Love is worth any risk in this seductive finale of USA Today Bestselling Author Gayle Callen’s Highland Wedding series… The last thing clan chief Duncan Carlyle expects to encounter in the rain-soaked highlands was Catriona Duff, daughter of the corrupt earl responsible for the price on his head. Yet Duncan finds himself sheltering the beauty who claims to have lost her memory. Catriona could be the key to stopping her father, but only if Duncan can keep her identity—and his dangerously powerful desire—to himself. Duncan may have rescued Catriona, but the gruff outlaw clearly doesn’t trust her. She’s moved by his mission to rescue kidnapped children, but hiding in a network of caves means living in close quarters with everyone—including Duncan. And even as Catriona struggles to remember her past, the present draws her ever closer to this enigmatic man…and to the secret that could change everything.
A Lord Not Meant to Marry Hamish MacRae, a changed man, returned to his beloved Scotland intending to turn his back on the world. The proud, brooding lord wants nothing more than to be left alone, but an unwanted visitor to his lonely castle has defied his wishes. While it is true that this healer, Mary Gilly, is a beauty beyond compare, it will take more than her miraculous potions to soothe his wounded spirit. But Mary's tender heart is slowly melting Hamish's frozen one . . . awakening a burning need to keep her with him -- forever. A Lady Who Dares Not Love Never before has Mary felt such an attraction to a man! The mysterious Hamish MacRae is strong and commanding, with a face and form so handsome it makes Mary tremble with wanting him. Already shadowy forces are coming closer, heartless whispers and cruel rumors abound, and it will take a love more pure and powerful than any other to divine the truth -- and promise a future neither had dreamed possible.
Welcome to the charming Scottish seaside town of Gandiegow—where two people have returned home for different reasons, but to find the same thing.… Caitriona Macleod gave up her career as an investigative reporter for the role of perfect wife. But after her husband is found dead in his mistress’s bed, a devastated Cait leaves Chicago for the birthplace she hasn’t seen since she was a child. She’s hoping to heal and to reconnect with her gran. The last thing she expects to find in Gandiegow is the Sexiest Man Alive! She just may have stumbled on the ticket to reigniting her career—if her heart doesn’t get in the way. Graham Buchanan is a movie star with many secrets. A Gandiegow native, he frequently hides out in his hometown between films. He also has a son he’ll do anything to protect. But Cait Macleod is too damn appealing—even if she is a journalist. Quilting with her gran and the other women of the village brings Cait a peace she hasn’t known in years. But if she turns in the story about Graham, Gandiegow will never forgive her for betraying one of its own. Should she suffer the consequences to resurrect her career? Or listen to her battered and bruised heart and give love another chance?
Jean Balneaves, born in poverty on a Scottish Croft in the nineteenth century sees for the first time, as bairns, in a chance meeting, young Robert Loudon, son of the soon to be laird of Dollar Glen Castle, and owner of the croft holding. In young adulthood they secretly meet and fall in love. But Robert is persuaded to enter Sandhurst the English Army Officer's School. Because of a mysterious fire, the croft cottage burns and Jean's father dies. Jean, now a dark eyed beauty takes charge of her siblings and young widowed mother All eventually are invited to the Castle by a compassionate (now Viscount) Benjamin Loudon, Robert's papa. But his wife, the Lady Katrine sternly objects. Finally after five years Jean and Robert find each other in Auchenblae where Jean and her brother are helping a linen mill entrepreneur. It is there where Jean and Robert's love is consummated and a child results. However, Jean refuses to wed Robert in view of his mama's strong objections. Jean, a sensitive person and a loving Robert find their lives forever changed. A rare cameo is a symbol of the eternal love they share.
Author: Belle McInnes
Publisher: Eden Press
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Mary Queen of Scots may reign, but villainous plotters have designs on her throne... An heiress with a secret... As handmaid to Mary Queen of Scots, heiress Libby Preston is in the perfect place to meet an eligible lord and make an advantageous marriage. But Libby is from the Borders of Scotland, where life is hard and lawless men run rampant. And this Borders lass has a terrible secret - a secret that would ruin her reputation and her chances of a suitable match, should it ever come to light... A French doctor from the slums of Paris... French physician Robert Nau has come to Scotland to seek his fortune and work for the ageing ambassador in Edinburgh. He has no intention of falling in love - until he meets Libby Preston, a rich gentlewoman who is too highborn to consider a man from his lowly background. But his heart yearns for her, even if their love is fated never to be. A love beyond reach... When the queen falls mortally ill, Robert is sucked into the dramas and dangers of the Scottish court. Surrounded by ambitious men who seek their own advancement no matter the cost - even if that cost is regicide - he fights to heal the queen of a mystery ailment. Working alongside Robert as the queen's fever worsens and she slips into unconsciousness, Libby finds it hard to deny her growing attraction to the handsome doctor. But she is destined to marry a Scottish lord, not a Frenchman from the slums of Paris. Theirs is a match that can never be, a love beyond reach... :: Set in 16th Century Scotland, A Love Beyond is a stand-alone Scottish historical romance with a HEA. If you like strong heroines, handsome heroes and clean romance, you'll love the second book in the Reivers series. Escape to Mary Queen of Scots' lawless Borderlands today!
