I enjoyed taking part in my first Snippet Sunday last week so I’m offering another this week! I forgot to give the blurb for my dual-timeline novel, The Highland Lass, so have put it below.
Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots from America with one main aim: to discover the identity of her father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets, a book of Robert Burns’ poems with a hidden letter, and a photograph link to the Holy Loch at Dunoon when the American Navy were in residence.
Staying with her childhood friend, Kirsty, while searching for answers, Eilidh begins to fall in love with handsome Scot Lewis Grant, but just how free is he? Together they trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns, with its echoes to her mother’s story.
In short alternate chapters, Highland Mary tells her own story from 1785-6. From Dunoon to Ayrshire and culminating in Greenock, Eilidh finds the past is closer than she realises.
Snippet #2 is from the first contemporary chapter when Eilidh is on the transatlantic plane to Scotland where she meets handsome Scot Lewis Grant:
“You do know we’re in the air now, don’t you?”
Hearing the amused, rich Scottish tone, Eilidh frowned and opened her eyes. She hadn’t paid much attention to her travelling companions, apart from a cursory glance to acknowledge they existed as she’d been too busy worrying about take-off. She glared at the owner of the voice, indignant at her thoughts being interrupted. For all he knew she might have been in a deep sleep.
“Yeah, thanks, I was quite aware of that.”
He had the cheek to grin. “That’s fine then. I could see you obviously didn’t like the take-off and I wanted to reassure you.”