Jacobite intrigue and romance in 18th century Edinburgh: history, mystery and love across the political divide.
Edinburgh, Yuletide 1743, and Redcoat Captain Robert Catto would rather be anywhere else on earth than Scotland. Seconded back from the wars in Europe to command the city's Town Guard, he fears his covert mission to assess the strength of the Jacobite threat will force him to confront the past he tries so hard to forget.
Christian Rankeillor, her surgeon-apothecary father and his apprentice Jamie Buchan of Balnamoon are committed supporters of the Stuart Cause. They're hiding a Jacobite agent with a price on his head in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary: a hanging offence.
Meeting as enemies, Robert and Kirsty are thrown together as allies by their desire to help Geordie and Alice Smart, young runaways from Cosmo Liddell, bored and brutal aristocrat and coal owner.
Gathering Storm brings to life a time when Scotland stood at a crossroads in her history and is the first in a suite of Jacobite novels by Scottish writer and historian Maggie Craig, author of the ground-breaking and acclaimed Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45 and Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the 45.
‘A tale full of crime, politics and intrigue, set against the backdrop of Edinburgh in the 1740s.’ (Scottish Field)
The Storm over Scotland Books are standalone but follow the story of Christian Rankeillor and Robert Catto as their two very different worlds collide.
DANCE TO THE STORM
STORM TOSSED MOON (Forthcoming)
About the Author
Maggie Craig is a Scottish writer and historian. She is the author of the ground-breaking Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the 45, as well as several page-turning novels set in Glasgow and Edinburgh.