The Crown in the Heather (Bruce Trilogy, Book 1)
By N. Gemini Sasson
Historical fiction about the young Robert Bruce, matching
wits with Edward Longshanks to secure Scotland's throne,
and his romance with Elizabeth de Burgh. First in a trilogy
by new author Gemi Sasson. 4 stars
By Terisa Wilcox
Time travel romance set in the early 1600s - modern day
Campbell woman meets true love MacGregor during the time
when Clan MacGregor has been proscribed. Romantic, not
racy. 4 stars. Her second boock, Between
Now and Then has an even better twist - Caitlyn MacGregor
moves forward 400 years to meet her true love in our time.
Blue Bells of Scotland: Blue Bells Trilogy: Book One
By Laura Vokika
Fascinating time-swapping story juxtiposes modern day Shawn Kleiner, a shallow and vain musician,
with Niall Campbell, courageous medieval warrior looking towards the battle at Bannockburn. Well-crafted
characters and easy transitions between times. 4-1/2 stars.
Queen Hereafter: A Novel of Margaret of Scotland
By Susan Fraser King
Interesting historical fiction interweaving the stories of Queen Margaret and Lady MacBeth in
11th century Scotland. 4-1/2 stars. Her earlier book is Lady Macbeth: A Novel
Once a Warrior
by Karyn Monk
A battle-scarred, disheartened hero fights for redemption, encouraged
by a heroine in need of a mighty warrior to save her Scottish clan.
Son of the Morning
by Linda Howard
Wow! Exciting, suspense-filled time travel story involving the Knights
Templar and 14th century Scotland. Not to be missed.
By Allie Bates
In a time when magic is still possible...
In a land where turmoil reigns supreme...
Can a valiant warrior and a virtuous maid find happiness?
Wonderfully written 15th century historical romance with a second-sighted
heroine and a dashing hero.
The first in a projected series by new author, Allie Bates.
Born in Sin: A MacAllisters Novel
By Kinley MacGregor
"Banished as a child, 'Sin' MacAllister learned to despise his
Scottish heritage. Yet now, to unmask King Henry's foes, he must return
to the hated Highlands -- wedded to a bewitching lass whose flaming
red hair matches the fire of her spirit." Great novel by Kinley
MacGregor. Part of a series featuring the MacAllisters.
By Janet Elaine Smith
Quality Scottish historical fiction set in Restoration times focuses on
the loves and intrigues of Clan Keith of Dunnottar Castle (a real castle,
Catch the sequels about the Keith familiy:
for the Course
The Game of Kings (Lymond Chronicles, 1)
Historical fiction set in 16th century Scotland. First of a series
by famed historical fiction author Dorothy Dunnett. These books have
been beloved for over a generation.
The Lymond Chronicles Series includes:
The Game of Kings
The Disorderly Knights
Pawn in Frankincense
The Ringed Castle
Glencoe : A Romance of Scotland
By Muireall Donald
After the massacre, a Campbell and a MacDonald fall in love.
Beautifully written, very highly rated.
by Kathleen Givens
Pure Scottish historical romance set in the early 18th century - the MacGannon
family of Kilgannon. An enjoyable read.
The Iron Lance (The Celtic Crusades, Book 1
by Stephen Lawhead
Christian historical fantasy writer Lawhead has achieved major popularity
in the mainstream market - this series is about an in 11th-12th century
Orkney family caught up in the crusades and quests for the holy relics
- the Holy Lance (bk 1), the True Cross (bk 2), and, of course, the
Grail itself (bk 3). Great stuff on Celtic Christianity. Recommended.
Book 2 - The
Book 3 - The
Son of the Sword
By J. Ardian Lee
Time travel to 18th century Scotland, with a guy as the protagonist this
time. Mixed reviews.
By Juliana Garnett
Gosh, the cover picture alone sets my heart pounding. Scottish historical
fiction set in the time of Robert the Bruce.
The Bruce Trilogy/the Steps to the Empty...
By Nigel Tranter - Scotland's great master of historical fiction. Tranter
wrote wonderful stories about Scottish history - this trilogy on Robert
the Bruce deserves its 5 stars.
