Books by Kathleen Givens

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Rivals for the Crown

While the title Rivals for the Crown adequately captures the major historical backdrop for this book, it somehow does not do complete justice to the rich tapestry formed by the lives of Isabel de Burke, Rachel de Anjou, Henry de Boyer, Rory MacGannon, and Kieran MacDonald. From the opening scene in ...

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On a Highland Shore

Margaret MacDonald is two weeks away from her wedding day in Kathleen Givens' On A Highland Shore when she finds her betrothed in bed with her best friend.  Heartbroken, she swears she will not marry Lachlan, but he is cousin to King Alexander and her family needs the alliance her marriage will bri ...

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The Destiny

Historical romances set in Scotland run a certain gamut: there's the light and funny kind set in a fantasy Scotland, and there's the more serious, dramatic kind set in a historically-grounded Scotland. The Destiny by Kathleen Givens is the latter kind, which is good – that's what I like. But while ...

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The Legend

Amongst the MacCurrie clan, there is a legend that three chiefs in a row will die on their birthday. The third chief will have twin sons conceived when lightening splits an oak tree in half and both halves live. The sons will grow up to lead the clan to war and then to fifty years of peace. ...

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The Wild Rose of Kilgannon

The Wild Rose of Kilgannon is part two of a set of novels centered around the 1715 Jacobite uprising. It's important to know that it is not just a sequel; it's a continuation of the same story. So if you are interested in reading it, you absolutely must start with the first book for this one to make ...

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Kilgannon

It can be hard to resist the siren song of a brand new Scottish romance sitting on the book store shelf. Kilgannon is one of those meaty books with a sexy Scottish hero who says things like "Ye ken?" and "Aye, lass." I have a soft spot for such heroes myself, and I did like Kilgannon. However, any r ...