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A Thistle in the Mist [Kindle Edition]

Megan Denby
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Meara isn’t thinking about death, that morning, when she kisses her mother good-bye, but hours later she is, as her fingers slide into the back of Mother’s shattered skull. Empty eyes – the empty eyes of her mother – stare right through her and Meara thinks her world has ended. She has no idea.
Ebullient and feisty, eighteen-year-old Meara MacDonald lives an idyllic life with her family, on the mist-enfolded Isle of Skye, dreaming of the day when she will wed her heart, the gallant Duncan MacLeod. But fate has other plans and when Aunt Deirdre and Uncle Sloan seep into their midst, Meara’s family is taken, one-by-one, for reasons she discovers are both personal and nefarious.
Mother is found dead, Da disappears, Duncan is taken by the Napoleonic Wars, Meara’s younger sister, Hannah – with child by Uncle Sloan – takes her own life and while Meara sleeps, her newborn son is snatched from her arms.
Unable to rein in her spirit or her tongue, Meara finds herself catapulted from Scotland to a household steeped in mystery in Nova Scotia where, guided by her strength of will, she will fight her way back to the remains of her family; her heart and soul.

Warning ~ This novel is NOT suitable for the faint of heart. It is NOT a fluffy romance but a gritty tale of tragedy, betrayal and deception with true love, faith and justice. The dialogue throughout is authentic Scottish dialect with true-to-life swearing, violence and sex.

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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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 728 KB
  • Print Length: 335 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482699168
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Megan Denby; 1 edition (3 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2XML88
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #201,950 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Journey well worth the Trip! 14 Jun 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have never been to Scotland. After reading, A Thistle in the Mist, I want to visit the Isle of Skye and see those thistles in the mist the author talks about. I also wish I could meet Meara MacDonald and her strapping young man Duncan MacLeod there. But they lived out their incredible lives in the eighteen hundreds.

Writer Megan Denby created an entire world in this novel, which I felt privileged to visit. From the start of the book, I was fascinated by time and place, and in particular the language of the Scots. What a lovely lilt that Scottish burr is! What fun it was to meet Meara as she sings a song written by the famous Scottish poet Robert Burns. Of course, she calls him Rabbie Burns! Don't you simply love it when a writer knows her stuff? Yes, I'm one of those who checks. And Denby knows what she is talking about. From the colors of the MacDonald tartan to the claret our heroine's father drinks. While I think of Scotland as being famous for its single malts, in the eighteen hundreds claret was as common a drink as milk.

As our heroine Meara goes from a carefree life at Duntulm Castle to heartbreak, sweet Duncan tells her, "Ah, lass, if I could take away the hurtin', ye ken I would." You got to love a sweet laddie like him! As Meara has to fight for her life alone while her man is away fighting Napoleon, she is sustained by Duncan's love.

Will our sweet lassie get her hunk of a laddie in the end? Take the journey with Meara, Duncan and all the characters author Denby brings alive on the page. It's well worth the trip.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Tale 17 Mar 2013
By CathyP
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What a wonderful novel, totally gripping and moving storyline. I stayed up late into the night as I couldn't put it down until my Kindle ran out of charge! I truly cannot wait for August for the second novel by this talented writer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant story that really draws you in 19 May 2013
By Libee
Format:Paperback
My daughter lent me this book and I am so pleased she did. Megan Denby is a brilliant storyteller and has created a fantastic plot with engaging characters. I really enjoyed this and found it difficult to put down. I hear there is a sequel in the pipeline and I can't wait to read it. Give this book a go. You won't be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down 13 April 2013
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I loved reading this book. I found it through a wonderful blog written by the author. The blog was so well written, that I knew the book would be worthwhile reading. I was attracted by the Scottish theme, and saved the book so that I could read it on holiday. I have to say that it was a very tiring holiday as I couldn't put the book down and was up until 2.30 am two days in a row, reading it. If you like a gripping tale, then buy this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A star on the rise! Megan Denby 2 April 2013
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Megan Denby is a hugely talented Author. In this, her first novel, she has created a high benchmark for what she can achieve. This is a book that is easily read by both female and male readers. Megan's intelligent and intuitive use of male themes, mixed in with a story of love, devotion, betrayal, trust, hope, determination, makes for a compelling read. Meara, the main character is brilliantly crafted, and leaves you in no doubt, what a warm and loving person she is. Taken on a wild roller-coaster, starting in Scotland during the Napoleonic Wars, and then crossing oceans and back to have her life restored, this is both artistic and touching. An insight into the cruelty of humanity and the vulnerabilities that the devious exploit. Fantastic use of words. Keep a look out for Megan, as I believe she is going to be a best-seller!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read 21 Sep 2013
By Paul
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I can't really add to what's already been said here. A great read, I don't very often leave reviews but I made an exception for this book you won't be disappointed. My wife recommended it to me after she had read it on her kindle.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Stolen Birthright, A Missing Lover 1 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Meara's life is turned upside down when her wicked stepmother (Dierdre) uses deceit and worse to worm her way into the MacDonald clan. Dierdre and her brother's plot spreads like a poison through Meara's world in the Scottish Highlands. Meanwhile, the love of Meara's life leaves to go to war with Napoleon.

The story delivers dramatic and tense moments from the perspective of the feisty and loyal Meara in the first person. Dialogue and action balance well as the story develops, and Denby handles erotic sequences expertly. I found myself turning pages to find out what would happen next, and I'm happy to report that this book lends itself well to a sequel.

For your information, Denby composes her characters' dialogue in the Scottish dialect, and that forced me to slow my reading in order to "hear" the characters, but the narrator uses standard English.

Megan Denby has successfully crafted a highly despicable set of antagonists in Deirdre and her twisted brother Sloan, but our protagonist (Meara) is a worthy opponent.

Reviewed by
Chaunce Stanton
Author of The Blank Slate Boarding House for Creatives: A Tale of Magic, Manners, and Scandal
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5.0 out of 5 stars A thistle in the mist 26 Aug 2013
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really enjoyed this book found it compelling reading.Great story and so pleased to hear there is a sequel coming.Hopefully soon.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New Author to watch out for
This was a new author for me enjoyed the story and I am now looking forward to her next book Lost To The Mist.
Published 1 month ago by Maz
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
okay read
Published 1 month ago by Ms. Susan G. Webster
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
good read
Published 2 months ago by Mo.
2.0 out of 5 stars Not for me!
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. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Yvonne Lee
3.0 out of 5 stars So much disaster
I did enjoy this book, but I couldn't deal with any more awful disasters befalling Maera and her family. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Hana Makin
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the better indie thrillers
Even though this kind of genre isn't normally my kind of thing, I hoped it might be in some way similar to RLS and the story isn't quite as girly as the cover might lead one to... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Andrew Ives
5.0 out of 5 stars a truly great story
a great story i took to the characters straight away.especially meara and Duncan.had a little trouble with the Scottish dialect.but still enjoyed the story. Read more
Published 14 months ago by jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read. More please.
I have just returned from holiday, where I read this book cover to cover in just over 48 hours. To me, the mark of a good storyteller is one who can keep you constantly engaged and... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Keri Beevis - author of Dead Letter Day
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