What are the best books with Scotland as setting?

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    #1Outlander

    Outlander
    Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Claire Randall, the main character, lives two love stories in two different centuries. 
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    Michelle Miller
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "Outlander is a great TV drama series that shows beautiful areas of Scotland. The show seems interesting."
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    #2Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

    Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, (The Perennial Classics) is a Classics Historical , Cultural and Fiction Novel written by Muriel Spark. It was published February 3, 1999 by HarpPerenM.

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    Gregory Ford
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Prime of Miss Jean Brodie shows part of the life of a teacher in Scotland. Focusing on her favorite six students, it shows her unusual teaching methods and the struggles she has with difficult administration because of it. Very interesting overall."
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    #3Mary Queen of Scots

    Mary Queen of Scots
    Mary Queen of Scots is a book by Marie Antoinette that tells the story of a queen who have been betrayed by the people she trusted the most. She will be on a journey to claim what is supposed to be hers.
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    Jonathan Cole
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "A very well researched project.Quite an interesting life lead by Mary Queen of Scots."
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    #4The 39 Steps

    The 39 Steps

    This classic Hitchcock brain twister contains the ingredients of a grand spy mystery, a wild chase and a harrowing portrait of an innocent man struggling to prove his innocence while the world turns inexplicably against him. Richard Hannay is on vacation in London when he meets a mysterious woman who tells him of a spy ring which she is trying to crack. She doesn't know the identity of the master spy but does know a few revealing details. Later she is murdered - before Hannay can learn anything more. His own life now in danger, Hannay sets out to solve a mystery.

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    Alice Mendez
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This book and movie both convey the wet, cold, windiness that is Scotland. It is a creepy story and the atmosphere of the country just adds to the creepiness."
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    #5Voyager (Outlander)

    Voyager (Outlander)
    Voyager is a historical romance novel by Diana Gabaldon. The third book in the Outlander series, it tells the story of Claire Randall, who must choose between returning to the 18th century for Jamie Fraser or staying in the present.
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    Hemant Gavde
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Voyager (Outlander) continues the story of two of my favorite characters. One of my favorite things about this book besides the characters is the locations. The story spans over eighteenth-century Scotland to the West Indies and it is very well written and a fluid read."
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    #6The Winter Sea (Slains)

    The Winter Sea (Slains)

    The Winter Sea is the first book in the Slains series by Susanna Kearsley. It tells the story of Carrie McClelland who wants to write a novel set on the early Scotland era. The Winter Sea is published in 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark.

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    Jordan Silva
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "Bought this for my mom because she loves Scotland and goes there every couple years. She said she enjoyed it. Very relaxing."
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    #7Macbeth

    Macbeth
    Macbeth is a play by the famous playwright William Shakespeare that tells the story about the titular Macbeth and his wife, Lady Macbeth, and how their murderous greed for power and the crown ultimately led to their own demise.
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    Carl Crawford
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Shakespeare, the name of the author is enough to get this classic literature. Macbeth, one of the classsic, one of the most well known literature book to man, oh the drama"
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    #8Lassie Come-Home

    Lassie Come-Home

    After Joe's father loses his current job, they have no choice but to sell Lassie, but no matter how many times they sell him and how many different houses he lives in, he always manages to get back to Joe's house. To put an end to this situation, they send him to the remotest part of Scotland... but this is no challenge to Lassie. 

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    Brenda Jacobs
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Scotland is a beautiful setting for a book, and exists in Lassie Come-Home almost as another character. I love the exploration of human foibles through the eyes of dog; Lassie shows us how much they truly are man's best friend. Touchingly written with not too much schmaltz, this book is a lovely read with beautiful lessons for children and adults a like. A great journey!"
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    #9The Saint (Highland Guard)

    The Saint (Highland Guard)
    The Saint is a historical romance novel by Monica McCarty. Set in medieval Scotland, it tells the story of Magnus MacKay, whose best friend is on the brink of marrying the woman he loves. It is the fifth book in the Highland Guard series.
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    Billy Bryant
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "The Saint is a really well-written book. The characters are so real and the story just takes you away to Scotland as if you were there. It's the 5th book in this series and it gets better with every edition."
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    #10On Dublin Street

    On Dublin Street

    On Dublin Street is a romance novel by Samantha Young. It tells the story of Jocelyn Butler, who moves to Scotland, meets Braden Carmichael, and tries to fight her attraction to him. It is the first book in the On Dublin Street series.

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    Rachel Zhang
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "On dublin street is another romance novel I am addicted to. Braden is very determined to get the girl he likes, Jocelyn in bed. Its a erotic novel and definitely pique my interest. I look forward to more novels by this author."
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    #11The White Mare (Dalriada)

    The White Mare (Dalriada)

    The first novel of the acclaimed of the Dalriada Trilogy by Jules Watson is a thrilling atmospheric with Celtic ritual al magic. The story happens in the year 79AD, at the beginning of Roman Britain, while the Roman governor turns his attention to the unconquered territories: Alba, the today known as Scotland. 

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    Sun Su
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I think this novel would be great for anyone who is interested in reading these types of stories that take place during this time period. While it may not necessarily be my thing, I cannot knock good writing and plot!"
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    #12The Secret

    The Secret

    The Secret tells the story of Judith Hampton as she travels to Scotland to meet the father she'd never known. There she meets Iain Maitland, laird of his clan, and love grows between them until they discover the truth about her father.

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    Christina Zhou
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Set in the lush countryside of Scotland, this book offers romance, historical fiction, and a little bit of mystery all in one easy package. Judith is a strong and engaging character whom the reader can't help but root for. "
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    #13Son of the Morning (Pocket Books Romance)

    Son of the Morning (Pocket Books Romance)

    This book narrates the story of a woman who has no choice but to travel back in time in order to stop a ruthless killer that wants her dead. What was not in the plans was that she would find love in the 14th century Scotland. 

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    Henry Gutierrez
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Son of the Morning is an odd fantasy/sci-fi hybrid story. It is a romance novel set in Scotland. It is well written. I don't normally read romance, but this one really pulled me in, and I didn't want to put it down even when I'd reached the final page."
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    #14Into the Dreaming (Highlander)

    Into the Dreaming (Highlander)

    Into the Dreaming is the 8th historical romance novel in the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning. It tells the story of Jane Sillee, whose dreams of the perfect man comes true in the form of Aedan MacKinnon.

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    Teresa Parker
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "The setting to the story is crucial. In this particular, the main premise is for a character to to live up to expectations of surroundings."

Summary

Best What are the best books with Scotland as setting
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1OutlanderTV Shows 48 Paid
2Prime of Miss Jean BrodieBooks 47 Paid
3Mary Queen of ScotsBooks 38 Paid
4The 39 StepsMovies 33 Paid
5Voyager (Outlander)Books 21 Paid
6The Winter Sea (Slains)Books 17 Paid
7MacbethBooks 12 Paid
8Lassie Come-HomeBooks 11 Paid
9The Saint (Highland Guard)Books 8 Paid
10On Dublin StreetBooks 8 Paid
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