An international romance that moves seamlessly from Napa to Scotland to the romantic panorama of Kentucky horse country. A tug at your heartstrings love story...
Always on the go and racing toward the next challenge, Meredith Montgomery is the kind of woman who has it all - or at least that's what she wants everyone to believe. But when a serendipitous twist of fate at a quaint B&B brings her face-to-face with Elliott Fraser, a wealthy and respected Scotsman, Meredith might just slow down for the first time in her life.
These two workaholics are running scared from the one thing they both desire most - someone special. When life-changing events stop them in their tracks, Meredith and Elliott realize they are unable to resist the sizzling attraction they have for each other. Can these two damaged and lonely souls find the enduring power of love and turn their tragedies into triumphs of the heart?
The Celtic Brooch Series
©2013 Katherine Lowry Logan (P)2016 Katherine Lowry Logan
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"Clash of the Titans of Horse and Wine"
The Last MacKlenna is book two of the Celtic Brooch Series written by Katherine Lowry Logan and narrated by Teri Schnaubelt. First off I wish to thank you for replacing the word Trilogy with Series because this story definitely needs more than three books.
The Last MacKlenna is set in the same modern day as in The Ruby Brooch and takes place soon after Kitherina (Kit) MacKlenna returns to the past. Most of the events in this installment take place in or around three locations: MacKlenna Farm Lexington, Kentucky; Montgomery Winery, Napa Valley, California; Louise’s B&B and Fraser House, Edinburgh, Scotland. While there is no actual time hopping in this book there are references to the brooches.
This book reintroduces us to Elliott Fraser, thoroughbred breeder and MacKlenna Farms CEO, introduces us to vintner Meredith Montgomery, and Elliott’s loyal but quirky inner circle. Meredith, first female president of her family's 160-year-old Napa, California winery, is trying to juggle work and a potential health condition when she meet whiskey drinking, kilt wearing Scotsman Elliott.
Ms Logan again entertains us with a well written story and characters of depth. Throw in a murder mystery of equine proportion, some romance, and a family mystery and you have a story that further draws you into the Celtic Brooch series.
Teri Schnaubelt vocal intonations and characterizations are wonderful and again made me a participant in the journey and not just an outsider looking in. Ms Logan selected the perfect narrator for this ongoing tale.
This audiobook was provided in exchange for an unbiased review but the series is definitely worth the credits.
"Good Story with Excellent Narration!"
Kept me listening!
Teri does a great job with all the characters!
Can't wait to listen to the next book!
I love tlistening to his series! This one doesn't fit good with The Ruby Brooch or The Sapphire Brooch, but I still enjoy listening to it.
"Just read this story for the second time!"
Of all of the Celtic Brooch stories that have been published so far, this is my favorite. It involves horses, scotch whisky and Scotland, three of my favorite subjects. It tells the story of the evolvement of the man , Elliott Frazer, who will go on to become the 'Keeper of the Brooches'.
All of the books are well worth reading, as the plots are complicated and the characters well developed.
I have read the books about the ruby broach and the sapphire broach. This book filled a gap regarding Elliott that could not have been done with a broach story. I have not been disappointed with any of the books in this series and look forward to the final book about the emerald broach.
"One of my favorite time travel series"
Yes, the story line is very interesting and draws you in. The narration is very well done.
That is tough. There are so many memorable moments in the story. One of my favorites is when they have the big New Year's Eve party.
The end, after everything works out. As individuals, Meredith and Elliot have been through many difficult times in their lives and together, times are hard as well. I like how even though they seem so different, they work so well together.
I always laugh about Tate, Tabor, and Stormy. You would think they were human.
I am so loving this series. I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out on audio.
"Compelling romantic suspense story with a ghost!"
The Last MacKlenna is another wonderfully complex and multilayered story by Katherine Lowry Logan. The story begins a few years after the first book in the series, The Ruby Brooch, ends. Basically Kit MacKlenna's godfather, Elliott Fraser, is still mourning Kit's absence knowing he'll never be able to see her again. Taking a break from managing the MacKlenna thoroughbred farm in Lexington, Kentucky, Elliot travels to a friend's B&B in Scotland in an attempt to recover from his 5th leg surgery in so many years. There, he meets his match in temperament and personality in the formidable Meredith Montgomery. Meredith is the first female President of Montgomery Winery, which is a 160-year old vineyard in Napa Valley, California. When tragedy strikes one of the horses only a few days after Elliot arrives in Scotland, he invites Meredith to Kentucky for a few days so he can multitask -- he can solve the mystery of what happened to the horse and continue to romance Meredith.
The Last MacKlenna is a compelling story, with well developed characters, a detailed plot, and a smoldering love story (most of which is written without too many salacious details). Although this story involves no time travel, it does include "Kit's ghost" who we know from The Ruby Brooch is Cullen Montgomery from the 19th Century. Also, even though there is no Brooch involved in this story, the general theme of two souls entwined across the continental United States is definitely present. How else can you explain the instant connection between Meredith and Elliot?
I listened to the Audible version of this boom narrated by Teri Schnaubelt, who did an outstanding job. Her smooth overtones and subtle character nuances made for a very pleasurable experience. Teri uses a variety of accents and gives each character their own distinct voice. I can't wait to listen to the next book written by Katherine Lowry Logan and narrated by Teri Schnaubelt!
"Scottish stubborn meets modern career woman"
artful mix of passion and strong wills with an intriguing story and many tangled mysteries kept me guessing throughout. I was hoping for more time traveling adventures though.
"Another great story"
We have enjoyed all the books in this series. They are well written stories that stand alone, but have references back to other other stories. We love this narrator. Teri does a great job with the different characters. We would listen to any of the books she has narrated. The four that we have listened to that were narrated by Teri were sll excellent.
Although this is not a time travel book, the three brooch books are the basis of some of these characters.
Try any books in this series, you will not be disappointed. Any interesting story with some unexpected twists.
"A great story!"
I'd say it ranks second with the first being the Harry Potter Series. I loved the story and the narrator did amazing.
Meredith, the main character.
She did an amazing Scottish accent and distinguished the different characters well. It was easy to get lost in the story listening to her voice.
It is long so no, but I looked forward to listening every day.
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