Auld Acquaintance (Prime Time, #1)

Auld Acquaintance (Prime Time, #1)

by Ruth Hay

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Auld Acquaintance (Prime Time, #1) by Ruth Hay

First novel in a series of six contemporary women's fiction books about second chances and self-discovery!

Auld Acquaintance by Ruth Hay is the story of a woman in her 60s who has lost her confidence through life events, including a divorce. Anna has a part-time job in a library, and a group of good friends, but she is sinking into a depression.

 Unexpectedly, she receives a legal letter informing her that she has inherited a piece of property in Scotland. Her first instinct is to ignore this letter as she has no knowledge of the person named as the owner.

 Anna's friends persuade her to travel to Scotland and stay until she can decide how to dispose of the farm house near Oban. So begins an adventure which opens up prospects for Anna and introduces her to a new environment and new people who help her.

Will Anna adjust to living in a farm house with the minimum of amenities?        

Will she solve the family mystery of the unknown relative who has bestowed this legacy on her? 

Will she leave Canada for Scotland or return to her homeland and her safe life there? 

This novel is the first in a series. It is specifically designed to appeal to a demographic of women who enjoy reading, who require the printed page in their hands and who want a good story, in an interesting setting, with a positive outcome.

Anna's group of friends and the family mysteries she discovers in the first book, are component parts of the series.

In Time Out Of Mind, (Book 2), Anna's story continues, although that is not obvious at the start. The issue of 'the sandwich generation' is explored in this novel, which is multi-generational and multi-level.

The author intends to focus on several characters from the first book in subsequent novels with a view to garnering an audience which enjoys discovering more about favourite personalities and their lives, in much the same way as world-renowned authors Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy have been able to do. 

One of the features of the series is its international appeal. There are 4.7 million people in Canada who describe themselves as "of Scottish descent" and a further 1.5 million in Australia.

Auld Acquaintance
Time Out of Mind
Now or Never
Sand in the Wind
With This Ring
The Seas Between Us

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151709057
Publisher: Ruth Hay
Publication date: 12/19/2014
Series: Prime Time , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 17,891
File size: 230 KB

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Auld Acquaintance (Prime Time, #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, adventurious, mysterious, and meaniful. I love to hear about other countries. This book is not for every one, its about everyday life and how must friends and family are important. Plus secrets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, heartwarming + upliting- really enjoyed :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Story line good but the writing was stiff. Needs a good revision to give the characters some depth. Most were not especially likable. Won't bother with anymore in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader I was excited about this book from the description. It was free and now I know why! I ended up deleting it. So boring and hard to get into. The main character in whiny and just plain annoying. I would re-write this book ifI were the author. It does have promise but falls flat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very lovely story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story and how it unfolded. esk 9/2015
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But sometimes you read a story and you ARE the story. And sometimes a story is read TO you. I felt like this story was read to me, not like I was living the story.
Anonymous 5 months ago
About half of the book was spent in the Protagonist leaving for Scotland. There are too many details that makes the book boring. The woman is ridiculous. She can't go to Scotland until she finds out who Aunt Helen was. Then, she can't handle opening a letter from her! Then, in Scotland, we get a travelogue. The book is silly and boring, but I did finish it just to pass the time. (I was ill and just needed something to pass the time.) This author is a college teacher. As such, she should be well acquainted with the use of commas, quotation marks and when to add the word "that" to her sentences. She's isn't even consistent with her misuses. I know that it's hard. Microsoft Word doesn't always get it right, either.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting reading of Anna challenges and how her character changed and developed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well told. Developed characters and mystery abounds!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this story. There was no foul language and it is about people getting along with people. I have wanted to visit Scotland for years andthis book strengthened those desires. I consider this a great book for a cold indoor day. Kathy Weekly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice little story. Probably women would enjoy it most.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story I just bought the next five books. I can't wait to visit these lovely people again.
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I loved the story! Cant wait to start book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a good story, heartwarming, and uplifting - will definitely hold your interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great read. A great adventure to go on with Anna.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parts of the story were ok. Other parts were actually quite boring...skipped some parapraphs altogether and skimmed others when it was apparent the autbor was on a tangent...did not make a difference overall...simple but boring story overall.
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Southern_Scholar More than 1 year ago
This book ranks up there as one of the most tedious I've read in a l-O-O-O-N-G time. I've read through probably 2/3 of it in case it got better. I can't believe this woman makes it out of her apartment each day without a Keeper. Trouble is I was looking forward to something related to "older" women. I'm 60, like the heroine, and trust me, she reads as if she's 80. She can't dress herself, do her hair, handle her finances and who knows how she got on a plane. She's been divorced 10 years and still her friends have to look after her. She even had to get her first cell phone to make her trip to Scotland and have a teenager program it for her. Get With It Writers and Publishers! Most of us 60ish Baby Boomers are working and enjoying life whether we're married, divorced, widowed or never married. Give me something I can relate to and not this drivel.
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Anna discovers aging is not a barrier to new experiencs and unexpected events can bring joy and forge friendships an enjoyable read