This story has an unusual hero - a rather stuffy, humorless man who looks for the approval of his father in most of his actions. Mind you, the heroine, Grace MacEachin, is rather unusual too, being an actress; she is also hoping to win her father's approval after he was falsely accused of embezzlement; she believes that if she clears his name, they can have a good relationship again.
Unfortunately for Grace to clear her father's name she has to blacken Richard Lynsted's father and uncle's reputations and Richard doesn't want that. He agrees to travel with Grace to Scotland to interview his father to get to the truth. However their journey isn't without incident and the more time they spend together, the more other things seem important.
I enjoyed most of the story, although I did find certain aspects rather unbelievable. The pacing was reasonable and the interactions between hero and heroine mostly believable, but I did feel that the actual plot didn't always work very well, particularly with regard to Richard's understanding of his father and uncle's actions.
Originally published for Curled Up With A Good Book © Helen Hancox 2010