Scottish Historical Romance Books

Is there any setting more perfect for a romance than Scotland?

Scottish Historical romances are the stories set in Scotland that has drawn so much passion over the centuries.

Here is a list of 13 Best Scottish Historical Romance Books You Have to Read.

1. Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)

Author: by Diana Gabaldon



October 26, 2004

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon's work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans.

Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages. One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS's The Great American Read!

Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles.

Suddenly she is a Sassenachan outlanderin a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord ...1743. Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior.

2. When He Was Wicked: Bridgerton (Bridgertons Book 6)

Author: by Julia Quinn



February 28, 2017

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A New York Times BestsellerFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn comes the story of Francesca Bridgerton, in the sixth of her beloved Regency-set novels featuring the charming, powerful Bridgerton family, now a series created by Shondaland for Netflix.

FRANCESCA'S STORYIn every life there is a turning point. A moment so tremendous, so sharp and breathtaking, that one knows one's life will never be the same. For Michael Stirling, London's most infamous rake, that moment came the first time he laid eyes on Francesca Bridgerton.

After a lifetime of chasing women, of smiling slyly as they chased him, of allowing himself to be caught but never permitting his heart to become engaged, he took one look at Francesca Bridgerton and fell so fast and hard into love it was a wonder he managed to remain standing.

Unfortunately for Michael, however, Francesca's surname was to remain Bridgerton for only a mere thirty-six hours longerthe occasion of their meeting was, lamentably, a supper celebrating her imminent wedding to his cousin.But that was then ... Now Michael is the earl and Francesca is free, but still she thinks of him as nothing other than her dear friend and confidant.

3. The Silent Highlander (Highland Intrigue Trilogy Book 1)

Author: by Donna Fletcher


May 31, 2021


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All is not what it seems.Don't trust anyone. The warning comes too late for Elysia. Alone and frightened Elysia hurries to do as her two sisters urged, ask Saber, who works one of the crofts, to wed her. She favors him and believes he feels the same about her.

His throat is healing from an injury and his voice is slowly returning with her help. Elysia is no healer but having helped her sister Bliss, the healer of their clan, she has a bit of healing knowledge. It is the least she can do when her two sisters are sacrificing so much more.

Annis is off on a mission to see what can be done to save Bliss from a marriage she agreed to, so Annis and Elysia would not be forced to wed, but will surely be the death of her due to a twenty-year-old curse.

A marriage to Saber would keep Elysia safe from those seeking to take advantage of her now that she doesn't have the safety of her sisters. To her surprise, Saber refuses her offer and to make matters worse the chieftain of the clan presents her with three clan warriors and gives her two weeks to pick one to wed.

4. Lessons in Enchantment (School of Magic Series Book 1)

Author: by Patricia Rice


March 24, 2020


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Can a straitlaced engineer, three psychic children, and a lonely witch find love? The daughter of an earl, Lady Phoebe Malcolm Duncan has the ability to talk to animals. She longs to be a veterinarian, but education requires more coin than she possesses.

When the walls of her home come tumbling down, she has to take two steps backto servitude. Inventor Andrew Blair keeps his nose to the grindstone, knowing his friends and family depend on his talent for turning machines into money.

He is about to embark on his biggest investment yetrebuilding crumbling tenements in Old Town Edinburgh until his beleaguered cousin begs him to hide his precocious children from a killer. When the School of Malcolms sends Lady Phoebe as governess for his wards, Drew's well-ordered beliefs are upended.

Ladies don't live in slum housing like the one he's about to tear down, nor do they command ravens or encourage children to talk to dead mothers. It might take a vengeful ghost to show the disparate pair how to join forces, fight their fears and their enemies, and reveal a path to love....

5. A Breath Of Snow And Ashes: (Outlander 6)



Cornerstone Digital

August 31, 2011

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THE SIXTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES. The long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. It's 1772, the Royal Colony of North Carolina, and the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and preserve the colony for King and Crown.

One minor problem: Jamie Fraser's wife, Claire, is a time-traveller, as are his daughter and son-in-law. And Jamie knows that three years hence, the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the end of it all will be independence - with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile.

