A saucy 1920s romance romp
By Emmanuelle de Maupassant
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1920s debutante Lady Ophelia Finchingfield is banished to wildest Scotland to come to her senses, having refused a proposal from the Earl of Woldershire. In the care of her eccentric grandmother, Ophelia is soon caught between rugged widower Hamish and the villainous Comte de Montefiore.
She’s ready to play with fire, but will she burn more than her fingers?
What readers are saying
I can’t tell you how much I love this book. It was a true delight to read. The author has captured 1920s Britain wonderfully, and her detail is exquisite. – Rachel De Vine
As a comedy of manners, this is exceptionally well done. – Fionna Guillaume
Highland Pursuits is a wry, clever, incredibly sexy romp… a completely engrossing, utterly enjoyable read. I can't recommend it highly enough…fabulously fun - Malin James
The scene was set beautifully… I felt like I went back in time to high society Scotland - Christine of Sweet and Spicy Reads
REVIEW BY BARBARA:
Love this adaptation of the story. I first read this story as part of the Beards anthology and I really enjoyed it. My only drawback then was it ended too soon. When I heard the author and made some changes to the story and expanded it some, I knew I had to re-read the story. I am so happy that I did. The story still has it great historical charm but I felt more of a connection with the characters (both main and supporting). Our heroine is banned to her grandmother’s in Scotland because she dared to go against her high society mother and turn down marriage proposals to wait for a love with passion, plus she was tired of the nightly balls, men stepping on her poor feet and of course all the restrictions put on women of her time. She is quite the character, our heroine, and one I just couldn’t help but root for! Especially when she meets her ‘unique’ Scottish family (and their ‘friends’) and the oh so exciting estate manager, Hamish. But does Ophelia find the love and freedoms she seeks or do the highlands break our young English girl's spirit? 2 Thumbs Up for a great storyline - one I highly recommend!
Emmanuelle sends enormous thanks to her editor, Adrea Kore, for her help in bringing ‘Highland Pursuits’ into the world. She says: ‘Adrea is an incredibly talented writer, and a wonderful friend. Her editing skills helped bring the words alive. She is a marvel and I'm so glad that one day, forever ago, we found each other.’
'Highland Pursuits' draws inspiration from a short story of the same title Emmanuelle wrote originally for the charity fundraising anthology Because Beards: all proceeds have been given to the Movember Foundation.
This longer, novella, length offers more scope to explore the wonderful characters' eye-popping shenanigans. Hamish and Ophelia were in Emmanuelle’s dreams for many weeks, as she wrote this story.
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