Meet Roger Diobair, our hapless main character, who because of the disaster of Eggface World is now unemployable. All he wants to do is take care of his family. His wife Samantha is supportive, his daughter Jess is a typical 16 yr old who is too full of herself, and his 13 yr old son Alex is still in awe of things. And then there is Marge, Rogers disapproving mother-in-law, who never fails to tell Roger what a loser he is.
When Roger is at his lowest, he finds out that he has inherited a scottish village. Taking his family there, minus the mother-in-law, he finds the castle is in ruins, the locals leary of him, the ex-caretaker is trying to get the property for himself, and that he comes from a long line of losers.
This is a short story, not even a hundred pages, but it doesn't need to be any longer to be entertaining. The characters are very likable, you feel for Roger as he tries so hard to be a hero in the eyes of his wife and children. The harder he works to fix things the harder the caretaker works to sabotage the project, but Roger never gives up.
The story moves quickly, had me laughing outloud, and still thinking about it hours after I was done. It certainly wasn't a "MacLoser" in my eyes and I highly recommend it. I won this from LibraryThing and I loved it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)