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Girl in the Castle: fall in love with a Highlander Kindle Edition
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But as the decaying books fail to yield the treasures that might save either the MacKenzie clan or her academic career, Henri finds herself in unwilling conflict with almost everyone around her, from Sir Malcolm to his staff, local residents, and especially the Laird’s estranged son and heir, Keir MacKenzie. Heir to a bankrupt estate, Keir unwillingly accepts Henri’s presence to catalog and dismantle the remainder of their once-prosperous castle. Meanwhile Henri is an unwilling observer as she watches an old tragedy continue to destroy the lives of everyone around her, while she herself keeps hearing the warning sounds of a ghostly piper.
Adding up the de rigueur gothic romance tropes—remote castle, handsome heir, beautiful young employee, jealous romantic rival, wealthy suitor, and that phantom piper—and you have all the tropes of a standard romance. But tropes exist because they work. In the hands of a talented writer like Lizzie Lamb, they aren’t cliches as much as they are building blocks, which she makes uniquely her own. For example, Henri doesn’t insist that she has no idea what men see in her with her long legs, thick blonde hair, and green eyes. Instead, she dryly cataloges the men who only see that far and miss her driving ambition.Read more ›
Ms Lamb has the ability to draw you in. The characters are beautifully drawn: taciturn Lachlan, the old curmudgeon Laird, the lovely practical Alice, and of course the two stars of the show, academic and not so sure of herself Henri, and demoralised Keir. And what a heart-throb Keir is! Enough to make any girl swoon. And then there is Coirstaidth (forgive me if I haven't spelt it right) who will steal Keir if she can, and her suave brother Sandy. Add in a photogenic soon-to-be derelict castle in the middle of a Scottish loch clothed in mist, and you have the makings of a great novel.
I really did enjoy this tale of love and treasure-hunting, and I would recommend it. It is a great tale, but also the verbal sparring between the different characters kept me hooked. I also learned a little Gaelic.
Very atmospheric, beautifully written and a joy to read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Lizzie's books, and this, being her fourth, has to be my favorite so far. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Michele
I love all of Lizzie Lamb's books and Girl in the Castle - her latest Highland escapade - totally captivated me, yet again. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Mrs A W Vaughan
Just finished reading Girl in the Castle by Lizzie Lamb and thoroughly enjoyed it. I love history and books and this story had plenty of it. Read morePublished 9 days ago by English Village Artist
Sweet story and loveable characters. Another great read from Lizzie Lamb. xPublished 17 days ago by Devon Violets
After a show of justified outrage with unfortunate consequences, Doctor Henriette Bruar with the help of Professor Maddie Hallam, has secured a job cataloguing the... Read more
This is an intriguing and deeply romantic novel laced with Lizzie Lamb’s own quirky humour and peopled by brilliantly drawn and often eccentric characters. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Minskip
I gave this book top rating as again Lizzie Lamb has captured the essence of a story with romance, laughter and a darn good storyline with the pages. Read morePublished 1 month ago by katiematie
This is a 5*+ book. Having read Lizzie's other books they just get better from the very first page has you totally captivated with the Scottish scenery and travelling up through... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Miss J. McKinlay
Another great book from Lizzie. I found myself reading with a Scottish accent at times ( I'm sure many other readers will too! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cal Cymru
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