Thursday, 14 July 2011

Review - Bagpipes & Bullshot by Janice Horton

Thank you so much Janice Horton for asking me to review your delightful book Bagpipes and Bullshot.   Janice’s writing is so descriptive, and vivid and she really makes the colours and places come alive so quickly and energetically! 

Hunky Scottish laird Innes, who is the first charming character you meet in the book meets gorgeous Texan cowgirl Orley (a girl you’d quite like to be best mates with) while visiting Texas on a scholarship trying to discover ways of dealing with the financial difficulties he is faced with on his crumbling family estate.  He offers Orley a job back in Scotland and as she’s desperate for a fresh start in her life and wants to put the past firmly behind her, she immediately agrees.  But is moving to Scotland and living in the same house as Innes all that she imagined it would be and is it the answer to her problems?   Or does it just create more? 

Davina, a family friend –or maybe not - is another amazingly portrayed character who has you feeling emotions you can’t possibly imagine being able to feel when you are reading a book!  You'll know what I mean when you read it!  Add Dastardly Davina to Innes’ jealous brother and the frosty Lady of the House, along with the local traditions, Orley wonders whether she’s made a huge mistake and also wonders whether the past can be forgotton.  The house which Innes and his family own is expressed in such a way that you picture it immediately through Janice’s descriptions, and want to wrap up warm and visit this wonderful place and stay forever. 

Bagpipes and Bullshot is an amusing, cleverly written, fun read with many moments that make you laugh out loud.   Janice writes in such an expressive way in this romantic novel which I found very entertaining and an absolute pleasure to read.  

Janice lives in Scotland and writes women’s fiction novels which are inspired by her country cottage in the stunning heather-filled glens.  When she’s not writing novels, Janice writes lifestyle articles for national and regional publications.   

Janice is a member of the Romantic Novelist's Association and Writers Scotland Group.  She is currently working on her latest novel Reaching for the Stars and I for one will be thoroughly looking forward to reading it. 

You can read more about Janice by checking out her website at


Pauline Barclay said...

I've read Bagpipes & Bullshot and really enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Having read this book, Kim, I can honestly say this is a cracking review. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and could read it over again. Loved all the characters. What I liked about it as well is the way one can vividly picture each character as though one knows them in real life.

Well done, Janice, for a truly great read.

CJ xx

Kim The Book Worm said...

Thanks ladies for your comments, it was a great book, I'm really looking forward to Janice's next one! xxx

Linn B Halton said...

Great book, great reviewer! Two lovely ladies together and look at the result....

Reabookreview said...

Great Review I really enjoyed this one and cannot wait for her new one to be released xx