By Victoria Roberts
My Highland Spy, Book 2
Thank you so much for having me here today.
That’s a great question. I’ve never thought about having the setting of my books anywhere else because Scotland is where my heart lies. But if not in Scotland, mmm…I’d have to say somewhere in Europe. There’s far too much history across the pond for me to ignore.
Granted, I love to read about the beautiful gowns on the ladies and the dashing lords who sweep them off their feet. But if I wrote about English lords and ladies, I think my Highlanders would feel betrayed.
My great-grandparents hailed from Poland, Luthuania and Galicia, so perhaps the setting would be there. Then again, my great-aunt was from France. She married my great-uncle after World War II, refusing to wed him unless she could also bring her mother to America. That would be a story for sure.
A few years ago, my sister and I traveled to Antwerp, Belgium. She was on business, and I tagged along for pleasure. What a quaint town. I’m sure I could spin a few tales there, but I’d have to return for more “research” of course. Although there are an abundance of settings to choose from, nothing else comes to mind because there’s only place where I desire to be.
I love Scotland, and I enjoy taking readers on a historical adventure through the rolling hills of the Scottish countryside where they’re sure to meet some memorable kilted characters along the way. Alba gu bràth!
Excerpt from KILTS AND DAGGERS by Victoria Roberts