Highland Crown

The Royal Highlander Series

Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion…  

The Radical War of 1820 is tearing Britain apart. In Scotland, cries of liberty, equality, and fraternity ring out in the streets, and the planned visit of the newly crowned British king fuel is fueling the Rising.

In this new series, three extraordinary women must find the courage in the Highlands to fight for the future of a nation.

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Inverness, 1820

Perched on the North Sea, this legendary town is a place where Highland rebels and English authorities clash. Among the fray is a lovely young widow who possesses rare and special gifts.

WANTED:  Isabella Drummond

A true beauty and trained physician who has inspired longing and mystery in a great many men, Isabella is being hunted by Englishmen and Scottish rebels both. She’s escaped to the Highlands in search of survival.

FOUND:  Cinaed Mackintosh

Cast from his home as a child, Cinaed is a fierce soul who answers to nobody but himself. . .until Isabella saves his life—and adds more risk to her own. Now, the only way Cinaed can keep her safe is to return to the place from which he was banished. When the truth of his past comes out, what will these two ill-fated lovers sacrifice to be together…forever?

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“Highland Crown is steeped in the history of Scotland in the 1820s and lays a solid foundation for the intense romance built on top of it....Where history stops, imagination takes off, and McGoldrick seamlessly blends real history with her invention of connections, people and events. Against the fierce action of capture and escape, Cinaed and Isabella’s story of hope unfolds....Highland Crown is one of the best Regency-era books I have read in recent months, and it is a worthwhile addition to your home library.”
– Keira Soleore, Frolic Reviews

“With a fast-paced storyline and great character development, this title is a must read. HIGHLAND CROWN had a ton of history elements that will satisfy any history buff, without skipping on the romance .... An epic start to a new Historical Romance, I can’t wait to read more about Cinaed and Isabella.”
– Yearwood La Novela Review

“From the very first paragraph I knew this was going to be impressive. It just had a great vibe .... With a unique theme that makes this book an addictive read, the pages just fly by. I love the blend of history, romance, and spicy heat! Plus, the heroine is pretty bad-ass for the time too. No wilting flower here! In fact, all of the characters are pretty awesome, whether bad guys or good! They are beautifully blended and memorable!”
– A Midwife Life Blog Review

“Plenty of twists and turns....strong chemistry between Cinaed and Isabella and just the right amount of romance without overshadowing the overall story arch. If you are new to historical Scottish romance, this would be a good introduction..”
– That’s What I’m Talking About Blog Review

“McGoldrick has created an intriguing story with a list of characters that are well-written with mysterious backstories. Isabella and Cinaed’s love story is packed from beginning to end with drama, action, humor, steamy sexy bits, suspense, and an ending that is sure to catch you by surprise. Highland Crown is full of heart-wrenching adventure that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. I was drawn in from the beginning and was taken to another world through McGoldrick’s stellar writing and captivating storytelling. I highly recommend Highland Crown to anyone who loves an intriguing historical romance.”
– Lovely Loveday Blog Review

“If you are anything like me when looking to read Historical fiction I simply adore it when the author is able to weave in actual events of historical nature into the fiction making me think – yes, this could be very true! In Isabella and Cinaed’s case, who’s to say these adventures didn’t take place?.... a plethora of secondary characters whom you’ll love and hate, but you won’t forget. Highly recommended for the adventure, the fast pace, and the lovely romance.”
– Color Me Read Blog Review

“This new series opener...is a fast-paced, well-written trip through a fictional Scottish landscape loosely based on historical events. Readers will soon be caught up in Cinaed and Isabella’s love story.”
– Library Journal Booklist Review

“The characters are well developed, as well as the conflict that surrounds them …. fighting for what they believe in and finding solace in each other’s company .... Highland Crown is an enjoyable well written historical that I would recommend.”
– Veronica, Affaire de Coeur Magazine Review

“An amazing, fascinating historical romance. This story has provided readers with glorious characters and now Highland Crown is on my favorite book list….A beautiful tale of Scottish history and full of emotion.”
—Hieu, GoodReads Review

“*swoons* This book did so many wonderful things for my romantic heart. Rich in history, romance and action this book will have you hooked on all fronts.”
—Fae Crate Review

“Isabella and Cinead are thrown together in a truly interesting adventure culminating in a satisfying ending. This is one of the best tales of Scottish history. I could hardly put the book down.”
—Patricia Solla, GoodReads Review

“I’m a big fan of Scottish Highlander stories, like Outlander, and they tend to be my go-to when I’m not sure what type of read I’m in the mood for. This story weaves fiction and history, bringing events and political intrigue to life in the Scottish Highlands….Isabella and Cinaed’s story is packed with drama, action, humour, sexy times, suspense and some wonderful secondary characters like Jean that you grow to love as well.”
—Suzanne, GoodReads Review

“This sweeping Scottish Historical romance is filled with historical pageantry at its best.
In the vein of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander Series, this is a ‘can’t put down’ read....A winner!...Not to be missed by fans of history woven with mythic Scottish romance.”
— Brenda, GoodReads Review


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