The Secrets of Islay was launched in January, 2015. Please consider buying a printed copy (paperback only), which will benefit the students of Islay high school - to fun their biennial mission trip, which they take to a third world country. If you buy directly from the publisher, more proceeds will be available for this trip. Please place your order directly from this link: virtualbookworm.com. Thanks!
The Argyll region of Scotland, which includes the Kintyre peninsula along with Islay and its neighboring islands, has always been a seat of Highland clans. Many emigrated to the Carolinas of America and to Canada in the 18th and 19th centuries, which this book details.
Fittingly, an Argyll news site, forargyll.com, published a book review in January: "Robert Kroeger Finds Truth in The Secrets of Islay."
The reporter, Lynda Henderson, states "His new book weaves secret tales of Islay into the manifest emergence of the Lords of the Isles Challenge, held for the first time in April 2014 adding to the now annual Islay Single Malt Marathon ...The marathon is a fund raiser to send pupils from Islay High School on their biennial mission trip to a third world country. They are going to Peru this summer. Two years ago they went to Northern Africa. Robert Kroeger has dedicated half of the the proceeds of this book to the same good cause."