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When a woman gives up the fast-paced life of London and purchases an isolated cottage on a remote Scottish loch, no one believes that she will remain there. But for her, moving here is the key to the journey she must embark onto heal herself and put a tragic past behind her. Yet this new life is not without its own share of complications, as she finds herself deeply attracWhen a woman gives up the fast-paced life of London and purchases an isolated cottage on a remote Scottish loch, no one believes that she will remain there. But for her, moving here is the key to the journey she must embark onto heal herself and put a tragic past behind her. Yet this new life is not without its own share of complications, as she finds herself deeply attracted to a local man of quiet strength...one who possesses his own inner conflicts and may not be free to love in return.......

Title : Wild Highland Home
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ISBN : 9780451194695
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 396 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Wild Highland Home Reviews

  • Hannah
    2019-03-16 13:03

    Alexandra Raife is a newly discovered author by me (although this book was written in 1997). I found this book by accident on Paperbackswap while looking at some similar books, and it totally fit the bill for my kind of comfort reading:- An older heroine scarred by life leaves the big city behind in a effort to find (and heal) herself- A remote and ramshackle cottage on a loch that our heroine fixes up- A Scottish highlands locale, with vivid and lush descriptions of the area in a similar vein to Mary Stewart's descriptive prose- A cottage- Eccentric but likable neighbors (and of course one tall, handsome and dependable highlander for a romantic interest)- A cottage- A gentle lovestory that doesn't make up the entire story, with no graphic sex scenes or purple prose- A cottage- A steady and uneventful story that doesn't go anywhere, but merely lulls the reader with a nice, undemanding, expected and happy conclusion- Did I mention a cottage?Raife's books have been praised by fellow writers Mary Stewart, Barbara Erskine and Rosamunde Pilcher, which is good praise indeed. On the down side, our buddy Harriet Klausner from the Zon also throws in her 2 cents (but in this case she's like that broken clock - bound to be right at least twice a day).I'll definitely look for more by Raife.

  • Linda Orvis
    2019-03-20 12:40

    Reading Wild Highland Home was a true treat. I was worried at first because I didn't care for the main character. But that's the chance an author takes in order to display growth in a character. Claire, an English businesswoman, leaves the city because she feels she's sinking into a lifestyle she hates. In Scotland she buys a rundown cottage previously owned by an old man. There is no electricity, forced air heating, telephone etc. Reading of her struggles with the cottage, the weather, and the locals, and watching her strength of character surface was fascinating and enjoyable. Of course there is a love interest that the author handles perfectly.

  • Cinders
    2019-03-10 08:57

    I loved this book. Ms Raife reminds me of a cross between Maive Binchy and Doris Davidson. Can't wait to read more of her books. A real page-turner (but not in the "edge-of-seat" style) - I couldn't wait to find out how the central character was going to cope with the isolation and solitude. Now living in the north-east of Scotland myself, I can appreciate how difficult and daunting it would have been for her trying to be accepted by west-coasters in such a rural location. A must read! Hope you enjoy as much as I did.

  • Sue
    2019-03-23 10:46

    Clare decides to give up her wild life and live in an isolated cottage in Scotland. As she struggles to cope, and gets involved in the local community, her past gradually emerges into the open. A gentle and enjoyable book with clever observations about people.First read in 2001. I believe this novel is known as 'Wild Highland Home' in the USA.

  • Brandy
    2019-03-02 10:57

    I really loved this book. Raife reminds me a bit of Mary Stewart. I enjoyed the scenery and the characters. I love the way the protagonist developed over the course of the story. I have read it at least 3-4 times and now want to go read it again.

  • Allison
    2019-03-04 09:57

    I like the premise, but found the writing to be very cluttered and unintelligible at parts. The house-taking bits were good, but Clare was a bit dim. Also, I find any book despicable that (view spoiler)[ kills a beloved pet as a plot device (hide spoiler)], especially to hurry along an anemic romance.

  • Kitty
    2019-03-06 10:04

    Good. It was a little slow to get going - didn't really grab me until half way through - but the second half was great. Messed up, modern-day 30-something English widow tries to "find herself" by leaving everything behind, and moving into a small Scottish cottage - no electricity, no phone.

  • Jina Howell-Forbes
    2019-03-14 07:06

    I liked this long story of personal growth, although I times I wanted to scream at all of the characters to C-o-m-m-u-n-i-c-a-t-e. Very reminiscent of Rosamunde Pilcher, but not -quite- as good.

  • Diane
    2019-03-15 10:46

    I love this story, so I'm reading it again.

  • Dianne
    2019-02-21 08:05

    I enjoyed all of Maeve Binchy's books so I found this book to be an enjoyable easy read.

  • maggie
    2019-03-01 09:56

    A Rosumund Pilcher-esque Scottish romance perfect for non-profound beach reading. My Penguin version was titled 'The Larach'.

  • Becky
    2019-03-19 10:43

    A comfort book!

  • MaryHelen
    2019-03-10 06:39

    I truly enjoyed this book. As usual, Raife kept my interest. I find her writing very appealing.