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Pub Date 31 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 16 Sep 2021
DartFrog Books, DartFrog Plus

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Fiona stood, frozen in shock. The man she had been embracing with everything in her soul wasn’t her boyfriend Greg…she knew him. She had seen him just last night, in her dream. He was the man she had loved for three hundred years.

Fiona MacLean has left everything—and everyone—behind to visit Scotland in search of her roots. What she finds there is a mystery reaching back nearly three hundred years, a love that transcends time, and an evil that refuses to die. How can she keep history from repeating itself and save the man she has loved for centuries?

Fiona stood, frozen in shock. The man she had been embracing with everything in her soul wasn’t her boyfriend Greg…she knew him. She had seen him just last night, in her dream. He was the man she had...

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I loved this book! I love historical fiction and am a big fan of Outlander. Drumossie is a great mixture of romance, history, past and present. The characters are relatable and are easy to love. The premise takes a small leap of faith but for all those that love a good romance with "magic" sprinkled in will not be disappointed.

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Drumossie by M MacKinnon is a story about Drumossie Moor a vast field known as Culloden Battlefield. The Battle of Culloden had ended the last Jacobite threat. Two thousand Jacobites and three hundred English soldiers who had fallen on a day, only forty-five minutes of fighting that changed the face of Scotland forever, April 16, 1746.

“Do you believe in reincarnation?”
“Just because you don’t believe in it, doesn’t mean it’s not true.”

A compelling and suspenseful story about Fiona and Ewan who fall in love like their ancestors. The plot is beautifully described and very well written which ​is told by four persons:

Fiona MacLean is a historian in Nova Scotia (Present Day). Somewhere in Fiona's dream was someone who meant something to her, eyes as blue as the summer sky and hair as black as night. When she goes over to Inverness on behalf of his father to research the roots of the Scottish diaspora, She surprise saw him in Inverness.
"People don’t change much over time. People who loved each other deeply then would love again now. Evil people would be evil in this time too.”

Eilidh MacLean was forced to married Cullen MacLeod in 1745, Scotland. She goes to stay on at Raasay House with her twin brother, Roy as constable.
“Everything repeats.”

Ewan MacArthur is a tour guide in Glencoe, Scotland (Present Day).
​"The ways and means for humans to kill each other were endless. What a crappy world we live in."

Iain Campbell follows his ancestors' path into the British army, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1745. He is going as a MacCrimmon to Raasay House to gathering information about Jacobites and Charles Stuart.
”Standing alone, surrounded by enemies, waiting for death and hoping it’s a quick one.

This book has everything that I may want from a book.
Scottish settled. Check ✔️
Mysterious things about Fiona's ancestors in the Culloden war. Check ✔️
Does someone push Ewan from the bridge? Why does anybody want him dead? Check ✔️
A handsome blue eyes with black hair in 1746, Scotland.:) Check ✔️

Memory is all we are. Moments and feelings, captured in amber, strung on filaments of reason. Mark Lawrence.

Thanks to DartFrog Books and Netgalley, I have given an honest review of The Mystery Of Drumossie by M MacKinnon.

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This book gave me very much outlander vibes in the beginning. I don’t know why I felt that since I haven’t read or watched outlander. This is not the authors first book I have tried to read. I started her debut a few years ago and don’t know why I never finished it. But after this book I am interested in reading her first series. This book was so good and had many good plot points and plot twist. For a book I did not know anything about I really liked it. And I need book 2 like ASAP

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Drumossie is an engrossing story of past lives and second chances. It takes a while to get used to the rhythm of the narrative - present day jumps to the mid-eighteenth century and points of view change from character to character. Once you get into the story though, it's very tough to put down. Drumossie would make an excellent book club selection. I am definitely looking forward to book two.

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Drumossie is the engaging story of Fiona MacLean, a Canadian Historian of Scottish ancestry and Ewan MacArthur, a Scot who is estranged from most of his family, who own a whisky distillery.
There is a strong connection between Fiona and Ewan which ties back to Fiona's ancestor Eilidh, who lived during the time of the Jacobites and the Battle of Culloden in 1746. A dual timeline story, while Fiona meets Ewan and the two fall in love, we also learn about Eilidh MacLean, who is supposed to be marrying a man named Cullen MacLeod but loves Iain Campbell and swears to protect him as he also swears to protect her from the evil people around them. There is also a mystery involved with persons in the past who want to kill Bonnie Prince Charlie and persons in the present day who want to kill Ewan. No spoilers, but I enjoyed the plot twist at the end and as well as learning a bit about Scottish history and the Jacobites.

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Wonderful novel reminiscent of Outlander as it's historical fiction, paranormal with a bit of mystery tossed into the mix. Characters Fiona MacLean and Ewan MacArthur work together to figure out how they were connected long ago and how Drumossie (also known as Culloden) tied into their story.

I loved reading this book and I look forward to reading more books by M. MacKinnon.


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