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Meet Award-Winning, Best-Selling Author Cherime MacFarlane. A prolific multi-genre author, she has a broad range of interests that reflect her been-there-done-that life. Romance, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, all sorts of characters and plots evolve from a vivid imagination.  

I came to Alaska kicking and screaming in 1976, and I never want to leave. I cut firewood on shares for money to get through the winter. I swore I would not live above the Alaska Range because it was too cold there and wound up in the Copper River Basin where it got just a cold as Fairbanks.

My second husband, a Scot from Glasgow, was the love of my life. When I write Scots dialect, I experienced hearing it from my in-laws. Each time my husband got on the phone to Scotland, after five seconds, I could hardly understand a word. I was my second husband's chief mechanic's helper and roadie.

I live in a cabin which is slowly being surrounded by the city and wish I were farther out. My two cats and Husky-Collie mix dog are happy in our little slice of heaven called Alaska. In the silence of winter, dreams of people and places provide a rich pool of ideas to explore.

As a reporter for the Copper Valley Views, Cherime MacFarlane received a letter of commendation from the Copper River Native Association for fair and balanced reporting. 


Cherime won the Hardest Working Author Award from Author Classified. Amazon Best Selling in Anthologies and Holidays, and Fantasy Anthologies and Short Stories.

What readers think


Highland Light #2 in Scotland the Brave and then some.

Wired For Sound #3 Best Indie Romance Suspense.

The Twisted Laird #1 in Great Scots.

Snagged #2 Best of Religious and Inspirational Fiction 2014.

Stalking Red #2 Romance With Strong Contemporary Females and #3 Western and Native American Romance.

Deirdre of the Sorrows #3 Best Traumatized Heroine.

Then They Were Six #2 Best Sweet Romance Books.

Heart of the Hunter #2 Army Men and Women of Romance.

Cougar Hunt #1 Addiction Romances.


~Historical Fiction~

HIGHLAND LIGHT (The MacGrough Clan Book 1)

HIGHLAND LIGHT is a historical romance set in 1308 during the Scottish war for independence.

A young Scots girl cannot find a man who appreciates a headstrong plain woman. A small group of Knights Templar escape to Scotland to hide and start new lives. Among them is a young man, a ward of the Master of the Temple. The men have brought a treasure to Scotland. In exchange for a large share of the treasure, the knights may marry and be adopted into certain clans. No one must know of the agreement. Each man has a duty to the clan they are adopted into, and a duty owed to Robert The Bruce.

One young man has been with the Templars since the age of ten. He knows nothing of relationships or women. Their wedding is a business arrangement. Having no experience of sex or marriage, the young couple make a game of loving and learn of life together.

Let the games begin.

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Lori Ann Reasor is about to get her big break, a gallery owner in Brighton likes her work. To celebrate she treats herself to tea in a posh establishment. What she discovers there puts her off men. She will stick with painting.

Hamish is trying to hold Bushmaster together long enough to get them signed to a contract. With a prima donna and a junky in the band, it’s not easy. Bushmaster is on the verge of blowing sky high. The two young people are converging as their dreams play out. Can they both keep it together?

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WIRED FOR SOUND (The MacGrough Clan Book 2)

1988 and the band Bushmaster is on its 4th album and 2nd US tour. A bagpipe lament at sound check invades MacGrough’s head. He doesn’t know his second sight is trying to warn him.

Hamish and Vincent started the band, Bushmaster, in college. Vince's nastiness causes someone to exact the ultimate revenge: death. Lori has already been burned by one man. Can she trust her Scottish keyboard playing husband to respect her career? Will their marriage survive Hamish’s suspicions and this last gig?

Hamish knows he coerced Lori into marrying him and isn’t sure how long she will stick around. His focus has been on keeping his wife happy and getting out of the band. When Vince is murdered, MacGrough must find answers. Lori’s secrets terrify him. Was Vince the man who broke her heart? Hamish must find the killer. But when he finds the murderer, will he be forced to protect that person? In a race to find the answer before the police, MacGrough has to use every resource he can, including the wife he fears may be a prime suspect

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NORTH BY NORTHEAST (The MacGrough Clan Book 3)

Without her, he is alone in the world. Letting his wife go alone to Seattle, Washington, to display her paintings in an invitation-only show is challenging. But he has commitments to fulfill. Unease turns to fear when she doesn't answer his call. The "sight" tells him something is horribly wrong.

An inept investigator, an obsessed fan, and three friends all come together in a tight tale of a race on British Columbia's Pacific Coast as a husband tries to save the only thing he ever wanted, his wife.

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RHYTHM AND BLUES (The MacGrough Clan Book 4)

The bad boy of the band Bushmaster, rhythm guitarist Lurch Walker is finally ready to give it up for a woman. Long red hair, long legs, and green eyes have him tied in knots. Hamish’s babysitter has Lurch’s heart. A minor complication is that Hamish looks on her as a little sister. Lurch thinks he can manage that.
Then his bad boy past rises to put an end to everything Lurch has worked for. Worse yet people he loves are being threatened. All he can seem to concentrate on is Cate. Lurch has the blues big time, now how to cure those blues, stay alive and keep Cate in his bed.

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FAMILY KNOTS (The MacGrough Clan Book 5)

Living on his family's ancestral lands has opened the door to paranormal incidents, which have increased. Hamish MacGrough is shocked when his oldest son, Birk, and his adopted sister’s child show an increased aptitude for the supernatural. His own brushes with the ‘sight’ are evolving as well. Lori, his wife has birthed their third child and is suffering a mild case of postpartum depression. His longtime business partner and mentor, Warren is finally planning on retiring. Hamish has to make a decision as to who is to manage the Los Angeles end of the business. To make matters worse his father’s family who he hoped to stay hidden from have finally found him. Hamish’s cousin Catherine has an ulterior motive for finding Hamish. As he suspects she wants something from him. The something she wants is again going to take him into a place he detests. The uncle he has never met has supposedly gone wandering in the Klondike gold fields for the 100 year anniversary of the actual discovery of gold. Catherine is begging Hamish to find her father. Hamish is in the center of a tangled family knot.

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THE TEMPLAR'S TREASURE (The MacGrough Clan Book 6)

As the MacGrough clan prepares to celebrate a milestone, chaos ensues. A twenty-six-year-old secret will be revealed, the father of a child exposed, a woman rescued and another stands up for the love she and her soul mate have shared for years. Lori and Hamish's 28th-year-anniversary party is off the charts.
The MacGrough Glen is turning up the heat. One ancient anniversary gift holds the key to the last of the Templar’s Treasure. And the supernatural talents of one of the clan lead to a discovery of another sort.

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THE TWISTED LAIRD (The MacGrough Clan Book 7)

He doubts his ability to take care of those now his responsibility. His brother’s widow doesn’t believe he is capable. The woman who chose Edan knows he is able. The lowlands of Scotland in the year 1746, is a dangerous place for refugees from the Highlands. With women and children to care for, Edan Campbell MacGrough needs to keep certain secrets buried deep or he might hang. For a lame young man it is a difficult road to walk.

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