Karly Lane has released her 17th novel, Take Me Home. The Allen and Unwin’s author has sold more than 400,000 copies, and on May 4 launched her first commercial fiction novel which is set outside the Australian rural landscape and takes readers to the stunning Scottish Highlands.

Take Me Home follows the journey of red-haired Elspeth (Elle) as she heads to the stunning Scottish Highlands to carry out her gran’s final wishes. Karly Lane visited Scotland just before COVID hit to learn more about her past and her ancestors, there, she fell in love with the dream-like Scottish landscape. This trip inspired the story of Elle, and Karly’s exploration of Scotland gives this book the trademark detail and heart that Karly puts in all her novels.

There is still plenty of romance and humour, but Karly also explores the power of family (however distant) in altering our lives and providing direction. Sometimes a change of scenery can be precisely what we need, and a place full of myths and magic, such as Scotland, makes the perfect setting for this tale of self-discovery. This story will allow you to travel, and remind you that home can be wherever you make it.

Karly Lane lives on the mid-north coast of New South Wales. Proud mum to four children and wife of one very patient mechanic, she is lucky enough to spend her day doing the two things she loves most—being a mum and writing stories set in beautiful rural Australia – and now Scotland.

Her bestselling novels include North Star, Morgan’s Law, Bridie’s Choice, Poppy’s Dilemma, Gemma’s Bluff, Tallowood Bound, Second Chance Town, Third Time Lucky, If Wishes Were Horses, Six Ways to Sunday, Someone Like You, Fool Me OnceSomething Like This, and the bestselling Callahans of Stringybark Creek series—The Wrong CallahanMr Right Now, and Return to Stringybark Creek.

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