Since the release of her first book in 1988, New York Times Bestselling author Elaine Coffman has helped define the historical romance genre. Elaine has received numerous awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, Best Western Historical Romance of the Year and the Maggie Award. She is the author of twenty historical romance novels (Lord of the Black Isle is my 21st book), one suspense novel and four novellas’. She resides in Austin, Texas.
What is your book about? Please provide a description.
Isobella Douglas and her twin sister, Elisabeth visit Scotland to research their Douglas ancestors and find themselves hurled back in time to 1515 Scotland by the meddlesome ghost of Black Douglas, who abandons them. Elisabeth is captured by the MacLean’s, while Isobella is rescued by Alysandir Mackinnon and taken to the Isle of Mull. She is easily accepted by his large family and rejected son. Alysandir wants to believe her preposterous story, but it takes time, which is something they don’t have. Isobella wants to join her sister; Alysandir refuses and this puts them in an impossible situation, until destiny finds a way to intervene, with a little help from Black Douglas.
How long have you been at work on this book?
How did the idea originate?
I’ve received repeatedly, two requests from readers over the years. One was to continue my seven book Mackinnon series, by writing about their Scottish ancestors. The other request was to do more books featuring the ghost of Black Douglas, from my book, The Bride of Black Douglas. In The Return of Black Douglas I’ve done both.
Did the book entail any unusual writing habits or places?