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I stumbled across the "Elizabeth MacPherson" series via The PMS Outlaws, and have been collecting the rest of the series so I can read them in order. [This edition of the paperback has a different - and nicer, if less relevant to the story - cover than shown; it's an aerial view of a forest just showing autumn colors...]
Elizabeth hung on every syllable, listening to the vowel sounds, the trilled r's and uvular l's, and making no sense at all of the words.(Elizabeth isn't always as dizzy as she sounds in that bit, in case you were wondering!)
There are lots of little subplots in this story, most of them intersecting in unexpected ways, and nearly all of them very funny - with one or two rather sad threads woven in for contrast. The artistic and sarcastic Geoffrey winds up taking some surprising parts in the action, and even though he was clueless about Scottish games at first [check out the bit about the caber toss!], he's a quick study. And the backchat between him and Elizabeth (or him and anyone else, for that matter) is always enjoyable.
Oh, yeah, there's a murder, too, and it gets solved. But I think I'd have enjoyed the story almost as much without it!
The series, in order:
Sick of Shadows
Lovely in Her Bones
Highland Laddie Gone
Paying the Piper
The Windsor Knot
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him
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