The Stolen Hours (Paperback)
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The Stolen Hours (Paperback)

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Paperback 464 Pages
Published: 09/05/2024
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The sweeping second instalment in Swan's The Wild Isle series finds more forbidden love and intrigue on the tiny island of St Kilda, as Mhairi MacKinnon falls for the wrong man.

An Island full of secrets . . .

It’s the summer of 1929 and Mhairi MacKinnon is in need of a husband. As the eldest girl among nine children, her father has made it clear that he can’t support her past the coming winter. Options are limited on the island of St Kilda, but the MacKinnons’ neighbour, Donald, has a business acquaintance on Harris also in need of a spouse and offers to chaperone Mhairi there on his final crossing of the year.

She returns an engaged woman, but is in love with the wrong man – one who can never be hers. As she dreads the spring, when she will be sent from home to become a stranger’s wife, word arrives that St Kilda is to be evacuated.

The lovers are granted a few more stolen hours together, but those last days on St Kilda also bring heartache for Mhairi and her friends. And, when a dead body is discovered on the abandoned isle, they all find themselves under the shadow of suspicion . . .

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529084436
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

This sweeping love story gripped us from the start, so we can’t wait for the next in the series. - Independent

Meticulously researched and beautifully told by one of our most prolific and talented writers. It contains all the ingredients of a wonderfully satisfying read: love, passion, drama, violence, menace and peril, and characters you fall in love with - and some you hate! - Santa Montefiore, author of An Italian Girl in Brooklyn

Powerful writing and a wonderful premise make this a novel you’ll simultaneously want to savour and race through. I loved it and can’t wait for the next in the series! - Jill Mansell, author of Promise Me

The most exciting, enchanting and evocative story of forbidden love I’ve ever read. I truly loved it and am waiting feverishly for the second instalment - Cathy Bramley, author of The Sunrise Sisterhood

A delicious romantic tale of wild 1930s Scotland . . . perfect for everyone dreaming of summer - Rachel Hore, author of The Hidden Years

The queen of destination books . . . exciting . . . beguiling . . . The first in a new series, we're already looking forward to meeting these characters again . . . - Woman and Home

This second book in the Wild Isles series is beautifully written and has a sweeping love story, making it a wonderful read. - The People's Friend

A sweeping page-turner with an engrossing love story at its heart, this is an absolute treat for historical fiction fans. Swan is a superb storyteller. I loved it - Eve Chase, author of The Glass House

Vividly drawn and beautifully atmospheric, this is a book to savour. - Heat Magazine

Wonderfully romantic and epic in feel, this beautiful historical novel is a fascinating and deliciously escapist read - Tasmina Perry, author of Guilty Pleasures and Perfect Strangers

What a great adventure! The perfect way to tell the tale of St Kilda’s population in fiction form. History fans will love the fascinating St Kilda detail woven throughout this thrilling romance. Wonderful! - Jennifer Ryan, author of The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir and The Kitchen Front

A promising new series from Swan . . . The vivid beauty and danger of St. Kilda only enhances Swan’s effortlessly intricate plotting. Toeing the line between romance and historical fiction, this gorgeous story and its unconventional heroine are sure to win hearts. - Publishers Weekly

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“Great character read”

This was a fascinating continuation of the Wild Isle series, this time offering a different perspective of life during the last year of inhabitation on the isle of St Kilda. This book focuses on Mhairi but with echoes... More

Hardback edition
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“Compelling”

I read this book courtesy of NetGalley. A thoroughly enjoyable second book in this series. Strong story line against the background of true events surrounding when St Kilda, an island off the coast of Scotland was... More

Hardback edition
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“A brilliant novel set in St. Kilda”

Another brilliant novel from Karen about life in St. Kilda. It’s always captivating to read about life in this remote Scottish island, although it’s a mixture of joy, about romance and relationships, the way everyone... More

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