It’s been a literary trip down memory lane for me: I’ve gone into full scale comfort read mode (I’m in the final, agonizing phases of those revisions), which means… Scottish women’s fiction. Specifically, Alexandra Raife’s Drumveyn, Belonging, and Wild Highland Home.
I adore these books. They’re all very much period pieces at this point (the period in question being the 90’s), but they’re still heart-tuggingly relevant when it comes to the central theme of people making new lives for themselves and becoming part of a community. Belonging has one of my favorite tropes, the heroine running a hotel, while Drumveyn and Wild Highland Home are also very much house books, about people digging into their home and their community and, in the process, finding themselves (with a side of Monarch of the Glen).
What have you been reading this week?