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Feature book: Ten Days with a Highlander

17 January 2018

Ten Days with a Highlander by Hayson Manning

Can tourists make things change for the better? Georgia certainly thinks so.

Georgia Paxton is corporate through and through. She does the deal then moves on. It has been a lifestyle she learned through her parents. They were free spirits and constantly moving across America. Georgia found a job that would give her that freedom to travel the world, and make the deal. Then she arrives in Scotland.

Callum MacGregor got tired of the corporate life, bought a hotel in a Scottish village and is restoring it to its former glory, slowly but surely. He enjoys living in the village and feels it is his role to protect the village from change. Then he meets American Georgia.

Georgia likes the village, and likes Callum. He shows her around the village and environs to show off the area all the time saying no to her tourism contract. It is at the Grotto that they ‘marry’ all while thinking it is a bit of amusement. The whole village considers them married. There is no doubt that the attraction is bringing them closer and closer.

Georgia is trying, in a multitude of ways, to convince Callum that the tourist trade will be good for the village. Callum constantly tells her why it wouldn’t be good. Callum is then surprised when the people tell him of their previous tourist experience, and they want that again, although perhaps with some adaptions.

There are some very interesting secondary characters in this story and are not who, or what, you might typically expect. First there is Delilah, the goat, who loves to ride in the backseat of the car. Then there is Hello Kitty who can open doors. These animals will bring a smile to your face with their feats and also their uncanny ability to know when extra comfort is needed.

This was an enjoyable story of a couple who are very different but also very similar. Callum has done the corporate world and is looking for a slower pace and to show that people can be protected and cared for. Georgia wants to see change but then comes to see that when she has Callum, she has her place to belong.

Reviewed by Heather

A review copy of this book was provided by the author.

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3 Comments
  1. shelleyrussellnolan permalink
    17 January 2018 11:45 am

    This was such a fun book to read. I really enjoyed it.

  2. 17 January 2018 8:25 am

    Oh I loved this book Hayson always makes me smile

    have Fun

    Helen

  3. Lynette Williams permalink
    17 January 2018 8:13 am

    I have read this book— very good—-LynW

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