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I am writing this because I do not want listeners to think that these early Sharyn McCrumbs will be like her more mature works such as She Walks These Hills. They are just as insightful, the characters are just as well drawn; but the humor is touched with a bit of sharpness and a dry wit. The main character is a young woman whose college major changes with the seasons. We can sympathize, shake our heads, be delighted, and at times be actually irritated as Elizabeth learns more from the people at this festival than she will ever learn in her classrooms. There are no car chases, explosions, or even street fights. But most of us can recognize the challenges Elizabeth faces. There are no mean streets in the lovely North Carolina mountains, but there are some mean people.
In Highland Laddie gone Elizabeth is asked to be Maid of the Cat at the Highland Games her family attended faithfully when she was growing up. She is a bit startled to meet a young scientist from Scotland who studies north sea marine mammals not whose tartans go with whose last names. Elizabeth and Cameron do manage to overcome speaking a &quot;different language&quot;, and I do not mean scientific terms and ancient history.
I am thrilled that these books are on audible.