Start reading The Devil of Clan Sinclair on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Add Audible Narration
The Devil of Clan Sinclair: Clan Sinclair, Book 1 Narrated by Anne Flosnik $30.09 $3.49
Enter a promotion code
or gift card

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

The Devil of Clan Sinclair [Kindle Edition]

Karen Ranney
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Print List Price: $7.99
Kindle Price: $3.99
You Save: $4.00 (50%)
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
This price was set by the publisher

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Audible Narration

Switch back and forth between reading the Kindle book and listening to the Audible narration with Whispersync for Voice. Add narration for a reduced price of $3.49 when you buy the Kindle book.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition $3.99  
Audible Audio Edition, Unabridged $0.00 Free with Audible trial
Mass Market Paperback $7.99  
MP3 CD, Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged $29.99  
Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Book Description

True love blossoms in the Scottish Highlands in the steamy historical romance The Devil of Clan Sinclair, the first book in a new series by New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney.

When Countess of Barrett Virginia Traylor’s husband dies without an heir, she’s left in dire circumstances. The estate will go to his cousin unless Virginia can produce a son before the allotted time is up. In desperation, she turns to Macrath Sinclair, the self-made Scottish millionaire she loved before her father arranged her failed marriage.

After a whirlwind affair results in her bearing a child, Macrath discovers he’s become a father and steals the baby away.

While Virginia tries desperately to convince him to relinquish her son, Macrath realizes that he’ll do anything in his power not to give up the son…or the boy’s maddening, irresistible mother.

Books In This Series (3 Books)
Complete Series

  • Editorial Reviews


    ""Filled with angst, passion and suspense, Ranney's first Wicked Widow tale delivers a carefully plotted story."" ---RT Book Reviews

    From the Back Cover

    To Dance with the Devil . . .

    For Virginia Traylor, Countess of Barrett, marriage was merely the vehicle to buy her father a title. Widowhood, however, brings a host of problems. For her husband deliberately spent the money intended for Virginia and her in-laws, leaving them penniless— unless she produces an heir. Desperate and confused, Virginia embarks on a fateful journey that brings her to the doorstep of the only man she's ever loved . . .

    He's known as the Devil, but Macrath Sinclair doesn't care. He moved to a tiny Scottish village in hopes of continuing his work as an inventor and starting a family of his own. He bought the house; he chose the woman. Unfortunately, Virginia didn't choose him. Macrath knows he should turn her away now, but she needs him, and he wants her more than ever. Whatever game Virginia's playing, Macrath intends to win— one wickedly seductive deed at a time . . .

    Product Details

    • File Size: 2044 KB
    • Print Length: 389 pages
    • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 006224244X
    • Publisher: Avon (July 30, 2013)
    • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B009NF74AM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
    • X-Ray:
    • Word Wise: Enabled
    • Lending: Not Enabled
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    •  Would you like to give feedback on images?

    Customer Reviews

    4.2 out of 5 stars
    4.2 out of 5 stars
    Share your thoughts with other customers
    Most Helpful Customer Reviews
    18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars A book with a wandering plot. August 6, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    I've been a Karen Ranney fan for many years. One of my all-time favorite HRs is Till Next We Meet. That's why it pains me to dislike this book, but, for some reason, this story feels a bit off. Too many characters, too much deviation from the main romance plot and a romance that doesn't have enough chemistry.

    For this book to work, it's important for the reader to feel the initial attraction and love between the mousy, rich American heroine, Virginia Traylor, and the hunky Scottish entrepreneur, Macrath Sinclair, when they first meet in London in 1869. If you can't (and I couldn't) then the rest of the book won't be very satisfying.

    They meet, fall in love and talk of marriage. Her father says no and marries her off to a sickly English earl. Marriage is consummated only once, the sickly earl conveniently dies but inconveniently leaves Virginia, his mother, and his sisters in dire straits, with all monies and properties going to the cousin heir.

    What happens next is a lot of unethical, unkind behavior of the H and h to each other. (Review may be SPOILERISH in places although much of this is in the book blurb.) Virginia goes to Macrath in Scotland, hoping to get pregnant and pass the child off as her deceased husband's heir (assuming it will be a boy, that is). She doesn't let Macrath in on this. He just thinks she loves him and wants to be with him.

    Then she takes off back to England, conveniently pregnant with a boy. After the baby is born, it's Macrath's turn for execrable behavior. When he finds out about the baby, he steals him and takes him back to Scotland. Then, of course, off goes Virginia to retrieve her son.

    Well, that's the main plot.
    Read more ›
    Was this review helpful to you?
    13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It July 30, 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    After Countess of Barrett, Virginia Traylor's husband died without an heir, Virginia, his mother and sister were left in desperate straits. All the money Virginia's American father had paid to obtain a title in the family had been spent and tied up into the now entailed estate which would pass down to the Earl's distant cousin. If Virginia could not produce an heir in a short time, she and her female in-laws would be out in the street with no where to turn.

