Highlanders & Lairds
Seductive Scots abound in these romance novels.
The bride chooses a highlander
Basso, Adrienne, author
"The unconventional Lady Katherine McKenna has been granted a rare privilege: the right to choose her own husband. It's a more difficult task than she expected. When at last she agrees to a betrothal, it quickly goes awry, leaving Katherine alone in the wilds...and rescued by Laird Lachlan MacTavish. She's captivated by the proud, brooding chief who shows her such tender care. But with their clans on the brink of war, the honorable Lachlan resists his attraction--until Katherine proclaims to her family that they will wed. Though stunned by her boldness, Lachlan is intrigued by Katherine's beauty and spirit, and the MacTavishes will benefit from an alliance with the powerful McKennas. But with family discord, treachery, and deceit in their midst, can they save a marriage that is destined to blossom into incomparable love?"--Amazon.com
Desiring the highlander
Highland laird Cole McTiernay sets off on a mission to retrieve something from the very Englishmen Cole has spent his life hating. When he finds that the "something" is a wild hellion, he balks, determined to make the return to Scotland as hard on her as it was for him to set foot on English soil. But though English herself, Ellenor intrigues him with her fierce spirit, and Cole's heart, deeply locked away for so long, may be vulnerable at last.
Devil of the Highlands
Cullen, Laird of Donnachaidh, cares only for the future of his clan. He must find a wife, a woman to bear him sons and heed his commands. He has no need for beauty or grace yet Evelinde has just agreed to wed him.
McLayne, Alyson, author
Laird Gavin MacKinnon is a changed man and not for the better. Ever since his young son, Ewan, disappeared two years ago, Gavin has grown callous and bitter. Scouring the countryside, his search leads him to a mysterious woman who maintains the boy is hers. He decides to take them both and ask questions later. Deidre MacIntyre will go with the brooding laird if it will keep her son safe. Gavin has to admit that the beautiful lass has a bond with Ewan, and things aren't adding up. When Deidre's clan comes to claim her under threat of war, Gavin has a choice to make: fight for her or let her go.
McGoldrick, May, author.
"Inverness, 1820. Perched on the North Sea, this port town--by turns legendary and mythological--is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash in a mortal struggle for survival and dominance. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts. Isabella Drummond: A true beauty and trained physician, Isabella has inspired longing and mystery--and fury--in a great many men. Hunted by both the British government and Scottish rebels, she came to the Highlands in search of survival. But a dying ship's captain will steer her fate into even stormier waters. . .and her heart into flames. Cinaed Mackintosh: Cast from his home as a child, Cinaed is a fierce soul whose allegiance is only to himself. . .until Isabella saved his life--and added more risk to her own. Now, the only way Cinaed can keep her safe to seek refuge at Dalmigavie Castle, the Mackintosh family seat. But when the scandalous truth of his past comes out, any chance of Cinaed having a bright future with Isabella is thrown into complete darkness. What will these two ill-fated lovers have to sacrifice to be together...for eternity?"--Publisher.
Wine, Mary, author.
Laird Diocail Gordon has just inherited his uncle's run-down castle and ragtag clan. He knows the sorry sight of the castle would send any woman running, but he's determined to find a wife to help return his home to its former glory. Widowed lady Jane Stanley is determined to return to England, even if she has to tromp through the Scottish Highlands on foot to get there. Her travels lead her straight into the midst of a troop of dangerous Highland warriors. The mysterious, brawny laird forbids his men to harm her, but the spark between Diocail and Jane is immediate. The only way Diocail can keep her safe is to take her home with him, but will the miserable state of his clan douse her newly ignited Highland flame?
"Fleeing an obsessed suitor, Fiona MacEnroy rides recklessly into Scotland's wildest hills and is captured by a horde of well-armed men. Instead of battling for her life, she finds herself swept away by a powerful stranger and carried off to a remote, forbidding keep. Oddly, here at Scarglas, a place shrouded in mystery and the black reputation of the rogue clan MacFingal, Fiona feels a strange,comforting sense of safety--and a consuming passion for its rugged laird."--P. of cover.
My Highland rogue
Ranney, Karen, author
Since she was a little girl, Jennifer Adaire, daughter of the Earl of Burfield, has loved Gordon McDonnell even though his station as the gardener's son made him strictly forbidden to her. After Gordon was forced from Adaire Hall, taking Jennifer's heart with him, he headed for London, intent on making a better life for himself. Though they've kept in touch through letters and Jennifer has waited patiently for him, it's taken Gordon five years to return to Scotland. Now Jennifer doesn't know if she can manage seeing again the man she loves--but can never have. In the time since his departure, Gordon has achieved the success he's always sought. When he learns that his father is dying, he returns home and discovers much to his surprise that the feelings he's always had for Jennifer burn ever stronger. But when a family secret surfaces, Jennifer and Gordon's chance at a future together could be threatened...
This Scot of mine
Jordan, Sophie, author.
"Desperate to escape her vile fiancé, Lady Clara devises a bold lie--that she's pregnant with another man's child. With her reputation in tatters, Clara flees to Scotland to live out her days in disgrace, resigned to her fate as a spinster ... until she claps eyes on the powerful and wickedly handsome Laird Hunt MacLarin."--Back cover.