After spending time combatting terrorists in Malaya, James Dering returns to Scotland.
He starts a new life at Mureth House, the home of his aunt and uncle, Mamie and Jock Johnstone, where he hopes to learn to be a farmer.
But he soon learns that picking up farming isn’t an easy task, and is made even more complicated by the unexpected ups and down of rural village life.
Sheep stealing crooks, village gossip, love-struck teenage runaways and a brunette bombshell all disturb the peaceful solitude James had willingly signed up for.
And of course there’s Rhoda Ware, the woman he left behind…
Does Rhoda feel the same way?
Could she be the key to James’ happiness?
Together, can they learn to see beauty in the wild moorlands and hear the music in the hills…?
Music in the Hills is the delightful sequel to D. E. Stevenson’s Vittoria Cottage.
Praise for D E Stevenson
‘Consistently charming’ The Times
‘Mistress of the light novel’ The Times
D. E. Stevenson (1892–1973), Dorothy Emily Peploe (married name) was a Scottish author of more than 40 light romantic novels. Her father was the lighthouse engineer David Alan Stevenson, first cousin to the author Robert Louis Stevenson.