Wild Mountain Thyme Author:Rosamunde Pilcher Victoria Bradshaw was numb with boredom; the small boutique had settled into gray London tedium after the Christmas season. The dull anesthesia of her workday life is a remedy of sorts for the bitter memory of love lost - until the man who had so brutally disappointed her returns suddenly to uproot her again. — Years at the bottom have not soften... more »ed Oliver Dobbs. Tortured by his single-minded determination to succeed as a writer, he lives estranged from famil and friends. But the weary nights of dish washing in a fish-and-chips restaurant had finally paid off. The play was a hit, destined for London and perhaps Broadway the critics said. Yet, on the verge of international acclaim, Oliver is emotionally stunted, doubting his ability to feel, or love, ever again.
He had broken Victoria's heart, leaving her in order to marry a wealthy man's daughter pregnant with his child. Now two years later, he sweeps into Victoria's life again. On that cold February night he urges her to come away with him and his young son Tommy, whom he has abducted from his doting in-laws. Bitter memories rekindled, Victoria resists; is it love he promises, or will she and the child be ruthlessly cast aside when his desires are fulfilled? Drawn almost against her will to the child and again to Oliver, she takes off with them for the Highlands of Scotland.
A story of self-searching, pain, and fulfilment - an unforgettable narrative of romance and adventure which hurtles to a stunning - and surprising - climax.« less