Author of 16 Historical Romances and one contemp, my first book, China Rose, was published in 1984. Since then my historical romances have consistently appear on the USA Today list. I have been honored to be the recipient of multiple awards from Romantic Times, including 2 Lifetime Achievement awards, Storyteller of the Year, Medieval of the Year, Swashbuckler of the Year, as well as having been awarded one of a very few five star reviews handed out by Kathe Robin for The Blood of Roses. The Iron Rose was also named as one of the seven best Fiction books of the year by Publishers Weekly.
A print author since the early 80's, it has been truly wonderful to be able to reissue my early books in digital format. Some, like China Rose, Bound by the Heart, and The Wind and the Sea, have not been available to readers for twenty five years. It was The Wind and the Sea, in fact, that inspired Romantic Times to create the category "Swashbuckler of the Year" and it won the very first award.
I write the type of books that I love to read...full of action, drama, intrigue, and of course...romance. I am inspired by the old swashbuckling movies I grew up watching staring the likes of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Randolph Scott, Tyrone Power...bigger than life heroes matched with equally gutsy heroines. I write, in fact, as if there is a movie playing out in my mind and my hope is that readers enjoy what they *see* as much as I do.
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The Scotland Trilogy
Three complete, bestselling, award-winning historical romances based in Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellion. The Pride of Lions and The Blood of Roses are direct sequels, while Midnight Honor is the story of Colonel Anne Moy.
(4.00 from 1 review)
An unforgettable romance between a man bound by honor a woman fated to both desire and defy him. This much acclaimed novel tells the story of Colonel Anne Moy who called out her clan to fight for Prince Charles Stuart even as her husband, the Chief of Clan Chattan, served as an officer in the Hanover army. Love and war in one sweeping adventure.
The Pride of Lions and The Blood of Roses
Here for the first time, two full length novels, The Pride of Lions and The Blood of Roses together in one volume. Multiple award-winning, including Best Book of the Year, Best Scottish Romance, Best Historical Romance.
The Blood of Roses
The Stunning, award-winning sequel to The Pride of Lions, sweeps the reader into the passion and romance of Catherine and Alexander as their destinies follow the ill-fated Jacobite army marching to its fate on Culloden Moor.
The Pride of Lions
Bestselling, award-winning author Marsha Canham sweeps the readers into the turbulence and romance of Scotland's quest for freedom, mirrored in a passionate love affair between two born enemies whose lives and destinies become irrevocably bound to the fate of a nation.
The Dragon Tree
(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of a former Templar Knight banished to a castle deep in the forest of Lincoln, a woman running from her past, a plot to kill the king, and a love that changes destiny.
The Pirate Wolf Trilogy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three high seas adventures in one volume: Across A Moonlit Sea, The Iron Rose, and The Following Sea. The trilogy begins with Simon Dante's story in Across A Moonlit Sea, and continues in The Iron Rose with his daughter, the fearless Juliet Dante. The third volume is The Following Sea, Gabriel Dante's story of ghost ships and sunken treasure.
The Following Sea
The Following Sea is the third book in the Pirate Wolf Trilogy which began with Across A Moonlit Sea and The Iron Rose. This is Gabriel Dante's story involving sunken treasure ships, revenge, and love on the high seas.
What the Heart Sees
(2.00 from 1 review)
An original SHORT STORY first published in the anthology Masters of Seduction. A medieval tale of a knight defying Prince John's edicts, and a forester's daughter whose chance encounter with a blind jeweler offers the only possibility for escape... and for love.
The Pirate Wolf Duet
Two exciting, award-winning romances in one volume. The story of Simon Dante, the Pirate Wolf is told in Across A Moonlit Sea. Book Two, The Iron Rose, continues the swashbuckling dynasty with Juliet Dante's adventures on the high seas.
"Marsha Canham is the undisputed Queen of Swashbuckling Romance" Romantic Times
Straight For The Heart
Mississippi riverboats, gamblers, a beautiful woman known as Montana Rose leading a double life in more ways than one. Will Michael Tarrington call her bluff or will they play for each other's hearts and lose all.