    Desperate, Virginia sought out Macrath Sinclair, a self-made Scottish millionaire. The very man she'd fallen in love with while here father had made other plans to sell her for an English title. After seducing Macrath, the man she'd always loved, Virginia left him to return to London whereupon she found she had conceived. Months after her son's birth, Sinclair discovered her betrayal and stole back his son while Virginia was recovering from smallpox. With battle lines drawn - Virginia must try to win her son back and the respect of the man she had always loved.

    *** Karen Ranney has always written books with a combination of complex characters, emotional scenarios, and dynamic plots. In THE DEVIL OF CLAN SINCLAIR, she has combined all three into a well told tale that is brimful of lost love, betrayals, deceit, and forgiveness. This was just another example of the genuine creativeness and exquisite prose that seems to flow from the tips of this authors fingertips.

    Virginia is at first the innocent and dutiful daughter of a powerfully self made American millionaire, come to England to buy a title - a boastful wealthy man who never thought of his daughter as much more than a tool to satisfy his attempts at grandeur.
    Read more ›
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Literary, etc Review August 28, 2013
    By Jess
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I've always wanted to read Karen Ranney's books, but I've never had the chance. When the opportunity came to participate in the blog tour, I couldn't say no! Ranney's The Devil of Clan Sinclair was a delightful read!

    I'm a big fan of reunited lovers and Ranney's The Devil of Clan Sinclair doesn't disappoint! Writing was engaging and I loved the banter between Macrath and Virginia. I most particularly enjoyed how Ranney introduced us to the couple and especially how their romance developed and how they were torn apart. Character development was strong, but I couldn't feel much empathy for Virginia especially after she agrees to Enid, her mother-in-law's plan. I know people do crazy things in desperate times, but I just wanted her to show some backbone. Even Enid isn't the strong woman she portrays to be especially when Paul, the Earl of Barrett's former valet comes into play. Paul was a creep of the first order and high-five to Ranney for developing a villain that made me want to hide when he made an appearance. Without a doubt, Macrath steals the show in The Devil of Clan Sinclair! He's a self made man who is happy living his life until an American girl steals his heart. Even after she broke it he still loved her and believed in her until she betrayed his trust.

    What I really enjoyed about The Devil of Clan Sinclair is that for once we have a hero who isn't hell bent on revenge when the heroine is right in front of him. Macrath could have turned his heart against Virginia, but he couldn't and I loved that! I loved how quickly the two of them became reacquainted and my heart broke when they were apart. I understand his actions towards the end, which I won't go into detail for spoilers and I don't blame him for taking the stance that he does.
    Read more ›
    Comment | 
    Was this review helpful to you?
    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Well written and enjoyable.
    Published 1 month ago by Cheri Lovell
    5.0 out of 5 stars but Karen Raney writes good books.
    Not started reading yet, but Karen Raney writes good books.
    Published 1 month ago by Dorothy Jensik
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Karen ran hey Scotland is great
    Published 2 months ago by Linda G. Moyer
    4.0 out of 5 stars good
    This is the first book I read from this author. Interesting plot and well executed. Sad at times. Recommend highly.
    Published 2 months ago by Nikta
    2.0 out of 5 stars ... first I thought this was going to be a good novel but then the...
    At first I thought this was going to be a good novel but then the constant flashbacks had me so confused that I lost interest. Read more
    Published 3 months ago by Laurel Oakley
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Arrived as promised. Will order from seller again.
    Published 4 months ago by Debbie Bumgarner
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    I really enjoyed the Clan Sinclair series.
    Published 4 months ago by Vicki L Brown
    5.0 out of 5 stars A satisfying read
    If I had any reservations while reading this book, they had vanished by the time I finished.

    I was swept away by the love between Virginia and Macrath. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by B. Mckee
    5.0 out of 5 stars Karen Ranney delivers another excellent historical romance.
    Very well written with an intriguing plot and realistically drawn characters. Karen Ranney always satisfies my desire for a richly detailed sense of the historical setting without... Read more
    Published 6 months ago by jordana lauterbaugh
    5.0 out of 5 stars great first book, great series
    enjoyed the series. this first book enticed me to read the rest.
    Published 8 months ago by rushie86
    Search Customer Reviews

    More About the Author

    Karen Ranney wanted to be a writer from the time she was five years old and filled her Big Chief tablet with stories. People in stories did amazing things and she was too shy to do anything amazing. Years spent in Japan, Paris, and Italy, however, not only fueled her imagination but proved she wasn't that shy after all.

    Now a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, she prefers to keep her current adventures between the covers of her books. Karen lives in San Antonio, Texas and loves to hear from her readers at

    Subscribe to the Warm Fuzzies Newsletter:

    What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


    There are no discussions about this product yet.
    Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
    Start a new discussion
    First post:
    Prompts for sign-in

    Look for Similar Items by Category