Super excited to share with you – THE DIAMOND DAUGHTER now out in paperback!

1946: lively Jeanie Munro is returning to a post-war India, a country on the cusp of momentous change – and to a husband she hasn’t seen for over six years. While she tries to recapture their former loving relationship, Jeanie’s world is rocked by the discovery of long-buried family secrets and betrayal that threatens to destroy her future.


Third and final novel in THE RAJ HOTEL SERIES



Just to let you know that today only, 26th January, THE SAPPHIRE CHILD is on a UK Kindle Daily Deal of 99p

While it’s cold outside, curl up with a big book and transport yourself to India!

Stay safe and well. Best wishes,




I just wanted to let readers in the USA know that my new novel THE SAPPHIRE CHILD is on a price discount today on Set in India and Britain in the momentous times of the 1930s and the Second World War, it follows the life and loves of Stella Dubois, the manager’s daughter at the Raj Hotel in Rawalpindi ….




An interesting way to pick a book to read is to go to Page 69 and see if it grabs your attention – Americanreader Book Blog did just that with The Sapphire Child.

I’d like to share the blog post with you – it was fun to take part – and made me look with fresh eyes at the novel!

Come and discover THE RAJ HOTEL …!

I’m exited to share with you that my novel THE EMERALD AFFAIR (Book 1 in the new RAJ HOTEL SERIES) has been chosen as an Amazon First Reads for December (ahead of its publication on 1st January 2020) so is now available on Amazon.UK and Amazon.AU

As the night draws in, there’s nothing I like more than an epic love story (envisage the drama of The English Patient) that sweeps you away to a wonderful setting and leaves your heart full and ultimately uplifted. In The Emerald Affair, Janet MacLeod Trotter delivers just that, pure indulgence! – Sammia Hamer, publisher

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For those not in the UK or Australia, it’s available on pre-order.

Hope you enjoy it!

All the best



NEW NOVEL on special pre-launch price! In the Far Pashmina Mountains …

Excited to say that my new historical novel, IN THE FAR PASHMINA MOUNTAINS, is available now as an Amazon First Reads choice in the UK and Australia at a pre-publication price of 99p! (for Kindle ebook)INTHEFARPASHMINAMOUNTAINS-MACLEODTROTTER-26220-CV-FT

Or if you have an Amazon Prime membership you can download it during September for free! Or buy the paperback for £3.99

Here is the link for Amazon.UK

And the link for Amazon.Australia



NOSTALGIA 60’s STYLE – An African-Scottish Childhood – book review

A humorous, moving and life-affirming memoir of an ex-pat Scottish girl growing up in 1960s Africa. The daughter of a tea planter and agricultural adviser, Lucy was constantly on the move as her father’s work took the family to remote parts of Kenya and Tanzania at a time of political change and unrest. This is contrasted with time spent back home in Scotland in between jobs when Lucy and her sister would struggle to fit in at school and miss the vibrancy of their African life. Their dislocation is the more painful as the constant upheaval takes its toll on their mother’s mental health and their parents’ marriage. Yet the book is an affectionate tribute to a remarkable couple and a way of life long gone. For those who grew up in that era, you will love the nostalgia! It’s a treat of a read.



THE SCOTTISH HEBRIDES are steeped in the history of Jacobite Risings and the legendary Flora MacDonald – a beautiful, spirited young woman from the Outer Isles who dared to put her life at risk to help the fugitive Bonnie Prince Charlie. And she may just be a cousin of mine!


Flora – her life, loves and adventures – is the subject of my forthcoming historical novel, THE JACOBITE LASS. Available for pre-order on Kindle UK:


Scotland, 1722: on a remote and windswept Scottish island an enigmatic poetess foretells tragedy for the proud Macdonalds of Clanranald and the birth of an extraordinary child. That child is the passionate and free-spirited Flora. 

She is in love with childhood sweetheart, elusive Jacobite, Neil, yet increasingly drawn to passionate and handsome Allan.

Before affairs of the heart can be resolved, the exiled Prince Charles Stuart lands on the Outer Isles in his bid to win back the crown and his arrival ignites the Jacobite Rising of 1745. Scotland is plunged into bloody civil war; families and clans are torn apart in their loyalties and Flora’s fate is changed forever. The fate of a fugitive prince is in her hands. Will she risk everything for the sake of those she loves?

Deeply emotional and uplifting, THE JACOBITE LASS is set in the turbulent times of 18th century Scotland and is based on the true story of Scottish heroine, Flora MacDonald.

I have been following in her footsteps to get a feel of where she came from and the places where she lived – I feel like I know her!

Visiting Milton in South Uist where Flora partly spent her childhood.

Visiting Milton in South Uist where Flora spent part of her childhood.

Although I’m a proud MacLeod – a clan genealogist has worked out that Flora and I are distant cousins – five steps of kinship removed and several generations!

The next post will tell you more about my search for Flora’s past …

A typical Outer Isles beach and the Atlantic stretching away to America - a view unchanged since Flora's time.

A typical Outer Isles beach and the Atlantic stretching away to America – a view unchanged since Flora’s time.