Highland Master

By Amanda Scott (Mass Market, 2011)
When eighteen-year-old Lady Catriona Mackintosh discovers a wounded man in the forest near her Highland home, little does she know that he has sworn a sacred oath to kill her father and other members of the powerful Highland confederation known as Clan Chattan. Nor does she realize that she has met her soul mate. Independent, competent, intelligent, fiercely proud of her heritage, determined always to live near her own family, and known to her family as the "wee wildcat" because of her quick temper, Catriona is the daughter of a Highland chieftain and granddaughter of the even more powerful Chief (or Captain) of Clan Chattan. But her life changes forever when she persuades Sir Finlagh Cameron to return with her to her home to recover from his wounds.



Sir Finlagh "Fin" Cameron is on a mission for the heir to Scotland's throne, who has sent him to the Highlands to persuade the Chief of Clan Chattan to arrange a secret meeting for him with two other great lords (the Lord of the Isles and the Lord of the North). Until Fin meets Catriona, however, he has no idea that her father was the Clan Chattan war leader who led them in the battle that wiped out many of Clan Cameron's best warriors, including Fin's own father. The sole survivor of that battle, Fin accepted a bequest of vengeance from his dying father, providing him with a dilemma to face as he begins to fall in love with Catriona. He is not the only one enticed by her charms, either. There are two other contenders, one of whom is his own master, the heir to Scotland's throne. With royal mischief afoot, if Catriona and Fin are ever to find happiness, they must first avoid disaster that could change Scotland's history, and find ways to be open and honest with each other.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446574310

    • On Sale Date: 02/01/2011

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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When eighteen-year-old Lady Catriona Mackintosh discovers a wounded man in the forest near her Highland home, little does she know that he has sworn a sacred oath to kill her father and other members of the powerful Highland confederation known as Clan Chattan. Nor does she realize that she has met her soul mate. Independent, competent, intelligent, fiercely proud of her heritage, determined always to live near her own family, and known to her family as the "wee wildcat" because of her quick temper, Catriona is the daughter of a Highland chieftain and granddaughter of the even more powerful Chief (or Captain) of Clan Chattan. But her life changes forever when she persuades Sir Finlagh Cameron to return with her to her home to recover from his wounds.



Sir Finlagh "Fin" Cameron is on a mission for the heir to Scotland's throne, who has sent him to the Highlands to persuade the Chief of Clan Chattan to arrange a secret meeting for him with two other great lords (the Lord of the Isles and the Lord of the North). Until Fin meets Catriona, however, he has no idea that her father was the Clan Chattan war leader who led them in the battle that wiped out many of Clan Cameron's best warriors, including Fin's own father. The sole survivor of that battle, Fin accepted a bequest of vengeance from his dying father, providing him with a dilemma to face as he begins to fall in love with Catriona. He is not the only one enticed by her charms, either. There are two other contenders, one of whom is his own master, the heir to Scotland's throne. With royal mischief afoot, if Catriona and Fin are ever to find happiness, they must first avoid disaster that could change Scotland's history, and find ways to be open and honest with each other.

Amanda Scott is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She has won the Romance Writers of America's RITA/Golden Medallion awards and both a Career Achievement Award and the Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical (for her 2008 novel Border Wedding) from Romantic Times. She began writing on a dare from her husband. That resulted in her first book, The Fugitive Heiress. ­­Highland Master is her fifty-fifth book.

Amanda is a fourth-generation Californian who was born and raised in Salinas. She has a Bachelor's Degree in history from Mills College in Oakland and a Master's in History from San Jose State University. She has long specialized in British history and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Amanda lives with her husband in northern California and has a married son, who is a firefighter.

You can learn more at:

amandascottauthor.com.





  • Raves for Highland Master: 

    "Great with sensual scenes, Scott escapes the cliche of a masterful male taming a "wildcat" woman; instead, Fin and Catriona learn to communicate and compromise in this solid romantic adventure..... Scott...deftly handles period dialogue and attitudes." (Publishers Weekly, 12/2010).

  • For Highland Master:

    "Marvelous Scottish tale of a time in history when various plays for power were held....a powerful story and a piece of history as well as a great tale.  Amanda Scott does it again with another fascinating part of Scottish history." (Romance Reviews Magazine).

  • "Amanda Scott has an uncanny knack of picking up her readers and plunking them down right in the middle of her storyworld.  The physical settings, the tenor of the times, the charactersl the language, and the political and family tensions, all present an unmatched air of authenticity to her work. ... Highland Master is an eminently satisfying read." (Romance Reviews Today).

  • On Highland Master:  "[Scott] uses her knowledge of Scottish history to weave an engrossing and sexy story about Highland life in the 1400s." (The Salinas Californian).

  • "Blue-Ribbon rating - 4 !  "Deliciously sexy....Highland Master is a rare treat of a read." (romancejunkies.com).

  • For first book in Scottish Knights Trilogy:  "Amanda Scott proves once again she is the Highland Master when it comes to a thrilling tale starring Scottish Knights." (Harriet Klausner).

  • For Highland Master:  "Ms. Scott is a master of the Scottish romance.  Her heroes are strong men with an admirable honor code.  Her heroines are strong willed...This was an entertaining romance with enjoyable characters." (Freshfiction.com).

  • On Tempted by a Warrior

    "Terrific story.  Loved the tension between Fiona and Dickon...Plenty of tension and suspense throughout.  Another wonderful Scottish tale with lots to recommend to all.  4 Checks!" (Romance Reviews).

  • On Seduced by a Rogue:  "Top Pick!  Scott's wonderful book is...populated by characters who jump off the pages and grab your attention....Tautly written, passionate romance." (Historical Romance Reviews, rtbookreviews.com).

  • On Seduced by a Rogue:  "Another excellent novel from Amanda Scott, who just keeps producing one fine story after another..." (romancereviewsmag.com).

  • On Seduced by a Rogue:  "The historical romance writer adds this title to her impressive bibliography, delivering another trademark tale of strong-willed women and warrior-clans in 14th century Scotland." (The Sacramento Bee, www.sacbee.com).

  • On Seduced by a Rogue:  "This was a great story!...The passion and understanding between the characters was wonderfully written...Amanda Scott is a fabulous writer, and her stories are well worth reading numerous times over." (theromancereadersconnection.com).

  • "Ms. Scott is able to make settings and history come to life...For a read brightened by suspense, wit, and love, Tamed by a Laird is a great choice." (Romance Reviews Today).

  • On Tamed by a Laird:  "Noted for her exceptionally well-written and well-researched Scottish historicals, Scott breathes vivid, colorful life into 14th-century Scotland with strong, well-motivated characters, a passionate love story, and enough political intrigue to keep the action lively." (Library Journal Reviews).

  • "Hot... There's plenty of action and adventure...Amanda Scott has an excellent command of the history of medieval Scotland-she knows her clan battles and border wars, and she's not afraid to use detail to add realism to her story." (www.likesbooks.com).

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Highland Master
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446574310
  • On Sale Date: 02/01/2011
Highland Master