Before the weather gets so nippy that alfresco dining is a big no-no, I took advantage of a dry, mild Saturday lunch time, with a visit to the Cheltenham Market @ 252 Bath Road. There were many cakes to choose from, but it was the butternut squash, red lentil and sweet potato soup that took my fancy; especially as it was served with one almighty hunk of bread from the neighbouring Roots and Fruits. With a full belly and warm hands, I stole a few minutes to read some more of Highland Fling by local author Katie Fforde.
Here’s the blurb if you’re looking for a read…
When ‘Virtual Assistant’ Jenny Porter’s boyfriend accuses her of being impulsive, soft-hearted and unbusinesslike, dashing off to Scotland to sort out a failing mill for one of her clients may not be the best way of proving him wrong. And promising to help run a mobile burger bar before she’s even found her feet doesn’t help matters. When she finds herself determined to save the mill – whatever her client’s wishes – it seems that Henry’s accusations may have contained more than a grain of truth.
So when Jenny’s awkward encounters with the abrasive but disconcertingly attractive Ross Grant develop into something more complicated – just as Henry arrives in Scotland to reclaim her – it’s time for Jenny to make some decisions. Should she do the sensible thing and follow Henry back to London? Or is her Highland adventure more than just a fling…?