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The Ruby Brooch (Time Travel Romance) (The Celtic Brooch Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Katherine Lowry Logan
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Two Years on the Kindle Time Travel Romance Best Seller List

A Sweeping Saga

As the sole survivor of the car crash that killed her parents, grief-stricken paramedic Kit MacKlenna is stunned to learn her life is built on lies. A legacy from her father includes a faded letter and a well-worn journal. The journal reveals she was abandoned as a baby 160 years ago. The only clues to her identity are a blood-splattered shawl, a locket with the portrait of a 19th century man, and a Celtic brooch with magical powers. Kit decides to continue her father’s twenty-five year search for her identity, and solve her birth parents’ murders.

Scotsman Cullen Montgomery, a San Francisco-bound lawyer who resembles the ghost who has haunted Kit since childhood, helps her join a wagon train heading West. More dangerous than the river crossings, bad water, and disease encountered on the trail, is Cullen’s determination to expose her lies and uncover the source of her unusual knowledge and life saving powers.

Kit is convinced if she can survive the perilous journey and Cullen’s accusations, as well as thwart his attempts to seduce her, she might solve the mystery of her heritage and return home without leaving her heart on the other side of time.

What Readers Are Saying:

  • Historical romance spiced with fantasy
  • Beautifully crafted romance across time
  • Fascinating from start to finish
  • So full of intrigue
  • Amazing from page one

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Editorial Reviews

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. 

From the Inside Flap

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. 

Product Details

  • File Size: 1885 KB
  • Print Length: 426 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Katherine Lowry Logan; 1 edition (December 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,294 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic New Voice in the Romance Genre! 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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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Exciting Story of Love May 18, 2012
By Shirl
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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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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It 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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 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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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A sweeping saga 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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36 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed November 1, 2012
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I wish that books were rated like movies. I, as another reviewer said, prefer the bedroom door closed. I feel that in this case "romance novel" was a euphemism for porn. The story was OK. but not in same class as Susanna Kearsley or Laura Vosika.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great time travel historical romance May 19, 2012
By SBlass
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This book was so good, it definitely needs more than just 2 reviews! I have to do my part to encourage the author to KEEP WRITING! When is the next one due out?

Kitherina MacKlenna has just lost her parents and close friend in a gruesome car wreck. Her family owns a thoroughbred horse farm in Kentucky, and while she is part of the horse business by default, she is also a first responder for her career. However, since she too was in the bloody wreck that killed her parents, naturally she's grieving and dealing with all the legalities that come with a death.

A letter from a bank in San Francisco arrives, which she doesn't read right away (oh, oh, I can't tell you when she reads it but it was bugging me for a while ... what about the letter from the bank???? I did like how that came back into play, it was perfect!)

.... and a letter from her father ("in case of my death" kind of letter) is unearthed from its safe keeping along with some heirlooms, including a ruby brooch, and some shocking family history information.

This brooch is mystical-magical, and what Kit learns in the letter from her father sends her on a journey by way of the brooch's magic, to the 1850s where she joins up with a covered wagon train going to Oregon.

LOTS happens on this journey - and the story is well told, with richly painted characters, and a big smattering of romance (though not gratuitously graphic, there is adult content). Lots happens that ties in with the ghost that has literally been haunting Kit all her life. The lots that happens is all the good stuff...and it's a good thing Kit was a trained first responder and traveled well prepared, but if I say more it would spoil it.

I am definitely looking forward to more from this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable tale!
I enjoyed the adventures of Kit and her time travel. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Published 3 hours ago by Beth Pierce
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 days ago by Lee C.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting book, looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Published 4 days ago by Rosemary Ross
4.0 out of 5 stars Good plot. She isn't a Diana Gabaldon but I ...
Good plot. She isn't a Diana Gabaldon but I enjoyed it.
Published 8 days ago by dorisannie
2.0 out of 5 stars Ho hum
I read this book to the end although I was tempted to deep six it about half way. I did enjoy parts of the story but much of it was far fetched. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept
I gave this book 3 stars instead of 2 because I actually made it to the end. I did however skim a lot of filler sections, especially the numerous sex scenes. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Sheena B
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a great time travel, romance novel.
Published 13 days ago by REgina
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
This was a sweet love story. Great read I enjoyed. Can't wait to read the next book in the series.
Published 15 days ago by Dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story
This was a great time travel book. Can't wait to read the next in this series. Very heartwarming and sad at times.
Published 16 days ago by Betty J
4.0 out of 5 stars Heart Song
I'm always in search of the next 'Knight in Shining Armour'. Sadly the search will continue but.... This is a wonderful escape!
Published 17 days ago by DiamondGirl
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More About the Author

Katherine grew up in Louisville, 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. Katherine is an avid reader, a marathoner, and lives in Lexington, Kentucky.

Website: www.KatherineLLogan
Blog: www.KatherineLowryLogan
Facebook: Katherine Lowry Logan, author
Twitter: @KathyLLogan

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