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A Scottish Ferry Tale

A Scottish Ferry Tale [Kindle Edition]

Nancy Volkers
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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We all have rules that we use to get through life. You always put your right sock on first. You refuse to buy generic cream cheese. You don’t date anyone named Wayne. Cassie Wrentham has a book of these rules, and they suit her fine. Until she flies to Scotland to visit her boyfriend and he dumps her the first night.

Cassie doesn’t run back to the United States. She goes to Coll, a tiny island off the west coast, hoping to find the answers to life’s questions on a wind-washed beach or at the end of a rock-strewn road. Instead, she may have found the love of her life… if she can get past her own self-doubt, skepticism and inner conflict.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 258 KB
  • Print Length: 236 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 144219541X
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (22 Jun 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002JCT7QK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,719 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet 17 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
Well - I liked it actually! It is not a fast paced love story with twists and turns. It is the story of a woman with a lot of doubts. Sometimes endearingly funny, sometimes you might think: oh come on! get a grip! But always understandable. Because this is life. Life is not straightforward, where you fall in love with a man on another continent, than pack everything up in a hurry, leave your old life behind you, and move in with a "new" man just like that and to hell with the consequences. Sometimes life is about fears and doubts and not having the courage to take the leap of faith. And the author manages to transmit this quite beautifully. Yes I liked it - and bought the sequel.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea for a novel 10 Nov 2011
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I thought this started really well and I loved the idea for the novel. But it got bogged down in detail and too much introspection by the narrator, who became a little whiny. She also comes across as being too old for her actual age, so she is less credible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved it 15 July 2011
By KerryD - Published on
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This book was just what I needed and did *not* carry the usual disappointment that a foray into the 99 cent book category usually brings.

It had great dialogue, was funny and kept me up until 3 a.m. so that I could finish it and find out what happened. If you're looking for a good read with a mix of Nora Roberts-style snappy dialogue, Scottish-style modern romance and a chick-lit real life story, add this to your Kindle, stat!

I've already bought the sequel and can't wait to see what happens next.

P.S. If Ralph really exists, sign me up!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page Turner! 8 July 2009
By Julie - Published on
A thoroughly modern "fairy tale" that will keep you turning pages late into the night! If the Irish have Cecelia Ahern, then the Scottish have Nancy Volkers. Nancy writes about real people in real situations. I found myself identifying with many of the scenes and dialogue. It was especially refreshing to read a male character (the hunky Ralph) that is written with real emotions and depth. I look forward to more titles in this saga. Overall a fabulous first novel!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surreality 6 Aug 2009
By Gentle Reader - Published on
Nancy Volkers is a great new voice in fiction! Her characters have an intelligent and esoteric wit that transcends the traditional "romance" title. This is a great vacation read or detox-from-a-rough-day read. Her main character, Cassie, is slightly snarky, occasionally disillusioned, often hopeful, and rather likeable. A pleasant combination! All in all, a very good read that leaves me looking forward to Volkers' next book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It starts out great but as a whole the book was just okay 20 Feb 2013
By clak - Published on
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This story was wonderful for the scenery . But it bothered me of the age difference of the 2 main characters to fall so quickly in love , bothered me that they have a sexual relationship so soon, bothered me she strung him along., bothered me ,he expected her to travel to visit him every time, how could she afford to do that ?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming! 21 Jun 2011
By Michelle Bell - Published on
What do you do when you are in a foreign country and your boyfriend dumps you? That is the question that Cassie Wrentham finds herself posed with when her long distance boyfriend, Jason, breaks up with her the night she arrives in Scotland to see him. Instead of turning tail and running home to the states, Cassie decides to venture out on her own, booking a trip to Coll. On the ferry ride over, she meets a charming stranger who suggests a bed-and-breakfast to stay in when she arrives. Cassie takes his suggestion and imagine her surprise when the charming stranger just happens to be the brother of the owner of the bed-and-breakfast. Ralph, dealing with his own problems, may be just what Cassie needs to get over her broken heart. And with that, Nancy Volker's debut novel, "A Scottish Ferry Tale" is off and running.

A whirlwind romance takes place and you will find yourself just as breathless with anticipation as Cassie to see what is going to happen next. Nancy weaves a magical tale with such vivid imagery that you are going to want to dust off your passport (or in my case, get one) and head off to Scotland to find your own Prince Charming. As Ralph and Cassie struggle with the reality of a long distance relationship, I found myself unable to put the book down, needing to know how the issues resolve. Cassie has moments of self sabotage and Ralph has his moments of being unreasonable, but the quirks of both main characters (and the supporting characters) are so true to life and relatable that I loved them all the more. All I can say is read it, read it!
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