Highlander Callum MacDonell battled lowland Covenanters at the service of the King. Now charged with hunting an assassin, his journey will lead not to justice, but to a murderer’s passionate Covenanter sister, Mari McEwan.
Betrayed and abandoned by the man she loved, Mari faces judgment by a tribunal of her people demanding she name the father of her unborn child, or be exiled from her beloved home and family. Sick and trembling, she knows that she must refuse. And yet, if she does so, a cruel fate awaits her.
Book 1 in the Highland Soldiers series, Scottish historical romances set during the turbulent Covenanter times of seventeenth century Scotland.
Gowan Dunbar’s father is killed while defending his home from the laird. With no family or croft, Gowan flees to a life as a mercenary soldier. There he makes a battlefield vow to a dying friend. Now he’s come back to Scotland to fulfill it.
Morna Innes has long yearned for the love of a man who is noble and strong and will give her headstrong spirit free rein. Then a chance encounter with a bold, handsome stranger sets off sparks Morna tries to deny, for she’s promised to another.
When that stranger turns out to be Gowan, newly arrived with sad news of her brother, both Morna and Gowan learn that hearts abide by no rules. Forbidden longing ignites into one secret tryst before they must part forever. But love is no match for the cruelty of fate.
Caught in a thunderstorm, cyclist Violet Quinn takes shelter in an ancient stone chamber. But a lightning strike sends her back in time to the frenzy of the Scottish Reformation. Now her life is at risk.
Enigmatic knight errant Robert de Mallay is on the most important mission of his life—to safely deliver an ancient Knights Templar secret—when he rescues a beguiling young woman in peril.
Now both are in danger as they fight off pursuers and strive to complete Robert’s mission. Only then can he help her get home—even if doing so will part them forever.
Book 2 of the Highland Passage series, Scottish time travel novels.
When her groom arrives at the altar and announces the wedding is canceled, Lucy Buchanan flees into the woods, devastated. Hearing well-meaning but unhelpful bridesmaids approaching, she ducks into a stone chamber and emerges on the other side, where she's about to be trampled by a horse.
She's rescued from danger by Rory Munro, the valiant but troubled son of a wealthy Highland laird. At first convinced that she's dreaming, Lucy begins to realize that she's stumbled into 1746 Scotland.
Betrayed years ago, Rory is certain he'll never love again. Then a lost bride awakens the trust in his heart that was broken. But if Lucy leaves, their love will be lost and their hearts with it.
Book 3 of the Highland Passage series, Scottish highlander time travel novels.
Lawyer Abbie Harper rents a cabin for her own perfect Christmas. On Christmas Eve, she leaves the stress of her New York job and drives to the mountains, settling in for seven glorious days of peace on earth and good will toward men--so long as they steer clear of her.
Forest Ranger Jack Whelan is no good at relationships. He manages just fine by holding fast to one rule: Don't let anyone get close. Then Abbie Harper rents his cabin. As a light snow falls, the furnace breaks down, and Jack is called in for repairs. When the storm picks up, they're stranded together, turning their ordered lives upside down like a snow globe.
After five years with her self-absorbed boyfriend, librarian Charlotte Glass surprises them both and breaks up with him. Before parting, he bitterly tells her to have fun on their upcoming romantic vacation—alone.
Two days later, Charlotte arrives at a remote cliffside castle in the Highlands of Scotland. Overwhelmed by its breathtaking beauty but desperately jet-lagged, she sinks into her sumptuous bed for a quick power nap. She awakens in the middle of the night and heads for the castle library. There, beside a glowing fireplace, sits a strapping Scotsman with a glint in his gentle gray eyes.
Ian MacKay has too much charm for anyone’s good. But he also has scars and secrets. One thing that’s no secret is his interest in Charlotte. At first, it seems harmless. She’ll be gone in a week. But a week is long enough for Ian to know that he’s falling in love—and that the truth will destroy it.
Molly Foster’s dreams of going away to college were sidelined when her father died and she stayed home to help her mother run the family inn. Four years later, she’s finished her degree online and is poised to pursue her old career dreams in the big city. But as a gentle snow falls on the Christmas Tree Inn, an intriguing guest arrives and prompts her to question everything she’s ever wanted.
Before he even left college, Zach Moreton was well on his way to financial success, buying and renting college apartments. Now, seven years later, he’s made a name for himself in New York real estate. With his latest deal, he’s attained every goal he ever set, and he rewards himself with a ski weekend with his stylish girlfriend. But his ski weekend is about to take a sharp downhill turn.
When Piper Harriman got engaged fresh out of high school, her father gave her a choice—if she married her unsuitable fiancé, Juan Calderon, her family wouldn’t pay for college. So she went off to college and left Juan behind, hoping he would wait. His idealistic heart was broken, and he said goodbye. But her love for him refused to fade.
Eight years later, alone and laid off, Piper is moving back home. With her snowbird parents’ house leased out for the winter, Piper is content with their small rental lodge—until the tenant next door turns out to be the lost love of her life. As handsome as ever, Juan’s success has proven her father’s predictions wrong.
For Piper, it’s time to face facts. Juan has moved on, and he deserves to be happy. Logic tells her it’s time to let go, but when those dark eyes search hers, her heart knows there may still be a chance.
Jess Pelletier’s life has spun out of control. Her ex-fiancé has broken the bank—or at least her account—and she’s just been laid off. So she takes a bold step. The Maine fishing village of Applecross Cove looks like the perfect refuge for her to retreat and reset her life.