The Iron Rose
(5.00 from 1 review)
Bound for the Caribbean on a mission for the king, Varian St.Clare's ship is attacked by a Spanish galleon. When a privateer, the Iron Rose comes to their rescue, cannons blazing, the emissary is suprised to learn the captain is a woman, Juliet Dante, daughter of the infamous Pirate Wolf.
The Robin Hood Trilogy
Three books in one: Through A Dark Mist, In the Shadow of Midnight, and The Last Arrow. The author's version of how the legend of Robin Hood began, featuring all your favorite characters: Little John, Maid Marienne, Guy de Gisbourne, Friar Tuck, and of course, Robin of the Hood. Book One starts at the beginning, in the misty greenwood, when an outlaw named the Black Wolf kidnaps a young bride...
Pale Moon Rider
Set in Coventry, England, 1796. A story of blackmail and intrigue, of double-crosses and secret identities. And above all, the story of a dashing Highwayman who steals hearts as well as jewels.
The Last Arrow
(5.00 from 1 review)
Book Three of the author's medieval Robin Hood trilogy takes the reader onto the jousting fields, into the donjons, into the forests and into the arms of an assassin.
"Rousing action, a strong sense of medieval life, a satisfying love story, and intriguing spins on historical events as well as the familiar Robin Hood characters that should bring readers back for more.”
In The Shadow Of Midnight
Book Two of the author's Robin Hood medieval trilogy, this is Eduard's story as he returns to England to find and rescue the Lost Princess of Brittany. Award-winning, Best Medieval of the Year from Romantic Times.
"Definitely one of the best novels of the year… Marsha Canham has written a fast-paced, action-packed medieval romance.” Affaire de Coeur.
Through A Dark Mist
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Book One of the author's popular Robin Hood trilogy, Award-winning, Best Historical of the Year from Romantic Times: “A legend is brilliantly brought to life on the pages...it unfolds with all the adventure, rollicking good humor, wildly exciting escapades, cliff-hangers, and, most of all, smoldering sensuality any reader could desire."
Under The Desert Moon
Disguised as a prim schoolteacher, Aubrey Granger travels to Santa Fe to avenge a past wrong. Along the way she meets a cast of characters who prompted Kathe Robin of Romantic Times to say: "Under The Desert Moon is the 'Silverado' of Western romances. With the vivid prose, vibrant descriptions, fast-paced action and a strong story readers will be spellbound. Yippee!"
Across A Moonlit Sea
(4.91 from 11 reviews)
A book of high adventure and romance, set in the time of Queen Elizabeth's infamous sea hawks, privateers who banded together to disrupt the armada Spain was building to invade England. This is the story of the Pirate Wolf, Simon Dante, and the only woman who could be his match in battle and in love.
The Wind and the Sea
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
This action-packed swashbuckling adventure is a classic tale of romance, revenge, and breathtaking exploits on the high seas. The time is 1804 and the U.S. Navy is attacking and destroying pirate strongholds on North Africa's infamous Barbary Coast. Says Publishers Weekly: "Packed with well-drawn characters, fiery sea battles...this book is a good read."
Bound By The Heart
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A swashbuckling adventure involving shipwrecks and kidnappings, forbidden romance and breathtaking battles at sea. Originally published by Avon Books..."Poignant...heroic...This gifted author has created an intriguing adventure that should not be missed." Booklist "Canham leads readers on a sweeping tale that cements her place as a writer that knows no bounds" Romantic Times
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
Set in Regency England, a dangerous time of spies, treachery, and intrigue. A stranger has washed up on shore, half dead, with no memory of who he is or why he has been accused of treason. Originally published by Dell..."a glorious tale of romance, adventure, and intrigue...plenty of deftly woven plot twists to keep the reader turning pages well into the night..." Romance Fiction Forum
When China Grant arrived in Portsmouth, her wedding to Sir Ranulf Cross was two weeks away. The first night there her life is threatened by a handsome stranger, and threads from a decade-old mystery on the high seas begin unravelling faster than her wits..or heart...can keep apace. Originally published by Avon Books
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