A Thistle in the Mist and over 2 million other books are available for Amazon Kindle . Learn more
£5.28
  • RRP: £7.80
  • You Save: £2.52 (32%)
FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10.
In stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon.
Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Trade in your item
Get a £0.75
Gift Card.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

A Thistle in the Mist Paperback – 2 Apr 2013


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
£5.28
£5.28 £7.98

Trade In Promotion



Free One-Day Delivery for six months with Amazon Student


Product details

  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (2 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1482699168
  • ISBN-13: 978-1482699166
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,304,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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.

Product Description

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’.

Inside This Book (Learn More)
Browse Sample Pages
Front Cover | Copyright | Excerpt | Back Cover
Search inside this book:

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Irma Fritz on 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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CathyP on 17 Mar 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sara Greenfield on 13 April 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Libee on 19 May 2013
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shepherd on 2 April 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Paul on 21 Sep 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chaunce Stanton on 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
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ladybird on 26 Aug 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
really enjoyed this book found it compelling reading.Great story and so pleased to hear there is a sequel coming.Hopefully soon.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Feedback