Well, hello! It’s that time of year again already – it almost feels impossible, but Castle Fraser opens again for the 2012 season tomorrow 1 April.
I know that there are lots of fabulous events already planned this year, and next week we have our annual Easter Egg Trail, so watch this space for more! You can keep up with the latest news on the NTS website as well as the Castle’s own official Facebook page. I will try and post up posters as soon as I have them, and if my scanner is talking to me anytime soon.
Another exciting thing is that the final private room of the house is now going to be open to the public as our new exhibition room! Come and see it – it is in the round tower, and has been a family bedroom (check out the lovely wallpaper which is still visible) as well as a luggage and store room in its’ life.
I hope we’ll see you soon.
This is a fuller version of my Goodreads review of an advance copy of the book I received. You’re welcome to join me over there if you use it…
I haven’t read that many Medical Romance books, nor any of this author’s other work, so I had no preconceptions really before reading it. Also, I didn’t find that I needed to read the other books in the series to understand what was going on, even though some of the previous characters were mentioned.
First of all I enjoyed it. Both the Hero/Heroine were characters I felt I could root for, especially as they both had VERY troubled backgrounds, and at first I really thought I might dislike Roxie – but the more I read about her the more she grew on me. Fig too – he actually hid the majority of his troubles so well we only got to find out the full extent of them towards the end of the story.
I don’t think that anyone would find their backgrounds too troubled to read it however, as they had both obviously got on with their lives to a certain extent and did not need to be pitied for what had happened before.
It is fast paced, the beginning is hospital based, and from then on the medical issues are tackled from the experiences of the characters and their families. I understand that this is somewhat unusual for a Medical Romance.
The attraction and sex scenes between the H/H are very sensual.
The cover is also very attractively done I should add too.
All in all, I would say it is a good, interestingly modern medical read and would recommend it. They are characters you will certainly remember!
I love this, I really do. The extra nice thing about it is that it was a gift.
I don’t know when this was made, but I suspect there were many made for tourists, and I have since seen a similar ring for sale. I also think that they were probably produced over a long period also.
A Venetian coin bracelet, showing scenes from Venice.
I’m always on the look out for vintage guides to Venice too if anyone’s seen any…