by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

August 2003
ISBN: 0-446-61233-2
Reviewer Graphic Button Warner Books
Mass Market Paperback

Iain MacLean has a quick temper. In his guilt and grief over his wife’s death, he causes a fire that destroys the clan’s chapel. His family, in desperation over how to help, sends him on a pilgrimage. Iain is not allowed to return until he has done penance and learned to control his temper. This does not make him happy.

With her castle under siege and believing her father dead, Madeline Drummond embarks on a quest to avenge her father. Silver Leg leaves little silver casts of his leg brace on shrines. Madeline believes if she follows the devotionals, she will meet up with him and be able to kill him. She also is able to feel the emotions of others when she touches them.

Madeline has been feeling the pain, loneliness and despair of a mystery man for a while now. All she knows is that he is in pain and she is compelled to soothe him. Iain grieves for his wife who was killed by his uncle. He also feels guilty because he knows that she was not his true love. The MacLean legend says that a MacLean male will know when he meets his "One True Love". He will do anything for her to make her happy. So begins his quest to help Madeline regain her home and avenge her father’s murder.

For fans of medieval romances, this is a good story. Well-written and fast paced, Master of the Highlands is a quick read. This story is the sequel to Bride of the Beast. I was a little annoyed by the actions of the heroine towards the end of the story, but all in all, this is a good read. I am sure that fans of medieval historical will enjoy Ms. Wellfonders newest offering.

Reviewed in October 2003 by Carolyn.

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