Wishing Under a Starlit Skye – Lisa Hobman

Published By: Boldwood
Pages: 339
Released On: 13/01/2022

Glentorrin bakery owner, and lone parent, Caitlin Fraser, is single and finally ready to mingle. With her daughter, Grace, about to become a teenager, and her friends all settling down, Caitlin decides she deserves a shot at happiness too.

Resisting the pull of dating apps, Caitlin embarks upon a series of disastrous singles events where she bumps into fellow village, and astronomy buff, Archie Sutherland, who is nursing his own past secrets. When Grace’s best friend’s father, handsome Lyle Budge, asks Caitlin to dinner, things progress quickly and she has a taste of what their future as a family could be, much to both their daughters’ delight! But when Archie makes a shocking discovery, and he turns to Caitlin for help, she soon discovers Lyle isn’t the sharing type, meaning prickly ultimatums loom for everyone.

Will wishing upon the stars over Glentorrin help Caitlin to figure out her way forward? Or is her hunt for romance like a once in a lifetime comet, easily missed in the blink of an eye?


Thanks to Boldwood for the advanced copy of this title in return for an honest review.

I have recently found Lisa’s books and think her writing is glorious; simple and light-hearted and heart-warming, so I was excited to have been given an early copy of this new book. Anything set in Scotland is an instant win for me.

I really liked the main character of Caitlin and she is living my dream of running a bakery in a quaint village. The secondary characters were all well-rounded and fleshed out, and each had their own purpose in the story and I liked them all. Except for one – I won’t say who – but I really didn’t like them (it should be quite clear upon reading who that is). It takes a good writer to make me really despise a fictional character, but she’s achieved it with this one. I’ve always been rather wary of constantly positive people – in reality and in fiction – but there was a nice balance of everything humanity brings.

It’s warming and joyful and heartbreaking and maddening and funny; it has a bit of everything. It touches on different subjects like artificial insemination, divorce, relationships, death, failure – but it is not morose in any way; in fact it’s very affirming.

It is such a happily-ever-after book, with a storyline I wish I was living (just maybe not all of it).

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