Lady of the Glen: A Novel of 17Th-Century Scotland and the Massacre of
by Jennifer Roberson
A land of majestic castles and bitterly warring clans becomes the towering
backdrop for the story of a man and a woman whose love cannot be denied--
not by a centuries-old feud nor by a betrayal so shocking it is remembered
still, whenever bagpipes play their mournful songs of the Campbells and
A Well Favored Gentleman
by Christina Dodd
Prolific and very popular writer Christina Dodd weaves a tale of magic
in this paranormal love story about an ancient pact between the MacLeods
and the selkies set in 1800 Scotland.
by Julie Garwood
Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear
Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had
promised to be at her side. But there was another, private reason for
the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the
father she had never known, the Laird Maclean. Nothing prepared her,
however, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her
into his land...Iain Maitland, Laird of his clan, a man more powerfully
compelling than any she had ever encountered. Lovely romance set in
12th century Scotland.
Sequel is Ransom
- another great romantic read set in the medieval highlands
By Melanie Jackson
On the rocky coast of Scotland in 1929, Hexy, a young American, weeps into
the sea and inadvertently summons a selkie prince, then steals his fur,
thinking it belongs to her movie-star employer. In his human form Ruairidh
is powerful and gorgeous, and his magic makes Hexy throw caution to the
wind and rush to his bed. Page-turning paranormal romance.
by Shanna Abé
A Scotswoman and Englishman are forced to team up in fighting the common
foe - Vikings in 12th century Scotland.
Devil in a Kilt
by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
What I want to know is where do they find these guys for the covers?
Set in the time of Robert the Bruce, pure (well, maybe not pure) Scottish
His Wicked Promise
By Samantha James
Publishers Weekly calls it "steamy." "The rugged
Highlander is determined to keep his passion hidden while he woos her
with his gentle caress and wicked kisses" 13th century Scotland.
The MacLean Groom
by Kathleen Harrington
He is her family's ancient foe, but never has Lady Joanna Macdonald seen
a man she wants more. Still, she hides from Rory MacLean--the dashing laird
whom King James has ordered her to marry--hoping to save her family's honor.
15th century. 5 stars.
The Island Harp
By Jeanne Williams
Williams is known for her tough heroines and fine story-telling. This Scottish
novel is set on the Isle of Lewis during the 1840s clearances - the heroine
fights deportation and the love of a Scots soldier. More historical fiction
than romance. 5 stars.
Eyes of Garnet
By Mary Duncan
Set during the Jacobite uprising of 1745, this intriguing novel blends the paranormal and the historical, as
heroine Catriona uses her Second Sight to aid her clan during the war. 5 stars.
Follow up novel Sightless
follows Cat to the American Colonies and a new life with its own perils.
The Fields of Bannockburn: A Novel of Christian Scotland from Its Origins to Independence
By Donna Fletcher Crow
Donna Fletcher Crow is an excellent writer of epic, centuries-spanning, historical
fiction from the Christian perspective. I haven't read this book, but her book on
Glastonbury was wonderful. 5 stars.
High on a Mountain: A MacLachlainn Saga, Book One: Ailean
By Tommie Lyn
Very well told story of a poor young man in 18th century Scotland, the troubles he bears and
his courage to overcome. 5 stars.
By Karen Marie Moning
Moning is the best-selling author of the Highlander time-travel romance
series set in Scotland (see below).
This new book, Darkfever, is the first in a projected series (rather than
her usual stand-alone novels). In a new departure, Darkfever is set in
Ireland, rather than Scotland, and features the paranormal world of Irish faery.
Karen Marie Moning Highlander books:
Moning's books feature 20th
century heroines transported back in time to the Scottish highlands, where romance and steamy sex
Spell of the Highlander
The Immortal Highlander
of the Highlander
Beyond the Highland Mist
Tame a Highland Warrior
The first of Diana Gabaldon's extremely successful series of Scottish
romance time travel books about a woman who accidentally winds up in
the 18th century Highlands. I enjoyed this book, but it does give new
meaning to concept of "open marriage".
Other books in the Gabaldon series:
Breath of Snow and Ashes
Echo in the Bone