We’re delighted to announce that commissioning editor Kate Smith has acquired World All Language rights in e-book, paperback and audio, including film and TV, for three Highlands-set contemporary women’s fiction books by debut author Elayne Grimes.

When Marcie Moss receives news that her grandmother is sick, she rushes back to her childhood village in the Highlands of Scotland, staying at her family’s once grand, now crumbling ancestral estate. Reconnecting with old friends – and old flames – Marcie is soon torn between the life she’s made in London and the one she thought she’d left behind. As long-buried secrets rear their head and family tragedy strikes, Marcie must decide where she truly belongs – and how far she’ll go to protect those she loves.

Combining romance, family secrets and mystery with a beautiful loch-side setting, the first in the series will be published in November 2024 with the second book scheduled for April 2025 and the third for July 2025.

Grimes says,

“I’m thrilled to be joining Storm Publishing.  Working with my Editor Kate Smith on my series of books is a dream come true. Set in the wild, sweeping landscape of north west Scotland, it will be amazing to be able to bring my characters to life. Transporting my readers into such an evocative place and taking them on an exciting journey will be absolutely wonderful.”

Smith says,

“In her brilliant novels, Elayne vividly transports the reader to the remote Highlands of Scotland, with vibrant characters and a plot full of surprising twists and turns. Readers will fall in love with Marcie and delight in seeing her reconnect with her old friends and with her teenage love, Ruaridh Balfour. Like me, they will be rooting for her all the way and will be desperate to return to the pristine shores of Loch Strathkin.”

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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