The list author says: "Among my very favorite historical romances are the Scottish and Highlander stories. I read continually so I update my lists on an ongoing basis. I created this list only from my 5 and 4 star reviews."
"One of my all time favorites, this is the 1st in a 2 part series (Rivals for the Crown is the 2nd). Givens sweeps you into the historical drama of Scotland and begins in the early history of a family that continues 9 generations later with Kilgannon and the Wild Rose of Kilgannon which I also recommend. You won't regret reading this one!"
"Set in 16th century Scotland it is the story of Robert MacDarren, laird of castle Craighdhu and Kathryn (Kate) Kentyre, supposedly the illegitimate daughter of Queen Mary. Queen Elizabeth has kept Kate hidden but now commands MacDarren to wed the 16 year old girl. He will obey but he intends only a year's handfast. This one's a keeper!"
"Canham is a writer in the style of Kathleen Givens--well researched, sweeping historical sagas of the Scottish Highlands. There are 2 books in this series, the Pride of Lions and The Blood of Roses and a third, Midnight Honor, related. The stories involve the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and the last two, the Battle of Culloden. Unparalleled romances!"
"The MacCarrick Brothers trilogy is one of my all time favorite Scottish historical romances. Each tells the story of a brother and the family shadowed by a curse that suggests true love may never be had. They include wonderful pictures of of England, Scotland and France at the time."
"Set in Scotland (and the last bit in England), it tells of Scottish clans and a powerful warrior who marries a Scottish laird's daughter. It's a wonderful romance and well written set in the 15th century. I think you'll love it. Though not Scottish romances, I also recommend the two related tales, Whitney My Love and Until You."
"Set in the late 16th century in the Scottish-English borderlands where feuds and rivalries went on for hundreds of years, it tells of Alexia, an English girl, and Jamie Maxwell, a Scot whose clan has been her family's enemy for generations. He takes her as hostage, ostensibly to ransom her but it is not clear he will give her up. A good read by a great author."
"This introduces us to a fierce and proud clan, the MacGregors, who kept pride in their and kept their name alive despite government denouncement. The next in the series is A Highlander Never Surrenders. Well worth the read!"
"1st book in a totally unique and absorbing Scottish historical series that is told with great detail and richly woven characters. Claire, a British WWII Army nurse on a 2nd honeymoon after the war, falls through a crack in time to 1743 and meets Jamie Fraser a wonderful hero whose love for her rends your heart. Highly recommended. Suggest you might read my full review."
"1st in 2 book series, it's a tale of England and Scotland as a young Scottish earl courts an English girl of the nobility and takes her home to become a part of Scotland's history. It follows On a Highland Mist/Rivals for the Crown but generations later. It's a keeper."
"Based in 17th century Scotland and England, this is the first of two books (2nd is The Destiny) about the MacCurrie twins, Jamie and Neil who live at Torridon on the Northwestern shore of Scotland. This is Jamie's and Ellen's story...and of the legend that speaks of a time of war and 50 years of peace. It's a keeper. Read The Destiny for the sequel."
"1st in series set in 12th century Scotland, tells of a young knight of King David I, Waryk de Graham, who won the "prize" Blue Isle and the fair Viking daughter, Mellyora MacAdin. A tempestuous romance, it gives the history of Scotland at the time and the coming together of all who made the Scots. Written by Heather Graham under the pseudonym of Shannon Drake."
"Rich in history (late 17th century) it takes place in Scotland, England and Ireland. Wonderful heroine, Cat Drummand, who is an adventurer and a hero of many faces, Jamie Sinclair who has to learn to love one woman. Great read."
"2nd in the Graham Series...13th century Scotland the story of Sir Arryn Graham and Kyra. I rated it 3 stars for some disturbing elements (to me) but include it since it's a part of the series to which I've mostly given 5 star ratings."
"4th in Graham Series...14th century Scotland. It tells of Eric Graham who we met in Seize the Dawn when he was by the side of Brendan. Eric is now an outlaw, a follower of Robert Bruce who has been named king of Scotland but who still battles Edward, king of England, for the right to rule. He has lost his wife and is ordered to wed Igrainia by the Bruce."
"7 books are planned (one for each of the brothers) but only 3 are out (The Highlander's Bride and To Wed a Highlander and this one). This is the best yet. While I still think the books are not yet at the 5 star level, the books are truly enjoyable."
"I have read all three in this the Campbell Trilogy (Highland Warrior, Highland Outlaw and Highland Scoundrel) and loved them all. They are better than her MacLeod Trilogy (see my other reviews). All three of these are strong Highlander reads. They take place in early 17th century Scotland."
"5th in the Graham Series; early 14th century Scotland when Robert the Bruce is king, this is the story of Sir Jamie Graham and Lady Christina. We met Jamie in Knight Triumphant. This tells well the history of Bruce's rise to power over Scotland and the romance is a good one."
"Set in 16th century Scotland, it tells the story of the feuding Fergusson and MacKinnion clans and two strong willed young people who love each other but must deal with the enmity between their families as well as treachery from others. A good read."
"A tale of two Queens, Mary Queen of Scots, and her cousin, Elizabeth, and two people, Lady Gwenyth MacLeod and Lord Rowan Graham in 16th century Scotland and England. Set against a tumultuous time in Scotland's history, this is a story of true love that never waivers. Author is Shannon Drake (pen name for Heather Graham)."
"Sequel to Princess of Fire (see my Medieval list) set in 11th century England and Scotland, it tells of Bret, son of Alaric and Fallon, and a warrior knight like his father. King William wants Bret to marry Allora, the Lady of the Far Isle in Scotland in order to give him security among the Scots. But Allora will have none of the Norman. A great romance!"
"Unique historical romance. There are 5 in this "Border Chronicles" series set in 15th century Scotland. This is the first one. I highly recommended them notwithstanding some of the Amazon reviews. Small captures the time perfectly and the stories will draw you in."
"There are several books in this series. She developed the characters well, the clan/castle/keep life was believable and the romances enchanting. It's got the whole time travel, fairy magic thing throughout (which makes it less serious for me), but she weaves the mythology in well."
"Set in 1820, this is 3rd in a series and involves an arranged marriage in Regency England but the 2nd half takes place in the Scottish Highlands and shows the effects of the "clearances" that deprived the Scots of a way of life following the after effects of the Jacobite uprising and the Battle of Culloden in the late 1700s."
"The only paranormal romance on this list. Set in Scotland, Paris and New Orleans. Emmaline, half vampire, half Valkyrie while in Paris is attacked by a handsome Scot, Lachlain MacRieve, who is the Lykae Clan leader. Imprisoned for 150 years by a vampire, he claims Emma as his mate and takes her to his home in Scotland. She has no idea he will never let her go. A very Scottish paranormal."