Tying the Scot is a lovely light read, perfect for lovers of historical romance. Jennifer Trethewey is a new author for me and I thoroughly enjoyed this introduction to her work.
Tying the Scot is a historical romance, it is generally a light story with a few suspenseful or emotional moments, and is perfect as an escapism read. The world building is very well done, Ms Trethewey builds a very believable 19th Century Scotland, but like many historicals these days, with a bit of a modern twist. Although, not historically accurate, I enjoy the current pattern of showing females characters displaying the whole range of emotion and personality; from the more humble and meek, to the strong and independent who are not afraid to voice their opinions. This modern twist makes a story that is more palatable to modern sensibilities, and let’s face it for more entertaining reading.
The characters in Tying the Scot were well developed; even if I did have a love/hate relationship with Lucy who I had keep reminding myself was still very young and had a lot of maturing to do. Alex was also impulsive and hot tempered, again showing his youth, but he and Lucy were a good match for neither of them would let the other get away with too much. The secondary characters were also well developed and the villains suitably villainous. Overall, Ms Trethewey created a world that was lush in description and populated with many varied and interesting characters.
Tying the Scot is available from 21 November 2017