Please join me in welcoming Romance Icon Bertrice Small! When I first "discovered" romance in the Netherlands, I devoured the small selected at the base library. I asked the book store manager if she could recommend (and order) some romances for me. To this day I remember exactly what she said, "Read Skye O'Malley by Bertrice Small. It is the one book that set the standard for all others to follow."
Kim: What is your favorite castle?
Kim: The Hermitage is listed as one of the Historic Scotland properties:
Kim: Favorite clan?
Bertrice: My own, the Leslies and the Gordons
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Kim: What is your favorite saying?
Bertrice: Fictional: "Ye dinna want to look down from heaven and see another lad ploughing wi yer mare."
Real: The Robert Burns Grace:
Some hae meat but canna eat
Some would eat but want it
But we hae meat, and we can eat
And sae(so) the Lord be thank-it.
Kim: Which authors inspired your interested you in Scotland?
Bertrice: Ivy Bolton, the children's author of the 1940s and 1950s got me interested in Scotland. My favorite of all her books was Luck of Scotland. She became an Anglican nun and was one of my teachers at St. Mary's. She was quite elderly then but still writing and publishing.
Wow - look at those covers! Tapadh leat (thank you) Bertrice for joining us during St. Andrew's Week! I am giving away one Hawaiian trivet each day. The trivet has a design from a Hawaiian Quilt - unique as each clan's tartan.
To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Bertrice, Robert Burns, and classic romances.
2. Make sure I know how to contact you - send your email to email@example.com.
3. This giveaway is only open to US and Canadian residents. But if you live in Scotland, I will send you a special Hawaiian treat!
Mar sin leat (good bye),
Kim in Hawaii
- Bertrice's website.
- Bertrice's interview with Avon Romance, Avon Romance
- Bertrice's article about the original Avon ladies.
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