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I don’t keep my love of Scottish fiction a secret. I love clan history, the chivalry, the accent and the names. Here are the picks (both from what I’ve read and researched) of the best Scottish fiction. Post contains affiliate links.
So, as it says in my about me page, I love me some Scottish fiction. And if our conversations on Facebook are any indication, I think you guys do too. So as a follow-up to my post on must read book series, I’m talking about all things Scotland.
Some of these I’ve read, some my Scottish mother-in-law spoke highly of, and others just stood out in research, but I’ll tell you I am pumped to finish off this list.
Thorn in my Heart (series)
This is an awesome Christian series loosely based on the story of Jacob, Leah and Rachel from the Bible. My whole house went to pot reading these because I seriously couldn’t stop. Even Francine Rivers said she “couldn’t put it down.” That’s pretty much all you need to know.
It’s a love story and a war story and a history lesson and completely and utterly addictive. The books span decades and travel across continents. (Note: there are some intimate scenes that, while not lewd, are what I’d call “raw and emotionally graphic.”)
44 Scotland Street (series)
The book tells the story of a group of neighbors living in Scotland. From one mother who has a young son she forces to learn the saxophone and Italian to athletes, widows, and artists. It was first published in a weekly column before being turned into a book. I’ve only read the first book in this series (at the time I didn’t know it was a series) and I laughed the whole way through.
1. 44 Scotland Street
2. Espresso Tales
3. Love Over Scotland
4. The World According to Bertie
5. The Unbearable Lightness of Scones
6. The Importance of Being Seven
7. Bertie Plays the Blues
8. Sunshine on Scotland Street
9. Bertie’s Guide to Life and Mothers