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Subject: Suggestions for Highland Romance Books?
Date Posted: 4/22/2010 9:30 AM ET
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Can anybody suggest some really good Highland Romance books?

I just started reading these and I love them!

I love series books, so if you know any Highland series books, please let me know!

Thanks :)

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 10:24 AM ET
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Highland romances are my favorites. Arguably the best is Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. The others I love are Karen Marie Moning, Hannah Howell, Pamela Clare, Kresley Cole (the 3 with names like Dare, Deceive and Desire). There must be others I can't think of but these will definitely keep you busy.

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 10:28 AM ET
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Monica McCarty

Michelle Willingham

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 11:00 AM ET
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Monica McCarty and Kresley Coles are great.  Julia London did a trilogy Highlander Unbound, Highlander in Love and Highlander in Disguise.  Julie Garwood's earlier historicals The Bride, The Wedding, The Secret are great--although not as much sex as you would find in these others--but nice and funny love stories.  Judith McNaught did a couple earlier on--Almost Heaven comes to mind--part of it takes place in the Scottish Highlands--great book.  Michele Sinclair has a trilogy, can't remember all the titles but I thing one was To Wed a Highlander or something.  Lynsay Sands just finished publishing a trilogy.  If you are looking for really hot, let me know, I can come up with some! 

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 12:43 PM ET
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Thanks for all the suggestions! Now I have quite a few to read!!

Nancy:  Are there any really hot ones? :)

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 3:41 PM ET
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Yeah, gotta take some time to think of them, but will get back to you.  Also if you like the Highland romances you might like some of the medieval ones also.  Karin Tabke has a trilogy out (supposed to be more books coming at some point).  They are Master of Surrender, Master of Torment, and Master of Craving.  Good books--and if I remember correctly kinda hot--but not erotica.  I have a book here by Dawn Halliday that I haven't read yet, but the guy is in a plaid kilt on the cover--sooo--anyway that is called Highland Obsession.  Will let you know if it turns out to be good--supposedly a menage relationship in it.   I think she has published a second one also--but I don't know the title.  By the way--ones that aren't so hot but still some good stories:  Donna Fletcher, Cathy Maxwell had a couple of the scottish ones, Lois Greiman--anyway tamer, but some are okay stories. 

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 3:53 PM ET
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Here's some other author suggestions-I know I have more, these are just off the top of my head.....

Sarah Gabriel who is Susan King-under both names

Cathy Maxwell

Amanda Scott

Karen Ranney

Paula Quinn-newer author-like this series

Karen Hawkins

Patricia Veryan-Golden Cronicles series-in particuliar the 2nd Pru and Geoff's book-takes place in the Highlands...looked it up..."Journey to Enchantment". 



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Date Posted: 4/22/2010 4:13 PM ET
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I've got a shelf on Goodreads here

Nothing but Highland romance on this shelf.  ;-)

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 5:51 PM ET
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If you put Highland Fling in the PBS search box you can bring up some books from the Highland Fling series. They are written by different authors. 

Date Posted: 4/22/2010 9:20 PM ET
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I recently read and enjoyed Julie Garwood's The Secret, Ransom, and Shadow Music.all 3 were good but Ransom was really awesome IMO. as someone else said not a whole lot of sex but I fell in love with the stories and now gotta read the others mentioned..just got a bunch of hers at used bookstore going out of business and need to fill in the gaps.

Karen Marie Moning's I enjoyed as well though they have some time travel.

Date Posted: 4/23/2010 11:04 AM ET
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I Love Highland romances too!!

Anything Highland by Hannah Howell is great!

I also say Julie Garwood Absolutely love her!

The Bride   The Wedding  The Prize   Saving Grace   Guardian Angel   Gentle Warrior  The Secret  Ransom  to name a few  :)

The Kresley Cole trilogy is great! If You Dare   If You Desire   If you Decieve

Samantha James- His Wicked Promise

Lots more I know I can't think of!   



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Date Posted: 4/23/2010 12:08 PM ET
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The Scotsman - Juliana Garnett

Forever My Love - Rebecca Brandewyne

These are two oldies from my keeper shelf.   Forever My Love was written in the '80's and is typical of romances written that era - violence etc. - but the love story is powerful!   A Romeo & Juliet type of set up. 

 

     

Date Posted: 4/23/2010 1:55 PM ET
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Susan, I agree on the Scotsman--great book.  I just ordered Forever My Love at your recommendation!  thanks.

Date Posted: 4/23/2010 2:02 PM ET
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Kimberly Killion's Her One Desire and Highland Dragon. I have read HOD and I thought it was pretty hawt. It was also really touching and very well wrote. Her first book. I have read HD as of yet.

