The Last Sunset

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Andy McMillan is a soldier leading a training detachment in the Scottish Highlands.

A blinding red light drags him back to a simpler age when the air is filled with the smell of peat fires and the sound of Gaelic voices, and one voice in particular: the beautiful Ishbel. But the Highlanders are in revolt and the redcoats are coming.

Andy McMillan is a soldier.

Will he also prove to be a hero? More

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About Bob Atkinson

I was born and raised in the district of Lochaber, in the Western Highlands of Scotland. At the age of seventeen the age old curse of the Highlands, lack of work and opportunity, forced me to take the same military path taken by many of my forebears.

While serving with the army in Northern Ireland I met my future wife; the lovely and diminutive Ruby, inspiration for at least one of the female characters in The Last Sunset.

After leaving the army I moved to Belfast where together Ruby and I lived through many of the worst years of the Troubles.

Eventually, very much the worse for wear, we brought our young family of three home to the Highlands.

Here I worked for many years in the civil service, retaining some sanity by fleeing into the wilderness as often as possible. Eventually I was rescued by early retirement.

The lochs, hills and glens of Lochaber are like balm to the soul, and have inspired storytellers for as long as people have lived in these glens.
The Last Sunset is simply the latest in a long line of tales inspired by this ancient land.

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Review by: Thomas L. Hay on Dec. 20, 2014 :
It took this Yank a few chapters to sort out the language lingo, characters, and to comprehend the story line. But once the characters got together in the same time frame, my wife had a difficult time getting my attention. Even the aroma of fresh baked holiday goodies couldn’t entice me to set the book aside.
Atkinson spins a unique story. He certainly has a way with words. Be it the old Scottish lingo or modern English. His descriptions of ancient, modern, and future Scottish landscape, traditions, events, and characters places the reader smack dab in the middle of the action.
Having Scottish ancestry running thru my veins intrigued me to read his book. That and along with the story involving time travel. One of the best books I have read this year. Atkinson has a new fan. Looking forward to reading his other books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Karleene Morrow on Aug. 21, 2013 :
At last I see where to rate this book that I reviewed long ago. 5-Star book, a terrific read, should be a movie. Hope it gets discovered.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Karleene Morrow on May 26, 2013 : (no rating)
I didn't realize that in reviewing this book I had neglected to rate it. I still don't see where to do that but for sure I would give this wonderful book

5 STARS !!!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Karleene Morrow on Oct. 01, 2012 : (no rating)
This book was a total surprise to me. Not sure what I expected but it wasn't this wonderfully told time travel historical story set in Scotland. It is getting rave reviews on Amazon and if you read it you will know why. In fact, hopefully you will post your own review and find yourself singing its praises. A beautifully written book. I look forwar to seeing more books from this author. A master writer.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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