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Heart of the Highlands

By Christine Marion Fraser

Chrisanna Thea McNeil is tired. She needs a break from her successful modelling career. Having left her home and parents in Oban, Chrisanna set up her own life in London and was now a sought-after model. 

But there comes a time when one needs to take a break, a holiday, and Chrisanna had reached that point. Going against her agent’s advice, Chrisanna goes back home to her parents on the isle of Mull.

As much as she loves her parents, staying with them in her old room doesn’t give her the break she needs. With her agent constantly calling the house, Chrisanna decides to cut off all forms of contact and goes camping.

Taking the opportunity to fulfil her desire to explore the island of Ronnach, she takes her camping gear and sets off. Her first encounter with Ullin MacBeth brings on an immediate dislike of the man.

When the island of Ronnach is hit by a storm, Chrisanna loses her belongings and tent. Forced to take up residence in Ullin’s house, her hatred towards him grows.

Arrogant and overpowering, Ullin MacBeth is as mysterious as the island. Chrisanna is soon compelled to understand Ullin better … especially the women in his life … starting with his wife.

Chrisanna finds herself constantly belittled by Ullin. His rough mannerism towards her makes her dislike him more. Despite being baffled by Ullin, her attraction towards him grows stronger, no matter how hard she tries to quell it, she just can’t get him out of her mind.

As things between Ullin and Chrisanna worsen, with a heavy heart, Chrisanna leaves the island and the people she had come to love. Unable to compete with Claire, Ullin’s true love, London seems like a haven.

But things take an unexpected turn when Ullin comes after her and filters into her life in London…

Christine Marion Fraser began her life in the tenements of the Govan district of Glasgow just after the war. At the age of ten, she contracted a rare muscular disease and has been in a wheelchair ever since. She now lives with her husband in Argyllshire. A keen reader and storyteller, Christine started writing at the age of five, and got the idea for her first novel, while on holiday in the Hebrides.

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