Monday, July 4, 2011

HT Recommends: Books about Scottish Highlanders

Aishah from Malaysia made the following request:
i stumbled upon your blog today and i noticed the HT Recommends section so, i was wondering if you'd recommend me some books...
ive been reading lots of historical fictions lately mostly about Scottish Highlanders...
i love all the books by Judith McNaught, Julia Quinn, Paula Quinn and Terri Brisbin
i kind of need recommendations on books that features Scottish Highlanders (i seriously cant get enough of them)
i dont really mind about the era but it would be great if the story sets before the 17th century and erm, a storyline that's similar to A Kingdom of Dreams - Judith McNaught would be highly appreciated im sorry if im asking too much and thank you very much in advance :)
We don't have specific books about Scottish Highlanders reviewed but we have some books set in Scotland that we can happily recommend:
The Shadowy Horses - Susanna Kearsley
Lady MacBeth - Susan Spencer King
Island of The Swanns - Ciji Ware
and then there's Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, the only one we have reviewed here on the blog is Voyager but we suggest starting with book one, Outlander.

Does anyone have recommendations?


  1. There's Freedom's Sword and A Kingdom's Cost, both by J.R. Tomlin. Both are set in the time of William Wallace. I got both for review, and have read the first so far and it focuses more on the soldiering side of life in Scotland at that time.

  2. I hear Lady of the Glen by Jennifer Roberson is good, but I haven't read it yet. It's coming up on my TBR list. Julie Garwood's medieval's are great, start with The Bride. Monica McCarty earliest books are good. I agree nothing is better than the Outlander Series and I second Island of the Swans - loved it as well as Susannah Kearsley. Kathleen Givens' On a Highland Shore is good too. If you're not averse to time travel, try Karen Marie Moning's Highlander series too. For more suggestions, my book blog has tons of highlander romance reviews as well so you can get some ideas.

  3. In terms of romance novels, the books by Kinley MacGregor are pretty good too.

  4. Hannah Howell - lots of fun, engaging romances with historical Highland hotties by the clan-load.

    Unfortunately Hannah has recently gone to the dark side and is now producing paranormals. Haven't we had enough of vampires and werewolves, for goodness sake? Sigh, apparently not---

    Anyway, here's a list of Hannah Howell's novels to check out.