9 Scottish Romance Books That Outlander Fans Will Love
If you're a fan of Outlander, a lover of Scottish culture, or a reader of romance books, you've come to the right place. On this list, we've gathered nine novels that will get your heart pounding with passionate stories about royalty, honor, and highland romance. So don your kilt, grab your sword, and get ready for some exciting and titillating tales. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
9 Scottish Romance Books That Outlander Fans Will Love
Fun Facts About Scotland
- The country's national animal is the unicorn
- Scotland has the highest percentage of redheads in the world
- Kaleidoscopes were invented in Scotland
- The country is home to the world's tallest hedge
- Golf was invented there
- Proper Scotch must be aged in wooden barrels for at least three years
8 Great Romantic Movies
If you enjoy reading about love, you probably have a good time watching it on the big screen as well. Check out these eight romantic movies (if you haven't already):
- Casablanca (1942)
- Love Actually (2003)
- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
- The Notebook (2004)
- Dirty Dancing (1987)
- The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
- Amélie (2001)
- Ghost (1990)
Ideas For Your Real Life Romance
You may not be able to dramatically run to the airport or meet at the top of the Empire State Building, but there are plenty of ways that you can bring a little extra romance into your life.
- Have a candlelit dinner
- Send a spontaneous floral arrangement
- Get a cute gift
- Join a book club together
- Cook a cozy meal for two
- Remember to say "I love you"
An Animated History of Scotland
If you've been swept away by the cultural phenomenon of the Outlander books or the TV show based on them, you probably enjoy a good highland love story. If you're looking for something new to read, here are nine Scottish romance books that will capture your imagination. Please note that this list is presented in no particular order.
Starting off at #1 is "The Highlander's Gift" by Eliza Knight. Sir Niall Oliphant is engaged to the Bruce's daughter, Elizabeth. But when he loses a limb during a battle, the princess finds him unfit to be her husband and decides to marry his brother instead. Niall settles on being a bachelor for life, until he becomes betrothed to Bella Sutherland, the daughter of a powerful earl. Although the pair marry only for political gain, they eventually find themselves losing their hearts to one another.
At #2 is "Mad About the Marquess" by Elizabeth Essex. Quince Winthrop is a young woman from a well-known family who steals from the wealthy and donates to the poor. Alasdair, Marquess of Cairn, is commissioned by the British government to catch the notorious bandit. When the two meet, Alasdair is immediately smitten by Quince, and completely unaware that she's the one he's supposed to be tracking down.
Alasdair, Marquess of Cairn, is commissioned by the British government to catch the notorious bandit.
Next, at #3 is Amy Jarecki's "The Highland Duke." Akira Ayres is a gypsy healer who finds a Scotsman named Geordie who has been wounded in battle. She tries to help him, putting herself at risk in the process. Unknown to Akira, the gentleman is a noble from Gordon who is keeping his identity a secret in an effort to protect his land. Together, the two set out on a perilous journey.
At #4 is "The Rogue" by Katharine Ashe. Constance Read was once enamored with the handsome Evan Saint Sterling. They had a passionate affair, and in the end he left her heartbroken. Six years later, Constance has become a detective whose mission is to look into a series of murders happening near the Duke of Loch Irvine's property. She needs a skilled fighter to help her solve the case and, despite their complicated history, Saint seems like the perfect fit for the job.
Following at #5 is "A Bound Heart" by Laura Frantz. Lark MacDougal and Magnus MacLeish grew up together on the castle grounds of the Isle of Kerrera. Now, Magnus has assumed ownership of the place, and his childhood companion is nothing more than his beekeeper and apothecary. Her task is to concoct medicine to cure his barren wife, who eventually dies. When she passes, the old friends are convicted of connivance, and sold as slaves in the New World.
Lark MacDougal and Magnus MacLeish grew up together on the castle grounds of the Isle of Kerrera.
At #6 is Suzan Tisdale's "Stealing Moirra's Heart." This literary work chronicles the budding relationship of Moirra Dundotter and a certain "John." The female protagonist has been widowed three times and is in dire need of a husband. Because most men are scared of her misfortune, Dundotter settles for tying the knot with a strange fellow from the pillory. Even though they agree to part ways after the harvest, Moirra soon finds herself attached to the mysterious man.
Next, at #7 is "If You Give a Girl a Viscount" by Kieran Kramer. This fourth installment of the "Impossible Bachelors" collection revolves around Daisy Montgomery, a maiden who lives with her hateful stepmom and two stepsisters. Feeling fed up, Daisy runs to her godmother Lady Pinckney for help. But instead of finding her way out of the mess, the Scottish Cinderella gets entangled with Charles Thorpe, her sponsor's grandson and Viscount Lumley. In time, a mutual attraction grows more intense between Montgomery and Thorpe.
At #8 is Katherine Lowry Logan's "The Ruby Brooch." Kit MacKlenna is a present-day paramedic who is grieving the loss of her parents. She soon discovers that she was actually left on their doorstep as a baby, and her real origin is shrouded in mystery. Eager to learn about her past, Kit uses a magical Celtic brooch to travel back in time to the 1800s, where she chances upon Cullen Montgomery, a lawyer who has an uncanny resemblance to the ghost that has been haunting MacKlenna for years.
She soon discovers that she was actually left on their doorstep as a baby, and her real origin is shrouded in mystery.
Finally, at #9 is "The Laird's Willful Lass" by Anna Campbell. Marina Lucchetti is an accomplished Italian painter who is assigned to create a landscape for a Scottish nobleman. While making their way to the highlands, the woman and her dad are caught in an accident.
Thankfully, they are saved by Fergus Mackinnon, Laird of Achnasheen. During the father's recovery period, Marina and Fergus develop fondness for one another, but they also find their clashing personalities problematic. The artist and the master must overcome their differences to make their relationship work.