I have a confession.
Technically, I do not write Highlanders. The Border Series is set along the Anglo-Scottish borders, so heros like the Toren, chief of Clan Kerr, do not speak with a Scottish brogue. In fact, he doesn’t even wear a kilt (gasp!) which comes along a few hundred years after my stories in the 13th century. And yet, everyone refers to them as Highlanders, and I myself imagine Toren and Alex in a kilt while I’m writing. This is the beauty of historical romance. With s sprinkle of historical fiction and a healthy dose of romance, the books aim to entertain, transport readers back to another time and place and, despite the fact that my Scottish heroes would have been more like their English neighbors to the south their their northern brethren, the idea of a Highland hero persists.
Which leads me to wonder, what is it exactly about these Highlander heroes anyway?