Snowflakes and Secrets in the Scottish Highlands by Donna Ashcroft - I was instantly drawn to this book by the festive cover, which invited me into a winter wonderland. I like the flow of the writing and enjoyed the story too. What more can you ask of a book! Twenty five year old budding author Merry McKenzie from Hertfordshire, wants to reclaim her life back. She realises that she has relied on her three older brothers for too long, it's time to stand on her own two feet and get on with her lifeHer Aunt Ava, who lives in "Christmas Village" in the Highlands, asks Merry to house sit and to look after her many animals while she is abroad. Merry takes this as the opportunity to move on with her life plan.On arrival, Merry scans the many notes an animal care, detailing a secret festive mission that she would like Merry to take care of for her. Unfortunately, the house rabbit has other ideas, destroying the notes and leaving Merry to work out the mission for herself with the help of local vet, Theo.