Like others, I have read many Rosamunde Pilcher books and that certainly brought me to Robin Pilcher. But, no need to compare ... This is my second after "An Ocean Apart" and I loved both. I love the characters and the dogs!! The characters all have their stories as do we all and I enjoy that there is some background on all that comes through the telling of the main story. The thing that I think IS in common with both Pilchers' writing is that even the characters that are "bad" have some likeable qualities and we are given enough info to have some understanding of their flaws.
This book - like Ocean's Apart - I was not ready for it to end.
Oh, I also love the Scotland setting. And I guess the other commonality is that I will re-read these as I re-read Rosamunde's books.