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Welcome back to another installment of Scottish Sundays! I’m feeling nostalgic for the misty green country today, so I thought I’d share some photos with you from my trip there. That trip, back in 2007, inspired my debut NA novel, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY. Hope you enjoy the shots! (Originally posted 11/18/12: https://jennifermcconnel.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/scottish-sundays-photo-essay/)

Eilean Donan Castle in the Highlands.

St. Andrews, the town where Lou uncovers THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY.

Yes, I stuck my face in a freezing stream in December. Why? It’s a fairy stream with magical properties, of course!

On the magical Isle of Skye.

I found Nessie!

This ruined church captured my imagination.

If you want to know more about my Scottish travels, visit my Pinterest board.


Lou is in the middle of a quarter-life crisis. Fresh out of college, she’s unemployed and unsure of herself. But when she gets the chance to escape to Scotland with her best friend, it could be the answer to her quest for self-discovery. The trip is not at all what she expected, especially when her tour guide turns out to be the dreamy historian Brian, and together they embark on a hunt for information about Isobel Key, a woman accused of witchcraft in the seventeenth century.

They set out to learn the truth of the condemned witch, but Lou isn’t prepared for the knowledge that awaits her. She must face her own demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.

Flashing between seventeenth century Scotland and a contemporary romance, THE SECRET OF ISOBEL KEY is a mystery that will please readers of all ages.

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