Friday Spotlight: A View to a Kilt

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A View to a Kilt (Laura Lake #3)A View to a Kilt by Wendy Holden


Book Beginnings is hosted by Rose City Reader. We share the first sentence and whatever thoughts of impressions it provokes. For the Friday 56, hosted by Freda’s Voice, we share a few lines from either page 56 or 56%.


Opening Line:

“He’ll be here soon, I’m sure,” Laura Lake said uneasily to the estate agent. But her boyfriend Harry was already twenty minutes late and the agent was flicking impatiently at his smartphone.


Page 56:

“Can we have that drink?” asked Laura desperately. Had Harriet somehow put them up to this? There seemed no other explanation for Shoreditch suddenly espousing the Scotland-is-trendy theme.


Book Summary: 

Laura Lake, editor of glamorous glossy magazine Society, is in trouble. Advertising revenues are down, and her job will be in jeopardy if she can’t pick them up.

According to those in the know, Scotland is having a moment. Haggis tempura is on Michelin-starred menus, smart spas are offering porridge facials, and a chain of eco-hotels on the sites of Highland Clearances are pulling in star punters. With a view to getting a slice of this ultra-high-end market, Laura’s been sent to a baronial estate in Wester Ross to write a think-piece about celebrity bagpipes.

It’s supposed to be gorgeous, glitzy and glamorous. But intrigue follows Laura like night follows day. And at Glenravish Castle – a shooting lodge fit for a billionaire – Laura finds herself hunting for a scoop that won’t just save her job, it could save her life…



228th – July 4th – Would you or do you choose a book solely on the cover? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews

Maybe not solely on the cover… If the summary sounded awful I’d put it back down, but I’d consider something based on the cover and maybe try something a bit more out of my comfort zone if the cover was really appealing.

Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer.

10 thoughts on “Friday Spotlight: A View to a Kilt”

  1. I don’t think even tempura could save haggis. It still just sounds gross.

    I am a lot more tempted by pretty covers than I like to admit. But it’s true… I’m a lot more likely to buy a book if it has a pretty cover and get it out of the library (or buy the ebook) if it has an ugly cover.

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