Lizzie’s new novel – Harper’s Highland Fling

HIP HIP HOORAY – IT’S PUBLICATION DAY

my gorgeous cover courtesy of Gail Bradley and Stuart McIntyre

Light the blue touch paper and stand well back

I’m really thrilled to be able to share Harper’s Highland Fling with you. Within a day of publication it reached #1 spot in ‘hot new releases’ and (briefly) #1 in Scottish Historical Romance – happy days.

It’s been a tough year for all of us with the pandemic breathing down our necks and to make things worse, my home town of Leicester has been in lockdown since the beginning of June. Seriously. So it was a blessed relief to be able to lose myself in my novel and join Harper and Rocco on their road trip as they set out to track down Pen and Ariel and bring them home. This is my sixth novel and I hope, by the time you reach the end of this post, you’ll be tempted to download it.

Here’s the BLURB

I wanted to incorporate the notion of a road trip featuring the uptight head of a federation of failing primary schools, a bohemian garage owner with a tragic past and a couple of teenagers who couldn’t understand why going AWOL might upset their responsible adults. Sound familiar? I take them on a road trip from the toe of Cornwall to Plockton in the beautiful west highlands of Scotland – stopping off at Bristol, Leicester (where else?), Penrith, and Gretna Green. I’ve travelled that route many times so I was able to get out all my old photos and have my own private road trip. As for the uptight headmistress – I wonder who she was based on ?

I made a note of this in case I decide to return to the teaching profession
This garage in the Cairngorms was the inspiration behind AULD BAXTER’S garage in Plockton.

Click on this link to be taken straight to my Amazon page where you can read an extract/share/buy a copy. Or, if you prefer to order a signed copy click here. Above all, enjoy your trip to Scotland and please leave a review on Amazon. A review really helps an indie author to stand out on the ‘Zon.

To celebrate the launch of Harper’s Highland Fling I’ve organised a GIVEAWAY for newsletter subscribers. All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter and follow the instructions there for a chance to win a signed copy of Harper’s Highland Fling and magnetic bookmark, a FREE kindle download of Harper’s Highland Fling, a gorgeous notebook, shortbread Scottie dogs (!) or Emma Hope notelets. The newsletter will be sent out on Monday 30th November – St Andrew’s Day, of course.

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In my newsletter I will also share how the beautiful cover for this book came about. It’s quite a romantic story so do open my newsletter when you receive it to learn more.

About Lizzie Lamb

I write contemporary women's fiction mostly based in Scotland with hot heroes, feisty heroines and always a happy ending. Along with three other authors - Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns and Margaret Cullingford - I formed the New Romantics Press under which our books are published. I have published five books since 2012 and am about to launch #6 - Harper's Highland Fling. Do check out my Amazon page: viewAuthor.at/LizzieLamb and click 'FOLLOW'.

Posted on November 20, 2020, in Lizzie's Scribbles and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Loved this – another fabulous, un-put-downable read from Lizzie! I especially enjoyed the two main characters (refreshingly, a tad older than some in romantic fiction) – starting to behave like irresponsible teenagers.

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  2. Thanks June, I have a feeling I’ll be writing about slightly older characters from now on. But I still want them to be capable of making the wrong choices (!) and getting into trouble.

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  3. Absolutely loved this latest novel from the fabulous Lizzie Lamb. Gripping, funny and truly romantic. Just what we need to brighten these dreary days and dark nights! A five star ride all the way. X

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  4. Reblogged this on Adrienne Vaughan and commented:
    Loving this latest novel from my chum, Lizzie Lamb. A rollercoaster romcom at it’s best …

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  5. Joan Davies-Bushby

    Another great book Lizzie. Loved the road trip and it was a real page turner.

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  6. Your book cheered me up so much in an otherwise very distressed time, it’s such a brilliant story! I may have fallen a bit in love with Rocco, just saying… I could quite picture the heroine in my head (you’d think I had some other primary school teacher in mind LOL) and you have a way of describing the setting, too that made me feel as if I was there (a much needed armchair travel). Brilliant photos, too! Thank you for sharing xx

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  7. I am quite jealous. I am still waiting for my copy to arrive. Fingers crossed, postie hasn’t been yet!

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    • Thanks for joining in the fun, Maggie. I’m glad you’re still speaking to me after I told you how much it cost to post two books to OZ. LOL. Thank you for being a great supporter of a starving artist . . . .

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  8. Thanks Isa. I love Rocco and as for thsat bossy teacher, I can’t think who she could be !! I’m planning on writing a second armchair travel post when time allows so you can have another visit to the highlands. This time, Fort William to Mallaig. More photos coming up, too.

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  9. You are an amazing storyteller, Lizzie. Wonderful how you capture the comedy with your words. I must, must go to beautiful Scotland. Lovely to get a peek places that inspired your story. You rock!

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    • Thank you very much Jessie. Its the support and interest of writers and readers that spurs me on. I love comedy and try to build it into my novels, especially the dialogue between the hero/heroine. As you know, we didn;t make it to Scotland this year – really need a fix ASAP.

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  10. Lovely post lizzie – really looking forward to reading for next month’s blog tour!

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  11. Thanks very much for leaving a comment, Anne. I hope you enjoy reading Harper’s Highland Fling – I’m alfready thinking about the next one !

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  12. Astrid Bennett Claas

    Love the summary and the photos Lizzie! I am about 25% into the story and am enjoying it very much. The dialogues are entertaining and your description of the characters make them come to life and jump of the pages. I can‘t wait to find out a bit more about Rocco‘s past and also wonder whether I learn more about Harper and what she actually looks like. It won‘t take long before I finish this one – high praise so far.

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    • Thank you very much Astrid for leaving a comment and downloading my book. So far everyone has told me that they are in love with Rocco! And I think that probably includes me.

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  13. Bought it. Read it. Loved it. Lizzie you rock!

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    • Thank you Jo. I’m looking forward to having more time to spend reading other novels, yours included which is at the top of the list. Thank you for your support and keep on writing.

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  14. Loved your blog and hearing how your writing has helped during Leicester’s unbelievably long lockdown. As a creative person myself I understand what a sanctory creativity can be.
    We all need a way to escape from the world at times and there’s nothing better than cozying up with a good book. I have just received my copy of your latest novel Highland Fling which I am so looking forward to reading, as I know I am in for a real treat!!!
    Pull down the shutters, fluff up the cushions and do not disturb, I’m off for some me time to read Highland Fling and escape the lockdown 😊👍

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    • Hi Phyllis, I thought my comments were posted last night but obviously not. As creative people we are able to disappear and lose ourselves into an alternative universe. Thank goodness for that as the long lockdown Leicester has had inflicted upon it has been very stressful. I love my writing as much as you love your painting. I’d love to do a blog post sometime featuring your artwork.

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      • Thank you so much, I’d love that too!
        Yes in many ways it is an alternative universe not only for us, but for others as well.
        I feel that writers write the words we cannot sometimes say and
        artists create images of things often felt but not seen.
        Wishing you success and continued peace as you start to contemplate and write your next novel in these challenging times.
        Here’s to creativity and the benefits it can yield for so many of us.

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      • I have already planned my next one. Just need to get Harper’s Highland Fling up and running.

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