Beyond present danger, though, looms the threat of a tiny clipping from the Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports the destruction of the house on Fraser's Ridge and the death by fire of James Fraser and all his family. For once, Jamie Fraser hopes the time-travelers in his family are wrong about the future.

But only time will tell.

6. The Skylark's Secret

Author: by Fiona Valpy


September 29, 2020


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Loch Ewe, 1940.When gamekeeper's daughter Flora's remote highland village finds itself the base for the Royal Navy's Arctic convoys, life in her close-knit community changes forever. In defiance of his disapproving father, the laird's son falls in love with Flora, and as tensions build in their disrupted home, any chance of their happiness seems doomed.

Decades later, Flora's daughter, singer Lexie Gordon, is forced to return to the village and to the tiny cottage where she grew up. Having long ago escaped to the bright lights of the West End, London still never truly felt like home.

Now back, with a daughter of her own, Lexie learns that her motherand the hostile-seeming village itselfhave long been hiding secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew. As she pieces together the fragments of her parents' story, Lexie discovers the courageous, devastating sacrifices made in her name.

It's too late to rekindle her relationship with her mother, but can Lexie find it in her heart to forgive the past, to grieve for all that's lost, and finally find her place in the world?

7. Voyager: (Outlander 3)

Author: by Diana Gabaldon


August 31, 2011


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THE THIRD NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES, NOW A HIT TV SHOWJamie Fraser is lying on the battlefield of Culloden, where he rises wounded, to face execution or imprisonment. Either prospect pales beside the pain of loss - his wife is gone.Forever.

But sometimes forever is shorter than one thinks. In 1746, Claire Fraser made a perilous journey through time, leaving her young husband to die at Culloden, in order to protect their unborn child. In 1968, Claire has just been struck through the heart, discovering that Jamie Fraser didn't die in battle.

But where is Jamie now? With the help of her grown daughter, Claire sets out to find the man who was her life - and might be once again.

8. Drums Of Autumn: (Outlander 4)

Author: by Diana Gabaldon


September 30, 2011


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THE FOURTH NOVEL IN THE BESTSELLING OUTLANDER SERIES - NEW A MAJOR TV SERIESHow far will a woman travel to find a father, a lover a destiny? Across seas, across time across the grave itself. It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle.

Claire Randall was swept through time into the arms of James Fraser whose love for her became legend - a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Two decades later, Claire travelled back again to reunite with Jamie, this time in frontier America.

But Claire had left someone behind in her own time - their daughter Brianna. Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she risks her own future to try to change history - and to save their lives.

But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past - or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...

9. Winter's Wallflower (The Wicked Winters Book 8)

Author: by Scarlett Scott


October 22, 2020


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He's the lord of London's underworld. She's the lady who deceived him. And now, there will be hell to payDominic Winter rules his empire with cutthroat determination, his heart as cold and dead as the January ground.Debts must be paid.Men must be loyal.

Anyone who defies him will suffer the consequences, including the indolent aristocrats who frequent his establishments. When a beauty boldly ventures into his lair and strikes a bargain with him to save an unworthy lord, Dom is captivated. Though his instincts tell him she cannot be trusted, soon, he will do anything to make her his.

Until she disappears. Desperate to save her beloved brother from ruinor worseat the hands of the despicable Mr. Winter, Lady Adele Saltisford offers herself in exchange. But one night of unexpected passion leaves her with dire consequences. Torn between her dangerous attraction to Dom and loyalty to her family, Adele flees London.

It doesn't take Dom long to discover the depth of her betrayal and give chase. This time, nothing and no one will stop him from claiming her. It's crime lord versus duke's daughter in a battle of the heart. Heat level: Scorching hot!

10. Highlander's Captive: A Scottish Historical Time Travel Romance (Called by a Highlander Book 1)

Author: by Mariah Stone


August 2, 2020


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She's lost in the past. He's a powerful Scottish warrior. Can star-crossed love find a future between the ages? Search-and-rescue officer Amy MacDougall fears being trapped both in small, dark places and in a relationship. But while chaperoning a high school trip to Scotland, she's forced to confront her claustrophobia to save a student in a castle dungeon.

