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Length: 335 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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About the Author

Megan Denby is an award-winning novelist who grew up on a farm amidst a family of six. Once she discovered books, she was lost, often reading to the wee hours of the morning. Her world is her family, friends and writing. A writer for over thirty years, Megan’s debut novel, ‘A Thistle in the Mist’ was described by one agent as having a ‘hypnotic, fairy-tale-like quality’ and was inspired by the turbulent life of her feisty, Scottish great-grandmother. A Canadian girl, Megan is an avid dragon boater and a rookie goalie in the local women’s hockey league. She lives in the enchanting, lakeside community of Port Perry, Ontario amidst her family of eight and is working on the disturbing sequel, ‘Lost to the Mist’.

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  • File Size: 913 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Megan Denby; 1 edition (December 3, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 3, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2XML88
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #172,660 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Megan Denby is an award-winning novelist who grew up on a farm with two older sisters and a younger brother. Once she discovered the world of books, she was lost, often reading to the wee hours of the morning.

Megan has been writing for over thirty years. Her debut novel, "A Thistle in the Mist" was described by one agent as having a "hypnotic, fairy-tale-like quality" and was inspired by the turbulent life of her feisty, Scottish great-grandmother.

A true Canadian, Megan is an avid dragon boater and a rookie goalie for the local women's hockey league. She draws inspiration from the tranquility of her secluded cottage in Northern Ontario and lives in the enchanting, lakeside community of Port Perry, Ontario with her family. In the works, is a disturbing sequel, "Lost to the Mist", that she hopes to have completed by the end of 2014.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By kim on January 22, 2013
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I lost my heart and three days of my life to A Thistle in the Mist. It is the fastest read I've ever had!
The tale begins with the fiesty Meara MacDonald frisking about the Isle of Skye in Scotland. With the appearance of sinister family members, her world quickly crumbles as her mother is murdered and she loses the rest of her family.
Cramming her story with betrayal, deception, tragedy, danger and true love, Denby is a master storyteller.
The supernatural element was an added bonus that I adored.
Bottom line? This is a well-crafted book! You will find your self running a gamut of emotions with the shockingly, lush cast of characters.
I can't wait to dig into the sequel.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Nancy on January 29, 2013
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A fabulous new authour has arrived on the scene! This is a totally engrossing novel with wonderfully believable characters that grab you from the very first chapter. A perfect read to curl up with in front of the fire and lose all track of time.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Belinda on February 8, 2013
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The characters came to life for me. I felt every emotion Meara felt, as if it were my own. In fact, I absolutely hated Dierdre. That witch, Dierdre!!! I can't believe the way she manipulated Da!! Denby's descriptions and story line are fantastic. I couldn't put the book down. I really wanted the good guys to pervail, the bad guys to get their just desserts. I can't believe I cried when I read Denby's book. Kudos! Brilliant book!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By maureen on February 8, 2013
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a wonderful read..all the elements of great storytelling_lust, betrayal, romance, mayhem all delivered in a lyrical,historical narrative that sweeps you along with a prose that is almost poetic in its fast paced cadence..a barn burning page turner!!A Thistle in the Mist
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Eileen on June 22, 2013
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I love reading historical fiction and the story line sounded exactly like my cup of tea, but early on, I found there were so many characters with the same names as many of the main characters in a very popular and long standing series which originated in a similar time period and also in Scotland! The first few times, I thought were coincidence... but throughout the book there were so many that it became a distraction as I have read all of the currently available volumes in the aforementioned popular series and therefore wondered if this author was also familiar with the same characters by having read the same books! Of note to me also was the detailed description (main character speaking in the first person)of several intimate scenes. Here again I felt as though I could have been reading a different author's work.

I also found, as another reader commented in her review, that regarding a particular same sex scene, which seemed to have absolutely no relevance whatsoever to the story (as in the series I refer to having read, a same sex situation was paramount to one of the main characters and was needed and used to develop a depth of character of at least one of the very main characters!... But in this one, there seemed to be no relationship to the story or the main character; an unnecessary waste of words.

Also distracting was the editing in the last chapters of the book; words either left out or left in where it was clear they should have been removed. I had the feeling the author needed to hurry in the end to meet a deadline?

I am sorry I couldn't give a better review because I did like the storyline; however,I will not read any sequels to this book.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lynelle on May 3, 2013
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Emotions were high when I finished this book, and what a read it has been. Daring, courageous and thoughtful was only a few adjectives that comes to mind when reading this book. It would stir every emotion in you, from love to hate when you read this thought provoking book. A book you won't want to put down even for a moment as you are drawn into the lives of Meara and Duncan MacLeod; their everyday life filled with jealousy, hatred and delusions that took away everything they have, stripping them from all that made them human.
The fight to survive and stay in control ever present as they struggled through all the lies to be a family again. The characters believable and becoming beloved friends that still lingers long after you have closed the book.

The ever growing bluff widening as these two people are kept apart by circumstances beyond their control and the love of a son keeps them fighting.
So much heartache poured from the pages and you kept on reading hoping that some where love will conquer and the evil will be stopped.
Every character's persona was well developed and got under your skin as you became part of their lives and struggles the story strong and well written to give you a highly recommended Historical Scottish Romance. Definitely one of my favorites and a book I would read again.
Well done Megan, you can be proud.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Faye Dirks on April 16, 2014
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Great story and it held my interest. Ready to read the next book, Hope it is about ready to be published.
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Yvonne Lee on February 3, 2014
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This book sounded really good, and I was looking forward to reading it. However, I got as far as chapter seven, but could go no further. Shame because the book is well written, and I'm sure it's a great story. But I don't like vulgarity, and bad language! So not for me I'm afraid.
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