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The Secret of the Abbey (The Watchmen Saga Book 3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  57 ratings  ·  12 reviews
In the final book (III) of The Watchmen Saga, Katelyn Michaels is distraught when she finds herself back in the United States in modern times after unwillingly leaving a comatose Nicolas behind on Mont Saint Michel in 1429. When a series of remarkable events facilitates her return to the Mount and unveils why Katelyn was called as a Watchman, her fondest hope is to be reun ...more
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Published June 3rd 2017
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Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was anxiously waiting for the release of the third and unfortunately last episode of this really addictive and so well-written series. Lovable characters, amazing setting, great historical reconstructions and fascinating descriptions: it is impossible not to love this book.
Katelyn is a Watchman and must guarantee peace and freedom of Mont Saint Michel. To do this she has the power to travel over time. During her first mission, she met Nicolas, who she had fallen in love with and he was in love
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
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Kathleen C. Perrin’s, The Secret of the Abbey, is the third book in her YA fantasy time-travel adventure series, “The Watchmen Saga”. This book is sure to please those readers that are interested in historical fiction as well. The author has demonstrated painstaking efforts in creating in-depth historical settings and atmospheres in detailed accuracy. Instances in the book that are not completely historically accurate are outlined by the author at the end of the book. The book begins with its tw ...more
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Secret of the Abbey is the third and final book from The Watchmen Saga. I have not read the first two books from the series, but the author did a good job summarizing what had happened previously to the point where I did not feel too lost or confused. Right from the start, I was hooked and was drawn into Katelynn and Nicholas's story. It was fascinating how Kathleen C Perrin was able to weave such a tale. I loved how she used actual historical events and included footnotes on the bottom of t ...more
Lucy Pollard-Gott
The Secret of the Abbey is the third book in Kathleen C. Perrin’s impressive series of historical romances, The Watchmen Saga, set in medieval France. All these books have gorgeous covers displaying on-site photography; Perrin acknowledges her daughter Christine for their design. Book III has perhaps the most beautiful cover so far. The young woman’s face mirrors the alert intelligence and strength of purpose of the book’s heroine, Katelyn Michaels, and the red gown will figure in the plot.

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The Secret of the Abbey begins when The Sword and the Maiden ended. Katelyn is now back in America and in her own time. However, she is heartbroken when her love Nicolas is still in a coma at Mont Saint Michel in 1429. Still, Katelyn manages to carry on with her life until she graduates so she can come back to France and hopefully reunite with Nicolas. However, Katelyn is surprised that her term paper about Joan of Arc has been offered for a publishing deal. The publishing house wants Katelyn to ...more
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having really enjoyed books one and two in this trilogy I couldn’t wait to get back into the exciting world of Watchman Katelyn Michaels, whose travels through time for her missions to save the abbey on Mont St Michel bring French history to life. Yet again Kathleen Perrin has filled in the gaps of my historical knowledge of France with her easy to understand descriptions, which always include plenty of drama to keep me turning the pages.

Katelyn is a great character, believable (despite her abil
Lisa Rector
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
You’ll still want to read this one...

I cannot tell you how I love and hate this series at the same time! The fictional story is artful and emotional. Truly brilliant. But the historical information is just too much. I did enjoy this period of history in that I recognized many of the names, such as Catherine De Medici, from the hit TV show Reign. That certainly helped a lot and pulled me into the story. But alas, I did skim most of the historical info. I would LOVE to see an abridged version of t
Paulita Kincer
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Secret of the Abbey by Kathleen C. Perrin is a blend of historical fiction and fantasy that really immerses the reader in France, specifically in Mont St. Michel, that historic icon in northwestern France.
This is book 3 in The Watchmen Saga, and I hadn't read the previous two books, but plenty of details were included to help me catch up in this latest novel.
Although the book is told from various viewpoints, the main character is Katelyn, an 18-year-old American, who has been chosen by the
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
To be honest, minus certain elements that had to do with religion, I actually enjoyed reading the book and the story. It's also probably the first time travel book that I liked. (I'm not a fan of time travel books,) and at many points I was curious enough to want to read the previous two novels and to learn further adventures of Katelynn Michaels and her boyfriend/husband Nicolas. I did feel that although the story was written very well, it did not make a good stand-alone novel because the autho ...more
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Author Kathleen Perrin certainly knows how to spin a yarn. And a great one, at that! The insights into the history of religion in France and, most especially, the history of Mount Saint Michel were great. Looking forward to a visit to the Mount in better weather than last time!
Jim Umhofer
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I thoroughly enjoyed Ms. Perrin's time travel series. The factual history made the fiction more believable. My only disappointment was that it ended.
Suspenseful and satisfying ending to a wonderful YA historical novel on 15th France. Awesome blend of fantasy, where old and modern combine to teach great life lessons.

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Kathleen C. Perrin graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with Bachelor's degrees in both French and Humanities. She is a French-to-English translator certified by the American Translators' Association, and is also an accomplished pianist and a music arranger/composer. While completing her education, Kathleen met a dashing young Frenchman, who later became her husband and greatly ...more

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