Call of the Heather
By Glen Kirkwood
The sequel to Secrets in the Heather sees World War 2 cast shadows over the glens, and a family worries for its future.
When war is declared in 1939, Andrew and Victoria Pringle are expecting their second child. What should be a happy time is marred by the threat to the peace and future of their beloved glens.
As their family grows, they take comfort in seeing that young Libby, the only girl, has inherited her parents’ love of the land. Libby and the laird’s illegitimate grandson, Billy Lennox, become great friends. But when tragedy strikes, Billy blames himself, and is assailed by doubts and dark moods. He moves to Yorkshire to start a new life, yet soon doubts whether he can stay away from the glens and the friends of his childhood.
Call of the Heather is a light but engrossing novel of life in mid-twentieth century Britain. It makes perfect reading for those who enjoy romantic fiction and sagas, as well as anyone interested in life during that time. It is the second book in Gwen Kirkwood’s Secrets in the Heather trilogy.