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The Last MacKlenna

(Celtic Brooch #2)

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A multi-layered international romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

A cat and mouse game between two corporate jet-setters that will take you from Scotland, to Kentucky, to California and back again.

Meredith Montgomery, the owner of a Napa, California winery, is facing not only another holiday alone but devastating news. Seeking a distraction, she flies to Sc
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Paperback, 458 pages
Published September 11th 2013 by Katherine Lowry Logan
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Katherine Logan The Sapphire Brooch audiobook should be out in November. I hope to release The Last MacKlenna by spring 2016. Thanks for asking.
Katherine Logan This book deals with Meredith's feeling about her hair loss, body image, and sexuality. While it is fiction, I did draw on the experiences of my three…moreThis book deals with Meredith's feeling about her hair loss, body image, and sexuality. While it is fiction, I did draw on the experiences of my three sisters-in-law who went through breast cancer while I was writing the book.
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Carolyn
This is my fourth read of this book. It still feel exactly the same way as I felt the first time I read it. Bliss!

This book is a page-turner that will grab you from the beginning. It will elicit emotions such as fear and anger and you will probably shed some tears (happy ones at the end). I still find it refreshing to find the two main, albeit flawed characters (pivotal in future books) are two people past their first blush. Both characters, beautifully written, are complicated, driven, vital, p
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Christoph Fischer
In “The Last MacKlenna” by Katherine Lowry Logan, the second in her Ruby Brooch series, the focus is on Meredith Montgomery, a breast cancer surviving widow who runs a winery in Napa Valley. Over Christmas she goes on a Christmas time research trip to Scotland to find out about her family’s genealogy, where she meets Elliot Fraser, a rich horse breeder.

Despite her lack of bodily confidence due to her scars, the two of them have some sparks flying between them. However, fate intervenes when one o
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Coco.V
Oct 12, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Ceri London
Following my review of The Ruby Brooch, I was delighted to be offered an Advance Review Copy of The Last MacKlenna, a romance that picks up the story of Elliot Fraser, CEO of MacKlenna Farm, and introduces Meredith Montgomery, owner of a vineyard in California.

Once more, I was enthralled, but for very different reasons. This is a more mature romance that fearlessly explores cancer, psychological damage, and loss. It is a story that sensitively lays bare our fears as we look to the future beyond
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Lilian Roberts
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing novel. I read it in two day and loved every single page, every single line, and every single word. The plot was so intense that I couldn’t find a point where I could just put the book down and walk away. I was absolutely captivated.

Everything about this book is perfect. Katherine Logan is one of my favorite authors. I didn’t think she could write something so magic so grasping that would get even close to her first novel “The Ruby Brooch” which by the way was fantastic!!!

How
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Leserling /Belana
This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster, and not due to the relationship between the lead characters, but due to the underlying problems Meredith battles with. Right at the start, I had the feeling somebody punched me in the stomach, and Meredith's problem accompanies us throughout the novel. I'd wager that it is a problem every woman can relate to somehow, and awareness and fear of it grow with age.
It is the reason why Meredith acts as she does, and it is understandable. I found
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Tricia
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
The characters were well developed. I enjoyed the story line. The ending is what prevented me from giving it 5 stars. I felt like it was rushed. A lot of time was spent on whether they thought the farm would go into bankruptcy and determining who killed the horse and then it was never really explained what happened. If they caught it was doing it shouldn't the bankruptcy been cleared up? Also, I don't know why it says Elliott is the "last MacKlenna" when Meredith is a direct descendant of Kit as ...more
Dixie Goode
Aug 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had just finished the prequel to this book - The Ruby Brooch and loved the time travel twist as it covered one of my favorite eras. This book is not dependent upon that book however, The Last MacKlenna is mostly a romance with some fun and mystery thrown in along with a good sense of the impact breast cancer can have in a woman's life. It also involves travel and a jet setting world view of jaunting from Scotland to Napa Valley to Lexington, Kentucky. There is no time travel but there is murde ...more
Elaine
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! This one doesn't quite fit smoothly with The Ruby Brooch or The Sapphire Brooch, but I still love it. ...more
Karen
Jun 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elliott meets his match and then some in Meredith Montgomery. From the minute they set eyes n each other there is a tug of war with words and feelings. A great addition to the series.
Linda
This is the 2nd book in The Ruby Brooch series. I kept waiting for time travel but all we got was a reference to Kit being in the Highlands and not wanting to be disturbed. Elliott is the only one who knows where she is (and we readers of the 1st book). This 2nd book is a mix of romance, mystery, suspense, and angst and it all repeats. It would be nice to have a jet at my disposal so I could fly back and forth between Napa and Lexington, Kentucky, whenever I wanted to. Books about the wealthy ar ...more
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Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I chose to read this book to follow up from The Ruby Brooch as I had enjoyed the author's writing and wanted to see what might happen next with the characters I had already enjoyed meeting. I was not disappointed, and even though this is not a time travel book it is a bridge from The Ruby Brooch to The Sapphire Brooch, which I am currently reading and I can now say, is a must read to truly enjoy this series. I am hooked!!!! I especially loved the character development of Elliot Fraser, who I fel ...more
Holly
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Cheryl
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can’t wait for the next book in the series!

