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, an aging Sir Walter Scott wrestles with his past as he recalls three extraordinary women who found courage in the Highlands to fight for the future of a nation.


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?

Available April 30, 2019

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“This was my first book by May McGoldrick, but it won’t be the last. Cinaed Mackintosh was everything I love in a Scottish hero. He was brave and strong, dependable, loyal and protective. He was a leader with a heart of gold…the romance is emotional and touching.
—Michelle, GoodReads Review

“It is loaded with fascinating history AND there is a compelling romance as well….This book is full of heart-stopping adventure…I was so happy to find out that the love story (and history-embedded story) of Cinead and Isabella is not over.”
—Diane K. Peterson, GoodReads Review

“A fantastic historical romance…a stellar cast of characters….Isabella and Cinaed’s story is packed cover to cover with drama, action, humor, steamy sexy bits and suspense.”
— Deb Diem, GoodReads 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, GoodReads 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

”Fast paced and exciting, this book sweeps you away in the waves of unrest and the fight for Scotland’s freedom. The story weaves fiction and history, bringing events and political intrigue to life....a fierce love story.”
— Kathy Bunbury, GoodReads Review

”Excellent story....I felt like I was in the period. So much conflict and questioning who to trust was clear. The romance was a nice story too...now I can’t wait to read the next installment of this series. Great reading!”
— Niki, GoodReads Review

“A riveting tale that will keep you entertained for hours. The characters jump off the pages.”
— Cindy, GoodReads Review

“This book had me engrossed from start to finish! Absolutely loved this book!”
— Jeanette, GoodReads Review

“As an avid and critical reader of historical romance, I have very few that qualify as my favorites, but Highland Crown is now top of my favorite list. It is rare for a book that I’ve just finished to scream at me to read it again but this one does…Fine and well-detailed, a crafted storyline…The weaving of fiction and history together was done effortlessly and beautifully. I could envision every scene as if watching a movie and indeed, this could end up being a great motion picture....Great storytelling and very lovable characters.”
— Jen, GoodReads Review

“Highland Crown is a breathtaking novel which will pull you right into the heart of the action from the very beginning…absolute perfection!”
— Becca Bradley, GoodReads Review

“May McGoldrick at her best…absolutely fantastic…This book sucked me in, leaving the real world to fend for itself around me.”
— Alison, GoodReads Review

“It’s been a while since I fell into a novel as effortlessly as I did with Highland Crown. From page one I could feel the world around me slipping away, until the only thing that mattered was the words on the page before me. I don’t think I’ve ever fallen as quickly either…History and romance lovingly entwined….heartbeats and breaths and so many moments….From the beautiful way with words to the brilliant characters, there wasn’t one thing I didn’t love about Highland Crown!”
— Ashley Collins, GoodReads Review

“I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. I was quickly pulled into the lush landscape of this tale. The balance of historical events with fictional pizzazz made for the perfect bit of escapism…”
— Escape in a Book, GoodReads Review


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