Everyone deserves a second chance at love.
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Dreaming Under an Island Skye by Lisa Hobman.
Dreaming Under an Island Skye is an inspirational story about facing loss and loving again.
Title: Dreaming Under an Island Skye by Lisa Hobman.
Publisher: Boldwood Books (February 23, 2021)
Is there really such a thing as a second shot at true love?
After three wonderful years of marriage, librarian Juliette Fairhurst’s heart is shattered when her husband, Laurie, is taken from her much too soon.
Devasted, Juliette decides to take a sabbatical and reconnect with her mother’s birthplace, the village of Glentorrin on the picturesque Isle of Skye.
Welcomed by most of the villagers, Juliette throws herself into an idyllic community life, taking on the role of temporary summer guardian at The Lifeboat House Museum; a role that offers her the perfect escape from the tragedy of her real life.
During her time on the island, Juliette clashes with brooding single dad and artist, Reid Mackinnon and is befriended by his son Evin and dog Chewie. It’s clear that divorced Reid is struggling and scarred by his own painful experiences.
Can these two lost souls find a lifeline to rescue each other?
Or will their pasts scupper their second chance at real happiness?
From the Publisher’s Blurb
Juliette met the man of her dreams and literally ‘fell’ in love with him. Laurie was a wonderful man, a loving husband, but their plans were cut short, their dreams unfulfilled.
After a couple of years at rock bottom, Juliette was finally starting to feel herself again, thanks to family, friends, and professional help.
Tired of all the cuddling and pitying her widowhood inspired, she decided to take a sabbatical from work and spend summer at the island of Skye. The place was special since it was where her mother was born.
Embraced by the local community and in love with the Scottish Highlands, Juliette felt alive and happy again after so many years of sorrow and numbness.
The only conflict she experienced was with Reid, a divorced local artist that seemed to have disliked her on the spot. In time, Juliette learned the reasons why Reid was so angry and grumpy and felt connected and compelled to reach out and offer friendship.
What starts as a desire to help turns into something more, but both were broken and too scared to let it happen.
Juliette and Reid’s relationship was down-to-Earth, and they fell in love for the right reasons: compatibility of mind and soul. Her friendship with his son was simply adorable, and I enjoyed the strong sense of family and community all through the book.
Dreaming Under an Island Skye is a lovely escapist read with beautiful scenarios, a lovely community, a little grief, and a lot of love and friendship.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
Lisa’s debut Bridge Over the Atlantic was shortlisted in the Contemporary Romance category of The RoNAs 2014.
She is a happily married Mum of one with two crazy dogs and especially enjoys being creative. Her past jobs have included working as a singer and running a craft business but writing is her full time occupation!
In 2012 Lisa and her family relocated from England to their beloved Scotland; a place of happy holidays and memories for them.
Writing has always been something Lisa has enjoyed, although in the past it has centered on poetry and song lyrics. Some of which appear in her stories.
The love story in her debut novel, Bridge Over the Atlantic, was building in her mind for a long while but until the relocation, she never had the time to put it down in black and white; working full time and studying swallowed up all of her time.
Making the move north of the border has given Lisa the opportunity to spread her wings and fulfill her dream. Writing is now a deep passion and she has enjoyed every minute of working towards being published.
Lisa is working with a wonderful editor at 5 Prince Publishing who is a best selling author in her own right. Through the Glass is Lisa’s second novel and novel number three The Girl Before Eve is released on January 30th 2014. Books four and five – a mini series – are waiting in the wings too, so watch this space!