When Angus MacDonald, Lord of the Isles, agrees to harbor Robert the Bruce from the viperous English fleet, they are forced to be on the constant move. When they arrive in Ulster seeking support from kin, they are met with a brutal battle. As Angus escapes, it is not a man who challenges him in a hidden birlinn. A wee wisp of a lass faces him with a battle axe in her hands. Aye, he can steal the boat and rescue his king, but he cannot bring himself to throw a woman overboard. Moreover, if he lets her go, she’ll raise the alarm for certain. With no choice but to bind her wrists and take her captive, he races against time to save his men. As they seek refuge, the woman proves feisty and clever beyond her worth, a complete thorn in Angus’s side, no matter how bonny she may be. However, once Angus discovers the lass is Anya Chathain, granddaughter of his nemesis, Lord Guy O’Cathain, the king insists the only solution is for the pair to marry. But will this union of two hated rivals erupt in passion or war?More info →
After four broken betrothals, Elizabeth Fraser believes her father’s political ambitions will keep her from ever finding a husband. Content to be considered on the shelf, Elizabeth would rather be left in peace as one of the queen’s ladies in waiting than engage in flirtations that lead nowhere. She never expected one chance encounter months ago would alter the future she had accepted. Will Elizabeth give Edward a second chance to prove he wants more than a dalliance?
A warrior wanting to return home...
Edward Bruce, the adopted younger brother of King Robert the Bruce, is tired of fighting the English in Ireland. Loyal to his brother but homesick, Edward returns to Robert’s Scottish court in hopes of settling down once more in the Highlands. Edward recognizes the beguiling Lady Elizabeth from a brief meeting that involved one dance and a rushed conversation on the terrace. He still can’t believe the rumor she started to protect her friends. Drawn to her dry wit and independent nature, Edward realizes that his new home will require one particular lady of the keep. Can Edward prove to his Highland lady that his intentions are sincere before time runs out?
A hidden threat…
When Elizabeth and Edward realize their lives are in danger, they must rely on the Sinclair brothers and their wives to help them investigate who might want them dead. Courtly intrigue follows them as their new love blooms and a home in the Highlands calls to them. If you love romance with intrigue and characters that come to life, then you’ll love Celeste Barclay’s steamy A Spinster at the Highland Court.More info →
Lady Blythe Dunbar knows the type of man she’s expected to marry. After her oldest sister marries a Scottish man raised by the English King Edward I, and her middle sister unexpectedly marries a widower, Blythe knows her parents expect her to settle down with a more staid husband. But that’s the problem: Blythe doesn’t want to settle. Not when she can’t forget the devilish man who appears at court just often enough to break her heart.More info →
When Sir Donald MacDonald, Baronet of Sleat meets trews-wearing, musket-wielding, redheaded Mary of Castleton, he’s completely flummoxed. Such a woman would never fit in to his aristocratic way of life. And Mary wants nothing to do with her father’s wishes for her betrothal. Indeed, the two agree on one thing: They are completely, utterly and inarguably incompatible.
But when Mary is abducted from Dunscaith Castle and spirited away in Sir Donald’s sea galley, the baronet has no choice but to mount a rescue. When his plans are thwarted at every turn, Donald and Mary are thrown in a tumultuous a race for their very lives. Though destiny brings them together, Don must face the truth smoldering in the recesses of his heart. Can he cast aside his ideals and declare his love for the saucy Highland lass?More info →
Maude Sutherland grew up racing the boys, but when adolescence arrived, she became the ugly duckling of her clan. Sent to the Scottish royal court of King Robert the Bruce, forced to navigate the social machinations of courtiers, Maude is certain no man will choose her over the more elegant ladies-in-waiting. When a Highland laird arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Maude finds hope that she might grow into a swan. Can he convince her to trust his intentions are true?
Kieran MacLeod arrived at court to settle clan business and to have a dalliance or two. But when he discovers a woman with lush curves crying on a terrace, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to the shy lady-in-waiting. Kieran finds he must use patience and kindness to lure Maude out of her shell. Can Kieran help Maude overcome her self-consciousness to stoke the passion stirring between them? Can he prove that his love can protect her from the cruel words of the other ladies-in-waiting?
A family that would keep them apart...
This slow burn romance bursts into flames as Kieran and Maude must unite to defend their love when she is put to the test by the MacLeod clan. Can Maude withstand the scrutiny? Or will Kieran's family have the last word?More info →
Alexander Armstrong, heir to the Clan Armstrong lairdship, took for granted his strength and size until that strength was taken from him. Injured during a skirmish with another Lowland clan, Alex finds himself struggling to wield his sword. His once handsome face is now marred by a vicious scar. Forced to attend court as his father’s representative, Alex’s anger and bitterness threaten to chase away the one woman who’s loved him most of her life.More info →
When Skye of Clan Iain Abrach extends the hand of hospitality, she crosses more boundaries than the border of Glencoe. And if Kier Campbell accepts her offering, he will take the first step toward committing treason against king and kin. Given a hostile and unending feud between their clans, can the fierce power of love transcend the destruction of war?More info →
A runaway bride...
