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  • Writer's pictureLilac Mills

A Summer of New Beginnings by Lisa Hobman


Meet Zara Bailey, a travel writer paid to cover some of the globe's most luxurious locations. Jetting from wooden huts on stilts in turquoise seas to boutique hotels with roaring fires to 7* penthouse suites with panoramic views of the world's most glamorous cities... Zara knows hers is the definition of a dream job!

So she is seriously shocked to receive her next assignment; Scotland's Northcoast 500 route. By bicycle. Sleeping in a tent so basic it can't remotely be dressed up glamping!

But this could be just the distraction the recently heartbroken, Zara needs. No men, no romance, just the breathtakingly rugged Highland scenery. Until she meets croft owner Lachlan Grant, and his black and white Border Collie Bess, that is..


I want to be Zara. I'm not going to say why, because of spoilers, but if someone can arrange for me and the main character to swap lives, I would be ever so grateful.

Aside from all the romance (and there's a fair amount of that!) I adored the descriptions of Scotland, and the biking and camping bits seem like fun too.

A gloriously uplifting read - with a fair degree of envy on my part!

About the Author


Lisa’s debut novel was shortlisted in the 2014 RNA. Her stories centre around believable, yet down to earth characters and the places in Scotland she has visited and fallen in love with. She is a happily married mum of one with two energetic dogs.

Twitter: @LisaJHobmanAuth

Facebook: @LisaHobman

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