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Sealed With A Kiss [Kindle Edition]

Rachael Lucas
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (564 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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?

This funny, big-hearted novel is the perfect read for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.

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‘Wonderful escapism with a gloriously romantic setting’ Katie Fforde

‘Original, atmospheric, intriguing, romantic and funny - I loved it!’ Christina Jones

‘Reminded me a bit of Jilly Cooper's brilliant first novel, Emily . . .and in my book you can't get higher praise than that’ Emma Lee Potter

‘A wonderfully feel-good read’ Julia Williams

From the Back Cover

Being dumped by the world's most boring boyfriend wasn't exactly on Kate's To Do list, but at least it's a wake-up call. Jobless and now homeless and boyfriendless too, she needs a new start. Or just anything to avoid moving back in with her mother.

And taking a job as a Girl Friday on a remote Scottish island is definitely something new. Auchenmor is the perfect place to escape to: friendly locals, gorgeous scenery - and an even more gorgeous bagpipe player called Finn. Her new boss Roddy (the Laird, no less) might be as chatty as one of Auchenmor's native seals, but Kate can see there's a softer side beneath his prickly demeanour.

When Roddy's demanding ex suddenly reappears, she'll do anything to keep Kate and her boss apart. Just what is Fiona up to? Island life has no room for secrets . . .

This funny, big-hearted novel is the perfect read for fans of Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.

Praise for Rachael Lucas

'Wonderful escapism with a gloriously romantic setting' Katie Fforde

'A wonderfully feel-good read' Julia Williams

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 936 KB
  • Print Length: 353 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Main Market Ed. edition (8 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (564 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Rachael Lucas is an author, coach and freelance writer.

Her debut novel SEALED WITH A KISS was downloaded over 130,000 times on Kindle and was a bestseller.

She lives and works in a Victorian house by the seaside in the North West of England with her partner (also a writer) and their six children.

Find out more about Rachael at her website, have a look at the planning boards for her books on and you can tweet her @karamina

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A chick-lit novel in its truest form! 5 April 2013
By Heidi
Format:Kindle Edition
After being dumped by her boyfriend, Kate escapes to the Scottish island of Auchenmor to start a new job (with a cottage included). She quickly falls in love with the island life and wildlife. Kate swears to stay off men for a whole year, but will she be able to resist the temptation of young sexy Scotsmen?

I loved this book from start to finish! It's such a great and comforting read. Rachael wrote this book from a 3rd person narrative which I am usually not a big fan of (I feel it is always more difficult to connect with the characters in this way) but it works beautifully in this chick-lit novel. I think it is due to the author's talent for capturing emotions and feelings from a wide range of characters. By the end of the book I had the feeling as if I was living on the island and made friends with all these wonderful and kind people.

I really enjoyed the way Rachael described the blissful and peaceful island life. Every single character the reader is introduced to is so welcoming and friendly (apart from one of them - but enough said here - I don't want to give the slight twist of the story away).

I believe this book is a chick-lit novel in its truest form. It left me feeling all warm and gooey (what a cliche, I know but true :-). The whole book and its characters are very endearing and I was sad to reach the ending of the book (I could have read on for ages...). I can hugely recommend this amazing read. This is Rachael's debut novel and I cannot wait to read more of her books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Firstly thank you so much to Pan for approving me for this ARC via NetGalley. I was drawn in by the gorgeous cover and I’m so glad I requested it!

The story mostly takes place on the fictional Scottish island of Auchenmor and is all about main character Kate’s fresh start in a new job, new home and new country. The island is as far from her life in Cambridge as it could be and she’s determined to prove everyone who thinks she won’t stick it out wrong.

I loved main character Kate. I think her character had substance and was maybe a little more mature for her age than what she should have been and I felt like a lot of that was down to her family circumstances. I loved that this fresh start was spontaneous for her and that she just grabbed the opportunity for change. It was gutsy and bold and I loved the strength it added to her character.

The island and its inhabitants win Kate over almost immediately and they will win you as a reader over too. Each character has something different to offer Kate but there is a real sense of community which islands seem to be famous for and that is prevalent throughout the story. When I read it, it felt like that tight-knit community was just what Kate needed to find her place in the world and to grow in confidence in herself and her ability.

One thing I adored about this book was the setting! I used to live right next door to a country estate so that really appealed to me. I lost myself in the cottage renovations and the thought of bringing life back to the big old house. Also being Scottish myself and having visited a few of our islands I felt like it was totally believable throughout and loved that some stereotypical elements of island life had snuck in.

I loved Rachel’s writing throughout. It has a charming chicklit style that just pulled me in from the very beginning. It was a really easy read and I devoured it in nearly one sitting. I can’t wait to read more from Rachael.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfort reading at its best! 21 Feb. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this book in front of a fire, surrounded by tissues and cold remedies, but it would lift your spirits wherever and however you picked it up. It is compelling, plausible, and effortless to read - and yet defies the chick lit label I tend to avoid, maybe because the story is firmly anchored to the Scottish island landscape. I believed in it the way I believe in a Jane Austen or Thomas Hardy novel, and for a first book that is a very rare trick to pull off.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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I’m really quite fussy about the chick lit that I enjoy – the characters need to have a little depth (with minimal shopping and fashion), there needs to be a good engaging story with a little more than simply boy meets girl, there must be a little light and dark, and the supporting characters need to be as well drawn as the main ones. And the writing needs to be good – just because a book isn’t a major prize contender, it doesn’t mean that the writing should be inferior in any way. And I’m delighted to report that Sealed With A Kiss delivered at every level for me.

I loved Kate as the main character – having lost boring Ian, she decides to take a job as a girl friday on a remote Scottish island in exchange for somewhere to live, with no real idea of what the job entails. She decides to get a dog and give up men for a while – the first she does, the second proves rather more of a challenge. The contenders to become the man in her life are perfect, and her encounters fraught with misunderstandings – and things are made all the more difficult when you’re living your life under the keen eye of the community, where everyone knows everyone else’s business and every move is up for community discussion. I really liked the way her character was built and developed throughout the story – while you might be a little luke-warm towards her at the start of the book, the apparent airhead is soon forgotten and you’re soon entirely on her side, groaning at her mistakes, cheering her successes and hoping things will turn out well for her.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I enjoyed this book very much looking forward to more.
Published 6 days ago by Carol Parker
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Enjoyable recommend reading
Published 7 days ago by jules
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of happiness
Love on a Scottish island, delightfully told and full of happy dogs. Warm, comforting and full of happiness.
Published 14 days ago by sarahontheboat
4.0 out of 5 stars Light and easy to read.
Light and easy to read.
Published 19 days ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars Try this one!
Really enjoyed this book as it took me to Scotland where I was born.....a lovely story easy to read. I could picture the whole island in my mind!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart-warming read - great to lose yourself in
this book is a great read, easy to follow and get lost in. Realistic characters and a great story, I want to live on the island too
Published 1 month ago by kizzy
5.0 out of 5 stars No way a debut!
I've just found out that this is Rachael Lucas' debut novel...really!!!!

This novel hits all the right notes. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mick859
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
an excellent read.
Published 1 month ago by mrs linda burley
5.0 out of 5 stars ThoroughLy t good light hearted read
Really enjoyed reading this book funny, romantic, haphazard read. First book I've. Read from this author but we'll definitely be reading them again.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Light pleasant read
Published 1 month ago by pat makinson
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