Allyson Elliot spent her childhood in the shadows of her five older siblings, but after surviving rumors about her parentage, she finds a new, carefree life at the Scottish Highland court. Free of suspicion, Allyson blooms into a vibrant lady-in-waiting, but an unexpected arranged marriage turns her world upside down. Desperate, Allyson becomes a runaway bride as she tries to escape her betrothal. Can Allyson fight for her freedom to choose? Is Allyson the woman to get the notorious rogue to change his ways?
A handsome rogue...
Ewan Gordon may be the heir to his clan’s lairdship, but he’s enjoying the life of a bachelor with his twin, Eoin. Ewan is attracted to Allyson and even considers stealing a kiss, but when the king orders he marry Allyson, Ewan is forced to reconsider his ideas on marriage and fidelity. As Ewan chases Allyson, he discovers there’s more than meets the eye to this naive but courageous young lady. Can Ewan convince Allyson that he’s the man she needs? Will Allyson find the confidence to trust Ewan?
A family that divides...
When members of Allyson’s family set out to destroy their blossoming relationship, Ewan must fight to keep Allyson from slipping back into the shadows. Jealous sisters, thoughtless brothers, and indifferent parents threaten to steal Allyson’s and Ewan’s chance for their happily ever after. Can they learn to rely on one another? Or will Allyson’s family create a rift that pushes them apart for good?More info →
When Sir Arthur Campbell leads an attack claiming Dunstaffnage Castle for Robert the Bruce, he is rewarded with both the keep and surrounding lands. As he assumes the lairdship, he finds a saboteur within his ranks. He sets a trap to ensnare the culprit, only to discover the rebel is none other than Rhona MacDougall—the only woman he has ever loved.More info →
A Dutiful Daughter No More
When Mary Elizabeth Rose’s father marries a much younger lass in hopes of siring a male heir, Mary sees her chance to escape her role as his chatelaine, but fears his next step will be to betroth her to a stranger. She has a different future in mind—with a sometimes charming, sometimes difficult and arrogant wounded Highlander.
He Owes Her His Life
Cameron Sutherland is not too delirious to recognize Mary Rose is the first woman he could seriously consider taking as his bride. He’d like nothing better than to spend years repaying the debt he owes his angel of mercy for taking him in and saving his life. First, he must convince her to defy her father one last time.
Will They Put Love Before Duty?
For Mary, Cameron has become the man whose every smile has the power to bring her to her knees. But he is as duty-bound as she is, and responsibility calls him back to Sutherland, where she fears he will stay, forgetting her and all they’ve shared. With another powerful clan’s interests at stake, Cameron’s return sets events in motion that will have life-changing consequences for the woman he can’t forget.
Cairstine Grant has spent two years carefully cultivating a reputation at court that is sure to drive away any potential suitor. Traumatized from an attack as a young woman, Cairstine is bound and determined never to marry and never to be subjected to a man’s control. She’d rather become a nun than a wife. But one obstacle stands in her way: her younger sister can’t marry the man she loves until Cairstine marries first. When Cairstine’s father refuses to consider her choice to become a nun, can Cairstine convince an unsuspecting friend to pose as her betrothed? Can she overcome the scars from her past and form a genuine partnership with a man she was never supposed to fall in love with?
Can a renowned rake reform his ways in time to protect a lady-in-waiting he never thought he would befriend?
Eoin Grant watched his twin brother, Ewan, fall in love and marry. A romantic at heart, Eoin hopes one day to marry and find true affection with his wife. But in the meantime, he’s happy to live the life of a bachelor. When Cairstine Grant blindsides him with a proposition to pretend to be her betrothed, Eoin realizes a real future with Cairstine might be better than pretend. But one obstacle stands in his way: Cairstine will only agree to a marriage in name only, and Eoin’s dreams of having a family one day. When Eoin’s feelings develop beyond friendship, can he convince Cairstine to trust him enough to see a future together? Can Eoin help Cairstine overcome her fears and prove that his feelings are pure?
Can a relationship based upon a falsehood grow into something real?
Stripped of her choices, Cairstine turns to Eoin for help, but she fears making a lasting commitment. Eoin’s conscience demands he help Cairstine when she asks for his help, but he’s not certain he can live with a lie that might tear apart his heart. When danger and necessity force them to decide, Eoin and Cairstine discover playing pretend isn’t just for children.More info →
The Wicked Seduction of Wallace MacLeod: A steamy historical Victorian romance (MacLeods of Skye Book 5)
After Wallace MacLeod scandalizes his family in a brazen attempt to put a stop to the wedding of the woman he thinks he loves, Wallace flees to the small cottage he's built on land his father left him on Loch Coruisk. There he intends to make good on his dream to raise and train the finest racers. Women can just be damned. Or at least he says that . . . until he is reacquainted with Lady Catriona Gordon, and falls head over heels in love.