I’m so excited to be part of the blog tour for Liz Hurley’s High Heels in the Highlands! I love this heartwarming and captivating story and hope you do too!
About the Book:
Clementine’s swapped a London flat for a Scottish castle – but will she get her fairytale ending?
After discovering they were heirs to an enormous fortune, the lives of the five Hiverton sisters have never been the same.
While oldest sister Ariana settles in Norfolk, Clementine heads up to the remote Scottish Highlands to move into the castle that forms part of their estate. Not bad for a girl brought up scrabbling for money in a tiny house in East London…
However, Clem quickly finds out that Ruacoddy Castle is falling apart, the neighbours – especially grumpy young farmer, Rory – are suspicious of her and the eccentric housekeeper, Ottoline, is still in residence.
But as Clem finds herself growing closer to the village community, even growing closer to Rory and forming an alliance with Ottoline, she realises that life in the Highlands might just be the change she needed.
She just needs to find out if Manolo Blahnik make wellies…
Take a trip to the gorgeous Scottish countryside with this utterly feelgood, romantic and hilarious read – fans of Jenny Colgan, Holly Martin and Cressida McLaughlin will love this!
About the Author:
Heroines with grit, gumption and good old-fashioned gorgeousness!
Liz Hurley writes exciting and heart warming stories that will make you cheer and laugh.
Social Media Links – https://www.lizhurleywrites.com/
A story of new beginnings and second chances, High Heels in the Highlands follows Clementine as she travels to the Scottish Highlands to learn more about a newly inherited castle. Clem has such a wonderful character arc, and she grows so much throughout the story. Dejected and defeated at the start of the book, Clem’s trip to the Highlands changes her. Clem has a lot on her plate, and a lot of people are depending on her. However, the pressure she puts on herself is greater. Being in the Highlands, meeting and connecting with new people, and experiencing rural life reignites her passion and inspiration. It makes her believe in herself again. Learning struggles throughout her life make her feel less than, but in the Highlands, Clem finds herself and realizes her worth.
One of my favorite parts of the book is the abundance of dynamic and independent women. I love that, as Clem is finding herself, she’s surrounded by so many strong women who live their lives by their own rules. Newfound friends, sisters, and even the ornery and antagonistic Otto inspire Clem to live her best life and be true to herself.
I also love the relationship between Clem and her sisters. They are very different people, each unique in her own right, and yet they are a strong unit. Rory and his family are so similar to Clem and her sisters in that they love unconditionally. The support, teasing, lively conversations, and irritation among the sisters and Rory’s family are relatable, realistic, and engaging.
The slow-building romance, though not the entire focus of the novel, is lovely. Rory is calm and serious. Clem is carefree and impulsive. Rory is solid and dependable, and people see him as a leader. Clem’s whimsical and sometimes prickly attitude is the perfect compliment to Rory’s more reserved and controlled demeanor. Both Clem and Rory are kind and caring people, thoughtful in nature and loyal to those they love. I love the way they slowly grow closer, and their chemistry is great!
A sub-plot involves Otto, the caretaker of the castle whose past is shrouded in mystery. It’s clear that Otto is hiding something, and how it relates to Clem and her family slowly unfolds as the story progresses. I found this aspect of the story intriguing, and I loved how this older, difficult woman slowly grows closer to Clem. Theirs is a unique relationship, bound by mutual respect and a love for the castle they both inhabit, and their interactions are equally hilarious and awkward, which makes for some entertaining scenes.
I thoroughly enjoyed High Heels in the Highlands. Clem is well-layered and interesting, the setting is gorgeous and vivid, and the romance is great. I also like the subplots and minor characters and am curious if Clem’s sisters might be the focus of future books. I would love to learn more about them and their lives! Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources and Liz Hurley for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
I don’t care what she does. I care who she is.
Duty is a very dreary companion.
She is pure energy; talent like hers burns through her. It will always come first, but if you accept that, then you will have the love and support of the most incredible woman.
The best relationships are chalk and cheese. Where one lacks, the other provides.