When Mark Breton’s realtor aunt sends him to Jess with the lease and the key to Jess’s house, the key to her heart isn’t part of the deal. But the guy’s pretty hard to ignore. With a heart that’s gone rogue, Jess desperately clings to her plan to build a new life and a business.
Fate hasn’t given Mark very much reason to trust, but he’s come to terms with the accident that derailed his dreams years ago. When feelings for Jess bring his heart back to life, the past comes along with it and looms between them. Now they’ll both have to confront it or miss out on their one chance at love.
Unemployed artist Chloe Burke has just finished a temp job when a letter arrives from a lawyer. Her estranged great-aunt Eleanor has died and left Chloe a secluded mountain cabin and a modest inheritance. While this is a perfect opportunity to realize her dream of building a business around her painting, she wonders what prompted the gift. An unabashed Christmas enthusiast, Chloe hurries to move in and hang Christmas lights before the first winter snow.
Luke Abbot has no regrets, but he would rather keep hidden the troubling truth about his line of work. He has found contentment in his solitary mountain retreat. But his peaceful existence is shaken when a new neighbor arrives. Chloe’s exuberant holiday spirit is like crisp winter air. He would rather come in from the cold. But the sparkle and shimmer of Chloe’s holiday lights are hard to ignore. So is Chloe.
Emily Cooke takes a sabbatical leave to take stock of her life. As she moves into her tranquil beachfront rental, her new neighbor rumbles into the driveway next door on his vintage motorcycle—and ignores her neighborly wave.
Wes Taggert left behind a lucrative career that destroyed his faith in humanity. All he wants now is to be left alone, undisturbed. When news spreads that the historic lighthouse is slated to be demolished, Wes goes to a meeting of locals determined to rescue the crumbling landmark. His new neighbor is there. He can’t seem to ignore her.
The Hope Harbor Lighthouse has drawn them together, and it could guide them home, where a chance at love waits—if they’ll take it.
At seventeen, Eve Parker was thrust into life as a single mother. Her heart had betrayed her, but she’d learned her lesson. Love wasn’t for her. Life became all about raising her daughter, but now that her daughter is starting college, Eve’s world is shifting.
Dylan Vaughan can’t remember when he didn’t love Eve—but always from afar. In high school, he’d mustered the courage to tell her, but it was too late. Eve’s life had veered off course, and he’d buried his feelings.
Now fate has brought them together. The timing seems right, but the wounds of the past loom between them. Some say there’s safety in numbers, but these two feel safer alone.
A future together looks hopeless, until Eve’s loyal, somewhat quirky, and decidedly goal-oriented friends intervene. They all agree that Eve and Dylan belong together, so it’s up to them to make it happen. There’s just the slight matter of how.
In the small coastal town of Pine Harbor, Eve’s autumn has changes in store.
Allie arrives at her fourth wedding reception of the summer. Yet another couple has taken a leap forward in life, while her own life is stuck in a holding pattern. Distracted, she walks into the wrong restroom and makes eye contact with a good-looking, if startled, man.
After her hasty retreat, she spies a high-backed chair by the fireplace perfect for hiding while she regains her composure. As she sinks into it with a sigh, the matching chair beside hers swivels around to reveal Bathroom Door Guy.
Theo gave up dreams of college to take over the guardianship of his ten-year-old brother. With his brother now grown, Theo looks at his life and finds something missing. Then Allie walks into his life.
The two share a moment of shock, then something unexpected happens—they talk easily. That’s how Allie’s sort-of boyfriend, Justin, finds her—laughing and drinking champagne. After a quick introduction, Justin leads her back to the reception, where he drops to one knee and proposes.
Time stops. Justin waits for an answer, and Allie can’t breathe. Someone whips out a phone and records it. Her answer goes viral. In the small coastal town of Pine Harbor, Allison’s summer is only beginning.
Marco is the best friend a girl could ever want. Lydia just wishes he loved her, too, but it’s hopeless. So she takes charge of her life and sets out to put distance between them. Otherwise, she risks pining away for the rest of her life all alone, like her mother once did. Except even her mother has found someone to love. So when a guy in one of Lydia’s college classes asks her out, she sees her big chance to get over Marco.
Marco has breezed through his love life, but the rest of it hasn’t been quite so breezy. He was orphaned at ten, and his older brother raised him. Now eighteen, Marco owns the Silva Brothers’ Brewpub with his brother, Theo, and works the bar and charms the ladies. But his old pain-avoidance tactics have caught up with him. He’s kept Lydia at bay. They’re best friends, but best friends can grow close. By the time he realizes he’s in over his head, she finds someone to date. He didn’t see that coming.
In the small coastal town of Pine Harbor, Lydia’s Christmas wish could come true, but she’ll never know it.
Sophie Furnell loves her job as a 911 operator, and she’s good at it. One call at a time, she makes her community a better place. But one night, she has to tell a caller that help isn’t coming. Soon after, her job is defunded. Disheartened and broke, she sets off for the Adirondacks to house-sit her grandmother’s rental cottage.
As violence sweeps through his neighborhood, Cole Marick defends his bicycle shop and loses. His wounds heal, but the business he’s worked hard to build is destroyed, along with his faith in humanity. Leaving the boarded-up neighborhood storefronts behind, Cole retreats to his family’s Adirondack fishing camp.
Amid towering snow-laden trees, two neighbors have come seeking refuge. But not even the shimmer of holiday lights against new-fallen snow is enough to bring Christmas joy to their two damaged spirits. Neither has seen much in the way of miracles lately, but as a snowstorm blows in and Christmas approaches, they discover that miracles come in many forms.