The Highland Railway

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One of the best parts of writing historical romance is getting the opportunity to research. It can also be one of the toughest parts, if it takes some time to find what you’re looking for. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent researching the railway system in the United Kingdom, first for Adam and Rebecca’s story, and now for Roderick and Gwen’s! It’s important to know the legs of the journey as well as how much time it would take to get from one place to another in order to properly tell the story.

In this book, Gwen and Roderick travel from Glasgow to Perth on the Caledonian Line, and from there they take the Highland Railway from Perth to Inverness. If you’re interested in historical documents, this will be of interest to you. George Bradshaw published a tourist guide for Great Britain and Ireland, which describes train routes in detail. You can find the book online here:

And of course, below are some recommended reads for you this week. I am currently reading a wonderful series by Cecelia Mecca, the Border Series -- I'm on book 3! Many of you have probably either heard of the books or read them yourself, but if not, check them out here.

Love always,