Wild Mountain Thyme is a short novel by British author Rosamunde Pilcher and is one of three books in my Omnibus. It’s around 200 pages and it’s the last one in this Omnibus that I read. I think for some reason I was put off reading it because of the title. I didn’t expect that a book named after an herb would be as good as it is! The title comes from a line in the song, Will you go, lassie, go, that you can listen to Joan Baez sing it on YouTube.
It is so good, for me it’s one of the best Rosamunde Pilcher books I’ve ever read and I wish I had read it sooner and it made me want to go out and buy more Pilcher books. I spent most of a Sunday reading this book because I couldn’t put it down. It grabs you right from the beginning with Oliver and Thomas. Different chapters are from different character perspectives and it’s interesting to see how the characters come together and connect with each other.
Even though the first chapter starts with Oliver Dobbs, this is women’s fiction and the story centers around Victoria Bradshaw. Later in the book we get a better understanding of what Victoria is thinking and why she is interested in Oliver. I was worried about what was going to happen to her because I thought she was making some mistakes. This is a hopeful, feel good story that takes you away to ocean scenes of Scotland. The weekend that I read this book, I happened to find at a local thrift store, The World of Rosamunde Pilcher for $1, that includes these georgous pictures of Scotland, Cornwall and London. From these pictures I can see what Pilcher saw when she was writing these books.
I have yet to read a book by Rosamunde Pilcher book that I don’t like. If you’re looking for classic Pilcher, then this one is for you. Find your quiet place and start reading or listening.