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Sandra has been studying Darkish Highland Skies by Lizzie Lamb.
Having loved a couple of of Lizzie Lamb’s novels earlier than, I used to be trying ahead to studying Darkish Highland Skies and was not dissatisfied. Halley Dunbar has come again to Scotland to rearrange the funeral of her great-uncle Tam whom she had not seen for twenty years. She plans to filter out Tam’s bothy, and return residence to Hawaii straight after the funeral, however life is rarely that straightforward. She had not reckoned on the varied members of the Strachan household she must take care of, and as soon as once more falling beneath the spell of this stunning a part of the world.
Lizzie Lamb clearly loves the highlands of Scotland as she visits yearly to analysis her books, and this exhibits within the vivid descriptions of the Silver Sands of Morar. I spent many holidays there and might vouch that she does it justice. In the event you keep in mind the 1983 movie Native Hero, among the seashore scenes had been filmed there. After studying Darkish Highland Skies, I’m positive many readers will probably be eager to go to and see the silver sands and darkish skies for themselves.
Tor Strachan is portrayed in a plausible and sympathetic mild, as an ex-Main within the military coming to phrases with a life-changing harm and the continuing results of PTSD. Halley Dunbar is a extremely smart girl with a promising profession forward of her, however wants to return to phrases with what occurred to her all these years in the past earlier than it colors the remainder of her life. They’re supported by a splendidly drawn solid of characters who vary from the quirky to the downright nasty. The story is informed from each Halley and Tor’s factors of view so we get a extra rounded image. They each have points to work by earlier than there may be room of their lives for a relationship, however they’ve a powerful connection so hopefully it’s going to all work out. I actually loved my journey again to Morar in Darkish Highland Skies, and sit up for Lizzie Lamb’s subsequent Highland journey.
Astrophysicist Halley Dunbar has spent her profession peering into the house hoping to seek out the one-in-a-billion exoplanet outdoors our photo voltaic system able to sustaining life. Such a discover can be the climax of her scientific profession and set up her as a drive majeure in a male-dominated world. When her great-uncle dies, she travels to Lochaber in Scotland to rearrange his funeral, reluctant to go away her analysis and her million-pound telescope behind in Hawaii. In Scotland, she encounters an assortment of characters who make her realise there’s extra to life than trying to find one thing that may not exist. The years are ticking by and Halley (35), begins to query the life she’s chosen. When the laird’s son, Tor Strachan, rocks up, he turns her world the other way up and Halley discovers, not the brand new exoplanet she’s spent her educational life trying to find, however the one-in-a-billion man who could make her comfortable. Pressured to query her life selections, Halley wonders if she’ll be capable of return to stargazing and go away behind a spot and a person she’s come to like. Nevertheless, Afghan veteran Tor has demons of his personal to confront earlier than he might be the person Halley deserves. And, as for Halley, she has secrets and techniques of her personal; ones she will’t share with anybody, together with Tor.