Books by Amanda Scott

D+
Devil's Moon

There are some books you can’t put down, and there are books you completely forget you were reading. Devil’s Moon is the latter. It’s not that there’s anything dramatically wrong with it; it’s just that so little happens that there’s not really anything right with it, either. ...

B-
The Rose at Twilight

A Rose at Twilight is one of many historical romance titles from decades past which have been reissued by Open Road Media in digital formats. This re-issue of a title originally published in 1992 is set shortly after the Battle of Bosworth, which saw the demise of King Richard III and the ascent of ...

B-
Highland Master

When it comes to stereotypical romance heroes, brawny Scotsmen are right up there with Regency rakes and billionaire bachelor tycoons. Many a romance heroine has lost her heart to a man in a kilt. Lady Catriona Mackintosh, heroine of Amanda Scott’s latest Scottish romance, is about to lose hers to ...

D+
Tamed by a Laird

Tamed By a Laird was the most difficult book to get through in recent memory. Not because there was anything tremendously wrong with it, nothing that so offended me as a reader that this review is written with outrage. Actually, those books are often easier to get through than this book, which was ...

C
Border Moonlight

Border Moonlight is definitely historical fiction with a little romance plot on the side, and not vice-versa. The story is slow, but author’s colorful Scottish setting and rich history are interesting enough to (almost) make up for the lack of romance. Unfortunately, while a part of me was going " ...

D
Border Wedding

Border Wedding started out interestingly enough, with a Medieval shotgun wedding between a drop-dead gorgeous knight and the plain daughter of a minor baron, but soon turned dull, and eventually aggravating the longer I read. Sir Walter Scott (not the Sir Walter Scott, though parts ...

C
King of Storms

Even though I enjoy Scottish romances, this was my first Amanda Scott romance and I will certainly say that she knows her Scottish history. Although a novice about this period of Medieval Scottish history, after reading King of Storms, I no longer am. Though I'm grateful to the author for this int ...

C-
Lady's Choice

The medieval romance is such an endangered species that it needs all the advocates it can get. For that reason alone, I wish I could recommend Lady's Choice. But what the subgenre really needs is good medievals, not merely competent, middling ones like this. On her sister Adela's ...

B
Lord of the Isles

In this month's Pandora we look a Lord of the Isles, a Medieval Scottish romance. Hector Maclean takes one look at Lady Mariota Macleod and falls like a ton of bricks. He offers for her on the spot, but Mariota's father is a superstitious man who insists that his older daughter, Cristina, marry befo ...

D-
Hidden Heiress

By the end of this review, you might be wondering why I don't pose the question, "why couldn't this heiress have remained hidden?" I refrain only because I think there's really room for only one person to be ridiculously obvious, and I will leave the field to Amanda Scott. To give the author her due ...