Character Guest Post: Putney, Matron Cook of Baillie Castle of Kathleen Shaputis' HIS KILT DROPPED HERE #characterday


Today is character guest post day! We have Putney, matron cook at Baillie Castle, from Kathleen Shaputis' new Scottish romance, HIS KILT DROPPED HERE. Enjoy!

Have a seat at the kitchen table and we’ll share a cuppa of tea. This old table has seen more than its share of stories and laughter. I wasna born at the Baillie castle, but me mum worked here and her mum before her. I learned to toddle in this verra room. So, aye, I’ve spent most of my life inside these stone walls. A wee long time. Tis a different world, now, being a part of a fancy bed and breakfast. Oh, the fairies be blessed, so many people, couples, come to visit and stay for days at a time.

We be an international wedding destination, too, and me ovens are always busy with biscuits and cakes. We hire many of the local folk to help out during these events. Miss Rogue and her American aunt, Catharine Baillie, have taken many a wee cur under their wings and given them skills and confidence.

Is the castle haunted, ya ask? Of course, what kind of decent castle in Scotland would it be without a ghost or two? Lord Kai, now, there is a gorgeous ghost for ya. A strapping young man, our laird is. In the library ya will find a life-size portrait of the man hanging on the wall and many a maid has swooned in its presence. Dinna ever see the ghost meself, now. But I’ve known of him since I was no taller than this table. These are his lands, his moors.

Ya are welcome to spend time here at Baillie Castle, but I’ve work to do and must get started on my baking. Dinna take notes while I’m fussing about. These recipes are only for our guests.

Author: Kathleen Shaputis
Publisher: Clutter Fairy Publishing
Pages: 170
Genre: Magic Realism Scottish Romance


Rogue Bruce enjoys running a Scottish castle turned bed-and-breakfast with her Aunt Baillie from America. They specialize in hosting romantic Elizabethan-themed weddings, complete with resident ghost, Lord Kai. But love is something Rogue is not the least bit interested in. Content with her work, she requires no male accompaniment for happiness.

A new delivery service brings Bruce MacKenzie, a Thor look-alike in plaid and denim, fetching more than the usual number of groceries from town, while Jonathan Olson, a snobbish, dark, Rhett Butler type, arrives at the castle to administer a writing seminar for aspiring authors. With two men after the heart she’d thought safely locked away, Rogue is flattered and confused. But when things start to take a sinister turn, danger befalls Rogue and those dear to her. The musical soundtrack of Rogue’s life flares from complacent, to dizzyingly romantic, to heart-thumping scary in this sizzling triangle.


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Kathleen Shaputis, author/ghostwriter, lives in the glorious Pacific Northwest with her husband, Bob, a clowder of cats, two pompously protective Pomeranians with little social aptitude, Brugh and Miss Jazzy, and an overgrown adolescent blue tick coon hound, Juno.

If not writing during her lifestyle in an acre of forest, she keeps busy reading from her never-ending, to-be-read pile and watching romantic comedies. Her hygge in the woods.