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The Last MacKlenna

The Celtic Brooch, Book 2
Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt
Series: The Celtic Brooch, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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An international romance that moves seamlessly from Napa to Scotland to the romantic panorama of Kentucky horse country. A tug at your heartstrings love story....

Always on the go and racing toward the next challenge, Meredith Montgomery is the kind of woman who has it all - or at least that's what she wants everyone to believe. But when a serendipitous twist of fate at a quaint B&B brings her face-to-face with Elliott Fraser, a wealthy and respected Scotsman, Meredith might just slow down for the first time in her life.

These two workaholics are running scared from the one thing they both desire most - someone special. When life-changing events stop them in their tracks, Meredith and Elliott realize they are unable to resist the sizzling attraction they have for each other. Can these two damaged and lonely souls find the enduring power of love and turn their tragedies into triumphs of the heart?

The Celtic Brooch Series

  • The Ruby Brooch (Book 1): Time Travel Romance - Oregon Trail 1852
  • The Last Macklenna (Book 2): Contemporary Romance
  • The Sapphire Brooch (Book 3): Time Travel Romance - Civil War, 1864-1865
  • The Emerald Brooch (Book 4): Time Travel Romance - World War II, London, June 1944

Coming Soon:

  • The Broken Brooch (Book 5, Spring 2016): Contemporary Romance
  • The Diamond Brooch (Book 6, Fall 2016): Time Travel Romance - New York City, 1909
  • The Pearl Brooch (Book 7, Fall 2017) Time Travel Romance - Italian Renaissance
©2013 Katherine Lowry Logan (P)2016 Katherine Lowry Logan

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  • Anne
  • MURFREESBORO, TN, United States
  • 09-12-16

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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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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  • Terri
  • Colorado
  • 07-20-16

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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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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Great narrative

I found the reading excellent but the story was a bit hard to follow in the unrelatable realm of private jet travel. It was hard to feel that the story could be true, so the time line wasn't factual enough. the individual personal time from one holiday to next wasn't covered.

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Good continuation of the Celtic Brooch series

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

It drew together some important elements of the story. I was hoping it would involve time travel, though.

Have you listened to any of Teri Schnaubelt’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes. Schnaubelt is an excellent performer. She has a talent for making me feel like I'm immersed in the story.

Could you see The Last MacKlenna being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Yes, I could see it working that way.

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  • Vanessa
  • GAYNDAH, Australia
  • 11-11-17

Not as good as the First book

An interesting listen ... storyline was good but to much non romantic sex seens that you just start laughing at because its so silly. I wouldn't listen to it again but an important part of the series. Hoping book 3 is a vast improvement.

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boring

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

people who like a slow moving story

Has The Last MacKlenna turned you off from other books in this genre?

no

What three words best describe Teri Schnaubelt’s performance?

good intonation, good accents, good narrator

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

just the narrator, she did a good job.

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  • Serena
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • 12-19-16

No time travel and the love affair is between two unpleasant people

If I hadn't already bought the 3rd book, I might not go on. Didn't enjoy any of the characters in this book. Let's hope 3 is a whole lot better.

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did not care enough to finish it.

Nothing like the first book. The characters in the Ruby Brooch are vital and beautiful. They were still flawed but a joy to read about. These characters are older, but so am I, so that's not a problem. the man is hobbling around on crutches, the woman is struggling with a cancer diagnosis, and neither comes across very likeable. These are not people you expect to find in an escapist romance novel

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  • Rushemp
  • 01-23-18

Well Worth a Listen

An interesting book very well narrated. My only problem with this series is that the books are very long. However they are well worth listening to. Great for a long car journey.

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  • Tracey
  • 05-19-17

An Intriguing Tale

Expertly narrated tale with ghosts, intrigue, murder mystery, love and surprises. A very enjoyable series which followed me to the gym, shops, doing housework, in the garden and bed! Looking forward to the next one!