The one question I get more than any other is this: In what order do I read your books?
Until recently, I stubbornly resisted labeling my books as a “series,” because the word “series” implies that books are written in order, and/or the plots are all connected, so you must read all the books in chronological order. This isn’t true of my books, and in fact, I began writing the Highland Brides “series” without any thought to future works, nearly two decades ago, with The MacKinnon’s Bride. Originally published in 1996, little did I know I had given “birth” to a petty King.
These days I’m far, far more deliberate in the choreography of my books and even more so of my series. Below, I’ve included a reading order for all “true” series in my list. If it’s not listed below, reading order is unimportant, or the stories are not connected.
The Highland Brides
Guardians of the Stone
Additionally, Angel Of Fire is very loosely connected to this series.
*Sweet Scottish Brides
*If you prefer your books without sexy scenes, you may wish to read the Sweet Scottish Brides instead of The Highland Brides. It’s the same story, without sex and strong language. These books are also more appropriate for younger readers.
The Impostor Series
- The Impostor’s Kiss
- The Impostor Prince
The Girl Who Stayed
- The Things We Leave Behind
- The Girl Who Stayed
The Aldridge Sisters
- Leave No Trace
- Speak No Evil
- Tell No Lies
I love series since it usually means I get to read more about characters I enjoy. At the same time, it is nice when they are also a stand alone so as to not be too confusing if you don’t start at the first book.
Thank you, for the reading order, makes it easier.
I love this kind of books! Thanks for writing them!
thank you! seeing the reading order helps a lot.
I love knowing what order to read a series in! Thanks for making the chart. Love the new website.
Always nice to know the order especially since the characters often overlap.
It’s always nice to know the proper reading order… and, IF it matters. Thanks!
Thank you for taking the time to list a reading order! It’s definitely appreciated!
Thank you for the reading order!
thanks for the reading order
I also like to have the reading order of series.
Thank you! This helps when I want to start with a genre/series an author has written.
Thank you for the reading order.
I love your books. McKinnons bride is by far one of my favorite books. I have at least tow and some i have 4 of the srries. Thank you for the list. It will help my ocd brain.
Love the books , is there a book already out about Constance?
Thank you so much! No, at this point, there isn’t one, though her happily ever after is mentioned in the epilogue of Maiden From the Mist. I do want to write her story some day though!
Yes please it would be nice to visit the highlands again and see what happens to her and that she too finds happiness
You are such a talented author and I love reading your books.
I googled Scottish hisorical romance and your books popped up. I downloaded a free one from Amazon, I think Highland Steel, and loved it. I do like to read most series in order, but I’m glad to know it’s not really necessary. Thanks for writing great stories.
Thank you so much for the reading order
I love series & stand-alones. It is nice to have the reading order though so I know what to read next. Nothing is worse than starting in the middle of a series!
Thank you!! It is always to start a series in the right order
Thank you for posting this!
Thanks so much for the chance! Love all your books
I love series. I get to get glimpses of the characters from all the books. The reading order is a plus so thank you for that. My favorite reading is Scottish historical romance.
Thanks for the great info. I prefer to read even remotely connected books in ‘series’ and I love continuing stories of the same peeps.
This is very helpful. Thanks for creating this list.
I used to be very cray cray about making sure I read series in order but now unless I feel lost I just go with the flow. I do have to admit that if I find out it was part of a series when I go looking for more I will go back to making sure I read in order 😉 So this is fabulous.
Thank you for the lists. I always try to read series in order and usually wait to read them until the series is complete.. It is better for the continuity of the overall series theme and development of the characters. It is helpful for me to know which books I need to get to fill in the series I want to read.
Thanks for the printable book list. Even though most of your books are not considered series books, I prefer to read them in the order a writer writes the books.
Where do I find the epilogue to McKennen’s Bride?
Hi Kim- what reader do you use? It’s called MacKinnon’s hope.
In another order list, The Holly and the Ivy is shown as #14 (between The King’s Favorite and A Winter’s Rose); not listed on your reading order page at all. Rhiannon is also titled Lord of Shadows. Untitled Seren Ewyas story is Fire Song; what is Gwendolyn Ewyas’ title? Is Viking’s Prize (part of Three Medieval Heroes anthology) related to this list at all, as the other two titles are? Why is sometimes Ewyas used and sometimes Pendragon for their last names when looking up the descriptions of these titles on different platforms?
Hi there! So sorry I missed this! Titles sometimes change in progress, and yes, Rhiannon is Lord of Shadows. Gwendolyn is an old name for Rosalynde, so that would be A Winter’s Rose. Viking’s Prize is one of the Medieval Heroes, but these are standalone titles. However, Angel of Fire and Once Upon a Kiss are loosely connected to other series. And Ewyas is where they were raised, Pendragon is their family name. They were the Ewyas sisters only because they were raised in Ewyas. (Time to update this! Thank you for the nudge!)
Thank you! I’m a re-reader, so I keep track of all the books I’ve read on an Excel spreadsheet. I was getting a little confused as to what relationship some of the “series” had to one another. This clarification REALLY helps! Love your writing!!
How do these books connect with the Daughters of Avalon series? I have read 30% of The King’s Favorite, and while I really like the relationship development of Elspeth and Malcom, the political and magical backstories are so confusing to me (and several other reviewers) that I’m trying to find out if there are previous books I should read in order to understand them better. The plot of a romance novel is as important to me as the romance so I don’t want to just plow through!
Hi Amy. To fully appreciate the history in these books, you might enjoy reading The MacKinnon’s Bride first. Once you’re done with this series, Once Upon a Kiss is about one of the characters in this story, but her story takes place years after The King’s Favorite, so it doesn’t have to be read first.