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The Jacobite Lass

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Scotland, 1722: on a remote and windswept Scottish island an enigmatic poetess foretells tragedy for the proud Macdonalds of Clanranald and the birth of an extraordinary child. That child is the passionate and free-spirited Flora, daughter of Marion. Flora’s early years are spent roaming around her father’s cattle farm, running wild and free with her brother and his ...more
Kindle Edition, 276 pages
Published September 12th 2014 by MacLeod Trotter Books Ltd
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Robert Kroeger
Mar 13, 2015 Robert Kroeger rated it it was amazing
The Jacobite Lass takes us back to the last frontier in the battles between the English and the Highland Clans. It begins on Benbecula in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides, the same island that a Flybe (or FlyMaybe, as locals refer to the small airlines) flight lands on the beach, weather and tides permitting. Ah, one more life experience to add to my bucket list.

Flora is born there, into the Clan MacDonald, descendants of Clan Ranald, whose patriarch, Somerled, the Viking-Pict warrior, ruled the seas o
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I loved everything about this book except for the rather rushed ending. The tragedy of the Jacobite Rebellion of the 1740's in Scotland is told mostly surrounding the life of Flora Milton. This woman assists Prince Charles in his escape from Scotland as Lord Cumberland commits horrendous acts against the people of the isles. It is very insightfully written and thoroughly researched from a historical aspect. I greatly appreciated this as reader of historical fiction/nonfiction. The detail is ...more
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International Group: The Jacobite Lass 1 3 Mar 13, 2015 10:04AM  
Janet MacLeod Trotter was brought up in the North East of England with her four brothers, by Scottish parents. She is a best-selling author of 21 books, including the hugely popular INDIA TEA SERIES, THE JARROW TRILOGY and a childhood memoir, BEATLES & CHIEFS, which was featured on BBC Radio Four. Her novel, THE HUNGRY HILLS, gained her a place on the shortlist of The Sunday Times’ Young ...more
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