In 1719 a battalion of Spanish soldiers landed on the west coast of
Scotland. They were all that survived of the Spanish Armada’s last, failed
invasion of Britain.
Thoroughly researched, R P Carruthers has produced a riveting historical
novel that fully captures the harsh and turbulent era when Scottish
Jacobites in alliance with Spain rose against the English Crown.
The Tide Also Takes is a story of adventure, war, intrigue, love and betrayal.
It brings to vivid life the destruction of Eilean Donan Castle, the battle of
Glenshiel, and, at the novel’s very heart, the extraordinary and unexpected
love aff air between a Spanish officer and the wife of a local laird.
Based partly on a Gaelic folk tale as well as historic record, and reflecting
moral dilemmas that are universal as they are timeless, The Tide Also
Takes contains twists and turns that will keep the reader gripped to the
very last page.
Now Available on Amazon. And, if you are on Skye, from the Post Office in Broadford, or the distillery in Sleat, and soon other places, too. Also all good bookshops everywhere if you ask them to get you a copy. Or from our website www.flamebooks.net.
On these dark winter days, it's a good read.