The Last MacKlenna

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 12-09-16

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.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Peahen on 17-08-16

Great series!

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.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Terri on 20-07-16

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.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By LilMissMolly on 05-05-16

Compelling romantic suspense story with a ghost!

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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!

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa on 05-05-16

One of my favorite time travel series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the story line is very interesting and draws you in. The narration is very well done.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Last MacKlenna?

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.

Which scene was your favorite?

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.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I always laugh about Tate, Tabor, and Stormy. You would think they were human.

Any additional comments?

I am so loving this series. I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out on audio.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By C. on 30-04-16

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.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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