Tag Archives: History

Still writing, and researching, and plotting….

drawing of Keiss Castle, Wick

While I’ve been working on the 6th book in my Climax, Montana contemporary cowboy series, I’m also putting effort toward the last three sets of MacDougal brothers in my Highland Ménage series, set in the late 1580s. I’ll be heading to Scotland this fall to complete research on the last three sets of MacDougal brothers […]

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Campbell and MacDougall feud: Castles

Once upon a time the MacDougalls were Lords of Lorn, sovereign princes in the Western Isles. They’d built at least nine castles and claimed 250 square miles of land at a time Clan Campbell had little power. Ten years later King Robert the Bruce was crowned, having been supported by the Campbells. The MacDougalls, alas, […]

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Brooch of Lorn and the MacDougall / Campbell feud

In “Bedding The Enemy”, Highland Menage 9, King James VI decides to put an end to the feud between these clans by marrying Laird Somerled MacDougal to Lady Margaret Campbell. The marriage was conducted by proxy, with neither the bride nor groom’s approval. By order of the king, Laird Somerled is not told the truth […]

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King’s Knight: Stirling Castle

In King’s Knight, Isabel Graham, a ward of King James VI, is brought to Stirling Castle to be married off. Tearlach and Rory MacDougal must prove their worth to the king. Isabel is amazed at the tapestries, rugs, paintings, carvings and more that cover the floors, walls, and even the ceilings. Isabel is particularly intrigued […]

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King’s Pawn castles: Claypotts and Calltuin

Isabel Graham is determined to marry anyone other than Roderick Graham, the arrogant son of her distant uncle and guardian, Laird Graham of Duchray Castle. She’s been told she has nothing to her name and, as the ward of King James VI, is a mere pawn of the king. She cannot understand why Roderick wishes […]

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A Highland woman’s summer

Kiera MacKenzie, the heroine in “An Eager Widow” and “A Perfect Wife” is spending the summer at a shieling high in the hills when Duff MacDougal finds her. While Kiera lived alone, for untold generations village women went to the same place each summer to work on tedious tasks which were made more enjoyable by […]

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A Lady’s Vengeance: Now on Amazon

Excerpt: “What did ye just say to me, wife?” Cormac MacDougal’s words might have been soft, but his intent was not…. Alana is still learning how far she can push her two husbands as she returns to Castle Girnigoe in Caithness to face her father. Now that Alana is well with child, Cormac and James […]

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A Perfect Wife: research photos

This photo, courtesy of Craig Wallace, shows “Doocot Cave”, around the headland from Cromarty. The cave is near the left, about half-way up. I won’t ruin the story, but you will learn about it while enjoying Kiera’s attempts to become the perfect wife for Malcolm and Duff MacKenzie. Hugh Miller, author of My Schools and […]

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A Lady’s Seduction: Highland Menage 3

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Alana’s time of quiet contemplation at Castle Fraser ends abruptly when her father, the powerful Earl of Caithness, demands she return home to marry her brutal cousin, William. The Earl’s cruelty has killed off his other children and he needs Alana to produce grandsons as his heirs. Though she has been disgraced, she is all […]

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Captive Love now on Amazon

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The final half of Fiona’s adventures with Angus and Gillis MacDougal is now available if you prefer to use your Kindle. A soft step warned Angus a second before the sheet was yanked off his naked body. He clenched his hand, expecting to find his dirk. A shrill squeal erupted in his ear. He’d squeezed […]

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