An honorable man: Malcolm de Monde, Lord of Warwick needs a wife. He reluctantly journeys to the royal court where his plan is simple: find a dutiful woman, gain the king’s approval for his choice and return to Warwick with his chosen lady wedded, bedded, and carrying his heir–all before winter.
An independent woman: Judith of Kentworth, Royal Falconer and lady-in-waiting, is a woman from Malcolm’s past. Although she is a confidante of the queen, Judith’s beauty and vivacity attract the unwanted attentions of the king–and thus the woman who commands winged predators becomes prey herself.
A simple plan that goes awry when Malcolm is reacquainted with Judith, once betrothed to his friend–and a woman who is nothing like the meek wife he seeks…but who may be exactly the type of woman he needs.
An impossible choice: Malcolm offers Judith a chance to escape her predicament…But can she risk entangling her own personal white knight in a dangerous web of royal intrigue?More info →
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 →
A lady-in-waiting left behind…
Over the past two years, Blair Sutherland has watched her sister and friends marry and leave King Robert the Bruce’s royal court. Her parents have promised her a love match, but none of the courtiers who hang on the king’s coattails interest her. Just when Blair wonders if she’ll ever find the love the other ladies have found, her childhood friend, Hardwin Cameron, arrives at court in need of guidance. With more purpose to her days, Blair’s loneliness no longer weighs so heavily upon her. But while Blair offers her assistance, she finds it hard to pay attention when the boy she used to race is now a man who’s a constant distraction.
A warrior never meant to be laird…
Hardwin Cameron was the last person likely to inherit the Cameron lairdship, but he’s watched one man after another in his family die until the title is thrust upon him. Amidst his grief, Hardwin struggles with the duties expected of a laird when he was never trained for such responsibilities. Thrust into a role that was never meant to be his, Hardwin is forced to make an appearance before the king. When he arrives, Hardwin can’t believe his good fortune when he runs into Blair, a friend among wolves. The girl he used to tease is now a woman, and Hardwin can’t deny his attraction as they work side-by-side to prepare him for his new role.
A romance blossoms between childhood friends, but it’s put to the test when enemies approach the Camerons from every direction. Affected by the deaths of the clan’s leaders, neighbors assume the Camerons have weakened. Can Blair and Hardwin protect their new relationship while battling those who would tear them and Clan Cameron apart?More info →
A Beauty at the Highland Court: A Star-Crossed Lovers Highlander Romance (The Highland Ladies Book 8)
Arabella Johnstone has been held to an impossible standard her entire life. While her beauty surpasses any of the other ladies-in-waiting at King Robert the Bruce’s royal court, the pressure to always appear perfect is growing to be too much for Lady Arabella. Scrutinized for any flaw in appearance or behavior, Arabella struggles with the unattainable expectations placed upon her by her family and those at court. When she can no longer withstand strain, she turns to a reckless, self-destructive habit to cope. Can Lady Arabella accept help when it comes from a man she longs for but can’t accept?
When your sisters’ friend is all you want…
Lachlan Sutherland has admired Lady Arabella Johnstone for years, but she is his sisters’ friend. Every visit to Stirling Castle is sweet agony for Lachlan when he spends time with Arabella. Charmed by her saucy sense of humor, her kindhearted devotion to his sister Maude, and her mentoring of his sister Blair, Lachlan finds himself drawn to the engaging and intelligent young woman. But when he discovers Arabella’s secret, he’s certain he can no longer ignore his love for the beauty. Can Lachlan prove to Arabella in time that he loves her for more than her pretty face?
Lachlan and Arabella have denied their intensifying attraction for one another, both cautious of ruining Arabella’s friendships with Lachlan’s sisters. As their forbidden love grows with time, neither can imagine their life without the other, but Arabella’s father has set in motion plans that will keep them apart. With her life spiraling out of her control, Arabella finds solace in whisky. Lachlan is determined to prove to Arabella that her beauty is far from skin deep. Can these star-crossed lovers fight for a future together? Or will others’ expectations become an insurmountable barrier?More info →
A Sinner at the Highland Court: A Marriage of Convenience Highlander Romance (The Highland Ladies Book 9)
Lady Madeline MacLeod left Robert the Bruce’s royal court five years ago because of her vanity and spitefulness. Prepared to take her final vows now, a royal summons to return to the Highland court leads Madeline to a marriage of convenience. Temptation in the form of a handsome Highlander makes Madeline question whether she’ll return to the sinner she was. Will giving into her desires for her husband ruin Madeline’s path to redemption?
