Monday, June 7, 2021

BLOG TOUR - Summer in the Scottish Highlands


Escape to the gorgeous little village of Lockton in the Scottish Highlands, where you’ll discover sunshine, secrets and an unforgettable romance. It’s the perfect place to be this summer…

Thirty-year-old Paige Dougall’s life is a mess
. Only a year ago she was smashing all of her life goals: handsome husband, high-flying job, cute kid. But in just under twelve months everything has gone wrong. Nursing a broken heart, single mother Paige returns to her childhood home in a picture-perfect Scottish village to try and get her life together.

Paige is too wrapped up in her worries to embrace the beautiful rolling hills and lavender-scented air of the highlands. That is until Johnny Becker, the infuriatingly cheerful chef, with his twinkling eyes and dimpled smile, steps onto the scene and provides Paige with some much-needed distraction…

Johnny challenges Paige to step outside her comfort zone and focus on the things that really matter. From food tasting, to puppy training, to mountain climbing, in every moment she spends with Johnny, Paige finds herself remembering how to live again… will she be able to love again too?

Across long sunshine-filled days, Paige and Johnny grow closer and she’s tempted to open her heart to him. But is happy-go-lucky Johnny hiding secrets of his own?

And can Paige learn to let go of her past and find happiness in the highlands?

A gorgeous, moving summer romance novel about finding joy in the small things and discovering what really matters in life. Perfect for fans of Nicola May, Sarah Morgan and Cathy Bramley.

(Previously titled - Summer at Kindness Cottage)


:   Summer in the Scottish Highlands
Author:  Donna Ashcroft
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Humore; Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   243
Date of Publication:   June 4, 2021
My Rating:   5 Stars

Sorting out sad memories while building a new future for herself and her daughter, Paige Dougall is doing her best. Heartbreak and tragedy are only a couple of the challenges she faces. Spending time in the Scottish Highlands with her parents, Paige continually dreams to return to the success and happiness she once had while living in London.

Yes, London is her dream, but Paige cannot deny the rush of pleasure and joy she experiences while in her picturesque hometown. Add to that new pieces of her life begin to fall into place - a job, even Johnny Becker, a local chef who begins to open Paige's eyes to new experiences and feelings. Dreams of London soon begin to fade away...

Paige is not the only one with troubles, however. Johnny has baggage as well. Being drawn to one another proves that the both of them must step out of the comfort zones, accepting that trust can lead to so much more. Drawing attachments n this stage of their lives is something neither of them anticipated.

This endearing story offered a gentle reminder that we can have control over our own happiness. It was so lovely to seeing Paige and Johnny bring that into their reality. It is a story of friendship, family and love that will warm the heart of many readers.

Msny thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Donna Ashcroft was born in London and grew up in Buckinghamshire. She went to university in Lancashire and, among other things, worked as a copywriter, buyer, waitress, secretary and marketing manager.

Donna wrote novels for over ten years before being published. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and was a joint winner of the Katie Fforde Bursary in 2017.
Donna loves a happy ending and is never happier than when she's escaping into a romance novel or movie. When she's not reading or writing she'll probably be found hoovering ... or negotiating with her teenagers about who is doing the washing up.

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