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Brae MacKenzie (Romances of Mythic Identity #1)

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Brae MacKenzie, a successful San Francisco painter, is a woman who seems to have it all but who's felt a sense of loss and longing since childhood. Her artistic passion hasn't filled that void, and with the untimely death of her charismatic husband, the old pain resurges.

Brae's father senses his daughter's pain and before she embarks for an exhibit in England he hands
Kindle Edition, 126 pages
Published February 28th 2016 by Story Merchant Books
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May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A love story more than a romance, this book will break your heart before it puts it back together again. A fully engaging rollercoaster of a ride from the first to the last page. I occasionally lost myself in the setting, the glorious Scotland, but was enticed back to the story through the honest and believable characters. A well written piece of literature that is certainly worth reading and definitely worth the purchase price. Read the book’s description and blurs for the plot, as I will not ...more
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When folklore becomes alive

This story encompasses a beautiful love story and it is like a travelogue of Scotland, for those of us who have never been there. Brae MacKenzie is a successful San Francisco painter, who seems to have it all, but because of family losses during childhood, cannot find happiness within herself, especially after her charismatic husband suddenly dies. She is left with a son, but she has always felt a sense of loss and longing since childhood. Her artistic passion hasn't
She had it all, beauty, love, wealth and fame, but her soul was empty. It wasn’t the loss of her perfect husband, her painting did not give her joy, she was empty inside, something was missing. Brae MacKenzie by Kenneth John Atchity is an almost dream-like journey of the heart and soul for one woman, lost within her inner torment she could not identify. Perhaps the exhibit she was attending in England would sooth her pain, or just maybe a family heirloom will lead her to her destiny in Scotland. ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
In this story, Brae MacKenzie has to learn that just because outwardly you may appear to have everything, it doesn't always satisfy your soul. Also, if you are feeling something, then it is undoubtedly real, even if no one else understands.

Brae seems to have everything that she could want. Even her best friend thinks so and even goes as far as to say that Brae's husband's death furthers that. It will remain the perfect, fairytale marriage. However, Brae feels lost inside and doesn't know what to
Jul 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book may throw you a bit--and although I am pretty sure it is an allegory in parts I will definitely be reading it again.

Depression is a terrible illness and Brae Mackenzie seems to be deeply depressed. Nothing is bringing her joy--her Mom died when she was very young and her husband just died. She goes deeper and deeper into a depressed state. Her Father finally notices and gives her a letter-a family heirloom-a letter written to Brae by her Grandmother. It is a treasure map--but where
Aug 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written story that compellingly weaves together romance and folkloric mysticism. We can all identify with the tightly wound, over-achieving, self-critical Brae who can’t quite put a finger on what’s missing in her life until a forgotten letter sends her on a prophetic trip to Scotland. There she meets brooding, introspective, (and of course tall, dark, and handsome), Damon who guides her through the countryside but also captures her imagination with enigmatic tales of the past. ...more
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Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fall into this deep tale of caves, berries and bramble to unearth your soul.
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Kenneth John Atchity is an American producer and author, who has worked variously in the world of letters as a literary manager, editor, speaker, writing coach, brand consultant, and professor of comparative literature.

At home among the many worlds of communications and storytelling, he was labeled a "story merchant" by a visiting ambassador to the United States.

Atchity was born 16 January 1944 in