Spotlight on Indie Romance: 2019 RONE Finalists – Historical Scottish

There is something about a man in a kilt . . .


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A beautiful lass with hair the color of fire and eyes of emerald green would be a dream most men would happily invite. But these dreams, of the lass calling to him, begging for his help, haunt Rodrick the Bold. When the nightmares become too much, he sets off to find the lass who calls to him nightly. Not known for his warm heart nor eloquent way with words, he seeks to rescue her if only to be free of the torment. Held as the pawn in a plot of treachery and deceit, Muriel MacFarland does not know who to trust or believe. Her once quiet, ordinary life is torn asunder when she is kidnapped and sold. Tormented and abused, she gives up all hope of a rescue by her brother and believes her life is no longer worth living. Can Muriel put her faith, trust, and life in the hands of the stranger who comes to rescue her? Will Rodrick the Bold’s wish for a family of his own come true?


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He has no time for love… Son of one of the legendary Sisters of Danu, Flynn has grown up under the threat of constant attack. When one enemy falls, another rises. He knows that remaining vigilant, silent, and far away from romantic entanglements is the only way to survive. As his king’s top informant, Flynn has no room for anything other than duty. So why does the blonde-haired, blue-eyed village healer continue to catch his eye, and why does he find himself seeking her aid for the smallest of wounds, only to be closer to her? Though the lass avoids him at all costs, it is just as well, for nothing can come of his attraction.

She fears all men… Maggie has seen too many women in her life suffer at the hands of men. Though a talented healer, being around the warriors of the village terrifies her, making her duties more than difficult… until she meets handsome Flynn Mac Greine. He frightens her, yet something deeper draws her to him. But she knows all too well that even a handsome face can hide a sinister soul. If only she could push past her fears, stop living in the shadows. But no matter what, she must avoid Flynn, even if he is the first man to make her feel something more than fear. When Flynn is mortally wounded while out on a mission, Maggie is called upon to save his life. Without hesitation, she takes on the task, tending him while he heals in a secluded cottage for weeks… alone. What has she gotten herself into?


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The final book of the captivating Scottish Historical Wild Thistle Trilogy Lady Honor MacAllister can heal everything but a broken heart . . .

Lady Honor does not believe in marriage. Her father’s death broke her mother’s spirit and took her from her daughters emotionally well before her own death. When Honor is attacked in the forest, she keeps the event to herself, lest her lairds search for the man and strike him down. As a healer, she’ll do anything it takes not to cause harm.

Rumors of attacks in the Highlands forces the lairds to increase guards and security measures. When Bryce Calder is assigned to protect Lady Honor, she fights the burgeoning attraction for the man, knowing she’ll never risk her heart to love. Warrior Bryce Calder trusts no woman. Women only strive to better themselves through cunning, as his father warned throughout his childhood. When he is asked to escort Lady Honor while she gathers healing herbs, he is vexed. Training the men and protecting the clan are his duties, not following the sharped-tongued lass about the wood. With each passing day, Bryce becomes enchanted by Lady Honor, despite his father’s words, but his unworthiness halts any proclamation of his desire.

An unlikely partnership develops during the frequent trips to the forest and work in the apothecary. The walls each has erected to protect their hearts and their future crumbles. Until a stranger arrives at the keep. Lady Honor’s secret is threatened to be revealed putting in jeopardy the growing romance between the ardent healer and the reluctant warrior-suitor.


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The Lady Captive:
Being a daughter of one of the Legendary Bastards of the Crown proves to be a blessing as well as a curse for Fia Douglas. Having both English and Scottish blood, she is being fostered in Northumberland per the late English king’s wishes. This puts her far from her beloved family and homeland of Scotland. When war breaks out between England and Scotland, Fia finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Alone with a wounded Highland spy in the late queen’s secret garden, she ends up being kidnapped by the Scot and brought back to the Highlands where she is now a prisoner in her own land.

The Highland Laird:
Laird Alastair MacPherson is wounded and left for dead after being ambushed on English soil. When he stumbles into a secret garden in the woods to find refuge, he discovers a red-haired beauty whose life he’s saved several years earlier. She is inclined to help him so she can pay back the favor. But when his life is threatened once again, he is backed into a corner and has no choice but to use her as a hostage to escape.

Can a rugged Highlander love a lass whose secrets threaten to ruin his one chance at redemption? And will a woman who has fallen in love with her captor, be able to betray him if necessary?


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