The Amber Brooch

The Celtic Brooch Series, Volume 8
Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
Series: The Celtic Brooch, Book 8
Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
Categories: Romance, Science Fiction
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Sparks fly and tension soars when a gutsy 21st century lawyer meets a 19th century Pinkerton agent in a Colorado mining town! Fast-paced Western adventure with a railroad war, gunslingers, dinosaur bones, and romance...

Amber Kelly, mining lawyer and amateur paleontologist, visits her family’s 19th century log cabin in the Colorado mountains and discovers a puzzle box hidden in a 200-year-old loom. Inside the box is a brooch engraved with a Gaelic inscription. After reciting the words, an earthy-scented fog engulfs Amber and whisks her off to Leadville, Colorado, in the year 1878. 

Within minutes of arriving in the infamous boomtown, she witnesses a horrifying accident. Pinkerton agent Daniel Grant, a widower on assignment to the Rio Grande Railroad, sees his son fall into the path of a freight wagon. Terrified, he knows he can’t reach him in time. Amber sprints toward the boy, grabs him, and drags him to safety. Although Daniel is grateful to Amber for saving his son’s life, he quickly becomes suspicious of her legal knowledge, odd passion for hunting dinosaur bones, and inability to answer simple questions about her identity. 

Olivia Kelly, real estate broker and former litigator, is distraught over her sister’s disappearance. With the assistance of her client, former NYPD detective Connor O’Grady, they search the cabin for clues to Amber’s whereabouts. Connor recognizes the puzzle box and is convinced Amber has gone back in time. But where? With the help of his friends David and Kenzie McBain, they identify two possibilities: Morrison and Canon City, Colorado, in the late 1870s. 

A plan to rescue Amber is immediately put into action. The time travelers are drawn into the middle of two wars: a ruthless and competitive bone war between two noted paleontologists and a desperate railroad war between the Santa Fe and the Rio Grande. Their involvement in these wars puts at risk the future of paleontology, the outcome of a sensational legal battle, and the health and hearts of two couples, a 10-year-old boy, and a dog named Ripley.

©2018 Katherine Lowry Logan (P)2018 Katherine Lowry Logan
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Great series

I have listened to this entire series. I never thought I would learn so much history from a romance novel. Makes me want to go to Colorado and visit the towns. The narrator has done the entire series and become very good. It would be hard to listen to the next book without her narrating because I know the people from the voices she creates. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. I am dying to know what will happen when all of the brooches have been found.

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Send Lawyers Guns and Money...

The "stuff" has hit the fan!!!

Another fast paced, high energy adventure for the MacKlenna Clan!! This series just keeps getting better. And the narrator Teri Schnaubelt does such a great job with the different voices, accents and with getting the emotions (and the humor!) just right. Love the new characters, and the development of the familiar characters adds so much to the story. And they all just keep getting into bigger, better trouble...

Katherine Lowery Logan includes the historical details and personalities in such an informative and entertaining way, I end up following up on her richly layered stories to learn even more by reading about the events and people she seamlessly intertwines with the adventure.

The two love stories in this book were sweet with just the right amount of steamy undertones, and I can’t wait to read more as these couples develop and integrate into the family. And I may just go and get a Stegosaurus tattoo this weekend!!

The next installment can’t get here soon enough!!!!

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The Amber Brooch

The brooches typically appear as part of an inheritance and the recipient unknowingly sets off a reaction with the brooch which sends them into the past. The problem is the brooch will not always return the travelers when they want to go home. Supposedly the traveler is brought to the time where they will find their one true love. The Amber Brooch sends a woman named Amber to the year 1857 Colorado during the time the first dinosaur fossils were found. As an amateur paleontologist she is thrilled to be there but there are lots of complications when an outspoken female attorney from the 21st century locks heads with wild west cowboys and is caught up in a battle for railroad rights. Meanwhile Amber's sister is going crazy trying to locate her. Katherine Lowry Logan does an excellent job weaving two storylines in her books, the experiences of the time traveler, and the story of what is happening with regards to her/ his disappearance back home. I suggest reading them in order, beginning with The Ruby Brooch.

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Time Travel Research Well Done

I have thoroughly enjoyed this series of time travel books as the author has done excellent research of the eras that the characters visit and their experiences during those travels. The characters are relatable and believable, they seamlessly fit into each time period with ease. I highly recommend starting at the beginning of the series and following each character from the beginning although each book can and does stand on its own. Not sappy time travel, but excellently written dialogue for those that enjoy this genre of writing.

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Be ready to learn a lot about the railroad wars.

This book was well-researched and well-written as are all her books. My personal preference would have been to not have so many chapters devoted to the railroad wars. I like to keep audio books that I'll go back to again and again and I know I won't be listening to the railroad wars episodes again.

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Like always it's an amazing book and narrator

You can't go wrong with listing/reading the Celtic Brooch Series. Teri Schnaulbelt is an amazing narrator, I look forward to listening anything she narrates.

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Awesome series

Another great book. I tried to read it slow to savor the story but was unsuccessful. Thanks for continuing the series. I love the time travel and the plots.
#tagsgiving #sweepstakes

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The Amber Brooch

These books have been commuting books to listen to ... The endings seem to be a bit weak ... Not quite a let down but .... The endings are shallow compared to the rest of the book. This seems to be a pattern as I near the series end.
Still glad I have listened though

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great series can't stop listening

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Really enjoying this series and just had to get the next one in line.
Thank you

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The Amber Brooch

I was sure I left reviews for this WAY back.This was excellent,like all the other books! Teri Schnaubelt was a terrific narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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  • Zoe
  • 04-27-19

Loved this series

I hope there will be more books!! Need to more about the brooches , can't believe i have finished all 8 books... what am I going to do now lol,Highly recommend, my fave was Charlotte's story loved the fact President Lincoln was in it

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  • Claire
  • 03-21-19

Fantastic series

Loved every book of the series. Hope there will be another 6 about the other Brooches. Narrator was brilliant. I wish they would make it into a TV series.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-19

Dissapointing narrator

I Have listened to earlier "brooch stories" which were good. This time U really struggled with the poor Scottish Accents and found them distracting from the story. Overall dissapointing.