Thursday, February 16, 2023

Ruby Spencer's Whiskey Year

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Synopsis:  Ruby Spencer is spending one year living in a small cottage in a tiny town in the Scottish Highlands for three reasons: to write a bestselling cookbook, to drink a barrelful of whisky, and to figure out what comes next. It’s hard to know what to expect after an impulse decision based on a map of Scotland in her Manhattan apartment—but she knows it’s high time she had an adventure.


The moment she sets foot in Thistlecross, the verdant scenery, cozy cottages, and struggling local pub steal her heart. Between designing pop-up suppers and conversing with the colorful locals, Ruby starts to see a future that stretches beyond her year of adventure. It doesn’t hurt that Brochan, the ruggedly handsome local handyman, keeps coming around to repair things at her cottage. Though Ruby swore off men, she can’t help fantasizing what a roll in the barley might be like with the bearded Scot.


As Ruby grows closer to Brochan and the tightly held traditions of the charming village, she discovers secret plans to turn her beloved pub into an American chain restaurant. Faced with an impossible choice, Ruby must decide between love, loyalty, and the Highlands way of life.

Berkley Trade Paperback Original; February 14, 2023; Romantic Comedy; Foodie Fiction


Rochelle Bilow is a romance writer, food journalist, and writer. She is a graduate of The French Culinary Institute and has worked as a baker, a line cook, and the social media manager for Bon App├ętit and Cooking Light magazines. Her articles about cooking, eating, and farming has been published in a variety of national publications. Rochelle splits her time between upstate New York and Vermont, where she cooks with copious amounts of butter and reads stacks of books by the wood stove (as is only proper).

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