Every story has a beginning often driven by fate. The McKinnon Legends are no exception. It is the year of our Lord 1493, and King Henry VII has been seated on the English throne for eight years. He did not get there by chance alone. Nor has he stayed there with ease. He has his favorites, generously rewarding those who serve him well. Sir Nic McKinnon is at the top of that list. For his faithful devotion, Nic finds himself graciously rewarded. That reward is the hand in marriage to the seventh duchess of Seabridge.
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Barely escaping with her life after another failed assassination attempt, Grace finds herself safely tucked away in obscurity. Now in England, Cullen McKinnon and Gage, Duke of Seabridge, have her ensconced in accommodations that are anything except a humble homeless shelter. The assassin gets much too close for Cullen's comfort; that proximity is the only reason he agrees to allow Gage to take Grace back to Seabridge. The assassin will come for her again. And this time they're ready.
Book two (parts 1 & 2) of this eight-part series focuses on the characters who are rough around the edges: Connor Holden and the fiery Irish physician, Reagan O'Riley. Both characters introduced in book one, The Beginning, have come back together in a dynamic love story full of misunderstanding, deception, and ultimately forgiveness. The growth they experience through the journey comes at a great cost, as is usually the case when lessons are learned the hard way.
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It is the year of our Lord 1493, and King Henry VII has been seated on the English throne for eight years. He did not get there by chance alone. Nor has he stayed there with ease. He has his favorites, generously rewarding those who serve him well. Sir Nic McKinnon is at the top of that list. For his faithful devotion, Nic finds himself graciously rewarded. That reward is the hand of Morgan Pembridge, seventh duchess of Seabridge, in marriage. The only issue is Nic isn't interested in the bounty, and taking a wife is certainly not in his plans.
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Ariel Temple is leading a perfectly normal existence. She does well in school and mostly keeps to herself. She lives with her father and wonders why they have never visited her grandfather, even though they speak to him every week on the phone. When her grandfather suddenly dies, Ariel and her father must travel to Shadow Grove to settle his affairs. Shadow Grove holds many, many secrets, not the least of which is what really happened to Ariel's mother and why her grandfather left her a powerful amulet before he died.
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Grace Fabrizio, the brilliant and sheltered child of Mafia boss Phillip Scarlatti, has just received her master's degree from Yale in computer engineering. The celebratory lunch in Midtown Manhattan with her husband and father is the last time she sees either of them alive. Just steps away from their limousine, Grace watches in horror as her father and husband are gunned down by a ruthless and brazen assassin. Watching that murderer flee the scene, he makes his intentions clear: She is next.
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Fourteen-year-old flutist Lee Ann Graves is a survivor - she has beaten cancer. But her greatest battle is yet to come. The Carolina wren who has sung outside her window during the long weeks of chemotherapy reveals himself as Songcatcher. He knows Lee Ann's real name is Leandra, and he transports her and her flute to a magical world that is dying because of a growing world-wide canker.
It is the year of our Lord 1493, and King Henry VII has been seated on the English throne for eight years. He did not get there by chance alone. Nor has he stayed there with ease. He has his favorites, generously rewarding those who serve him well. Sir Nic McKinnon is at the top of that list. For his faithful devotion, Nic finds himself graciously rewarded. That reward is the hand in marriage to the seventh Duchess of Seabridge.
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Morgan McKinnon, seventh Duchess of Seabridge, refuses to believe that her husband is dead, regardless of the facts that tell her otherwise. Deep down she knows Nic is still alive, and that her uncle is somehow behind the betrayal of Nic's troops in Ireland where he was stationed by King Henry's command.
Lara's common sense and her body are of two different opinions when it comes to Julien Diotallevi. She remembers all too well the passionate summer they spent together on the French Riviera. It left her heartsick, pregnant, and alone. She never expected to see him again, but what happens on the Riviera doesn't always stay on the Riviera. Now he stands before her, still as breathtaking as ever, only this time he comes bearing startling news and a legacy of danger.
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Jane Barnaby thought she'd planned the perfect Christmas vacation. She'd invited her father and his fiancée to join her in Spain at her archaeological dig. They'd see her work, meet her mentor and enjoy a few days of sunny Mediterranean beaches in the dead of winter. What could go wrong?
Suspecting that his estranged wife is having an affair with a famous artist from a renowned American art dynasty, Scottish Police Superintendent Terrence Reid, heir to a whiskey fortune and a Scottish title, travels to the small California seaside town of Bodega Bay to try to win her back - only to discover that her lover's six-year-old daughter has just been kidnapped.
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Much has happened in the five years since Reagan disappeared through the curtain of time, taking Cullen McKinnon with her in the hope of saving the young knight's life. The least of those events is Henry's awarding Connor the titles of duke of Featherstone and earl of Rockport. Upon Connor's request, the earldom was passed into his care to hold until the rightful heir can take possession. No one but Nic, Morgan, and he knew that the heir is Reagan O'Riley.
Part two of Unfinished Business finds Connor back in King Henry's service. Tucked inside King Louis XII's safe are the blueprints for modern war machines designed by master engineer Leonardo da Vinci. Conner is charged with the delicate and quite illegal task of stealing them back before the French monarch and his military advisers have the opportunity to produce those war machines, which would result in tipping the balance of power in the region.
Jane has it all: a prestigious internship at the Museum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side apartment, and the esteemed duty of helping plan her best friend's wedding. A casual lunch with her friend's controlling fiancé sets off alarm bells, and sends her digging into his dark and mysterious past. When her search for answers leads Jane and her on-again, off-again boyfriend to the English countryside, they are thrown into a suspenseful quest.
It should have been a simple job. All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was pick up a box her professor needed and deliver it to him at his dig site, along with his new car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of water. Still, it should have been simple. And it was, until Jane discovered she picked up the wrong box by mistake.
Scottish Police Superintendent Terrence Reid tears himself away from a murder investigation in Glasgow to return to his family's ancestral home for a Christmas house party celebrating the christening of his son. Dunbaryn Castle is all decked out for Christmas, but the mounds of beautifully wrapped gifts and delicious smells emanating from the kitchen can't hide the tensions running between Reid and his estranged wife, Anne. He's not expecting a very merry Christmas.
Scottish Police Superintendent Terrence Reid's race to derail the money pipeline fueling a string of deadly terrorist attacks suffers a devastating setback when his informant is brutally murdered. Reid's chief suspect, a ruthless financier, always seems to be one step ahead of him. After one of his men is murdered, Reid suspects he's got a traitor in own camp. When Reid's beautiful young wife becomes deeply embroiled in the investigation, things get dangerously personal.
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