Josefine Sonnenthal has it all under control. A successful lawyer with a sensible fiancé and big plans for marriage and children, she is sure that everything in her life is going according to plan.
But without a very important family ring—one that may possess mystical powers to doom or bless Josefine’s impending marriage—there will be no wedding. And that’s why she finds herself on a plane heading to Scotland with her two eccentric great aunts, desperately searching for a wayward cousin who holds the coveted heirloom.
When Josefine finds herself in one near-disaster after another along the Highlands countryside, she repeatedly crosses paths with the handsome but notoriously moody confectioner, Aidan Murray. Enchanted by her lush new surroundings, she tries to resist his rugged charm, but soon she begins to question everthing. Does having a plan really mean having it all together? Or could this unexpected love be the best plan yet?
Sometimes you just need a bit of an escape. “Kissed by the Rain” was just what I needed after a few heavier books in my reading list. Who doesn’t like a nice love story with a lovely Scottish baker? With a strong female lead, and a series of events that force our two lovebirds together, Claudia Winters latest romance novel is familiar in a comforting way. If you enjoyed Leap Year than this will seem similar to you. But instead of simply chasing after a fiance, Winters gives us a pair of feisty aunts, a magical ring, and a whole slew of characters that help wrap up the whole story. I enjoyed that it wasn’t simply a love story but also a family story with just enough of a cozy storyline to move everything along. It was light and fluffy and just what I needed to cleanse my palate for the next few dark mystery novels I have lined up. There is even a couple of recipes at the end that look delicious.
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Claudia Winter has been writing since childhood. She has previously published two romantic comedies, a crime novel, and several short stories. She works as an author, editor, and writer's coach, as well as a certified specialist in social pedagogy at an elementary school. Winter lives with her partner and two dogs in a small town in Germany.
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