I only wish that Lillian Beckwith had had the stamina of Barbara Cartland and written a thousand novels instead of the small number that she did publish. I love, love, love all the Bruach stories, and Bruach Blend is no exception. I wish I could have experienced the islands of Skye and Soay ("Bruach") as she did, instead of just through her eyes. This book is a collection of episodes spanning all the seasons, loosely connected, but not in the least disjointed. The characters are deeply flawed and totally lovable because of that. The landscapes are always stunning. Much as I love Miss Beckwith's summer walks over hills and dales, those stormy days where she retreats into her white cottage and stokes up the fire inviting various locals to come and "ceilidh" are my favourite times. Thank you so much, Lillian Beckwith, for the tremendous joy you have given me over the years through your books.