The Scottish Thistle by Cindy Vallar

ScottishThistleFCAuthor: Cindy Vallar
Book Title: The Scottish Thistle
Loyalty and honor. A Highland warrior prizes both more than life, and when he swears his oath on the dirk, he must obey or die. Duncan Cameron heeds his chief’s order without question, but discovers his wife-to-be is no fair maiden. Although women are no longer trained in the art of fighting, Rory MacGregor follows in the footsteps of her Celtic ancestors. Secrets from the past and superstitious folk endanger Rory and Duncan as much as Bonnie Prince Charlie and his uprising to win back the British throne for his father. Rory and Duncan must make difficult choices that pit honor and duty against trust and love…

A deftly written historical novel. The Scottish Thistle is a powerful and highly recommended novel of strength and survival, conflicted love and compelling duty, spotlighting the intricacy of Scottish war and politics. – Midwest Book Review

This is a full-blooded historical novel. More succinctly told than Diana Gabaldon with more sympathetic and believable characters, fans of Nigel Tranter will enjoy this one along with anybody who likes a Highland romance. Highly recommended! – Rachel Hyde,

Recommended Book to Read by the Military Writers Society of America

Cover Art: ScottishThistleFC.jpg (attached to cover letter)

Links to Purchase:
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Links to Websites:
To read an excerpt or listen to interviews about The Scottish Thistle and the history behind the novel —
My website — —

Cindy3-Vallar3Author Bio:
A retired librarian, Cindy Vallar is a historical novelist and a freelance editor. Her editing column “The Red Pencil” appears biannually in the Historical Novel Society’s Historical Novels Review. She’s been one of their reviewers for more than a decade and serves on the HNS Conference Board. She received the first Friend of Clan Cameron Award in 2005, for her support for the Clan Cameron Association. Cindy is also the Editor of Pirates and Privateers, an online publication about the history of maritime piracy. She presents workshops, both online and in person, for writers who want to bring more realism and historical accuracy to their novels. She also speaks to groups on a variety of historical topics. Aside from HNS, Cindy is a member of The Laffite Society, National Maritime Historical Society, Louisiana Historical Society, the Clan Cameron Association of North America, the Scottish Clans of North Texas, EPIC, and Military Writers of America. She invites you to visit her award-winning web site, Thistles & Pirates (, to learn more.


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