A young and vulnerable woman transforms the lives of an eccentric Scottish family.
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 constantly finds herself irritates Max Munro with her ignorance. 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.
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.
Quotes for Alexandra Raife
A real find ... the genuine storyteller's flair — MARY STEWART
A welcome new storyteller — ROSAMUNDE PILCHER
The power of a natural born storyteller — The Lady
'Alexandra Raife weaves the details of everyday life into a compelling tale; the characters are real, the setting enchanting, and the whole experience very enjoyable' Jeri Wright in Under the Corners Book Reviews on Belonging
'Belonging ... brings alive life in a small Scottish community ... With her beautiful tales, Alexandra Raife is quickly proving that she belongs with the top writers of contemporary Highland romances' Harriet Klausner, Under the Corners Book Reviews
An absorbing story with a perfectly painted background — Hilary Hale, Financial Times
SUN ON SNOW by Alexandra Raife has a most appealing character as its heroine — Vanessa Berridge, Woman & Home
'SUN ON SNOW by Alexandra Raife has a most appealing character as its heroine.' Woman & Home best reads this month from Vanessa Berridge (Sept 99)
'A writer of distinction [who has] lived a life as full, fascinating and eventful as any of the characters in her books' Irene Row, The Courier and Advertiser (Aug99)
'[Belonging] has all the emotions ... we have come to expect from Alexandra Raife's characters' Woman's Weekly
'A real find ... the genuine storyteller's flair' Mary Stewart
'A welcome new storyteller' Rosamunde Pilcher
'A love story with an unconventional twist and a very readable novel' The Times
'A compelling read' Woman's Weekly
'The power of a natural born storyteller' The Lady
'An absorbing story with a perfectly painted background' Hilary Hale, Financial Times
'Warm, friendly, involving ...lovely' Reay Tannahill on Drumveyn
'Drumveyn had me hooked from the first page. A delightful book which I enjoyed enormously' Barbara Erskine