Sunday, May 26, 2013

Best Scottish/Highlander Historical Romances List!

As Geddes MacGregor once said, “No one in Scotland can escape from the past. It is everywhere, haunting like a ghost." Scotland’s past is the subject of my list below, romance novels I have come to love that are set in the past of Scotland and that magical part of Scotland called the Highlands. Some are romances with a Scottish hero. All are rated 5, 4 ½ or 4 stars.

·                A Dangerous Love, The Border Lord's Bride, The Captive Heart, The Border Lord And The Lady, The Border Vixen and Bond Of Passion (from The Border Chronicles) by Bertrice Small
·                A Gentle Feuding by Johanna Lindsey
·                A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
·                A Year and a Day by Virginia Henley
·                Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
·                Beloved Rogue by Penelope Williamson
·                Bride of the MacHugh by Jan Cox Speas
·                Charming the Shrew and Daring the Highlander (MacLeod duology) by Laurin Wittig
  ·               Come The Morning, Conquer the Night, Seize the Dawn, Knight Triumphant, The Lion in Glory, When We Touch and The Queen’s Lady (the Graham series) by Heather Graham Pozzessere
·                Desiring the Highlander by Michele Sinclair
·                Devil of Kilmartin by Laurin Wittig
·                Devil’s Mistress by Heather Graham
·                Forever My Love by Rebecca Brandewyne
·                Heartstorm by Elizabeth Stuart
·                Highland Rebel by Judith James
·                Highland Warrior, Highland Outlaw and Highland Scoundrel (the Campbell trilogy) by Monica McCarty
·                If You Dare, If You Desire and If You Deceive (the MacCarrick Brothers trilogy) by Kresley Cole
·                Kilgannon and The Wild Rose of Kilgannon by Kathleen Givens
·                Knight of Fire by Shannon Drake (aka Heather Graham)
·                Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn (and all six in her MacGregor/Children of the Mist Series)
·                Lord of Fire by Emma Merritt
·                Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain
·                My Lord Monleigh by Jan Cox Speas
·                My Wicked Enchantress by Meagan McKinney
·                On a Highland Shore and Rivals for the Crown by Kathleen Givens
·                Silk and Steel by Cordia Byers
·                Sound of the Heart by Genevieve Graham
·                Tempted and The Border Hostage, duology by Virginia Henley
·                The Bedeviled Heart and The Daring Heart by Carmen Caine
·                The Chieftain’s Curse by Francis Housden
·                The Guardian by Margaret Mallory
·                The Legend and The Destiny by Kathleen Givens
·                The Magnificent Rogue by Iris Johansen
·                The Passionate One, The Reckless One and The Ravishing One (the McClairen’s Isle trilogy) by Connie Brockway
·                The Pride of Lions, The Blood of Roses and Midnight Honor by Marsha Canham
·                The Renegade (first released as The Renegade and The Rose) by Christine Dorsey
·                The Queen’s Lady by Shannon Drake (aka Heather Graham)
·                The Scotsman by Juliana Garnett (aka Virginia Brown)
·                To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt (one of the Four Soldiers series)
·                To Conquer a Highlander, Highland Hellcat and Highland Heat by Mary Wine
·                White Knight by Jaclyn Reding
·                Without Honor by Elizabeth Stuart
·                X Marks the Scot by Victoria Roberts


·                Outlander (the only time travel on the list; not all in the series take place in Scotland , though the hero is a Highlander) by Diana Gabaldon
·                Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband (and others in the Daughters of the Glen series, the only fantasy on the list) by Melissa Mayhue
·                A Hunger Like No Other (the only paranormal on the list, but it’s a superb story and features a Highland hunk to die for) by Kresley Cole


  1. Thanks so much, Regan. I'm totally honored to be included with the great books on that list!!

    ~ Melissa

    1. Melissa--you have an honored spot...the only fantasy! And I did love your books.

  2. Great list, Regan. I've read a lot of those listed--now I'll have even more to read. Thanks!

    1. Thanks, Kaki! I'm looking forward to having you on the blog in June!

  3. Good morning, Regan! Good morning, Kaki! I am so thrilled I got the notice from Regan's blog that this was not only Western Historical month, but that Kaki would be a special guest. I have long loved Western Historical romance...started reading the Ranch Romance pulp magazine when I was a teenager. My dad was a farmer and would often be up late with irrigation duties and was always reading Ranch Romance. I read them when he was through with them! Isn't it a kick that it was my dad who got me going on romance--not my mother or another female?! Anyway, after reading a lot of Western Romance novels, mostly short ones that I could read in an afternoon or evening, I am delighted to discover an author who has a series. The story will last much longer that way and I will wait impatiently for the next release...

    1. Janice, some how your comment ended up in the wrong post, but thanks for dropping by anyway! I'm so glad you liked Kaki Warner's post. I thought it was fascinating!

  4. It's hard to top vintage Judith McNaught, and I'm happy to see Victoria Roberts on the list too. I would add The Madness of Lord Ian MacKenzie, for originality of premise, a wonderful love story, terrific writing, and an excellent portrayal of Scottish adaptation to Victorian times.

  5. Thanks for the shout out, Regan. I'm glad you enjoyed X MARKS THE SCOT.

    And thank you, Miss Burrowes. Always a pleasure.

    1. Out of all the one's you listed . The only one I read has been Moonstruck Madness . I really liked the author,