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Hardcover Macgregors Lantern Book

ISBN: 0786232277

ISBN13: 9780786232277

Macgregors Lantern

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A Denver Post Bestseller Margaret Dowling willingly gives up Philadelphia society to carve out a life in the West with her new husband. When he disappears, Maggie forges a new sense of herself,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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4 ratings

MacGregor's Lantern was great fun!

This was a delightful book, which I thoroughly enjoyed. My husband is from Clan MacGregor, and I learned a lot about the MacGregor's, as well as about the highland cattle. I'm a member of Clan MacLeod, who also raised these beautiful animals. I live in the area where the book took place, and it was historically very accurate. I've been to many of the places she mentions. In fact, the Como Depot is still there, and is now a delightful restaurant. Ms. Brown wrote wonderfully, with a Scottish accent, and I found myself reading aloud quite often, to get the sounds of the words and phrases. I can hardly wait for her next book, which she tells me maybe available in December!

How I moved from this novel

This is Chrysan Deng from China, I happened to know that my friend Corrine Brown wrote a book and I am very curious to know it, Mrs Corrine Brown gave me the website to download her books and I found it. I got a little about USA western transportation while I was in the colleague, I hope to know more if I read over this book

...a compelling story ... a novel for all times

In this debut novel by Colorado writer and historian Corinne Joy Brown, the life of cattlemen in 1870's Colorado and Wyoming, formerly earned by nothing more and nothing less than sweat and blood-comes to face with big business-dealings with Scottish investors who conquer their worlds with prestige and money. Margaret Dowling, the daughter of a Philadelphia bank president, finds herself in the middle of this venture when she weds a Scot investor, Kerr McKennon. Though this marriage is not one based on the true romantic natures one would expect, Maggie welcomes the opportunity to go west and start a new life, and develops an instant and everlasting fondness to the landscape and wildlife of the American West. Maggie McKennon comes face to face with her destiny when her husband is killed, and rather than leave a country and lifestyle that she has come to love, she vows to take his place in the partnership he had formed with Hugh MacGregor and see his dream through. This challenge would be tremendous for any man who on a daily basis deals with the rugged and violent nature of their adversaries, but Maggie McKennon proves herself capable of surviving such a world that can be as ruthless as it is beautiful. Corinne Joy Brown is a welcomed voice to Western literature, one that captures her readers with a clear, concise prose, and a compelling story reminiscent of the great historical author John Jakes. MacGregor's Lantern is a novel for all times, and Corinne Joy Brown a treasure to the new millennium. -Steven Law, ReadWest Online Magazine

Macgregor's Lantern Review

My book club read this book and we were in general agreement that this was a very good read, especially realizing that it is the author's first novel. Being from Denver, I found myself being transported back in time to the 1880s making the trip from Denver to Como, Colo, where much of the action takes place. The historical research that went into producing the novel was accurate, yet it is a history of the west that most westerners aren't even aware of: How Scottish cattle barons became influential ranchers in Colorado and Wyoming. The Scottish broage dialect was delightful, bringing another flair of authenticity to the novel. It's an Hisorical novel, a romance, a women's rights book (for which it must be read and recommended by Oprah) and a western adventure story all rolled into one. I highly recommend this book!
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