And when a magical rock in the ruins catapults her through time to 1307 AD, she's alarmed to come face-to-face with a handsome Scottish warrior. Highlander Craig Cambel refuses to trust anyone after the MacDougall clan kidnapped and assaulted his sister.

So when he discovers a beautiful woman in a secret tunnel in the stronghold he's infiltrating, he locks her up to prevent her from warning the enemy. But when she proves helpful to his people despite being a MacDougall, he can't stop his icy mistrust melting into desire.

As Amy searches for a way back home, she finds her phobia of commitment fading and falls for the brave Scot. But when Craig learns the mysterious woman isn't who he thought she was, all his dark doubts reignite. Will the distance of centuries shatter their hearts forever, or will they give in to destiny and build a happy future?

11. Romancing the Laird (All the King's Men Book 2)

Author: by Gerri Russell


April 30, 2019


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With her sister facing the gallows, she risks it all... Even her heartLegendary Scottish laird and warrior Reid Douglas has never met his match on or off the battlefield until Lucy Livingston his bride-to-be. Lucy is no meek maiden content to stay at home.

She's trained in the art of war and is determined to destroy the king Reid has vowed to protect with his life. Lucy doesn't want to wed the handsome, brawny laird, but it is an excellent cover she can use to get close to the king, who is engaged in a campaign to rid Scotland of witches.

Lucy must protect her sister from enemies who know an accusation of witchcraft, no matter how tenuous, is a death sentence. They should be sworn enemies. But Lucy can't deny the sparks that fly whenever she vies with her husband in and out of their bedroom.

And Reid finds his wife's spirit intoxicating making him long for more than war. Can two opposing warriors find peace in each other's arms?

12. The Matchmaker and the Marquess (Second Chance Manor Book 1)

Author: by Scarlett Scott


June 17, 2021


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You are cordially invited to the country house party of the summerFive years ago, six exceptional ladies graduated from Twittingham Academy and successfully nabbed themselves the most sought-after matrimonial prizes in London. Actually, they didn't.Not one of them. But the Countess of Fangfoss, formerly known as Miss Julia Twittingham, has a plan to see each of her past charges happily wed after all.

Welcome to Second Chance Manor. Lady Clementine Hammond has earned her reputation as society's most notorious matchmaker by catching couples in compromising positions. She's perfectly happy remaining unwed herself. One small misstep at a country house party, however, leaves her with no choice but to become engaged to the most odious rogue she has ever met.

Also, the most handsome. After losing the woman he loved to a romantic rival, the Marquess of Dorset has devoted himself to cultivating his reputation as a rakehell of the first order. When the unlikeable Lady Clementine quite literally gets a bee up her skirts, he reluctantly plays the gallant, only to find himself having to offer her marriage.

13. WolfeStrike (de Wolfe Pack Generations Book 2)

Author: by Kathryn Le Veque


September 30, 2020


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Read the USA TODAY BESTSELLER!! It's a new generation of de Wolfe Pack cubs, carrying on the tradition of their illustrious grandfather. Thomas Tor de Wolfe has his hands full with battling women and battling enemies as he secures a border castle for Edward I.

Chaos is the name of the game! Tor married, and lost, his wife at a young age. Because his wife was an orphan, he inherited her two sisters when they wed and when she died, they became his responsibility. Unfortunately, the two spinster sisters view Tor as their property.

When Tor meets the worldly Isalyn de Featherstone, he is smitten. Isalyn, however, is not. Tor is big and handsome, but lives too much of a provincial life. She wants big cities, excitement, money, and no baggage of a dead wife.

Isalyn's father, however, feels differently and Isalyn finds herself betrothed to the gentle de Wolfe giant. The spinsters have a new target. Let the battles begin! Enter a world of medieval mayhem, adventure, but most of all, of an overwhelming passion that soon consumes both Tor and Isalyn.