In our oral history, the MacNeill is the underdog of the story. Malcolm fell in love with Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of the Duke of Argyle. He was a lowly commoner working for the family. Ironically, the MacNeill clan name has to do with the proud MacNeills and Malcolm was that. He took Lady Elizabeth and their two small sons and new baby daughter to what they thought was the Carolinas. They'd paid for passage there. There was some notion that he had family there.
But the MacDonald captain, whose brother owned land and needed it settled in Prince Edward Island, and their father who happened to be the reverend over the church in the Highlands who encouraged parishioners to leave Scotland for the promised land, meant the Highlanders ended up in PEI. So the story goes.
Because of the harsh weather and no home or places to even buy supplies, the Highlanders suffered. Lady Elizabeth died leaving her 3 young children behind while Malcolm couldn't care for them. The baby daughter was raised by the Ramseys and the youngest boy by the Taylor family. The older son may have stayed with his father. We are directly descended from the youngest boy.
So in my MacNeill stories, I want them to find happily ever after...and so they do!
Beginning with Winning the Highlander's Heart.
I have two copies of this book, the older version of the cover, for two lucky commenters.
Countess Anice vows to flee the amorous advances of King Henry I, and return to her home in the Highlands, where she hopes to find a laird to wed. Highlander Laird Malcolm MacNeill, seeking an English bride, becomes entangled with the Scottish lass while trying to find out why her staff has vanished.
This is actually an Irish castle, but I had to share. I love Celtic castles!
The Accidental Highland Hero continues the story of the MacNeill family!
And I'm working on the third book in the series:
Highland Rake. Dougald is such a rake! Though he believes others, his brothers and cousin in particular, have made him out to be the scapegoat concerning these rumors, when they are just as bad as he is!
A Highland Werewolf Wedding is listed on Amazon now!
Duncan's story from the Heart of the Highland Wolf pack, coming Feb 2013!
Are you all ready for LOTS more kilted hunks???? They're ready for you! :)
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