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Coming Soon from Blair McDowell


The MacInnes Affair


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 in 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?

To be released Summer 2019

Early Reviews for 'The MacInnes Affair'

The MacInnes Affair is the story of one single pair of star-crossed lovers and their one small corner of history....There's a lovely sense of history coming full circle. Lara leaves home for Scotland to discover the truth about her ancestor, Lachlan MacInnes. And she returns home to discover tht the truth was right there waiting for her all along....The way that their history wraps around and both influences the now and is in turn resolved in that now - well, that's magic.The MacInnes Affair is the finest kind of time-slip romance, one where the dive into the past illuminates but does not overshadow the story in the present - and the other way around. It is a marvelous story every step of the way.

--  Marlene Harris,

I really enjoyed reading this entertaining contemporary and historical romance mix.  The story has two time-lines that intertwine.  Both plot-lines are well written and I never felt confused as the two stories shift from past to present and back again.  The present day romance progresses at a believable pace and the historical romance is filled with situations that are appropriate to that time. ....This is the type of book you can just fall into and get engrossed by the history and mysterday and not want to put down.  This is the first book I have read from this new-to-me author, but I will definitely be looking for others.

--  5-Stars from Avonna Loves Genres,


Blair McDowell's descriptions brought the book alive.  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 MacInnes Affair has a dashing hero, a charming lady, warring clans, a Scottish estate, and historical intrigue.

--  Kristina Anderson

I truly did enjoy this book and read it cover to cover in less than a day....This book is a must for any fan of the Outlander books and tv series.  Even though there is no time travel, the two stories evolving simultaneously allows the reader to leap centuries.  Even if you are not an Outlander fan, it is still an entertaining and exciting read.

--  4 Panting Purrs and 2 Paws UpSusan Johnston

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