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Alexandra Raife



Alexandra Raife has lived abroad in many countries and worked at a variety of jobs, including a six-year commission in the RAF and many years co-running a Highland hotel.
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A Question Of Trust

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The Way Home

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The Wedding Gift

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Sun on Snow

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No one really wants Kate at Allt Farr, the rambling house in Scotland that sometimes seems more of an albatross than an inheritance to the Munro family. A fragile 'townie', Kate is unused to the rigours of country life, particularly in winter, and her ignorance of country ways exasperates Max Munro, the head of the household who has worries enough trying to run the estate. But her gentle ways and cheerful willingness to tackle any chore quickly endear her to Max's mother and sisters, and when disaster strikes, Kate finds that she has earned a place at the heart of the family. The third novel in the Perthshire cycle.

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Return To Drumveyn

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Grianan

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Abandoning her ordered life in England after a broken engagement, Sally flees to Grianan, the beloved Scottish home of her childhood. Running Aunt Janey's remote country house hotel is hard work, but at least it will be a complete break.Sally's brief encounter with Mike - gentle, loving but unavailable - cures the pain of her broken engagement even before she reaches the Highlands, but leaves a deeper ache in its place.Caught up in the rhythms and concerns of Grianan, Sally begins to heal, putting behind her not just her recent loss, but a whole lifetime of hurt and rejection. And when fate brings Mike into her life again, tragically altered, she has the strength and faith to hope that Grianan might help him too.

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Drumveyn

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Among Friends

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The fifth book in the saga-series set in the "big county", Perthshire.In the two years since the loss of her husband and twin daughters in a fatal car crash, Louise has avoided facing up to the full extent of her bereavement by caring for her husband's elderly great-aunt. But now Aunt Bea, too, is dead and Louise is robbed of both a dear friend and a home. Caring is what Louise does best, and - with the proviso that she will not work in households with children - she joins an agency that specialises in supplying temporary domestic help. The demands made upon her, and the homes in which she finds herself, are varied and occasionally bizarre, but in confronting them she makes friends and discovers self-confidence.

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The Larach

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Her life a blur of one-night stands and ensuing hangovers, Clare Somerville has taken a long hard look at herself, and doesn't like what she sees. Tired of the ebb and flow of nameless faces in the hotel of which she's partner, Clare heads for the Scottish Highlands, knowing only that she must break clear from her past and start afresh.The isolated cottage on the shore of a sea-loch seems wholly unsuitable for her. The difficulties of adapting to the lonely, self-sufficient existence, of learning the language and ways of a new community, and of coming to terms with herself - and her past - are daunting. But the Larach, the primitive cottage she comes to love, the breathtaking landscape and the warmth of the people she encounters soon give Clare hope for the future.

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Moving On

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Helen Rathbone's decision to end her thirty-five-year marriage provokes a massive upheaval in her life. Her first plan is to move in with her son and his family, but when that proves unsuccessful, she returns to Scotland with a sense of exuberance and liberation.Hilltop is shabby and rundown, but there is a wonderful view from the verandah and it does also have its own cottage in the grounds. Helen is delighted to rent this out to Catriona Finlay, a young woman who runs the local second-hand bookshop. Catriona's friends extend a warm welcome to Helen and she finds herself with a lively circle that includes Jake, the bookshop owner. Jake is some fifteen years Helen's junior, but that doesn't prevent her feeling drawn to him. He, however, is in love with the shy and gentle Catriona. Luckily the friendship between the two women is strong enough to survive this potential clash.

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Belonging

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When Rebecca returns to her family home Ardlonach, she solves everyone's problems - including her own. An encounter she never expected to have prompts Rebecca to abandon her high-powered, successful life in Edinburgh to seek refuge in Ardlonach, the family home on the West Coast of Scotland. But Rebecca doesn't find the peaceful haven she expects. The beautiful house, now run as a hotel by the cousin who owns it, is in turmoil - and full of people with more immediate problems than Rebecca's own. Never one to resist a challenge, she puts her future on hold and sets about making the venture a success. In doing so, Rebecca achieves at last a sense of belonging.

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Promises to Keep

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