When her Maltese love affair turns sour, Lara McDonald returns to her quiet Scottish hometown of Fairview, heartbroken yet determined. Instead of looking for another PR position, she decides to follow her dream of baking. She impulsively takes the first job offered and finds herself working for local dragon Kitty Walker in her tearoom True Brew. Lara's life is full of surprises, however, not the least being an unlikely friendship forged with one of Kitty's elderly customers, the Laird Hugo Carmichael.
Rescuing the reputation of her 18th-century local highwayman means Poppy Summers must make a stand against her community - and deliver the truth.... Poppy Summers is packing her suitcase to spend a two-week holiday back in her seaside hometown of Port Starr. However, when she returns, her parents inform her they have decided to take that year-long trip around the world they always dreamed of and they plan to sell their ailing holiday cottage business, which has been in the family for years.