It’s my turn on the BlogTour Harper’s Highland Fling by Lizzie Lamb.
About the Author
After teaching her 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, Lizzie decided to pursue her first love: writing. She joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted (2012), quickly followed by Boot Camp Bride. She went on to publish Scotch on the Rocks, which achieved Best Seller status within two weeks of appearing on Amazon and her next novel, Girl in the Castle, reached #3 in the Amazon charts.
Lizzie is a founder member of indie publishing group – New Romantics Press, and has hosted author events at Aspinall, St Pancras and Waterstones, Kensington, talking about the research which underpins her novels. Lizzie romance Take Me, I’m Yours, set in Wisconsin, also achieved BEST SELLER status >travel>USA. Her latest novel – Harper’s Highland Fling – has been declared her ‘best one yet’ by readers and reviewers. In it, two warring guardians are forced to join forces and set off in hot pursuit of a runaway niece and son. She has further Scottish-themed romances planned and spends most of the summer touring the Scottish Highlands researching men in kilts. As for the years she spent as a teacher, they haven’t quite gone to waste as she is building a reputation as a go-to peaker on indie publishing, and how to plan, write, and publish your debut novel
Lizzie lives in Leicestershire (UK) with her husband, David. She loves to hear from readers, so do get in touch . . . Subscribe to her newsletter
About the book
After a gruelling academic year head teacher Harper MacDonald is looking forward to a summer holiday trekking in Nepal. Her plans are scuppered when her wayward niece, Ariel, leaves a note announcing she’s running away with a boy called Pen. The only clue to their whereabouts is a scribbled footnote: I’ll Be in Scotland.
Cue a case of mistaken identity when Harper confronts the boy‘s father – Rocco Penhaligon – accusing him of cradle snatching her niece and ruining her bright future. At loggerheads, Harper and Rocco set off in hot pursuit of the teenagers, but the canny youngsters are always one step ahead. And, in a neat twist, it is the adults who end up in trouble, not the savvy teenagers.
Can Cupid convince Harper and Rocco that they have found their soul mates? Fasten your seatbelt for the road trip of your lifetime – It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
Harper is determined to find the boy who has turned the head of her niece and convinced her to run off. Imagine the shock when she finds the young boy is an older man. It infuriates Harper, enrages her even until she realises she has made a grave mistake.
Rocco is in fact the father of the suspect and irritated by the highhanded and obnoxious school teacher. It’s not exactly an ideal situation when the two of them set off on a trip across the country to save the two lovebirds from making any kind of long-term mistake or so they assume.
It’s very much a story of two people who perhaps wouldn’t have met under normal circumstances and certainly never connected. Given the extraordinary situation both Harper and Rocco are given the time to get to know each other on a completely different level more than just shallow and superficial.
Lamb gives readers an amusing combative couple who end up becoming connected in a way they didn’t expect. Love is hard to find, especially when you are not looking for it. The two of them become embroiled in a tug of war of words, emotions and actions, which culminates in a wonderful love story.