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The Ruby Brooch by Katherine Lowry Logan
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bookshelves: american-history, historical-fiction, read-in-2012, romance, review-for-rhlb

THE RUBY BROOCH is Historical Romance that starts off in modern day but quickly go back to the Pioneer days in Independence Missouri. Kit MacKlenna makes a life changing discovery after her parents are killed in a crash that has her using an old Celtic Brooch to continue her father's journey into the past to figure out where she came from. Kit is a strong women with twenty-first century mentality that she carrier over into the nineteenth century. She obviously stands out from the normal subdued and complaint Pioneer Wife. Which quickly catches the attention of Cullen Montgomery, who throws out Shakespeare quotes and can hum any Bach song.

The plot is a little slow to get going, there are a lot of hidden secret that don't really unfold until the last hundred pages or so, that sometimes had me wishing that there was a bit MORE to go on. It seems like it's very easy for Kit to loose track of what purpose she has in the nineteenth century. She has a goal but as soon as she hits it she's almost lost in a love stage with Cullen. Kit often uses twentieth and twenty-first century ideals and technology, which seemed like an easy way out every time she would use them. The historical aspects of the story don't play that much of a part in the book, save for what it was like on the Oregon Trail and the hardships. It's mostly the future history that Kit touches upon, often misusing a title, for someone's future one.

While I seem to have some qualms about the book, it was an enjoyable read. The characters of Kit and Cullen are wonderfully written and both come alive together. They have a natural chemistry that allows them to grow with each other, and be able to use each other. Their romance is sweet, though Kit often reacts boldly for the virgin she is.
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Reading Progress

June 2, 2012 – Started Reading
June 2, 2012 – Shelved
June 2, 2012 – Shelved as: american-history
June 2, 2012 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
June 7, 2012 –
14.0%
June 8, 2012 –
page 50
11.88%
June 11, 2012 –
page 130
30.88%
June 11, 2012 –
page 200
47.51%
June 12, 2012 –
page 300
71.26%
June 13, 2012 –
page 340
80.76%
June 13, 2012 – Finished Reading
June 14, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012
June 14, 2012 – Shelved as: romance
July 8, 2012 – Shelved as: review-for-rhlb

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