Item description for Waterfall Glen by Davie Henderson...
When Kate Brodie inherits Waterfall Glen it seems like the start of an exciting new life. Full of romantic notions, she swaps her dull routine in San Francisco for life as a Highland lady. But the stunning beauty of the glen belies a troubled history and uncertain future, and Kate's imposing new home, Greystane House, is full of disturbing revelations about her family's past. Each portrait on the ancient walls tells an un-nerving story, while the empty rooms echo with rumors of a centuries-old curse that takes on new significance when unsettling events threaten the small community whose fate lies in her hands. The only person Kate can turn to is a man haunted by equally troubling events, a man she has every reason not to trust. Only with his help can she find a way to defend old values against the materialism of the modern world. Only together can they lay their ghosts to rest.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.8" Width: 4.1" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 193281583X ISBN13 9781932815832
Reviews - What do customers think about Waterfall Glen?
Page Turner May 1, 2007
Waterfall Glen was recommended by someone on one of my writers' loops. Once I started the story I couldn't put the book down. I've never commented on a book before, but I find myself wanting to share my enjoyment of this tale with everyone.
Interesting Contemporary Romance Solving a Historical Mystery Jul 21, 2006
Feeling like `life was passing her by' Kate Brodie was surprised when a Western Union cable came to the door of her Sausalito, California souvenir craft shop. The cable indicated that she would be inheriting an estate in Glen Cranoch, Scotland from a distant relative she'd never heard of before. After speaking with the Scottish solicitor of the pros and cons of keeping the estate and anxious for an adventure Kate was more than ready to travel to Scotland to claim her property.
From the moment she entered the Glen it was love at first sight for Kate as she gazed upon the magnificence of the unspoiled mountains, lochs, and waterfalls. The castle, Greystane, in spite of the run down condition felt precious to her but after a meeting with the solicitor, the realities of the situation revealed that it would take enormous wealth to refurbish as well as maintain. Faced with the proposition of selling Greystane now or eventually losing it down the road, Kate met a potential buyer whose plans to turn the Glen into a ski resort eradicating the harmonious natural beauty of the Glen were as abhorrent to her as the prospective buyer's obnoxious personality.
Turning to enigmatic Cameron Fraser, another long lost descendent, and residents of the Glen they hashed plans to put to rest rumors of a family curse and turn the estate into a self-supporting operation. Soon a series of accidents are suddenly making themselves newsworthy enough to appear in national news and scare any potential business away before their plans get off the ground. Additionally, the closeness she was beginning to feel towards Cameron was starting to disintegrate as ghosts from his past and a ghostly presence from the Glen were about to intrude on any kind of a future for them both.
*** This was a totally charming story. The author wrote beautifully defining Kate as well as the other primary lead characters with great detail so you knew exactly where all were coming from. Kate was still single at 36 and ready for anything but her dull existence. Even her art of sculpting suffered, having lost all appeal becoming cold, lifeless and unappealing. Cameron was a bit of a mystery, and crafted well with the taint of his rumored cowardly ancestry adding to the mystery of why he'd suddenly resigned his military career. Their friendship, attraction and romance was like serendipity but built slowly with care and gentleness - very sweet. Finlay McRae, Miss Weir and Hamish the terrier all had purpose supporting and adding great feel and essence to the atmosphere and magic of the Glen balancing the aura of loneliness and tragedy that seeped through the very walls of Greystane.
I was captivated as the author demonstrated a true poet's soul when he had Finlay describing the loch and surrounding glen to Kate on pages 24 and 25 (had me falling in love with this place as well). The pace was adequate with several issues going on simultaneously with Kate's budding romance with Cameron; the ghostly presence that seemed to emanate from the purported `coward of Culloden' in Jamie's cottage; the evil vibes in the chapel; and whether a curse lived on or was there human interference making it seem so. This was a lovely story, interesting, well-written and with a sweet romance for this newer author.
Marilyn Rondeau, RIO - Reviewers International Organization
fine contemporary romance May 1, 2006
In 1996 thirty-six years old Kate Brodie, owner of Kate's Crafts, is ecstatic that she will leave behind her dull life in Sausalito, California to be an elegant Highland lady now that she inherited an estate in Glen Cranoch from the late Colin Chisholm though she never heard of the place or the deceased. The Scottish solicitor explained the connection is from her late maternal grandmother. After discussing this with her widower dad, Kate quickly heads to Scotland to take possession of her property.
However, the reality is nothing close to her romantic fantasy; her dreams are shattered as soon as she enters her new dilapidated home Greystane. Kate quickly hears rumors about the people who lived there and finds the eerie portraits of the previous residents down the centuries frightening as if someone wants her to leave. Worse is the general feeling of emptiness and loneliness as if the walls have seen and heard ugliness and tragedy with the abode feeling as if a curse has sucked out its life. Wondering if her imagination has run wild she contemplates returning to California, but instead Kate turns for help to Cameron Fraser, who she finds attractive. However, he has a history that makes him the last person she should trust.
WATERFALL GLEN is a fine contemporary romance with a solid historical mystery and the seemingly hand of the paranormal to guide (some might say matchmake) the lead couple. The story line contains plenty of action once Kate moves into her new residence and never slows down as she wonders what happened to her logical albeit tedious life on the Bay. Fans will enjoy this fun tale.