Jacobite

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Dance to the Storm

Narrated by Steve Worsley Dance to the Storm is the second book in the Storm Over Scotland trilogy by author and historian Maggie Craig, and if you enjoy meaty, well-researched historical fiction with a compelling, star-crossed romance at its heart, then I suggest these books might be right up yo ...

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Outlander

Calling Outlander a time travel romance is like calling a Dove Bar ice cream on a stick. Mere labels can't possibly prepare you for the totally engrossing and sensual experience of either one. If you are ready for 850 pages packed with action, sex, life and death, then take the plunge. But then be p ...

B+
The Highland Commander

The Highland Commander finds its inspiration in real life events surrounding the Jacobite uprisings of the early 1700s. I’ll admit that my knowledge of 18th Century Scottish politics is sadly lacking; however I know enough to understand the danger behind a Scotsman discussing the cause during this ...

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At Your Pleasure

Lovers separated by treachery, war, conflicting ideals, and the like are among my least favorite plot devices because they're so often accompanied by other big irritants. How many times have you sighed with annoyance because the hero refuses to believe he's been deceived? How ofen have you read angr ...

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Dragonfly in Amber

I spent a year and a half staring at the four installments of this story, sitting neatly on one of my shelves. Diana Gabaldon’s books are filled with plot devices I had always shied away from in romance novels. "They’re written in the first person, the heroine’s older than the hero, they’re ...

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Midnight Honor

There must be something romantic about hopeless endeavors – how else can you explain the popularity of movies like Titanic, where you know going in that the boat’s going to sink? Or the multitude of books set during the Scottish rebellion of 1745-6, where you know before you crack the book open ...

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The Black Knave

Readers who are familiar with The Scarlet Pimpernel will undoubtedly recognize the main elements in The Black Knave: A seemingly foppish, ineffectual young nobleman fools everyone around him, including his wife, into thinking he could never be the man responsible for aiding in the escape of persons ...

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The Blood of Roses

I was immediately drawn to this book by the cover. A blue plaid kilt in the background and an ornate sword with roses tied to it gave me the impression this would be a story of battles and love won and lost. Happily, that first impression was right on the money! The Blood of Roses is the sequel t ...