My Review: What a lovely and even paced book, I had times I felt I was on a murder mystery without the murder. We follow Elle on her journey of changing her dads old shop into something that suits her more, a shop called Paper Roses. Both of her paherrents passed away and gran and her are incredibly close to each other. An incident in the street causes a stir with a spooky Mrs Carlucci and author Dexter Grayling. Could he have been cursed? What of his budding friendship with Elle? There is also a small matter of the local nature reserve being turned into homes of some kind. How will it all end and will Dexter be able to find his inner gentleman ? To find out more, you’ll have to read the book. Definitely a recommended read. Please accept my apologies for my late show on the blogtour. Circumstances unfortunately got in the way.

A Scottish Country Escape

Escape to the Scottish Highlands with a brand new spring romance from bestselling author, Julie Shackman

*Julie Shackman’s brand new romance The Cottage in the Highlands is exclusively available on First Reads for November*

Determined to overcome a family tragedy, Elle Cassidy decides to reopen her late mother’s ailing newsagent as a stationery shop in the quiet Scottish town of Fir Haven.

But when the arrogant yet handsome crime writer Dexter Grayling almost runs over Elle in his beast of a sports car, the town is thrown into a tailspin – especially when Dexter claims that local resident Linda Carlucci has put a curse on him and he is no longer able to write.

Can Elle put aside her dislike for the self-absorbed writer and help Dexter uncover what is really going on with the Carlucci family? And in the process will Elle realise that there’s a lot more to her beloved Fir Haven than she first thought…

For fans of Donna Ashcroft, Jane Linfoot and Rachael Lucas.

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Author Bio – Julie Shackman is a former journalist from Scotland, who has always wanted to write feel-good romance. As well as being an author, Julie also writes verses and captions for greetings card companies.

She admits to having an obsession with stationery and handbags and has an impressive pile of gorgeous To Be Read novels she is wading her way through.

She is married, has two sons and a Romanian rescue puppy, Cooper. A Scottish Country Escape and The Christmas Highland Lodge are Julie’s eighth and nineth novels respectively.

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