One of the joys of this series of Staying in with… is that it is affording me the opportunity to ‘meet’ new to me authors and travel the world. Today I’m delighted that Inga Batur is transporting me to Scotland!
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Staying in with Inga Batur
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Inga. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I have chosen my first romance novel, Faodail, a Scottish word for a lucky find. It is set in Altnaharra, a fictional remote island far in the North of Scotland, where the weather is moody and everyone knows everyone’s business. I might not be objective but I hope this book offers pure escapism. It gives a reader a chance to join the lead character, Sophie as she trades a corporate job in busy London for an uncertain future in the middle of nowhere.
(Ooo. Sounds great. And I understand congratulations are in order as Faodail was only released a couple of days ago.)
What can we expect from an evening in with Faodail?
Expect to fall in love with Scotland and book a next flight up there. All kidding aside, I actually got the idea for the book, when we were in the North of Scotland on holiday, staying in the small whitewashed cottage overlooking the cliffs and the sea. Not wanting to leave, I figured if I write about it, I can keep returning there in mind over and over again.
But I think that the story of Sophie, a young woman stuck in her corporate job but dreaming of an adventure is something we can all relate to. Of course, she never planned for what happened next, reminding her and all of us of the saying: ‘Be careful what you wish for.’
(Wise advice indeed!)
She learns her one night stand with Aiden, an up and coming chef resulted in pregnancy. Her life is turned upside down, when she decides to keep the baby, quit her job at the bank and follow the reluctant Father-to-be to his hometown on a remote Scottish island. The stay on the island is only temporary, Aiden promises, while Sophie vows to keep him at a distance. But once on the island, things don’t go as planned.
(I love the sound of this narrative Inga.)
What else have you brought along and why?
I’ve brought along some coffee in lovely porcelain cups and still warm fruit scones. That is the other thing we did on our holiday in the North of Scotland. We explored the beaches and moors and then we’d go for a cuppa and some scones in the local tea rooms. Sophie can’t live without coffee and great coffee and food help her see the good side of the island and Aiden. I must admit it felt great feeding my lead character with all the sweets and great British classics such as fish and chips, Shepard’s pie, etc. I could indulge in it as well with no guilt about the many calories.
(I love scones and a good cuppa! You’re really talking my language here!)
I also brought along a photo of the whitewashed cottage where I put Sophie and Aiden. I bet you want to stay there too.
That is just beautiful. I’d be off like a shot to stay there. Thanks so much for staying in with me Inga to introduce your lovely sounding books and for transporting me to beautiful Scotland.
Sophie Moore has her eyes set on a promotion at a bank in London City and not on Aiden, an up and coming hot chef. Then she learns her one night stand with Aiden resulted in an unplanned pregnancy.
Her life is turned upside down, when she decides to keep the baby, quit her job at the bank and follow the reluctant Father-to-be to his hometown on a remote island in Scotland.
The stay on the island is only temporary, Aiden promises, while Sophie vows to keep him at a distance. But once on the island, in a whitewashed cottage by the Ocean, things don’t go as planned.
Faodail is available for purchase here.
About Inga Batur
Inga lives in the city with her husband, who makes sure she looks great on all the photos and two kids. She dreams of moving into a cottage in the most remote corner of Scotland, where she can write steamy contemporary romances, stare at the Ocean and eat scones. Her daughters aren’t impressed.
She loves to write as much as she loves to travel. She combines the two in her novel and on her award-winning family travel blog Coolkidzcooltrips. You can find her sitting at the computer before dawn and on the playground every afternoon chasing her girls and thinking of the next plot twist.