#BlogTour #Review : Love on the Rocks by Elsie McArthur. @ElsieMcarthur @rararesources

Today I’m thrilled to be involved in sharing my review of this book on its publication day. Many thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me be involved in this and sending me a copy of the book to review.

Love On The Rocks

Blurb:  Escaping a difficult childhood, unhappy marriage and dead-end job, Rachel McIntyre has escaped to the tiny Hebridean island of Inniscreag in search of a new beginning.

Taking a job as the manager of the local distillery, she’s just settling into her new life when the elderly, eccentric owner dies, unexpectedly leaving her two hundred year old family legacy in Rachel’s inexperienced hands.

Can she keep the small, community business alive in the face of a takeover attempt from a major multinational corporation? And can she resist the charms of the flirtatious, attractive company lawyer who arrives on the island to persuade her to sell up?

Join Rachel and the quirky inhabitants of Inniscreag – along with a couple of unexpected arrivals – in this funny, heartwarming tale about love, loss and having the courage to start over.

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B089G71S4N

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B089G71S4N

LOTR Front Cover

My Review: I really enjoyed my visit to the, sadly fictional, island of Inniscreag.  I liked Rachel and it was a pleasure to follow her journey through the course of the book. She’s been through a lot in her life and wants to make a fresh start on the island, managing the distillery. Unsurprisingly things don’t go as smoothly as she might perhaps have wanted, but the events that happen make for a brilliant, escapist read.

Although Rachel hasn’t been on the island long when the story starts, the islanders have welcomed her because the distillery is important to them and they can see that she wants to do what’s best for it, and for them. Therefore, when someone from a large company comes sniffing around offering to buy out the distillery her resolve is tested in more ways than one. I loved the sense of community that came from the book, the way the islanders supported Rachel and rallied round her was lovely and very heart-warming, especially in these tricky times. The island community is brilliant, everyone was really supportive and helpful and the events that they hosted really brought it to life. I found myself wishing it was real because I was considering moving there myself at one point!

What I also really liked was the island itself, the actual physical island. The description of it made it sound idyllic and I’ve not come across an idyllic sounding island in a book for about 5 years.  Although it’s clearly exposed to the elements I got a definite feel for its layout and the changing weather as well as the sense of tranquillity that it seems to give to those who discover it.

This is a brilliant book if you want to discover somewhere new and escape to a Scottish island. It’s the perfect read for anytime to be honest but would be ideal on a wet or windy day when you can cosy up with the book and a hot drink and feel cosy and enveloped by the island of Inniscreag and its residents.

About the author:

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Elsie McArthur is an independent author of women’s fiction. After studying law at university, and then re-training as a primary school teacher, she now lives in the Highlands of Scotland with her husband, two kids, a couple of badly behaved dogs and a cat with a superiority complex. As well as continuing to work part time as a teacher, she is now indulging in her first love of writing. Her first book, ‘The Back Up Plan’, was released in January 2020. Her second novel, ‘Love, on the Rocks’ – a tale of love, loss and starting over, set on the remote Scottish island of Inniscreag – is due for release in Summer 2020.

Social Media Links

Twitter – @ElsieMcarthur

Instagram – @elsiemcarthur.author

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ElsieMcArthurAuthor/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19961166.Elsie_McArthur

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