By Katie Fforde
Published Feb 2016
Emily is happy with her life just as it is.
She has a career as a midwife that she loves and she enjoys her independence. But she also feels it’s time for a change and a spot of sea air.
So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ steam boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance.
But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate.
Rebecca has a baby on the way and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. Then there’s Emily’s competitive kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head cook, not Emily.
And then there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice.
Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again?