This series is just awesome! I love everything Scottish and the fantasy of time travel fascinates me. Makes learning about history, even if the characters are fictional, a lot more interesting! I don’t think there was a thing in the book that I disliked. The way this author describes details was exceptional. I would recommend these books to anyone who enjoys romance, intrigue, animals and just great stories. I chose this rating because it was well deser
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JOAN Stout
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By: Katherine Lowry Logan

Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt

Series: The Celtic Brooch, Book 2 of 10

I listened to this book at 1.50 X

If felt like this book was a bit better then the Ruby Brooch 1 of 10. Not a time travel book but ties really well with book 1.

This book made me really wanting to go to book 3 asap. Getting hooked to this series.

Vocal artist Teri Schnaubelt did another great job. So may characters and accents. 8 Stars out of 5.
Mary Beth
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in the series. For some reason, I didn't like it as much as the first one. I did like the story guess I missed the time travel part. Having Kit as Meredith's ancestor was a good storyline. Too bad she didn't figure out that it was the "current" Kit from Elliot. Will read more of the series. ...more
Betty Hansford
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MacKlennas Again

Even though this book isn't time travel, all the families are still related, and the see-through person is definitely part of the story. Ms. Logan does a marvelous job at keeping all her ducks in a row when writing a complicated and busy manuscript. Once again, I will recommend this book and any of the other six in this series.
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Cheryl
Jan 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Even though this one didn't have any Celtic Brooches or time travel I still enjoyed it. I liked reading Elliot's story and how they tied it into the series. It makes me want to ready the remainder of the series to see how they bring it all together. I'm already imagining whose stories will follow. ...more
Susan
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Actually, I'll give it 3.5 stars. Better than the first of the series by far, thankfully lacking some of the awkward language and terminology in that one. The story is much more believable, and the characters well developed. Certainly not earth shattering literature, but it was fun to read on an airplane! ...more
Calbert Hyland
Apr 02, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don't bother. Lots and lots of romance and nothing more. Not like the Ruby Brooch. Now I'm already reading the Saphire Brooch. That's good! I didn't liked being duped into the series description about an EMT, Time Travel, etc. to be exposed to the dribble contained in the romance issue. Looking ahead, there's another and I'll skip that as well. ...more
Jeanne Clark
Mar 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow.

Katherine Lowry Logan did it again! Such a fantastic story , full of everything a reader could want. My interest was caught and pulled into this tale. I couldn't stop reading! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series, and immersing myself in the Celtic Brooch world!
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Gail Harkins
Jul 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a great but exhausting book, but it lays the groundwork for future compelling reads in this series. There's so much going on, that it's hard to catch your breath and the big payoff -- the surprise reveal that made the read the book -- was relegated to a single sentence (as I recall) that only made sense if you had read the previous book (which I had). ...more
Deedra
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was good.I'm not much of a romance person,but the storyline was ok.Two people battling their own demons find each other.Of course there are misunderstandings and not enough communication.Teri Schnaubelt was a great narrator.I was given this book free by the author,narrator or Publisher. ...more
Mary Sue Wilson
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining Read

From Scotland to Kentucky to California, The Last MacKenna is a romance and a mystery. A real page turner that is difficult to put down. If you like wine, horses and ghosts, this is a book for you.
Sharon
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lively characters people the Celtic Brooch series. This book does not feature time travel however it moves the series forward and is a good story. Katherine Lowry Logan's writing is enjoyable and the descriptions make detailed pictures in your mind. ...more
Sharon
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Survival, love, compromise!

Elliott - Kits godfather
Meridith - Owns Montgomery wine and is a breast cancer survivor.
I immensely enjoyed reading this captivating story that is fantastically written and filled with compromises, stubbornness, and love. Wonderful character building and story line. Their story has a wonderfully sweet HEA!!
Caroline Machray
Jan 26, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Loved book 1 but this was pretty dire as could not find anything to like about the 2 lead characters. Luckily because I loved book 1 I went onto book 3 which was brilliant so don't be put off by this one. ...more
Linda J Dungan
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Romantic and sexy

OMG what a fascinating romance,mystery and all around darned good story! I loved the horses and animals, namely Tabor the queen cat. Great ending and fascinating geneaologies.
Debbie
Nov 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I struggled a bit with this book because our hero wasn’t very likeable for much of it but he finally came through and charmed me into his story. It’s the first contemporary love story I have read in many years and although I missed the historical setting, it kept me interested.
Heidi
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a good follow up-though I kept waiting for Elliott to explain where Kit REALLY was... perhaps in a future novel?
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Katherine grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and attended college in New Jersey, where she earned a BA in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. After attending the Philadelphia Institute for Paralegal Training, she returned to Central Kentucky and worked as a real estate and tax paralegal. Katherine is a marathoner and lives in Lexington, Kentucky where she writes full time.

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