Author Archives: Brenda B. Taylor

About Brenda B. Taylor

I write sweet historical romances, connecting readers of today with events in history, and telling stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. I most enjoy writing stories set in post-Civil War Missouri, and medieval Scotland.

Beauly Priory

By Brenda B Taylor The ruins of many churches are located in Scotland. Congregations moved on to other locations, and some like the Beauly Priory, were dismantled during the Reformation of the 16th century. The ruins tell a story of … Continue reading

Posted in A Highland Emerald, Beauly Priory, Brenda B. Taylor, historical heartbeats, Scottish historical romance, Sweet Romance | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fearann-Domhnuill

The Highland Treasures series takes place in the Highlands of Scotland on the ancient lands of Clan Munro during the 16th century. While engaging in genealogical research, I became intrigued by my Scots heritage, so I located the ancestral clan … Continue reading

Posted in A Highland Pearl, Brenda B. Taylor, historical heartbeats, Inspirational Romance, Scottish historical romance | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ACFW New Releases ~ January 2019

January 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: Seasons of an Amish Garden by Amy Clipston — Enjoy a year of beautiful seasons in this new story … Continue reading

Posted in ACFW New Releases, Amish Romance, contemporary romance, Cozy Mystery, historical heartbeats, Historical Romance | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Winter Solstice

Stonehenge, England Today is a special day in the Northern Hemisphere, because it is the shortest day of the year—the winter solstice. The hours of daylight will gradually increase until we reach the summer solstice, or first day of summer … Continue reading

Posted in historical heartbeats, International, Newgrange, Stonehenge, winter solstice | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmastime in Old Scotland

  The canvas above was painted in 1872 by the Scottish artist, William Bell Scott. He gives the story a local Aryshire setting. The barn is an old one near Penkill where Scott was then living. Notice the shepherd playing … Continue reading

Posted in A Highland Pearl, historical heartbeats, Inspirational Romance, Scottish historical romance, Yuletide Traditions | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Giving Thanks

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 by the Pilgrims who left their homes in England searching for religious freedom. They lived in a feudal society where the king and lords determined their faith and controlled their lives. They sought … Continue reading

Posted in American Historical Romance, Brenda B. Taylor, historical heartbeats, Inspirational Romance, Thanksgiving | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ACFW November New Releases

November 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Christmas in Jingle Junction by Tabitha Bouldin — In the small town of Jingle Junction, Holly Winters owns the … Continue reading

Posted in ACFW New Releases, Christian, contemporary romance, Historical, historical heartbeats, Historical Romance, Mystery, Romantic Suspense, speculative, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment