Our local news is all about the US Women’s Open golf tournament at the Lancaster Country Club—just a hop, skip, and jump away from my home. I really should honor that by profiling a golfing mystery that I’ve read. Except—I haven’t read any golfing mysteries. So, what’s my next best idea? Hmmm.
Golf, an ancient game, originated in Scotland, right? And—I do have a book in my favorites file called, ta, da…What Happens In Scotland. No golf anywhere. Not even a mystery. An historic romance, almost a bodice ripper. So not what I usually like. But, I read this book with great pleasure.
Here is my five star review of What Happens In Scotland: “I absolutely had to get this book after I read a page or two. What’s not to pull a reader in? Lady Georgette finding herself, a respectable young widow, in bed with a stranger. Although this is historic romance, there is definitely an air of mystery. Who is the bounder? How did the lady find herself in the situation, where were her clothes, and why was there broken glass all over the floor?
You’ve got to admit, with a beginning like that, where can the story go? I tell you, it improves! Not only is the action rollicking and filled with peril, the unexpected twists and turns keeps a reader up until the wee hours. I finished this in record time, and wished it had been longer.
Okay, my review doesn’t tell you much. I’ll include the official blurb.
Jennifer McQuiston’s debut historical romance, What Happens in Scotland, is a lively, romantic adventure about a wedding that neither the bride or the groom remembers.