"Morna's Spell" is the SWEET/CLEAN version of "Love Beyond Time" by USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Bethany Claire. This version is for readers who prefer clean language in their stories and love scenes that stay behind closed doors. An ancient spell. A timeless love. Brielle Montgomery finds comfort in the steadfast routines in her life—until her archaeologist mother whisks her away on an adventure in Scotland. Intent on discovering who or what destroyed the powerful Conall clan four hundred years earlier, Bri and her mother work day and night scouring the castle ruins. Rather than finding the answers they seek, Bri stumbles across an ancient spell and is sent tumbling backward through time to the seventeenth century. Once there, she is mistaken for another and is forced to marry the castle’s ill-fated laird. Now she must work to change the fate of his people, find a way home, and work to keep from falling in love with the man who is now her husband—all before the unknown enemy arrives to destroy them. But the handsome laird introduces Bri to a sort of love she’s only ever dreamed of, and with each passing day, she finds herself more reluctant to find a spell that will take her home. If she finds it, will she use it? If she doesn’t, will her love for Eoin Conall give her the strength to survive a deadly plot against his people, and the power to change the course of history? Scroll up and grab your copy today. Read all the books in The Magical Matchmaker's Legacy. You should read them in the following order: Morna's Spell Morna's Secret The Conalls’ Magical Yuletide - A Novella Morna's Magic Morna's Accomplice Jeffrey's Only Wish - A Novella Morna's Rogue Morna's Ghost Morna's Vow Keywords: sweet romance, clean romance, Scottish time travel romance, highlander romance, historical romance, sweet love stories, clean love stories, 17th century Scotland, highlanders, highlander romance, time travel, fantasy, witches, magic, historical love stories
Author: Norman Ferguson
Release Date: 2017-08
Did you know? Nessie is not the only monster supposedly living in a Scottish loch. Loch Morar has its own: Morag. The first Open golf Championship was played in Scotland, at Prestwick in 1860. As well as television, insulin, chloroform and the telephone, Scotland has given the world kaleidoscopes, contour lines, tinned salmon and Andy Murray. This miscellany of all things Scottish will have you quoting Burns, reeling off famous battles and fizzing with fascinating trivia in no time. As well as getting the low-down on the who, what, when and where of Scottish history - including profiles of William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie - you'll gain plenty of insight into the food, drink, landscape, culture and everything else that makes Scotland exceptional.
Her destiny lies in the past. So does her heart. After surviving a fire that almost killed her, Kate worked hard to rebuild her life post-amputation. She knows her own strength. In life and in work, she never backs down from a challenge. But when she travels into the past to be with her sister, she meets a man who forces her to face truths about herself she’d rather avoid—that when it comes to love, nothing terrifies her more. Maddock enjoys his duty on The Isle of Eight Lairds, but dreams of more. After seeing his friend find love, he opens his heart to the belief that perhaps there is a lass out there for him, as well. When he meets Kate, the bonny sister of one of his dearest friends, he falls for her hard and fast. But she doesn’t make it easy for him. Her own fears keep her distant. No matter how much he opens himself up to her, she struggles to do the same. Can they find a way to overcome the fears holding them back? If they do, can they work together to keep the evil that rules over the Isle at bay?
Author: Madeleine Bunting
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Release Date: 2017-04-11
"Over six years, Bunting traveled the Hebrides, exploring their landscapes, histories, and magnetic pull. She delves into the meanings of home and belonging, which in these islands have been fraught with tragedy as well as tenacious resistance. Bunting considers the extent of the islands' influence beyond their shores, finding that their history of dispossession and migration has been central to the British imperial past."--Provided by publisher.
Looking at late medieval Scottish poetic narratives which incorporate exploration of the amorousness of kings, this study places these poems in the context of Scotland's repeated experience of minority kings and a consequent instability in governance. The focus of this study is the presence of amatory discourses in poetry of a political or advisory nature, written in Scotland between the early fifteenth and the mid-sixteenth century. Joanna Martin offers new readings of the works of major figures in the Scottish literature of the period, including Robert Henryson, William Dunbar, and Sir David Lyndsay. At the same time, she provides new perspectives on anonymous texts, among them The Thre Prestis of Peblis and King Hart, and on the works of less well known writers such as John Bellenden and William Stewart, which are crucial to our understanding of the literary culture north of the Border during the period under discussion.
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Release Date: 2018-02-06
The latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith's perennially popular and irresistibly charming 44 Scotland Street series. When Pat accepts her narcissistic ex-boyfriend Bruce's invitation for coffee, she has no idea of the complications in her romantic and professional life that will follow. Meanwhile, Matthew, her boss at the art gallery, attracts the attention of the police after a misunderstanding at the local bookstore. Whether caused by small things such as a cup of coffee and a book, or major events such as Stuart's application for promotion and his wife Irene's decision to pursue a PhD in Aberdeen, change is coming to Scotland Street. But for three seven-year-old boys--Bertie Pollock, Ranald, and Big Lou's foster son, Finlay--it also means getting a glimpse of perfect happiness. Alexander McCall Smith's delightfully witty, wise and sometimes surreal comedy spirals out in surprising ways in this new installment, but its heart remains where it has always been, at the center of life in Edinburgh's New Town.