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.
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.
"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: 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!
Author: Norman Ferguson
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
Release Date: 2017-08-10
Genre: Games & Activities
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.
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.
Taken by the Scottish Highland Wolf as His Bride Note: Book One of the Highland Love series, this is the first half of the full book. Read on to find out how to get the whole book free. Brooke Howard Lady Berthilda Brooke Howard is born to the Earl of Carlisle, with a charmed life in a beautiful castle that her family owns. Her daring nature and free-thinking mind have always caused her family trouble. Sheltered from court intrigue, she believes her life to be boring. When she has to wed John Howard, a cousin and childhood confidant, her traditional values collide with her desire for authenticity and true love. Meanwhile, trouble broils between Scotland and England, until a horde of barbaric highlanders storm her castle, forcing a confrontation. The highlanders' plan to destroy and plunder Carlisle is altered when their leader discovers a greater prize: Her. Malcolm Sinclair Malcolm Sinclair is the laird of clan Sinclair of the highlands. He is known by his people as Wolf for his ruthless cunning. When Brooke is compelled by circumstances to wed the Scottish barbarian against her will, she resists and tests him from the moment she first sets her eyes upon the brave warrior. To her consternation, he appears undeterred by her insults. He is intrigued by her, and anger soon gives way to a peculiar thrill when she beholds his rugged form. Malcolm's gruff gentleness and devotion arouse tenderness within the core of her, even as her budding feelings threaten to overturn everything that she holds dear. Can Brooke really fall for her enemy? If you enjoy Diana Gabaldon's Outlander, Karen Marie Moning's Highlander, or Julie Garwood's Lairds' Fiancées series, you will love Highland Wolf Bride. Note: Book One of the Highland Love series, this is the first half of the full book. Read on to find out how to get the whole book free.
The Dark Pool: Black Gold, High Finance, and Love in the Scottish Highlands is set mainly in the remote Highlands of Scotland. In 1997, a body surfaces in Blairhyle's notorious dark pool, supposedly a peat bog, but shady businessman Dalhousie learns its secret. Historian Eks Jones, a young widow, is writing a book on the Highland Clearances, the forced depopulation of the Scottish Highlands. Learning that a handful of people had survived the 1793 Blairhyle Clearance and eventually founded the tiny village of Crannog, she goes to live there and meets Mikel, the love of her life. Their wedding plans are on hold because history threatens to repeat itself. Crannog is threatened with demolition to make way for a pipeline. Dalhousie has announced a mega oil strike in Blairhyle and conned the government into backing him. However, the head of MI5 has investigated Dalhousie and set up a sting operation to entrap him. Only five people know about the sting, and meanwhile Eks joins Crannog's Action Group to fight the government and save the village.
Author: Dr Joanna Martin
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2013-04-28
Genre: Literary Criticism
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.