A warrior in need of a wife to secure his inheritance…
Fingal Grant is the heir apparent to Clan Grant and in need of a wife. Not interested in a love match, Fingal searches for a woman who won’t expect him to change his ways. The pious Madeline MacLeod is the perfect bride until Fingal realizes he doesn’t want his wife to ignore him. Can Fingal convince Madeline that desire between a husband and wife isn’t the carnal sin she fears?
A marriage of convenience that becomes most inconvenient…
Drawn to one another, Madeline and Fingal struggle to overcome their preconceived notions about marriage. Often insensitive and unobservant, Fingal realizes he has much to learn about being a husband. Clinging to the life she thought she would have, Madeline realizes she uses her faith as a shield. When a neighboring clan threatens the newlywedst, can Madeline and Fingal fight their way back to one another before the enemy separates them for good?More info →
When a stranger, a golden knight who is one of the king’s barons, comes to Glenna Gordon’s isolated island farm, she learns her whole life has been a lie. Lyall Roberston, Baron Montrose, carries a secret royal order to take Glenna to the father she has never known, a man so powerful he has hidden his daughter away to protect her from his enemies.
Raised in seclusion for her own safety, with no knowledge of who she really is, Glenna has become strong and self-reliant, someone who is unused to being ordered about. But Lyall doesn’t have time to deal with one headstrong woman. He has a single, all-consuming goal: to win back his family lands lost when his father was declared a traitor.
As they ride across the wild hills and valleys of Norman Scotland, a land filled with unexpected danger and treachery, they are swept into a forbidden love, one as dangerous as the enemies pursuing them. But Lyall is tortured by a dark past and a secret that threatens their love, and soon, Glenna must face the truth: that her heart as well as her life is at risk.More info →
For more than a decade, Laurel Ross has been a lady-in-waiting at Robert the Bruce’s royal court, a place where money is power. Laurel is the fourth out of five daughters, and the only one unwed. While Laurel isn’t exactly a pauper, her father, the Earl of Ross, has already paid four large dowries. Sent to court to find a husband, Laurel’s once youthful hope has turned to bitterness as one friend after another marriest. Her viperous tongue has earned her the title of “hellion”. Will any man accept a bride who comes with such a small dowry?
Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do…
Guilt is slowly eating away at Brodie Campbell. When Brodie’s betrothed unexpectedly falls ill and dies after he refuses to escort her home in the rain, Brodie’s guilt doesn’t come from the woman’s untimely death. It comes from the relief he feels that he’s no longer bound to her. Brodie isn’t interested in a biddable and mild bride. Intrigued by the fiery Laurel Ross, Brodie wonders if this shrew can ever be tamed. Armed with wealth and charm, Brodie welcomes the challenge. Will this spitfire relent long enough to find love with a man who tests her patience?
When a wager puts their lives in peril, Brodie and Laurel discover trust is earned, not given.More info →
From New York Times bestselling author Jill Barnett comes a charming tale of a fair English maiden and the brave knight who falls for her. Desperate to flee a forced marriage to England’s most fearsome knight, Lady Linnet of Ardenwood hires the dangerous mercenary, William de Ros to help her escape to a convent. Unbeknowst to her, deRos is in truth the new Baron Warbrooke, who by agreement with Linnet’s protective grandfather, has only a single week to woo and win herMore info →
Ronan Mackinnon bears the weight of leading his clan and spares no time for his own pursuits. Summoned to court by King Robert the Bruce, Ronan diligently considers each of his words and actions to represent his clan with honor. But when King Robert demands Ronan chooses a bride, he’s forced to confront his past choices. The pleasures of the flesh play no part in his life--until Abigail MacLeod enters it. Can this reserved laird prove to Abigail what he lacks in experience he makes up for in passion?
A lady who's made one mistake after another…
Lady Abigail MacLeod’s life is filled with poor choices. She misjudged her brother Kieran’s wallflower bride Maude when she arrived on the Isle of Lewis. She misjudged the man she entered a handfast with, and it ended in disgrace. Now a lady-in-waiting at King Robert the Bruce’s royal court, Abigail finds the opportunity to redeem her past wrong deeds. But when a handsome laird arrives at court, Abigail fears her old habits haven’t died. Could a rushed judgement cost her a lifetime in a Highlander's arms?
Can two nobles from rival clans find love?
The MacLeods of Lewis are on good terms with the MacKinnons of Skye. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the MacLeods of Skye and the MacKinnons. When an old feud reignites, Abigail and Ronan are caught in the middle. Fighting against time and blizzards, can they protect their burgeoning love and their lives? Will it take stealing the MacLeods of Skye’s famed Fairy Flag?More info →