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Trailers and Videos. Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. In the romantic comedy "Highland Fling," two television Naturally being a Katie Fforde romance, in the course of helping the upper class Scottish family and their mill she falls in love with her virtual boss. They start off on opposing sides and through a series of spats and disagreements both with the mill and with the alternate love interest of Jenny's English boyfriend, Henry, who follows her to Scotland, finally achieve romantic bliss. Interesting take too on a landed Scottish gentry family, the Dalmains.
The thing with Katie Fforde is you know what you are getting - girl meet boy, girl hates boy but discovers they are somewhat disarming, girl realize she loves boy, boy feels the same. Ok so it wasn't as well written as some of her others and a trite annoying at times…… but umm I generally pick up her books because for what ever reason my brain is fried and it needs light relief.
I got exactly what I needed some whimsical fluff! May 29, Komal rated it it was amazing. Katie Fforde is my most-loved writer among chick-lit writers and this book remains my favourite read of hers. Apart from amazing writing, bonus points for beautiful Scottish setting, memorable scenes and dialogues and an unforgettable hero which you can day-dream and envy! If you have not read it yet, pick it up for Valentine's day!
Jun 20, Hanneke rated it it was ok. A very, very simple book. It's like when you decide to watch a romantic comedy: you already know in the beginning how the story will end but still you are watching the movie cause it's just simple and feelgood. Nice when you are tired and don't want to think so much while reading. It is just an ordinary chick-flick.
Aug 28, Shannon rated it did not like it Shelves: anglophilia. Ughhh I gave up on this book and returned it without finishing it. Story has the same plot line as the author has done before, female character as a fish out of water, quirky characters and unexpected romance.
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Feb 23, Pete Harmes rated it it was amazing. Here's a beautiful book that nearly escaped me. Thanks to my niece, it didn't. It's full of all the right ingredients. An impossible-to-put-down story that's full of fun and adorable characters. Almost certainly my favourite Katie Fforde book so far. August 4. They ended up staying in a sort of igloo survival room built into the mountain's snow. I had goose bumps just reading about that. Anyway, my review This is a cute Brit-lit romance. The characters are likable to read. The romance is there.
Highland Fling by Nancy Mitford
It's just the plot is a little slow towards the end. The plot August 4. She then goes to Scotland to "handle" a business for her clint -whom she hasn't meet despite working for him for about two years. She believes that he wants the company closed down - so naturally she tries to save it. I liked Jenny. She's a bit of a pushover at times. She took too long in dumping the very bad boyfriend. It was ridiculous the way Henry comes to Scotland to see her. I felt that he was a complete idiot. Ross Grant the hero is a likeable character.
There just wasn't enough of him in the book. The Scots that she stays with are a little nerve racking. Their drinking behavior is a little AA excessive. The other characters in the "Highlands" are more likable and funny at times. Just for the love of God, why did Fforde have to make the third portion of the story so slow? Skip the slow stuff to find the romantic stuff isn't a plus in my thoughts. Which was why I knocked down the rating star some. But I loved the very end. That was very romantic. Yes, but their isn't enough. Do I recommend reading? Jan 24, Megha rated it liked it.
Felicity, the eldest and the only daughter, who serves her mother day and night and is too scared to stand up to her mother has been for her entire life and is starting to secretly rekindle a long-lost flame. Iain, the youngest child, who married a 'commoner', as lady dalmain puts it and runs the homely haggis, a mobile restaurant. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. It was okay. I think I'm over the Fforde cousins Katie and Jasper. This book was just I dunno. It was like that movie New in Town Shockingly similar, actually Except that this book took place in Scotland and wasn't as emotionally gripping And without most of the sexual tension. I dunno—I just didn't believe that the main guy and girl would really go for each other. They were fighting the whole time, except they both found each other very attractive becau Meh They were fighting the whole time, except they both found each other very attractive because that's a solid base for a long-term, fulfilling relationship , and then all of a sudden they're in love and getting married?
Say what? What the dodgy? It was mostly just silly. And you couldn't even SEE the kilts. Feb 12, Michala rated it liked it. I always enjoy Katie's books, she has a away of getting you involved in the characters you want to see the girl get her happy ending.
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Jenny is a virtual assistant and goes up to Scotland leaving her boyfriend Henry behind or at least that's what she thinks to help Dalmain Mill's. Jenny does things to help other people even if it means taking a lot on. While she is there she meets Ross Grant.
I must admit I didn't feel there was much of a connection between the two. Which when your attracted to someone who frustrates you I get. I think I would have liked to have seen more scenes with them together. Jan 28, Danielle Asbury rated it it was ok Shelves: completed , let-down. The flow of the plot was slow to be honest. It was more of a self journey and of others than a romance. The plot was focused on other characters and their issues and worries. The main character was simply just helping them. I was also disappointed with the ending. How drastically things had changed and it seemed rushed.
I know stories can seem unrealistic, but this was ridiculous. The only thing I liked about this book was when there was a slight twist. This book isn't worth reading to be honest The flow of the plot was slow to be honest. This book isn't worth reading to be honest, and I don't feel comfortable in saying that Jan 01, Linda Day rated it liked it. Read on the recommend of my friend, Rosemary, I liked this quirky little story of romance in the snows of Scotland amid the closing of the town-dependent mill, the annoying family of the Lady Dalmain, the side adventures of The Homely Haggis et all.
I found Genevieve Jenny a little too abrasive with Ross the threatening land-lord for the romance that developed did that spoil the surprise? I think not! I had that figured out by Ch. I learned a lot about wool, fe Read on the recommend of my friend, Rosemary, I liked this quirky little story of romance in the snows of Scotland amid the closing of the town-dependent mill, the annoying family of the Lady Dalmain, the side adventures of The Homely Haggis et all.
I learned a lot about wool, felt, nuno. Those things far over-shadowed the negatives. Fun, quick, and season approprpriate! I read this a few years ago and didn't remember liking it, but I started it yesterday morning and finished it last night - just had to keep on reading. It was composed on violin about the year by George Jenkins , a Scottich dancing master who died in London.
The word "fling" has appeared at least since the 16th Century in Scottish literature to describe a vigorous kick movement in dancing when the dancer dances on each leg alternately, and flings the other one in front and behind. But the phrase "highland fling" did not appear in print until with the publication of the tune in G. Jenkins 1st collection and may well refer to a type or style of step rather than a dance. The first clear reference as a complete dance called the "Hielan Fling" occurs in It was first introduced to dance competitions in by the Inverness Northern Meeting Games.
As with the Sword Dance, the Highland Fling is probably the oldest of the traditional dances of Scotland. The origins of the solo dance are obscure. It seems to be a compilation of some of the strathspey setting steps used in a reel. Agility, nimble footwork, and strength allowed the dancer to avoid the sharp spike.
For this reason the kings and chiefs of Scotland used Highland dancing as a way of choosing men as it tested them on agility, strength, stamina and accuracy. Scottish regiments used Highland Dancing as exercise to keep the troops in shape, and ready for battle. The dances are indeed excellent exercise; for example, in a typical six-step Highland Fling, a dancer will jump vertically times the equivalent of running a mile , while performing complicated and intricate footwork, and using the muscles from head to toe. Highland dancing is therefore akin to sprinting, with dancers using fast-twitch muscle, which is also required by soldiers.
The dancer is expected to execute crisp, precise movements with foot pointed, knee turned out, arms held steady and the apron, or front of the kilt, hanging flat.