This American’s top 5 favorite things about having Scottish family and friends.
Sense of humor. My Scottish family and friends have, by far, the best sense of humor. They’re witty and dry, sometimes sarcastic, often times poking fun at each other and themselves. When I visit with them, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much and my abs feel like I’ve had a workout from laughing. It’s no wonder I love them so much.
Hospitality. Ach, no one does hospitality like the Scots. My friends truly make a person feel at home. It’s not the “get out the best linens and china” type of hospitality. It’s the “pull up a chair here in the garden and have a wee dram” kind of hospitality. I never feel like a visitor.
Hill walking. Some of my friends are ready to go “hill walking” at a moments notice. Small or large hills, it doesn’t matter, there’s always a beautiful view at the top. In America we call it hiking. Of course, the education or entertainment on the journey is as fun as getting to the top.
A wee dram. I absolutely adore my daughter-in-law’s parents’ accents. She’s from Edinburgh and was worried I wouldn’t be able to understand them very well. But I have no problem after years of hanging out with my Scottish friends. The dialects are many and I’ve mastered most. However, there have been times when I’ve been lost as to what they’re saying, usually after they’ve had a wee dram of Scotch. Then I find my ability to understand degrading significantly. Of course, that could be because I’ve had a wee dram myself. Well, I don’t want to be rude.
Stability. Whether it’s my in-laws or my friends, I’ve discovered they’ve all put down roots around about the same area where they grew up. I find this fascinating, endearing, and very attractive. As a native of nowhere, this sense of place and belonging appeals to me. There’s something so enduring about that, much like the Scottish culture. It’s no wonder I’ve fallen in love with the people as well as the place. And no wonder I can’t help but set a number of my romances there. I just love going back!
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When someone changes history, it can affect the future. That’s when Diana Montgomery, the most experienced agent of Time Weavers, Inc., steps in. This time her mission takes her back to the year 1306, Scotland to find the culprit, and ensure a minor clan chief dies in battle as he originally had.
Diana is well-prepared to infiltrate the small MacPherson clan. What she’s not prepared for is Torr MacPherson, the ruggedly handsome warrior with a kind heart and steadfast loyalty. One look from him and heat sears through her bloodstream.
But, he’s the Laird who has to die to re-set history.
Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance. She spent years in higher education teaching the classical literature she loved, but Lexi’s first love is romance novels, so she decided to write sexy romances inspired by the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.” Lexi lives with her husband and cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend and you’ll never see her without a hat.
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