Item description for Dunnottar: The Keith Trilogy (Book 1) by Janet Elaine Smith...
Enough action for a man. Enough passion for a woman. Enough intrigue for everyone. Dunnottar Castle, Scotland, the domain of the Clan Keith, close consorts of the royal family for many generations. The whole country is at war with itself: Scotland against England. William Keith, the patriarch, is the wealthiest man in Scotland, but he desires only to be known as the kindest; John, his younger brother, is eager to fight for his country, even if his motives are a little questionable; and Robert, Williams oldest son, is off to battle, but his mothers only hope is that he finds a wife in the process. Even the most seemingly righteous families have some deep, dark hidden secrets. The Keith clan is no exception; some of them so deep and dark even the other Keith's don't know they exist. But they are privy to secrets of King Charles II himself.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Aug 18, 2006
Publisher Star Publish
ISBN 1932993509 ISBN13 9781932993509
Availability 0 units.
More About Janet Elaine Smith
Smith was a missionary in Venezuela, S.A. for several years before establishing a HELPs mission in Grand Forks. She is a contributing associate editor for Heritage Quest, Red River Valley Memories, and MinnDakota Mysteries.
Janet Elaine Smith currently resides in Grand Forks, in the state of North Dakota.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dunnottar: The Keith Trilogy (Book 1)?
Dunnottar Jul 6, 2004
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this historical--it's a definate keeper. I look forward to re-reading it at a later date. The content as well as it's attractive cover makes it a nice addition to my library.
Characters you can care about, and historical accuracy, too! Nov 18, 2002
Before I started to read "Dunnottar," a visiting friend who's a museum curator (and graduate degreed historian) happened to pick it up from my dining room table. She leafed through it and declared, "This is a good book! May I read it when you're through?" Since her tastes and mine often differ, I wondered if that meant I was going to find the tale a dry one.
Well, I most certainly did not. Janet Elaine Smith's novel takes a story from her husband's (Keith) family history, and peoples it with men and women about whom any reader can't help but care. Being able to guess how John Keith's apparently hopeless love for Ann Hastings would turn out, and knowing enough about the time and place depicted so that I also was sure where the plot must go, didn't keep me from turning the pages eagerly and thoroughly enjoying a well-spun tale.
Romance and intrigue, friendship and betrayal, against an accurately researched historical backdrop. No wonder "Dunnottar" has been an this site bestseller. I really ought to make my friend the museum curator buy her own copy.
A GREAT story Sep 5, 2000
Dunnottar was not only a great story, but it made a small bit of history come to life! I enjoyed it immensely.
In The Library Sep 4, 2000
Here is an unusual new novel by Janet Elaine Smith. The beheading of a king, four love stories, the hiding of the precious crown jewels, a bouncy and charming little red-headed girl--all these should be enough of a mix for a historical novel, especially when it is based on the lore of a family we know. "Dunnottar" the title of this book, is actually the name of the ancient castle, the home of the Keith family, ancestors of Ivan Smith. He and Janet, his wife, and author of the novel, are regular attendants of our Federated Church. This is a first novel, to be followed soon by another one, "Marylebone." And so if you are ready for a romantic trip back to 17th century Scotland, here is your ticket.
Dunnottar Aug 10, 2000
This book is a great read. It's loaded with action with a bit of romance running throughout the book. Once I got hooked, I couldn't lay it down. I would call it an historical novel, in that it is set in time of King Charles, with many references to other royalty and those of "noble" birth. I've read periodical articles that Janet Smith has written about the Keith Clan - those historically and genealogically accurate - however, this novel really brings the family alive!