A Risk Worth Taking
Robin Pilcher / February 23, 2017

  A Risk Worth Taking (2005), a beautifully written book by Robin Pilcher, son of the famous author Rosamunde Pilcher. Not following in his mother’s footsteps, but making his own, independent, mighty stride in the world of literature, Robin Pilcher gives us a wonderful story, with wonderful characters.   Sensitively told, this is the story of Dan Porter, a man who recently lost his high-paying job in London. This job loss creates a strain within his shaky marriage, and disrupts the lives of his three children. The two girls are pulled out of their private schools and thrust into public schools. Josh, Dan’s son, a college dropout, is idling his life away. The cushy life had been easy; reality is difficult to deal with.   Dan, at loose ends jobwise — dealing with a dragging depression after watching on TV as the buildings burned on 911 in New York, knowing some of his former co-workers were in the building and slowly getting more and more estranged from his wife – sees an advertisement in a magazine about the sale of a company called Vagabonds, which is located in Scotland. Letting his imagination and eternal hope lead him, Dan hops the…