Lucy Buchanan has been jilted. When her groom arrives at the altar and announces the wedding is canceled, she flees into the woods. (It was either that or the Hudson River.) Hearing well-meaning but unhelpful bridesmaids approaching, she ducks into a stone chamber and emerges on the other side, where she’s about to be trampled by a horse.
She’s rescued from danger by Rory Munro, the valiant but troubled son of a wealthy Highland laird. At first convinced that she’s dreaming, Lucy begins to realize that she’s stumbled into 1746 Scotland and must find her way back through what Rory calls the “fairy cairn.” In the meanwhile, she might just be falling in love.
Betrayed years ago, Rory is certain he’ll never love again. Then a lost bride awakens the trust in his heart that was broken. If Lucy leaves, she’ll return to a time when his future is her past, and their love is lost somewhere between.
The Highland Passage novels are stand-alone books that can be read in any order.
‘Jane Austen at Home’ by Lucy Worsley follows trail of nearly homeless author
August 02, 2017 4:00 AM
“Jane Austen at Home: A Biography” by Lucy Worsley; St. Martin’s Press (386 pages, $29.99)
Here in the 21st century, where Jane Austen inspires films, spinoff books and even a zombie adaptation, it’s hard to register that she saw little success in her time…
Daredevil staff at the Loch Lomond Sealife Aquarium got in touch with their cannibalistic side when they took a blood-sucking taste of some gruesome ice lollies last week.
Sister tourism venue the Edinburgh Dungeon had the blood lollies produced as part of a marketing stunt and the workers at the Balloch centre were keen to sample them.
The limited-edition blood lollies have a repulsively realistic, earthy and metallic taste, designed to mimic the moist flavours a cannibal would have experienced when biting into the human heart.
And from the expression on the staff members’ faces they were not as keen on them as the sharks which prowl the tanks at the Loch Lomond Shores centre might have been.
Jelly and Gin developed blood, yellow bile and phlegm ice lollies.
Ayr has added another string to its bow after it was revealed that one of the town’s most prized possessions – a violin owned by Robert Burns’ dance teacher – is included on a list of fascinating objects being celebrated for their role in shaping Scotland’s history.