Loch Ewe, 1940. When gamekeeper’s daughter Flora’s remote highland village finds itself the base for the Royal Navy’s Arctic convoys, life in her close-knit community changes forever. In defiance of his disapproving father, the laird’s son falls in love with Flora, and as tensions build in their disrupted home, any chance of their happiness seems doomed.
Decades later, Flora’s daughter, singer Lexie Gordon, is forced to return to the village and to the tiny cottage where she grew up. Having long ago escaped to the bright lights of the West End, London still never truly felt like home. Now back, with a daughter of her own, Lexie learns that her mother—and the hostile-seeming village itself—have long been hiding secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew.
As she pieces together the fragments of her parents’ story, Lexie discovers the courageous, devastating sacrifices made in her name. It’s too late to rekindle her relationship with her mother, but can Lexie find it in her heart to forgive the past, to grieve for all that’s lost, and finally find her place in the world?
𝘉𝘦𝘢𝘶𝘵𝘪𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨!
I love books set in Scotland so I couldn’t resist this one. Told in dual timelines this story follows Flora during WWII and Lexi, her daughter, in the late 70’s. Learning about this little villa during the war was fascinating. I simply loved it.
𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘧 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦: 𝘏𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘍𝘪𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯, 𝘞𝘞𝘐𝘐, 𝘚𝘤𝘰𝘵𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥, 𝘋𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴, 𝘙𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦.
𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗦𝗰𝗼𝘁𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱?
We spent some days there a few years back while my husband was working there and we fell in love with the landscape.
𝘔𝘪𝘥-𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘤𝘬 𝘪𝘯: 𝘩𝘰𝘸’𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘳?
𝗜 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗮𝗻 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗲𝗱𝗻𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆!