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The Broken Brooch Audiobook

The Broken Brooch

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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

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    LilMissMolly 09-27-16

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    "Fantastic suspense story set in Napa Valley!"
    Any additional comments?

    With the Broken Brooch, author Katherine Lowry Logan throws the fans addicted to her time-travel novels a curveball. Even though it is not a time travel romance, it has the same heart-racing action adventure we've come to expect with the Celtic Brooch books. As an added bonus we get the entire MacKlenna Family in this book (all the heroes and heroines from the entire series), including their children and pets.

    This story centers around newcomer NYPD detective Jenny Lynn "JL" O'Grady and her soulmate Kevin Allen, who we've met on several occasions in previous books. He's Elliot Frasier's right hand man, personal paramedic, and the Chief Financial Officer of the MacKlenna Corporation. JL's brother works at Montgomery Winery and he invites her to a posh gala that is being thrown to celebrate the end of the growing season. Instead of relaxing and enjoying a mini-Napa Valley vacation, JL gets involved with a murder investigation that occurs at the winery because it is eerily similar to a drug trafficking case that she closed a few years before in New York. Then her brother is kidnapped and soon the lives of all of the MacKlennas are in danger. It's up to JL and Kevin to save the day, which they do quickly and effectively with the help of Elliot's teenaged son James Cullen (who just happens to have a sixth sense but no filter on what comes out of his mouth).

    As with the previous books in the Celtic Brooch series, Teri Schnaubelt narrated this audiobook. Simply said, Teri's narration is outstanding. Her smooth overtones and subtle character nuances are very natural making it easy to become totally immersed listening to the book. Although these books are long (this one is nearly 12 hours on audio), they don't feel like it. I find myself listening in my garage after my commute home from work because I need to listen to "just one more chapter." And sometimes I chose to continue listening rather than watch television in the evening. Brava!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 09-19-16
    Terri Broomfield, CO, United States 09-19-16 Member Since 2015

    Sci-Fi, Fantasy, historical fiction, mystery, thrillers with sarcasm are my favorites with some Romance thrown in for fun.

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    "When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It"

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    sweetgrassfarmgirl sweetgrassfarm,WA USA 09-29-16
    sweetgrassfarmgirl sweetgrassfarm,WA USA 09-29-16 Member Since 2009
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    "LOVED IT!"

    Great addition to the series while offering the opportunity to reconnect with old favorite characters!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    rrhistory 09-26-16
    rrhistory 09-26-16
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    "Love these stories. Great narration."

    Another great story! Could listen to Teri read anytime. Can't wait for the next one.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    puglady 09-12-16
    puglady 09-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The MacKlenna Clan Continues to Expand"
    What did you love best about The Broken Brooch?

    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!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Broken Brooch?

    Elliott and Meredith's son overhears a conversation revealing more secrets, but my lips are sealed :)


    What does Teri Schnaubelt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She is a wonderful reader, love her Scottish accent. I never had to wonder who was speaking as her different voices are outstanding.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next Celtic Brooch book and hope it is available on Audible soon!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Cypress, CA 11-12-16
    Brenda Cypress, CA 11-12-16 Member Since 2011

    Music! I love good, sentimental music.. it takes me to places that I'll never get to go.

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    "Wonderful series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Broken Brooch to be better than the print version?

    I love this series - I can't wait for Audible to get the rest of the books. The narrator is wonderful - I love the accents. I love listening to books when I'm traveling, which is far too often. Keeps me alert in the traffic jams!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    David - something about him just appeals to me.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them. They are just wonderful. The narrator has a great voice - very appealing


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Lands no! Its quite a long story which I love. It gives the author time to develop the characters and flesh them out into interesting people.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    N.Templar 10-18-16
    N.Templar 10-18-16
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    "I willingly went along for the ride."

    The unfolding of this story was a beautiful, unexpected pleasure. It had all the suspense, drama, perfect pacing of the story line, that invited the reader/ listener in, to journey alongside each revelation.

    I enjoyed the varied family interactions.

    The narrator was so perfect you did not realize you were listening to a story. Male, female and even the children's voices were done effortlessly and appropriately.

    It was like a "real time" life experiencing of all the laughter, sadness, hopes and dreams packed into a lifetime and then some, within the book's pages.

    I can not wait for the next time travel segment to unfold.

    All the books can be read as stand alone, but reading them in order gives a greater insight into each character and their placement in the family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Susie Q 09-24-16
    Susie Q 09-24-16
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    "Love this series!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiasdolls 09-23-16
    Tiasdolls 09-23-16 Member Since 2015

    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

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    "Mystery, Adventure, Sexy Men...PERFECT"
    What did you love best about The Broken Brooch?

    I like how all the stories are so different. Great cast of characters.


    Which character – as performed by Teri Schnaubelt – was your favorite?

    I could listen to Teri as Elliot or David & MacKenzie's children all day long. I love her Scottish accent.


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

    Several chuckles, several dreamy sighs, this story has it all for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I received a copy of this audiobook from the narrator in exchange for an honest & unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marla 09-16-16
    Marla 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointed in this book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    All the other books were based on on a trip back in time this one was not. I would continue the same.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was the ending i was expecting. This book held no surprises.


    What does Teri Schnaubelt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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!


    Do you think The Broken Brooch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    This audiobook was provided by the author/narrator/publisher free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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