Brae MacKenzie, a successful San Francisco painter, is a woman who seems to have it all but who’s felt a sense of loss and longing since childhood. Her artistic passion hasn’t filled that void, and with the untimely death of her charismatic husband, the old pain resurges.
Brae’s father senses his daughter’s pain and before she embarks for an exhibit in England he hands her a family heirloom hidden away for years…a letter: “Since you are still among the living, your heart is not broken…follow the map,” Brae reads, “to Scotland.”
The London exhibit, in its ultra-chic hollowness, prompts Brae into taking and advice of that bewildering letter. She hops a train for Glasgow.
When the train goes through a tunnel and emerges in an infinite forest of Scotch pines, descendants of the ancient Caledonian forest, Brae suddenly feels something. This is her stop; she just knows it.
She met at the station by Damon, a stranger, or perhaps not. He becomes her own personal tour guide to the myths and history of a past she never knew–and to a romance she never dreamed of having.
She had it all, beauty, love, wealth and fame, but her soul was empty. It wasn’t the loss of her perfect husband, her painting did not give her joy, she was empty inside, something was missing. Brae MacKenzie by Kenneth John Atchity is an almost dream-like journey of the heart and soul for one woman, lost within her inner torment she could not identify. Perhaps the exhibit she was attending in England would sooth her pain, or just maybe a family heirloom will lead her to her destiny in Scotland.
Curiosity and a feeling that she must go to Scotland sends Brae on a quest to find answers. Little did she know they would come in the form of a handsome man with a head full of stories, a heart full of legends and a soul that fits hers, perfectly.
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