Under A Summer Skye by Sue Moorcroft

Under A Summer Skye by Sue Moorcroft

Romance, adventure and secrets – a superb summer read


Hurrah! A new summer book from Sue Moorcroft. And this one is a sizzler – unlike the present Scottish weather! Never mind, it’s a great opportunity to escape to Skye …

It seems 40-year-old Thea has put her troubles behind her having settled on Skye as head gardener at a country estate where her sister Ezzie is assistant manager. Things look even more promising when handsome seasonal gardener Deveron comes into her life, along with stray dog Daisy.

But Thea doesn’t know Deveron is an undercover reporter for a sleazy website, hoping to uncover the secrets of the past tragedy that made her flee her old life. Without meaning to, he brings trouble in his wake – is it all going to fall apart for Thea?

Can Thea forgive and forget?

This was a really engrossing story. Alongside the main narrative, there is a secondary plot of Thea searching for her birth mother. Underpinning the whole story is the theme of loss – loss of her old life, loss of family, loss of her own sense of self when she discovers her late adoptive mother and father had not told her the whole truth.

But there is joy and discovery and love to balance things out, making this story as comforting as it is engrossing.

As always, Sue Moorcroft’s characters are strong, warm and empathetic. Thea is a delightful person, and, despite his initial deception, Deveron is everything you want in a romantic hero – but only if you are willing to forgive and forget, which might be a step too far considering the mess he drags Thea into.

Thea’s adoptive sisters, Valentina and Ezzie are also great characters, warm and supportive, each with troubles of her own which I understand will be addressed in follow-up books. I’m very excited for them, and I hope each still takes place on the beautiful island of Skye, which Sue Moorcroft describes so beautifully. It’s wild, wonderful and welcoming, just like this story.

Another winner from one of my favourite authors.

Under A Summer Skye is published by Avon in paperback and ebook


Photograph by Charlotte Barnes

About the Author

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times best-seller of contemporary romantic fiction, who also writes delightful short stories and serials for women’s magazines. Follow her on Social Media through these channels.

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  • Sue Moorcroft
    Posted at 07:07h, 09 May Reply

    Thanks very much indeed for such a lovely publication day review, Karen! And thanks again for helping me with the journalism angle. xx

    • Karen Byrom
      Posted at 12:37h, 09 May Reply

      You’re so welcome, Sue.

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