Kate is dumped on her best friend’s wedding day by the world’s most boring boyfriend, Ian. She’s mostly cross because he got in first – until she remembers she’s now homeless as well as jobless. Rather than move back home to her ultra-bossy mother, Kate takes a job on the remote Scottish island of Auchenmor as an all-round Girl Friday. Her first day is pretty much a disaster: she falls over, smack bang at the feet of her grouchy new boss, Roddy, Laird of the Island. Unimpressed with her townie ways, he makes it clear she’s got a lot to prove.
Island life has no room for secrets, but prickly Roddy’s keeping something to himself. When his demanding ex girlfriend appears back on the island, Kate’s budding friendship with her new boss comes to an abrupt end. What is Fiona planning – and can she be stopped before it’s too late?
I got to know Rachael Lucas through Netgalley, where I requested the book ‘Coming up roses‘. I really loved her style of writing that I went on Amazon to see what else she wrote and found ‘Sealed with a kiss’ on sale. Of course I had to buy it.
When I started reading ‘Sealed with a kiss’, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a typical British feel good novel. From the first page on you’ll fall in love with the surroundings (even I would be tempted to move to an island!) and the characters, even though you might want to punch some of them in their faces just to make a point.
I’m sure you’ll read ‘Sealed with a kiss’ with a big smile on your face and maybe you’ll even wipe away a tear once in a while, but that’s just the whole point when you read a book like this.
A truly heartwarming book, which must be read with the fire on, a hot chocolate (with or without Scotch) and a warm blanket, in a cottage in Scotland. If only.
DetailsSealed with a kiss by Rachael Lucas
Published by Pan Macmillan
You can buy the book at Book Depository.