Tall, dark and kilted

Fliss Bagshawe longs for a passport out of Pimlico where she works as a holistic therapist. After attending a party in Notting Hill she loses her job and with it the dream of being her own boss. She’s offered the chance to take over a failing therapy centre, but there's a catch. The centre lies five hundred miles north in Wester Ross, Scotland. Fliss’s romantic view of the highlands populated by Men in Kilts is shattered when she has an upclose and personal encounter with the Laird of Kinloch Mara, Ruairi Urquhart. He’s determined to pull the plug on the business, bring his eccentric family to heel and eject undesirables from his estate - starting with Fliss. Facing the dole queue once more Fliss resolves to make sexy, infuriating Ruairi revise his unflattering opinion of her, turn the therapy centre around and sort out his dysfunctional family.  Can Fliss tame the Monarch of the Glen and find the happiness she deserves?






Hocus Pocus '14 - a collection of spooky short stories 

Boot Camp Bride - Romance and Intrigue on the Norfolk marshes 



Tall, Dark and Kilted  A contemporary romance set in the highlands of Scotland



About the author

After teaching my 1000th pupil and working as a deputy head teacher in a large primary school, I decided it was time to leave the chalk face and pursue my first love: writing. In 2006 I joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s New Writers’ Scheme, honed my craft and wrote Tall, Dark and Kilted, quickly followed a year later by Boot Camp Bride. I love the quick fire interchanges between the hero and heroine in the old black and white Hollywood movies, and I hope this love of dialogue comes across in my writing. Although much of my time is taken up publicising Tall, Dark and Kilted and Boot Camp Bride, I have almost finished my third novel which I hope to publish Spring 2015. Title under wraps ATM – but I will hint that it has a Scottish theme. Plans for a fourth and fifth novel are in the pipeline. I have also co-founded an indie publishing group: New Romantics Press with Adrienne Vaughan, June Kearns, Mags Cullingford. Over the last two years we have written nine books and contributed to an anthology of spooky short stories. In November 2014 we held an Author Event at Waterstones High Street, Kensington, the icing on the cake as far as the New Romantics are concerned - and a fitting way to celebrate our achievements so far. I am beginning to build up a reputation as a speaker on the subject of self-publishing and this is a strength I would like to develop further. 





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My Review


Forget Heathcliff or Mr Rochester – there’s a new dark, brooding hero on the block by the name of Ruairi, a Highland laird. Lizzie Lamb captures the beauty and mystery of the Highlands perfectly while delivering us a hero to die for. At first we see his brusque, arrogant, domineering side as he struggles to keep his two wayward half sisters in check as well as his scatter-brained stepmother and her half baked plans. When Fliss is invited to the Scottish pile to set up a beauty treatment centre, Ruairi puts her in the same category as his sisters, scheming and manipulative and thinks she’s only there to bag herself a rich husband. Fliss is determined to keep him at arm’s length and to prove that she has a good business head. Will the two of them ever overcome the obstacles? You’ll have to read this gorgeous romantic tale to find out. What more could you ask for, a tall dark kilted hero set amidst the most dramatic Scottish scenery? This book left me feeling just a little in lurve – with Scotland and with Ruairi.



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June Kearns | Reply 17.02.2015 15.34

Love this book - Lizzie's first and the one that got me hooked. It's such a fabulous, fun read and a glorious setting.
The Scottish Tourist Board should use it

Julie Ryan 17.02.2015 16.13

She captures the highlands perfectly June

Lizzie Lamb | Reply 17.02.2015 14.04

Thank you so much for posting this review of Tall, Dark and Kilted, Julie. I know that so many readers fell in love with brooding, tortured Ruairi. I did.

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27.05 | 22:25

Another amazing review, dying to get my hands on this one xxx

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27.05 | 14:17

Great review, can't wait to read over the holiday

27.05 | 13:49

Wonderful review. Really looking forward to reading this.

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