Family of Strangers

Family of Strangers

by Janis Susan May
     
 

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Orphaned and widowed within weeks, Linnet MacLellan journeys to Scotland to seek the protection of her late husband Duncan�s kin. Instead of the happy home and loving family she hopes to find, she meets hostility and disbelief. From the moment that the telegram to Jura House announcing her arrival goes astray and she is almost run down by an unknown rider Linnet is

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Orphaned and widowed within weeks, Linnet MacLellan journeys to Scotland to seek the protection of her late husband Duncan�s kin. Instead of the happy home and loving family she hopes to find, she meets hostility and disbelief. From the moment that the telegram to Jura House announcing her arrival goes astray and she is almost run down by an unknown rider Linnet is drawn deeper and deeper into problems.

To her emotional distress she finds that her late husband�s brother Dougal is his exact twin, while the two aged aunts who raised both boys detest her and want her gone. Simon Fordyce, their closest neighbor, inhabits the Castle, the palatial house the MacLellans regard as their rightful home and intend to reclaim, no matter what the law says. To make things more tense, Fordyce is intent on putting a mill into the valley in direct contravention to the traditional farming industry Dougal wishes to revive.

Tension reaches a fever pitch as both men court Linnet, then all is unsettled even more when someone starts making attempts against Linnet�s life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149266371
Publisher:
Sefkhat-Awbi Books
Publication date:
05/14/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,221,046
File size:
184 KB

Meet the Author

Janis Susan May is a seventh-generation Texan and a third-generation wordsmith who writes mysteries as Janis Patterson, romances and other things as Janis Susan May, children�s books as Janis Susan Patterson and scholarly works as J.S.M. Patterson.
Formerly an actress and singer, a talent agent and Supervisor of Accessioning for a bio-genetic DNA testing lab, Janis has also been editor-in-chief of two multi-magazine publishing groups as well as many other things, including an enthusiastic amateur Egyptologist. She began and edited the Newsletter (now called Menhedj) of the North Texas Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt, which for the nine years of her reign was the only ARCE publication in the world. She is also one of the original founders of RWA, as well as a member of several RWA chapters, The Authors Guild, NINC, Sisters In Crime, and MWA, where she is currently a board member for the Southwest Region.
Janis married for the first time when most of her contemporaries were becoming grandmothers. Her husband, also an Egyptophile, even proposed in a moonlit garden near the Pyramids of Giza. Janis and her husband live in Texas with an assortment of rescued furbabies.

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