' novels.
The writing easily took me in and allowed my imagination to take me to the places the characters were. It's tastefully written with charm.
When Clare Sommerville gives up her fast life in London to buy the Larach, an isolated cottage without any modern conveniences, no one thinks she will stay. But for Clare, moving near a remote Scottish loch is an essential part of the inner journey she must take to heal herself and put her tragic past behind her.
Soon Clare finds herself changing--both without and within. She discovers contentment in the friendships with her colorful new neighbors, whose unexpected acts of kindness take her by surprise. One is Donald Macrae, a man of quiet strength and inner conflicts of his own. Deeply attracted to him, Clare must struggle with her desire for a man who may not be free to love, in this powerfully moving story set in a place of breathtaking beauty...and as full of hope and promise as Clare's reawakening heart.
When a woman gives up the fast-paced life of London and purchases an isolated cottage on a remote Scottish loch, no one believes that she will remain there. But for her, moving hereis the key to the journey she must embark onto heal herself and put a tragic past behindher. Yet this new life is not without its own shareof complications, as she finds herself deeply attracted to a local man of quiet strength...one who possesses his own inner conflicts and may not be free to love in return....
Clare Sommerville used to live in London and moves into a cottage near a Scottish Loch with no modern conveniences to "heal herself".