Monday, April 24, 2023



A Secret at the Cottage by the Loch by Kennedy Kerr was a wonderful return to Loch Cameron.  The rolling Scottish Hills is where Liz feels the most at home.  It’s the only place where she can let down her guard and release everything that worries her.  After an unexpected break-up and a horrible tragedy, she welcomes the change of her new job running the local Whiskey Distillery.  The villagers treat Liz like family, and she loves them as if she has known them forever.  She soon meets Ben Douglas who owns the distillery.  Ben spends time with Liz, showing her around the beautiful town of Loch Cameron and the surrounding countryside.  The more time they spend together the closer they become and their friendship is what Liz needs to get over her recent past.  But when Ben tells Liz that he intends to sell his family’s distillery, Liz feels like her new beginning is quickly slipping away.  Can she change Ben’s mind and save her new found life or will she lose that too?

I couldn’t wait to return to Loch Cameron.  A Secret at the Cottage by the Loch is the second installment of the Loch Cameron Series.  I could almost feel the salt in the air from the sea and the beautiful rolling hills of Scotland played out in my mind’s eye like a movie.  Please, please make this series a movie.  I love stories of second chances and new beginnings in new places.  This emotional story was both uplifting and inspiring.  I highly recommend it.


Rating: 5 out of 
Author:  Kennedy Kerr
Publisher: Bookouture 
Publication Date: April 21, 2023
Pages: 325
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The endless green and purple of the Scottish hills stretch as far as Liz can see, curving up around the loch to meet the wide blue sky. She takes a deep breath and hopes this beautiful place will help hide her secrets… 

When thirty-seven-year-old 
Liz Parsons first sets eyes on the cosy, whitewashed cottage perched on the edge of the loch, she feels the knot in her chest begin to unwind. After a terrible tragedy and sudden break-up, she’s looking forward to putting the past behind her and focusing on her new job running the tiny Loch Cameron Whisky Distillery, nestled between the highland hills.

With the villagers welcoming her with open arms, she meets ruggedly handsome distillery owner 
Ben Douglas and feels inspired by his passion for the history of the local area. Although Liz and Ben have very different ideas for the future of the business, their hectic days spill over into long walks exploring the wild landscape, and Liz feels lighter for the first time in months.

When Ben confesses he is considering selling his family’s legacy, Liz is desperate to change his mind. The small community relies on the distillery for jobs and tourism, and she can’t let her newfound friends lose their livelihoods.

But just as she hears whispers in town that there’s more to Ben’s story, she receives a letter at the cottage that could change her future. The thick paper and faded postmark are a heart-wrenching reminder of the life she left behind. 

Can she trust Ben with the shocking truth about her past? Or will she be forced to pick up the pieces of her broken heart and run away from Loch Cameron forever?


Kennedy Kerr is a British fiction author. She adores beaches, lochs and stone circles, and loves writing about small communities, mysteries and family secrets. She has a very cuddly cat called Twinkle who spends her days sleeping: Kennedy aspires to having Twinkle’s nap schedule one day.

Kennedy also loves cooking and baking all types of food, which is almost as much fun as eating it. Her favourite foods include (but are not limited to) Indian food, Victoria sponge, breakfast pastries with coffee and sushi. The only thing she’s not particularly keen on is artichoke, and she’d eat it, anyway.

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