J.L. Jarvis is a left-handed opera singer/teacher/lawyer who writes romance novels. She received her undergraduate training from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a doctorate from the University of Houston. She now lives and writes in New York. For information about upcoming books, sign up for her newsletter at news.jljarvis.com.
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.
When her groom arrives at the altar and announces the wedding is canceled, Lucy Buchanan flees into the woods. 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 and must find her way back through what Rory calls the “fairy cairn.” In the meanwhile, she might just be falling in love.
Betrayed years ago, Rory is certain he’ll never love again. Then a lost bride awakens the trust in his heart that was broken. If Lucy leaves, she’ll return to a time when his future is her past and their love is lost somewhere between.
The Highland Passage novels are stand-alone books that can be read in any order.
Four Scottish historical romances set during the turbulent Covenanter times of 17th century Scotland
Only an enemy soldier could save her life--and her heart.
Highland soldier Callum MacDonell battled lowland Covenanters at the service of the King. Now charged with hunting an assassin, his journey would lead not to justice, but to a murderer's passionate Covenanter sister, Mari McEwan. Betrayed and abandoned by the man she loved, Mari faced judgment by a tribunal of her people demanding she name the father of her unborn child, or be exiled from everything she knows.
A PROMISE OF LOVE
On their last night together, Highland soldier Duncan MacDonell swears to love his Jenny, and she him, giving themselves to each other with only the Highland moon as their witness.
A FATHER'S DEMAND
Jenny's father has arranged a marriage for her. She has never dreamt of disobeying her beloved father's wishes, but an arranged marriage is too cruel a theft of her dream. Left with no choice, she betrays her true love, and he will never know why.
A LOVER BETRAYED
Now home, Duncan is forced to face the woman who betrayed him. As Jenny struggles to honor her duty to family, she cannot deny her heart's longing. Driven by love, Jenny takes a stand to win Duncan back. But their passion will come at a terrible cost.
His battle-scarred heart stands in the way of a love that could heal him.
Alex MacDonell returns home from fighting for clan and king to discover that the girl he once hunted and fished with has become an intriguing young woman. Kenna has adored him for years, but he always treated her like a little sister. When her own brother dies from battle wounds, Kenna is left with no family or home. Alex would love Kenna if he could, but recurring nightmares of acts he committed while hunting down Covenanters now haunt his days and nights. When Kenna comes too close to his heart, he pushes her out of his life--and into the arms of another. Too late, he regrets his impulsive actions. Now he must fight to win her back before she weds another and is lost to him forever.
It was the last thing he expected, and the last thing she wanted.
Newlywed Isobel Shaw lost everything. The king's men seized her property and killed her husband. Turned out of her home, she sets out on foot for her family's estate in the Highlands of Scotland. Highland rake Charlie MacDonell is on his way home. After five years abroad as a mercenary soldier, he has realized he'll never outrun his troubled past. When he meets Isobel on the road, she assures him she'll manage quite well on her own. He admires her stubborn self-reliance but refuses to leave her alone and defenseless. As they travel together, he finds himself wanting more. To his surprise, she's immune to his charms--and he's helpless to hers.
Three Time Travel Romances from J.L. Jarvis
What would you risk to find love?
Mackenzie Cooper has had it with romance. On her way home from another blind date arranged by her well-meaning sister, she is caught in a snowstorm. While maneuvering the twists and turns of the icy road, Mackenzie loses control of her car and crashes into the rocky hillside. When a rugged Scotsman pulls her to safety, Mackenzie is sure she must be hallucinating. Through the storm's fury, he takes her to shelter in one of the mysterious stone chambers scattered throughout Putnam County, New York. Snowbound, Mackenzie must wait out the storm with this strange, kilted man who claims to be a Highlander from eighteenth-century Scotland. By morning, she not only believes Ciarán MacRae's story but has also lost her heart just in time for him to kiss her, promise his love--and then vanish.
Their greatest battle of all will be against their own hearts.
Lightning strikes an ancient stone chamber, thrusting Violet Quinn back in time to sixteenth century Scotland. Emerging amid the frenzy of the Scottish Reformation, her life is at risk as she searches for a way home. Scottish knight Robert de Mallay is on the most important mission of his life: protecting an ancient secret. He detours to rescue a beguiling young woman in peril. Now both are in danger as they fight off pursuers, all the while knowing that completing the mission will part them forever.
His future is her past, and their love is lost somewhere in between.
When her groom arrives at the altar and announces the wedding is canceled, Lucy Buchanan flees into the woods. 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 and must find her way back through what Rory calls the “fairy cairn.” In the meanwhile, she might just be falling in love. Betrayed years ago, Rory is certain he’ll never love again. Then a lost bride awakens the trust in his heart that was broken. If Lucy leaves, she’ll return to a time when his future is her past and their love is lost somewhere between.