THE LEGEND MACKINNON
April 1999
Bantam Massmarket
ISBN 0-553-57923-1
Cover Art © Alan Ayers
Hand Lettering © Ron Zinn

Three centuries ago in Scotland a curse was born of the long-standing feud between the Claren and the MacKinnon clans. Now, generations later, destiny has decreed that three women, the last of the Claren line, be granted one final chance to set things right.

Maggie, Cailean, and Delaney Claren are three cousins who grow up unaware of one another—until an inheritance brings them together. Now mysterious journals and the deed to an ancient Scottish castle will bring them face-to-face with the warriors at the heart of the MacKinnon family, three brothers sentenced to cruel fates by a terrible curse.

Duncan is trapped in the form of a ghost, Rory must live an immortal life alone, and Alexander has been wrenched by time from the past to the present, with no way back. Ferociously compelling, dangerously relentless, they are bound by no mortal laws—except desire for the three Claren women. The journals speak of one key that can break the powerful spell. And finding that key will plunge them all into a world of unforeseeable danger and tantalizing desire….

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MAGGIE CLAREN
— A week ago, she thought she had the perfect life. Then she uncovers a shocking secret that sends her running for her life, and straight into the arms of a gorgeous, kilt-clad ghost.
DUNCAN MACKINNON
— For three hundred years, he’d sworn vengeance against the family who’d destroyed his own. But now, the ruthless warrior may have betrayed his clan, all because of a woman who may be his redemption….or his destroyer.
CAILEAN CLAREN
–Haunted by visions she cannot explain, she flies halfway around the world to save the life of a cousin she has never met. And finds herself drawn to a man from another place and time–a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
RORY MACKINNON
–He was fierce, proud, and merciless, but his skills with the sword weren’t enough to save him from a Claren witch. Now, John Roderick MacKinnon has another chance to break the ancient curse, when a modern sorceress unlocks his heart.
DELANEY CLAREN
–All her life she’d yearned for adventure. Now in the ruins of a magnificent castle, she will cross paths with the eldest of the brothers MacKinnon, a man who is every bit her match.
ALEXANDER MACKINNON
–For years, he has hidden in his castle lair, searching for a way to change history and turn the tables on his enemy. But the battlegrounds have shifted, and the spirited woman just may save his heart and everlasting soul….

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“Adventure, passion, magic and betrayal are the bright threads Donna Kauffman weaves together to create the legend of three bold warriors out of their time.” ~ Nora Roberts

“Donna Kauffman always knows how to set our heart afire with passion and romance.” ~ Rendezvous

“Hard-edged heroes possessing smoldering sensuality are fast making Donna Kauffman a name to watch for.” ~ Romantic Times

“Donna Kauffman is brilliant. She… delivers a captivating love story you’ll want to read over and over again.” ~ Booklovers

“[Donna Kauffman’s] strong plots are rivaled only by her strong and passionate characters. Readers are quickly brought into her stories and are held there captivated until the final pages.” ~ Affaire de Coeur

“Donna Kauffman’s The Legend MacKinnon is a fantasy novel that takes romance down three separate roads. Each road is it’s own compelling and intriguing story, and each story is beautiful and passionate. The characters are captivating, and the love scenes are blistering. At its heart, however, this book is an imaginative testimony to the power of love. Three Claren cousins who have never met inherit their great-uncle’s estate. Maggie receives a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina. Cailean gets a trunk full of journals. Delaney takes possession of some old rock pile in the Highlands of Scotland. Each cousin has no idea the others exist, but as they begin looking for each other, the destiny that awaits them begins to take form. Three MacKinnon brothers, each cursed because of their arrogance, still walk this earth after three hundred years. Duncan haunts the cabin Maggie has inherited for one month each year, hoping every year that he will earn his final rest. Rory searches the world for three hundred years, never aging and always seeking his release from a Claren witch. Alexander has traveled through time, and as the eldest brother, his only desire is to return to his time and punish the clan Claren for their evil treachery. This time, when the fires ignite between Clarens and MacKinnons, it is love that grows instead of hatred and devilry. No fairy magic is necessary to spark these flames. No talisman is needed to begin the blood boiling. However, as the love pairs form, it is apparent to each that the time they have together may be short. The only hope of relieving the brothers from their individual curses is to find the key mentioned in the journals left to Cailean, but time is running out and tempers are short. The fiery tempest that builds throughout each love story is perfect in its passion. Donna Kauffman’s book is one of terrific driving emotion. There is a balance between tears and laughter that makes The Legend MacKinnon a truly wonderful read for any time of the year, but it’s springtime release seems most appropriate. Enchanting! A brilliant three-for-one romance! Gorgeous Highland warriors! Who could ask for more? A remarkable plot balanced by incredible characters! Donna Kauffman’s fantastic! Ghosts, immortals, and time-travelers! The Legend MacKinnon is jam-packed and fun!” ~ Karen Ellington, Literary Times

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Winner of Book of the Year! and Best Paranormal romcom.com
Winner of the RIO Parker Award
1999 PEARL Award Honorable Mention
Golden Quill Award Finalist

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