On holiday in Scotland, Lara MacInnes discovers the journals of a woman who loved Lara's own very-great grandfather, Lachlan MacInnes, in the mid-eighteen hundreds. With the help of Iain Glendenning, a handsome Highlander, Lara traces the path of this long-ago romance. Their research unearths mystery and murder. Uncovering the truth, a hundred and fifty years later, is a torturous and frustrating trail. Along the way, Lara and Iain fall in love. Can they put an end forever to the feud between the MacInnes and Glendenning Clans that has persisted since the Battle of Culloden?
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An intriguing story!
The MacInnes Affair is a captivating tale. Lara MacInnes has just gotten out of a relationship and has decided to spend the summer in Scotland researching Clan MacInnes. She meets the handsome Iain Glendenning her first day and finds herself intrigued by the Scotsman. The pair come across several diaries belonging to Elspeth Glendenning, an ancestor of Iain’s, that begin in 1850. When Lara reads the diaries and finds that Elspeth was involved with her ancestor, Lachlan MacInnes. Wanting to know more about Lachlan, Lara with help from Iain begins digging into the past. They soon find themselves embroiled in a hundred and fifty year old mystery. The MacInnes Affair is a story that captured and held my attention from beginning to end. I liked the characters and the rugged landscape of Scotland. Blair McDowell’s descriptions brought the book alive. I enjoy being able to visualize the scenery like Athdara Castle surrounded by the woods and the stone cottage where Lara resided. The dual-time line added depth to the story. The author’s research is evident from the clothing, the food, modes of transportation, and attitudes of the people. The ending of The MacInnes Affair left me smiling. The MacInnes Affair has a dashing hero, a charming lady, warring clans, a Scottish estate, and historical intrigue.