Scottish Historical Fiction from Aberdeenshire

I write Scottish historical fiction, often set in the area of Scotland where I live, Aberdeenshire. I also take a LOT of photos, as is evidenced throughout the blog.

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The Mermaid and the Bear

The Mermaid and the Bear cover

My debut novel was published by GWL Publishing in October 2019, and is available in paperback and on Kindle.

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Aspects of the book:

  • It’s mainly set in a fictional castle in Aberdeenshire.
  • It incorporates the 1597 Aberdeen witchcraft panic.
  • There’s a stone circle.
  • There’s 6 chapters of medieval Christmas.
  • And there’s a love story.

See The Mermaid and the Bear page for full details including blurb and quotes and links to reviews.

Fireflies and Chocolate

Fireflies and Chocolate, out April 2021

My second novel, also published by GWL Publishing, was released on April 1st 2021 and is available in paperback and on Kindle.

Amazon 

Waterstones

Barnes and Noble

Goodreads

Aspects of the book:

  • Set in both Aberdeenshire and Colonial Pennsylvania.
  • It includes the Aberdeen child kidnappings of the 1740s.
  • There’s derring-dos on the high seas.
  • There’s chocolate!
  • And there’s love.

See the Fireflies and Chocolate page for full details including blurb and quotes and links to reviews.

Further insight into my writing and research:

Scottish Historical Fiction by Ailish Sinclair

39 Replies to “Scottish Historical Fiction from Aberdeenshire”

  1. I’ve been looking to get into more historical fiction, so this sounds like a really good match! After visiting Scotland this summer, I found it especially beautiful too, so I’d love to explore it through the words of a local

  2. I just finished reading Mermaid and the Bear. Loved it! My ancestors are from Scotland – the Clan Boyd. I hope to visit the Dean Castle which was theirs once upon a time.

  3. Print book delivered to the wrong address, retrieved, then kidnapped by my husband, who read it first.
    Giving a copy to a friend for her birthday, certain she’ll love it.

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