Date Posted: 4/23/2010 2:29 PM ET
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Nancy, hope you enjoy it.   I think I first read it in 1985 & never forgot it.   The plot is very involved & there's lots of sturm-n-drang.   kind of like Brandewyne's Rose of Rapture, which is also a very good read (with a War of the Roses setting).  

Speaking of Scottish romances I think I'm the only reader in the world who DIDN'T like Outlander.   I just hate first-person books so much.   It's a problem (sigh)...

EDITED TO add:   another Scottish romance recommendation:   LOVE WILD AND FAIR by Bertice Small.   

Also recommend, although not listed in the PBS system just now,  IMMORTAL QUEEN by Elizabeth Byrd, about Mary Queen of Scots.   Love this novel - the very best about Mary that I've read.    



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Date Posted: 4/23/2010 5:25 PM ET
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You should try Michelle Sinclairs  Highlander Series about Seven brothers. There's three books so far....

The Highlander's Bride

To Wed a Highlander

Desiring the Highlander

Great Series can't wait for the rest smiley

Date Posted: 4/23/2010 5:58 PM ET
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I really enjoyed Julie Garwood's books, and many of those are set in Scotland or England. She hooked me on historical romances.

Date Posted: 4/24/2010 9:10 AM ET
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Wow! Thanks everybody for all the great suggestions!

This should keep me busy for a while. ;)

Date Posted: 4/24/2010 12:43 PM ET
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Definitely read Julie Garwood's trilogy The Secret, Ransom and Shadow Music.  And be sure to read them in order because the story carries over.

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 5:34 PM ET
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Karen Hawkins, Hannah Howell, Joan Johnston, Kinley MacGregor, Karen Ranney, Amanda Scott, etc. have all written Highland romances. I know one of Johanna Lindsey's Malory family features a Scottish heroine, as does one of Stephanie Laurens' Cynsters. Melody Thomas also wrote at least one, Wild and Wicked in Scotland, I think.

My personal recommendations are: Marsha Canham! (Pride of Lions, Blood of Roses, Midnight Honor); Julie Garwood's The Bride, The Wedding, and Ransom; Susan Johnson's Outlaw and To Please a Lady; and Teresa Medeiros' Whisper of Roses. Although, to be fair, I haven't been reading a lot of romance lately and not Highland romances. But I hope you can find a few from this list that you enjoy!

Date Posted: 4/27/2010 5:38 PM ET
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Hi Grace. I've missed you! What have you been reading lately?

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 1:11 AM ET
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Hi Brenda! I missed you, too. I am still in the Peace Corps, in Ukraine. I just got internet installed in my house this week. My mother is very happy; already we are in better communication! And now I am able to keep up with the world, including PBS forums, LOL.

Honestly, I have not read a whole lot. Volunteers pass around books, but it takes awhile. And when I get home I usually am too tired to read or have other things to do. In the last year though, I did read the Twilight series and I tried a couple of Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed. I thought they were alright, but haven't tried to read the others yet. I am reading more ebooks lately as the volunteer library is not really stocked with treasures and is a 20 hour train ride away.

I have been reading some good nonfiction, as well. Well behind the times, I finally read Jared Diamond's Collapse, Barack Obama's Dreams From My Father, and Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma. I know all these books were crazy popular when they first came out and if you haven't read them, I recommend them all.

As to romance, I really haven't been able to keep up and I have no idea what's been released or of what has been, what's good. So you tell me? What have you guys been reading? I'm trying to catch up, but...a summary of the best of the best would be great! I'll try and have my mom send me a couple of the good ones in the mail!

Date Posted: 4/30/2010 10:26 AM ET
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Forgot one-Arnette Lamb.  Probably released 15-20 years ago(but all have been re-released).  Throughly enjoyed them and really miss this author's talent.  Lord's name is Lachlan and he goes to find his 3(?) out of wedlock daughters that he knew nothing about.  Follow up books are about those daughters. 

Will see if I can find titles....

plus, she's done other highland settings books-all good. 

Lachlan's book is "Highland Rogue" and two of the daughters books are "Betrayed" and "Beguiled". 



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Date Posted: 4/30/2010 11:41 AM ET
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Jan, I read all her books also and they were great.  Her others are:  Threads of Destiny, True Heart, Border Lord, Border Bride, Chieftain, Maiden of Inverness and the Betrothal.  They were all published in the early to mid-90's.  It is funny that you never hear these when people are talking about Highland romance novels but they really are good.  Unfortunately, I think I got rid of most of them--mistake!

 

Nancy

 

I did just check and most of them are available on PBS!



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Date Posted: 4/30/2010 4:09 PM ET
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Julie Garwood's trilogy The Secret, Ransom and Shadow Music.  And make sure to read them in order!



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