Title: A View to a Kilt
Author: Wendy Holden
Series: Laura Lake
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Laura Lake, editor of glamorous glossy magazine Society, is in trouble. Advertising revenues are down, and her job will be in jeopardy if she can’t pick them up.
According to those in the know, Scotland is having a moment. Haggis tempura is on Michelin-starred menus, smart spas are offering porridge facials, and a chain of eco-hotels on the sites of Highland Clearances are pulling in star punters. With a view to getting a slice of this ultra-high-end market, Laura’s been sent to a baronial estate in Wester Ross to write a think-piece about celebrity bagpipes.
It’s supposed to be gorgeous, glitzy and glamorous. But intrigue follows Laura like night follows day. And at Glenravish Castle – a shooting lodge fit for a billionaire – Laura finds herself hunting for a scoop that won’t just save her job, it could save her life…
I was really surprised just how much I enjoyed A View to a Kilt; I knew it would be humorous but it really made me smile, with some parts making me laugh out loud far more than I expected.
I’ve read other novels by Wendy Holden before but not any from this series, and I particularly enjoyed this novel as the character Laura lives in Shoreditch, which is close to where I live, and the references to the extremely hipster neighbourhood and businesses around her ring so true, as well as plenty of other entertaining references which many people can probably relate to.
A View to a Kilt is also completely mad, taking the reader on a crazy journey from London to Scotland and back again which, although being a bit odd at times, I really liked.
It’s an easy, fun read which would be perfect for a holiday or just an evening in relaxing, and I’d definitely read more from this series.
Many thanks to Head of Zeus for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review.
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