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The Sweet Story of His Love for Ellen MacKenzie

The bracelets that, as it turns out, Murtagh had given Ellen Mackenzie, Jamie’s mother, as a wedding present. He had killed a boar by himself with a dagger, trying to prove himself as a man worthy of her ...but she had another suitor.

Claire’s sister-in-law Jenny Murray gifted her with some beautiful bracelets  made from the tusks of a wild boar that belonged to her mother Ellen MacKenzie.  Jenny said that her mother would never say who gave them to her.  While on the road looking for Jamie, Murtagh tells Claire of his unrequited love for Ellen and how he gifted her with those bracelets that he had made especially for her after he killed a boar with only his dagger.  While Ellen went on to marry Brian Fraser, Murtagh fell down to his knees and promised her that he would look after and protect Jamie for the rest of his life.  And he did and still does.

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Michelle Tompkins is an award-winning media, PR and crisis communications professional with more than ten years experience with coverage in virtually every traditional and new media outlet. She is currently a communications and media strategist and writer, as well as the author of College Prowler: Guidebook for Columbia University. She served as the Media Relations Manager for the Girl Scouts of the USA where she managed all media and talking points, created social media strategy, trained executives and donors and served as the organization’s primary spokesperson, participating in daily interviews with local, regional, and national media outlets. She managed the media for the Let Me Know internet safety and Cyberbullying prevention campaign with Microsoft, as well as Girl Scouts’ centennial Year of the Girl To Get Her There celebration in 2012, which yielded more than 800 million earned media impressions. In addition to her extensive media experience, Michelle worked as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, as well contracting as a digital content developer and her writing has appeared in newspapers and online. She is passionate about television, theater, classic movies, all things food and in-home entertaining. While she has lived and worked in NYC for more than a decade, she is from suburban Sacramento and gets back there often to watch the San Francisco Giants on TV with her family.