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Highland Master Hannah Howell

ISBN 9781420118810
Publish Date 12/3/2013
Format Paperback
Categories Zebra, Historical, Romance, Scottish

New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell returns to the unforgettable Murray family with this all-new tale of perilous trust igniting irresistible desire. . .

Lady Triona McKee's life is under desperate siege. The marriage she thought would answer her dreams has left her struggling alone to provide for her people, while an arrogant kinsman prepares to take her land. But one look into the cynical green eyes of her cousin's boldest knight warns Triona that even a promise of help is just as dangerous. . .

Betrayal taught Sir Brett Murray to make protecting others his only life. Still, the growing desire he can't help but feel for this entrancing widow makes him long to earn more than her trust. But in trying to save all she cherishes, he can't see how an honor-scarred knight can stay in her world and her heart. . .unless he risks everything to prove his love is now and forever always. . .

Praise for Hannah Howell and her Highland novels. . .

"Few authors portray the Scottish highlands as lovingly or colorfully as Hannah Howell." --Publishers Weekly

"Expert storyteller Howell pens another Highland winner." --RT Book Reviews

About Hannah Howell:

Hannah D. Howell is a highly regarded and prolific romance writer. Since Amber Flame, her first historical romance, was released in February 1988, she has published 25 novels and short stories, with more on the way. Her writing has been repeatedly recognized for its excellence and has "made Waldenbooks Romance Bestseller list a time or two" as well as was nominated twice by Romantic Times for Best Medieval Romance (Promised Passion and Elfking's Lady). She has also won Romantic Times' Best British Isles Historical Romance for Beauty and the Beast; and, in 1991-92 she received Romantic Times' Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year.

Hannah was born and raised in Massachusetts (the maternal side of her family has been there since the 1630's). She has been married to her husband Stephen for 28 years, who she met in England while visiting relatives, and decided to import him. They have two sons Samuel, 27, and Keir, 24. She is addicted to crocheting, reads and plays piano, attempts to garden, and collects things like dolls, faerie and cat figurines, and music boxes. She also seems to collect cats, as she now has four of them, Clousseau, Banshee, Spooky, and Oliver Cromwell.


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Customer Review

I wish I had started this series a long time ago! (Monday, March 2, 2015)
Reviewer: Kendra @ Reader's Edyn

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I have been sitting on this ARC for a while and I could just spit, I am so upset that I didn’t read it any sooner. I had no idea that this was the 19th book in the Murray series. Yes. I said 19th! Nor did I realize that I actually have the 18th book on my shelf, waiting to be read. And let me tell you, that thing is darn near calling to me now to get it read. This is my first Hannah Howell novel and I can honestly call myself a new fan! I have a couple of other books by her that I picked up at yard sales, but never read. Let me assure you that I will be rectifying that tragedy right quick!

Let me start by saying how much I love reading Scottish HR. Love. It. But sometimes the brogue can lose the reader. As you read, you end up getting stuck on the thick accent and trying to decipher exactly what is being said. I was beyond thrilled to quickly discover the masterful balance between the internal monologues and spoken dialect within the novel. Not once did I misstep in my reading adventure. In fact, I polished this puppy off in one night. And really, what is not to enjoy about the Scottish Highlands and the romanticized past anyway? Nothing! That is what.

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While this is book 19, I had no problem reading it first and didn’t become lost without the background provided from previous installments. However, I did glean from the secondary characters that it would have been fun to have been previously introduced. I enjoyed the seriousness of the story, but also found myself laughing at the playfulness that lightened the mood on several occasions. My only complaint was when Brian referred to Triona as Brett’s “lass” and they just glide right by the statement. I though a bit of insight would have been addressed on that terminology. However, she is again referred to as the same several pages later and that is when he casually mentions that she is not really “his”. Thought that was a bit odd but given that it is in fact my only complaint, I would say it isn’t really much of anything and wouldn’t interfere with the enjoyment of the book at all.

If you have any of Ms. Howell’s books and haven’t read them yet, don’t be a moron like myself. Read them. And if you don’t have any of her books yet, you really should give her a try. I can attest that The Murray series is a set to be enjoyed and quite possibly read several times again; especially those who enjoy Scottish HR.

Paperback ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

HIGHLAND MASTER by Hannah Howell (Thursday, December 19, 2013)
Reviewer: AprilR, My Book Addiction a nd More

HIGHLAND MASTER by Hannah Howell is another intriguing Medival Scottish Historical Romance. *First time in print* This is the story of Lady Triona McKee,Laird of the Clan McKee and her Knight in Shining armor, although, she doesn't know it yet, Sir Brett Murray. Lady Triona is being plagued by disasters,one after the other. First, a plague/illness carries off half her clan,including her husband, the Laird,leaving her the new Laird. Then the fighting men hire out to France,to send much needed money back to help their kinsmen. Or did they? Than you have the neighbor who believes he should be Laird, therefore, he is stealing her livestock, burning her fields, and other things, all in the name of trying to force her to marry him, so he can get his grubby hands on her land. Oh, I forget to mention, he is a little crazy and believes the land should be his,although, his ancestors where traitors to the King and forfeited the land. Oh, I also, forgot to mention,that some do not believe a woman can be Laird over a clan, although, she has managed the clan for years.

Arianna, Triona's cousin appears on her doorstep with several highland warriors in tow, running from her beloved husband. One of her kinsman is Sir Brett, who has sworn never to love, but he is deeply attracted to Triona and her mischievous little daughter, Ella,steals his heart. He and his fellow warriors have sworn to protect her and her clan, find out who is doing what and why.

Fast paced, action packed story of love, grief, guilt, treason, treachery, danger, passion and love. A must read! Once again, Ms. Howell has written a story full of Highland tradition, strong heroes, and strong-willed heroines. If you enjoy Scotland, Highlanders, and of course the Murrays, than "Highland Master" is a story not to be missed. I would strongly suggest reading this fast paced story of love, a mother's sacrifice for her child,healing, forgiving oneself, and the power of true love. Received for an honest review from the publisher.

RATING: 4.5

HEAT RATING: HOT

REVIEWED BY: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More


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