An early effort of Pilcher's, one of my favorite authors. Her later novel Wild Mountain Thyme is a better, fuller reworking of this early effort. The older man in this story, lawyer David Stewart, is similar to the high-powered older man in WMT; the Sinclair character here is like Oliver Dobbs in WMT, and so on. Many of her female characters are younger and end up with older men, however, in her more recent book, Winter Solstice, her female character is an older woman, probably because Pilcher was, by then, older herself. Her characters in WMT are more fully developed than in this book, the scenery better imagined, the house and basic plot are all more complex, especially the character of Roddy whose house burns down in WMT. Even so, I am glad I swapped this book because after reading it, I can easily see how Pilcher's talents grew with her writing. I wish she were still writing more stories -- I enjoy them so and have kept copies of all of them because I read them over again from time to time.
Scotland is the setting of this book and it just made me want to go there. Her books are wonderful..once I discovered Rosamunde Pilcher I had to have all of her books.
who doesn't love the way rosamunde describes the food served at tea-time?? truly a british treasure!! wonderful read!
Not my favorite Rosamunde Pilcher book. Ending a little too abrupt and ties up loose ends too neatly. Jane is so naive and young- she needs to experience more of life. But always a pleasure to visit Scotland again.
Sitting on a California beach at summer's end, Jane Marsh thought back to her childhood at estate called Elvie in a remote corner of Scotland. She remembered not only the heather covered hills and lonesome loch, but her grandmother, and of course, Sinclair, the man she dreamed of marrying and settling in Elvie forever. Now she has been told she must return to Scotland by her grandmother's attorney.
Jane Marsh gets a urgent visit from her grandmother's lawwyer .. she must return to Scotland..