Cindy Vallar

Author, Editor, & Pirate Chronicler
P. O. Box 425, Keller, TX  76244-0425

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The Scottish Thistle

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Cover Art by Trace Edward Zaber

Loyalty and honor. A Highland warrior prizes both more than life, and when he swears his oath on the dirk, he must obey or die. Duncan Cameron heeds his chief's order without question, but discovers his wife-to-be is no fair maiden. Although women are no longer trained in the art of fighting, Rory MacGregor follows in the footsteps of her Celtic ancestors. Secrets from the past and superstitious folk endanger Rory and Duncan as much as Bonnie Prince Charlie and his uprising to win back the British throne for his father. Rory and Duncan must make difficult choices that pit honor and duty against trust and love.

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Anyone who orders The Scottish Thistle from me will receive Virtual Lochaber,
 an interactive mapping and points of interest program, that allows you
to explore Lochaber, Scotland where Clan Cameron lives.


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The Scottish Jacobite Uprising
Listen to my discussion of the Rising of 1745 with The History Czar
Aired on 16 April 2010


Interview with Cindy Vallar
Listen to Chanta Rand and I discuss The Scottish Thistle and writing historical fiction

Aired on 5 April 2011 on
The Chanta Rand Show


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Map of Lochaber, the land of Clan Cameron


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Cover Art for
                        The Scottish Thistle
Cover Art by Trace Edward Zaber


More succinctly told than Diana Gabaldon with more sympathetic and believable characters,
fans of Nigel Tranter will enjoy this one.

- Rachel Hyde, MyShelf.com

A must read for all lovers of Scottish historicals.
- Romantic Times

You can almost smell the heather.
 - Elizabeth Chadwick

I do not know how an American author chose to write on a Scottish
historical theme in such a Scots way.

- David Roderick Cameron, President,
Clan Cameron Association Scotland



Selected as a Recommended Book to Read for Winter 2011 by the Military Writers Society of America

Military Writers Society of America

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Home About Me Appearances & Book Signings Editing Services
Excerpts of My Stories Gallery: Clan Cameron Gallery: Rebel & Spy Gallery: Scottish Highlands Workshops
Gallery: Thistle's Scotland 1 Gallery: Thistle's Scotland 2 Historical Fiction vs. History My Interviews & Other Writings
My Research Resources My Reviews & Website Awards Pirates & Privateers Recommended Books to Read
Recommended Research Links Workshop Offerings & Schedule





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