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Belonging by Alexandra Raife


by Alexandra Raife

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Rebecca leaves her high-powered city job and goes to stay at the family ancestral home, now converted to a hotel. There life becomes even more complicated..

There are many side storylines, and in part it’s a story of growth and development for Rebecca's cousin's wife Una, as well as something to distract Rebecca herself. There are many insights into the world of running a hotel and ‘survival’ courses alongside it. There are brief appearances from people and places that featured in earlier novels by this author, although it's not necessary to have read any of the earlier books.

All in all, I liked this novel very much. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes thoughtful women’s fiction with realistic, warm characters and interesting locations. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
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An encounter she never expected to face prompts Rebecca to abandon her high-powered, successful life in Edinburgh to seek refuge at Ardlonach, the family home on the West Coast of Scotland. But Rebecca does not find the haven she expects.The sprawling old house, now run as a hotel by the cousin who owns, it, is in turmoil--and full of people with more immediate problems than Rebecca's own. Never one to resist a challenge, she puts her future on hold and sets about making the venture a success. In doing so, Rebecca finds the answer to her own dilemma--and achieves at last a sense of belonging--Back cover.
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Fleeing her hectic life in Edinburgh, a young beauty seeks refuge in her Ardlonach family home on the wild west coast of Scotland. Taking control of the country inn alleviates the pain of the life she left behind. She becomes a take-charge woman and all-around problem solver. Until she runs head-on into a man she can't manage--a man who makes her realize that sometimes it's all right to relinquish control...

Praise for Alexandra Raife:

"The rhythm and style of life in a small Highland town clearly shine through in insightful Alexandra Raife's refreshing novels."-- Romantic Times, for Mountain Heather

"Alexandra Raife is a real find...whose first novel tells a richly satisfying story where a large and varied cast of people is set against a vividly familiar background."--Mary Stewart, for Drumveyn

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