That Autumn in Edinburgh

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THAT AUTUMN IN EDINBURGH

Dateline: 250 years later...a contemporary, stand-alone sequel to Ware's historical novel ISLAND OF THE SWANS.

Can memories of a tragic, eighteenth century love triangle be passed down through a descendant's DNA?

A compelling, almost mystical attraction draws American designer Fiona Fraser into the force field of visiting Scotsman, Alexander Maxwell, ...

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Overview

THAT AUTUMN IN EDINBURGH

Dateline: 250 years later...a contemporary, stand-alone sequel to Ware's historical novel ISLAND OF THE SWANS.

Can memories of a tragic, eighteenth century love triangle be passed down through a descendant's DNA?

A compelling, almost mystical attraction draws American designer Fiona Fraser into the force field of visiting Scotsman, Alexander Maxwell, through an eerie happenstance one steamy summer's day in New York City.

When Fiona's mercurial boss dispatches her to Edinburgh to create a Scottish Home Furnishings Collection, the chemistry deepens as she and Alex discover their ancestral bonds to the star-crossed lovers Thomas Fraser-the "Lost Lieutenant"-and Jane Maxwell, the flamboyant 4th Duchess of Gordon who died in 1812.

From the cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Royal Mile to the tartan and cashmere mills of the Scottish border country, the modern lovers grapple with the imminent threat of financial ruin to their respective firms, along with ancient wounds echoing down through time-and a heartbreaking mystery, hidden for more than two centuries, that will dictate their own destinies.

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"A deep, complex novel exploring love, betrayal, healing, and renewal in the human heart." -Affaire de Coeur

"...[A] story so fascinating that it should come with a warning-do not start unless you want to be up all night!"-Romantic Times

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780988940833
  • Publisher: Lion's Paw Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/6/2013
  • Pages: 396
  • Sales rank: 240,976
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Ciji Ware is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling historical novelist, an Emmy-award- winning television producer, reporter, writer, lecturer, and host. A former commentator for seventeen years on ABC Radio & TV in Los Angeles, she is the author of two nonfiction works and eight historical novels, including "A Race to Splendor," which was short-listed for the WILLA (Cather) Literary Award in 2012. "That Summer in Cornwall" and "That Autumn in Edinburgh are under the Lion's Paw Publishing imprint and part of her ongoing Four Seasons Quartet.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    I should first say that I was looking forward to this 'standalon

    I should first say that I was looking forward to this 'standalone sequel' more than any of the others in the Four Seasons Quartet.  After finishing 'Island of the Swans', I immediately contacted the author via Goodreads and sent her a big WHAT HAPPENS??.  Well, That Autumn in Edinburgh is the answer and the answer does not disappoint.

    With a great present day story that I found just as interesting as the past the characters were trying to dig up, That 'Autumn in Edinburgh' weaves a tale that is not for someone looking for a 'fluffy' read.  Like all of Ms. Ware's books, Autumn takes a little commitment.  There are numerous characters, past and present to keep track of, not to mention all of the Scottish and English details.  But that is what makes all of her books so worth a read.  There are is much depth to her characters, but never too much.  Her ability to juggle a complex plot (because anytime you're dealing with two different times, the plot is automatically complex), a sea of characters and a lush, unfamiliar landscape easily puts her in my top 5 favorite authors.

    Some of my favorites points about That Autumn in Edinburgh (may contain mini-spoilers):
    1) A man who is faithful to his wife, even though his marriage is falling apart.  That never seems to happen.
    2) Showing how your family can REALLY screw you up.
    3) Ms. Ware's descriptions of Scotland and the Scottish businesses.  Again, in depth but never too much that I felt like I was lost in the description.
    4) Two believable main characters with real problems.
    5)  A beautiful connection between the main characters and the characters from Island of the Swans.  

    Finally, I do not believe that you need to read Island of the Swans first.  In fact, Swans may be an easier read if you read That Autumn in Edinburgh first.  Either way, both are worth a read...maybe several reads.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2013

    Awesome!

    I couldn't stop reading! It so reminded me of my own visit to Scotland. Wonderful, descriptive writing with a tear-wrenching, joyful ending.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    Story or should I say stories as there were really two themes in

    Story or should I say stories as there were really two themes in the book, were interesting, but the writing was dragging things out and became boring to the point where I skimmed sections just to get to the end. It seemed like the historical points were repeated over and over without adding much value to the book. Just an okay book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014

    Simply divine...

    I adored the historical feel of this book and how the past and present were woven together so effortlessly. This story had me hooked within a few paragraphs and still has me in a stranglehold. Major book hang over! I have not read Island of the Swans, but Ciji Ware gave me all the back ground info needed to fully understand the entire story. That being said, I intend on going back to read it anyway. This was the second book from this author I've read and I have enjoyed both.

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