|Plot Summary of Highland Fling|
St. Martin's, Aug 2003, 24.95, 336 pp.
In England, her boyfriend Henry tells Jenny not to go on her business trip to Scotland because it will prove to be a failure as he believes she is too passionate to do the job. Serving as a virtual assistant to clients she rarely sees Jenny goes ahead with her trip in spite of his dire warnings to determine whether Dalmain Mills is worthy of outside investment or he should just be shut down.
In the Highlands, Jenny meets pregnant Meggie Dalmain, wife of the younger son to the Dalmain estate, and before she can shut her mouth agrees to run Homely Haggis, a refreshment stand. She meets the rest of the family including the standoffish matriarch, lonely daughter, and oldest son. However, she begins to like the eccentric brood and decides to turn the business into an efficient effective company through cockamamie schemes. There is also nasty Ross Grant who she should detest for his boorish behavior towards her but instead falls in love with him.
This is a fun contemporary romance that focuses on an individual who struggles to succeed in her profession, but allows her feelings to interfere with her business acumen. Though amusing especially during the gender war scenes, the story line contains a serious undertow involving failing “cottage” industries. Though the ending is tied up to easily and the use of profanity for the most part is out of place, Kate Fforde provides an all around good “thyme” for her fans.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Highland Fling|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Life of a profession:
- businessman, small
- visiting a culture in other country
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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