Enjoyed this but didn’t warmed to the characters quite as much as I normally do in Linda Gillard’s novels. tying together the restoration of an old Scottish tower, needlework, post traumatic shock disorder and some very complicated family affairs, the storyline kept me enthralled. Once again Linda Gillard paints a flawed but beautiful male character in Magnus and I loved Jessie, but never really connected with Fay, in fact I found her rather snobbish and unloveable. I felt the other characters were on the periphery, almost incidental in that they had to be there to bring about elements of the story bit that was the only reason they were there , which was a shame. but don’t let that put you off – this is a cracking read overall.
(posted on my phone so excuse typos!)