The brand new escapist story from the bestselling author of A Secret Scottish Escape and A Scottish Highland Surprise.
When Leonie Baxter finds herself out of a job and out of a relationship, she’s at her wit’s end. Her life has just been turned upside down, and she needs a plan, fast.
By chance, on a walk with her rescue puppy, Leonie stumbles across a striking house in the woods; fully furnished but unoccupied. As a journalist, she is determined to find out more; after all, reporting is in her nature.
But her attempts are thwarted by Lily Cruickshank, who lives in the cottage next door. Why won’t Lily help Leonie? And who is the mysterious Flynn Talbot, whose letter Leonie finds inside the house?
And in uncovering the secrets of the abandoned house, will Leonie open her own heart and let love back into her life?
Publication Date – 1st December 2022
Julie Shackman is a former journalist from Scotland, who has always wanted to write feel-good romance. As well as being an author, Julie also writes verses and captions for greetings card companies. Julie admits to having an obsession with stationery and handbags. She is married, has two sons and has a Romanian rescue puppy, Cooper. The Cottage in the Highlands is Julie’s seventh novel.