Monday, June 3, 2024

Tour Review - - Under a Summer Skye

Under a Summer Skye
by Sue Moorcroft
The Skye Sisters Trilogy - Book 1
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: May 9, 2024
Reviewed by PJ

A chance encounter is about to change everything for Thea Wynter.

The moment she arrived on the Isle of Skye, life changed for Thea. Running from a succession of wrong turns, she comes to the island in search of blue sea, endless skies, and mountains that make the heart soar. Here, she feels at peace.

As head gardener at Rothach Hall, life is exactly how she wants it, with her days spent working in the glorious clifftop garden and her evenings in the cosy local village.

But an encounter with a stranger from the mainland brings with it an unexpected turn – and only time will tell if he is friend or foe.

It seems that even on Skye, life can catch up with you, and Thea is soon faced with the past she left behind – and with it, the family she’s never met…

PJ's Thoughts:
Every summer, I can count on Sue Moorcroft to take me on another summer vacation through the pages of her books. This time, it's to Scotland's Isle of Skye. If I hadn't already wanted to visit, this book would have sealed the deal. Is it any wonder that Thea Wynter escaped there when her life fell apart or that Dev found purpose there after his life did the same?
I enjoy how Moorcroft immerses me into the fabric of her settings, bringing both the surrounding areas as well as the people living there to life. I feel as if I'm part of the community, part of the lives of her characters, and thus invested in their well being and happiness, whether they be two-legged or four-legged. 
Her characters always feel fully rounded, with relatable flaws, challenges, and fears. This was especially true with Thea. She's a complex woman who found her life thrown off kilter, in more ways than one. I enjoyed her layers and appreciated the time Moorcroft took exploring them, as Thea evolved and grew emotionally in the process. Same with Dev. There were several times I wondered how the author was going to get him out of the situations he had created. Both he and Thea had flaws but, together, I couldn't help but feel they brought out the best in one another. I was pulling hard for them to find their happy ending. 
I'm fascinated by the dynamic among sisters (having none of my own) and enjoyed the relationships among Thea, Ezzie, and Valentina. I'll be looking forward to learning more about them as the series progresses and, hopefully, catching up with Thea, Dev, and Daisy (Thea's rescue pup) as well.
Feel like taking a trip to Scotland this summer from the comfort of your favorite reading spot? Pick up a copy of Under a Summer Skye and let yourself be carried away. 


  1. I would love to go to the Isle of Skye. It sounds like a place of beauty and we all can use a world of more beauty. Thanks for the review.

  2. Thanks so much for joining the blog tour with this fabulous review! I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed the book so much. Thank you for saying so. :-)

  3. I'll go to Scotland any way I can get there. This sounds like a good way to spend time there until I can be there in person. Thank you for the review. It is now on my wish list.

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