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The Ruby Brooch (Time Travel Romance) (The Celtic Brooch Series Book 1) Kindle Edition

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From the Author

As a child, I fell in love with history, then later as a young adult, I started reading historical fiction. A passion for history and a fascination with mysteries and time travel led to writing time travel romance.  

One of my favorite writing experiences happened a few years ago during the Christmas holidays. I was working on the stampede scene in THE RUBY BROOCH and I needed gun information. So I went to a local store. My first visit ever! The store was crowded with holiday shoppers. I stood at the door not knowing what to do. The cashier asked if he could help me. I said, "I need a gun that will kill as many cows as possible in the shortest amount of time." The store went completely silent. The men stared at me. I had a lot of explaining to do. After they discovered I was a writer, everyone wanted to give me gun advice. 

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From the white-plank fenced pastures of Lexington, Kentucky, to the Bay of San Francisco, The Ruby Brooch, a saga steeped in family tradition and mystery, follows a young woman's amazing journey as she tries to solve the murder of her birth parents 160 years in the past. 

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  • File Size: 3738 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Katherine Lowry Logan (December 13, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 13, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QMSONK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,456 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Katherine grew up in Virginia and 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.

Several years ago, Katherine decided to pursue a lifelong dream of becoming an author. Being a childhood fan of THE TIME MACHINE and A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, Katherine wanted to write time travel stories. Being a fan of PERRY MASON, she also wanted to write mysteries. But most of all, influenced by James Michener and having a passion for history, she wanted to write historical novels. Combining those influences, and drawing upon her early experiences working in the medical field, the plot line for THE RUBY BROOCH was born. Shortly after finishing the book, her husband died suddenly and the story went into a drawer for many years. With the assistance of a great team of editors, the book was released in 2012.

Katherine's research has taken her out of the country to England and Scotland and this year to the beaches of Normandy and Paris. Recently, she visited the World War II Museum in New Orleans and the Mighty Eighth Museum in Savannah, and topped the trip off with a flight aboard Texas Raiders, a World War II B-17.

Katherine is the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of Charlotte, Lincoln, James Cullen, Henry, and Meredith. She is also a marathoner and will be running in this year's New York City Marathon in November. She lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Website: www.KatherineLLogan.com
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Twitter: @KathyLLogan

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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Girls *Heart* Books on May 20, 2012
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The Ruby Brooch is the first book in the Celtic Brooch Trilogy by Katherine Lowry Logan. When I was contacted by the author to read this book, I was instantly excited. It combines several of my favorite things; historical romance, time travel and a stubborn woman. I could not wait to read it. From modern day Kentucky to 1852 Independence, Missouri, this book brings you on a woman's journey through time that defies all the odds.

Kit, our main character is such a strong and determined woman, you can't help but love her as she tries to learn the truth about her parentage. Her loyalty and bravery are other traits that I really admired. She doesn't know how not to help people in need. I loved watching her story unfold. All the characters were vibrant and complex; no cardboard cut outs here. Cullen, Kit's love interest, is beyond swoon-worthy; he quotes Shakespeare, hums Bach and is overprotective in a non-control freak way. I adore him.

This was a fast read for me, probably because I couldn't put my kindle down. Instead I was carrying it from room to room so I could see what would happen next. It's fast paced, sweet and sad at times. I felt like I was on an emotional rollercoaster as I read. Laughing one moment and crying the next. It's an incredible story rich with detail. I could picture the wagon train in my mind so easily from the author's descriptions. The story is told from the third person perspective which I really love because you get to get inside all the characters' heads and see what makes them tick.

Amazing characters and great storytelling make this a real page turner. The Ruby Brooch is one of the best books I've read this year; it's a fantastically original and moving book that will make you believe in true love and soul mates.This book was breathtaking from beginning to end. A poignant tale of loss and love and hope. I cannot wait for the next installment! I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance.
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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By GeminiFox on October 13, 2014
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I wanted to like this book. I read the author bio, and she seems like a really cool person. But, wow, this book was bad. I read it in a day, so at least I didn't invest a lot of time. The author needed an editor, or a friend, with a more critical eye. Because the book had some eye-roll worthy plot devices. (None of what follows can be called a spoiler). A character appeared out of the blue on the wagon trail, as if it was common and easy to just pop in from another state. After WEEKS on the trail, well, hey, what do you know, the heroine's iphone is still working...only a little charge left though. In addition to her iphone, she also brought her ipod (really?) which has a solar charger...why she didn't bring a solar charger for her iphone? But at a later point in the story, we're told her cell phone is still in the present day...perhaps she has two? Even if you're willing to look past all that...they watched youtube for birthing videos...in the 1800s? Where is this signal coming from? I'm willing to overlook the lack of electricity, but exactly how were they picking up 4G or wifi? I can only suspend my disbelief so much.

None of the characters are well developed beyond romance stereotypes. There are plot points that come out of the blue, never to be mentioned again. One of the main characters blames himself for the disappearance of a woman that we, the readers, know pretty early on did not meet with her doom in the 1800s...his best friend finds out the woman made it to the 21st century alive and well, but as far as we know, he never tells the poor guy that he's found out the woman was safe.

The author's lack of research was a real problem. It was clear she doesn't know much about 1800s wagon trains.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Spider Witch on May 27, 2012
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Loved this book. Love historical, time travel novels and this is one of the best I've read. Being full of twists keeps it from being too predictable. As soon as I finished I looked to see if the others in the trilogy are out. Sad to say, not yet, but looking forward to them when they come out. Great read.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Shirl on May 18, 2012
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Wow! What a book! I thought at the first it might be just a regular story, was I ever wrong. This story took off and didn't stop till the very last word. It is full of growing excitement, twist truns, surprises and full of romance and love. It will make you laugh, cry and tug at your heart. Great writing great read.
I am looking forward to reading more of this authors books in the future.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Fielder on June 9, 2013
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I could not put this book down. I would wake up in the middle of the night and start reading again. I am an ex EMT and the authors description of this part of the character was right on. Every part of the book was very believable.

Congratulations to Katherine Logan who has become my favorite author!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By David Thome on June 30, 2012
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The Ruby Brooch brings us love in a difficult time--the wagon train days of the mid-nineteenth century--made more difficult for its heroine, Kit MacKlenna, because she's a time-traveler from the twenty-first century. The story is compelling, with tenderness and the raw violence and tragedy of the frontier coexisting in balance.

The characters are fully fleshed out. For example, Kit's Old West hero, Cullen is educated and erudite, so he don't talk in no consarned stair-e-a-typical cowboy drawl, but nonetheless finds it odd that Kit wants to bathe so often! The writing is straight-forward, with nifty flourishes like, "He had a life he was moving toward, and she had a life she was trying to find."

A good read, especially if you like time travel and romance.
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