Maggie MacQueen flees to the Highlands of Scotland to recover from a broken love-affair. As the beautiful scenery and gentler lifestyle begin to work their magic, she finds herself being haunted by the ghostly figure of a woman and encounters a strange character from Scottish folklore. She sets out to discover the reason behind these supernatural happenings, wondering if there is a link between them and the grave of the Unknown Maid in the local churchyard.
At the same time, she has to deal with her developing feelings for Angus Cameron, landlord of the Loch Shee Inn. Both fight against the growing attraction between them; Maggie is certain she cannot face the heartbreak of loving again and Angus fights shy of commitment. The crisis comes on the night of a terrifying Highland storm when human and supernatural worlds collide.
What a well-written, intriguing story, Jacqui. The preface was a good introduction with a promise of strange happenings to come.
Your descriptive powers are excellent and you handle the little dips into back-story very well.
Your dialogue is real and convincing. An example of one of the many pieces of prose you wrote that I loved, is - noticing that soft fingers of mist were beginning to creep lazily across the contours of the hill. Poetry in motion!!!
Extremely well done Jacqui. Good luck with it.