When a brooch is broken, some of its magic is lost. When NYPD detective JL O'Grady is invited to be her brother's plus-one at Montgomery Winery's end-of-harvest gala, she plans to enjoy a fabulous weekend in Napa drinking wine, enjoying sunset dinners on the veranda, and watching her brother's high school basketball tournament. Instead, she's pulled into a murder investigation hauntingly similar to a New York City racketeering and drug case that nearly ended her career. The local cops insist she steer clear of their investigation, but JL's gut instincts - and fears for her brother's safety - drive her deeper into the case. With help from MacKlenna Corporation's irresistibly handsome and charming CFO, Kevin Allen, she searches for a connection between the two cases, while at the same time her connection with Kevin rockets from mild to scorching in a New York minute. When another crime hits too close to her heart, the stakes escalate and endanger not only JL, but the entire MacKlenna Clan as well. Now it's up to JL and Kevin - with a little help from David McBain - to solve the case. With time running out and danger closing in, JL and Kevin rush to discover the killer's identity before someone else is murdered, and while they're at it, they might just find what's been missing from both their lives for far too long.
©2016 Katherine Lowry Logan (P)2016 Katherine Lowry Logan
This is Kevin and JL's story but all the previous Celtic Brooch characters are involved. I enjoy finding out what has happened in the lives of the previous main characters. There are enough background details provided that this could stand alone too, however - it might be a little hard to follow. So read the earlier books - you will have a new favorite author and reader!
Elliott and Meredith's son overhears a conversation revealing more secrets, but my lips are sealed :)
She is a wonderful reader, love her Scottish accent. I never had to wonder who was speaking as her different voices are outstanding.
Looking forward to the next Celtic Brooch book and hope it is available on Audible soon!
I love books...I love storytelling. Audiobooks allow me to enjoy a great story while still being able to do my daily routine. Thanks Audible
I like how all the stories are so different. Great cast of characters.
I could listen to Teri as Elliot or David & MacKenzie's children all day long. I love her Scottish accent.
Several chuckles, several dreamy sighs, this story has it all for me.
I received a copy of this audiobook from the narrator in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.
The Broken Brooch is another wonderful installment to the Celtic Brooch series by Katherine Lowry Logan with narration by Teri Schnaubelt. This series is beautifully written with entertaining and endearing characters and always an intriguing story line. Schnaubelt’s narration as always is outstanding. She gives each character a unique sound and personality and her male character voices are ‘yummy’. Between the prose and the narration the listener is drawn in completely. I always feel like I have been dropped into the story as one of the circle.
This book contains lots of action and intrigue that again draws the MacKlenna clan circle together along with a few new characters, including Austin and his sister NYPD detective JL O’Grady. Even with all the excitement the heart of this story, like the others, is a lovely romance, humor, a wonderfully close knit family, and the Celtic Brooches.
We get the pleasure of learning more about the mysterious Kevin Allen, MacKlenna CFO, and lead wrangler of Elliott Fraser. Luckily since Elliott’s marriage to vintner Meredith Montgomery, Kevin does have a wee bit more time to himself. Elliott’s and Meredith’s thirteen year old son James Cullen also finds his way into the spotlight. I also enjoyed getting an update on the pets Tabor and Tate who made the journey to the Oregon Trail fourteen years prior in the Ruby Brooch.
AND because we are not hooked enough we get a sneak peek into the next great adventure and which of the MacKlenna Clan circle is next to find their true love in The Diamond Brooch.
All the other books were based on on a trip back in time this one was not. I would continue the same.
It was the ending i was expecting. This book held no surprises.
Teri Schnaubelt makes this book. If you get any good reviews it is because of her.Her voice is greaat. Especially on the mens voices, you can not even tell it is a woman speaking!
Only if it is going to have time travel. Time travel is the reason we love these books. And only if Teri Schnaubelt narrates this book.
This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.
This volume of the story involves adventure in the present day as opposed to the past. There is plenty of excitement and challenge…and opportunity for both characters new to the family saga and young family members to show their stuff. A worthwhile read,/ listen.
I love this series! Interesting characters, mystery, quick moving plot, some steamy scenes, humor, audible is great too! Teri does an excellent narration. Having finished this, im going to re-read from the first again. Love the McKlennas!!
This series is one of my favorite all-time series. Each book has its own story, but Katherine Lowry Logan keeps the other characters from each book. It feels like we know each of them and their connection to the family. This family is a close knit one, which is something else that I love about the books. The story of The Broken Brooch is beautifully written and very descriptive, making me visualize it in my head. Teri Schnaubelt's narration only adds to the story. Her voice is perfect for these characters - male and female alike. The audio book would not be the same without her.
I would recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure and romance.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
mom of four
First, I want to say that I love this series, I'm just disappointed in this story. I love Kevin and have looked forward to his story but this wasn't all that I hoped for. I can't imagine anyone not knowing if their family member was dead or alive focusing on sex and letting it distract them from all they needed to do to ensure the safety of their loved one(s). It made both characters seem shallow and I found some of the emotional leaps made by the characters to be unrealistic. Just a little too neat and tidy for real life. I hope Jack's story doesn't follow the same path.
I was disappointed that they didn't go back in time in this book, but can't wait until the next one that comes out.
Nothing these books are amazing!
she is one of the best!
There should be a film for this it would be awesome!
please hurry with the next one!
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