4.5/5 Scottish Shops
On The Back:
Hamelin, Vermont, isn’t the most likely place for bagpipes and tartan, but at Peggy Winn’s ScotShop, business is booming…
While on a transatlantic hunt for some authentic wares to sell at her shop, Peggy is looking to forget her troubles by digging through the hidden treasures of the Scottish Highlands. With so many enchanting items on sale, Peggy can’t resist buying a beautiful old tartan shawl. But once she wraps it around her shoulders, she discovers that her purchase comes with a hidden fee: the specter of a fourteenth-century Scotsman.
Unsure if her Highland fling was real or a product of an overactive imagination, Peggy returns home to Vermont—only to find the dead body of her ex-boyfriend on the floor of her shop. When the police chief arrests Peggy’s cousin based on some incriminating evidence, Peggy decides to ask her haunting Scottish companion to help figure out who really committed the crime—before anyone else gets kilt…
I’d heard some not-so-great things about this book, but I’m extremely pleased to say that this book was excellant!
The mystery was good, I suspected who it was, but it was still a surprise in the end.
I loved the characters they were all well-rounded without being obnoxious, and I can see some room for growth in a few of the secondary characters. I loved the ghost, but at the same time he was slightly overbearing during parts with Harper, the love interest.
The only thing I really didn’t like about this book was the common cozy cliches of having a slightly overbearing ghose and a MC with an annoying, overbearing mother.
Overall a really good book. I’m looking forward to the next one.