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The Highland Outlaw

(The Campbells #4)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  60 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Shaw Sinclair, chief of the outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in northern Scotland, has made a deal with the devil. Despite his strength and lethal skills, he needs help—specifically from a woman—to accomplish his mission to bring a bairn to safety to the coast. When he meets the brave and beautiful Alana Campbell at a Samhain Festival, he decides she's the one.
ebook, 400 pages
Published October 21st 2019 by Entangled: Amara
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Barbara Rogers
Oct 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Series: The Campbell’s #4
Publication Date: 10/21/19
Number of Pages: 400

WOW! What a fast-paced, interesting, breath-holding chase across Scotland this story was! From the first page to the last there are fearsome Highland warriors – of the male and female sort. The entire series has been that way, so I was sure this book would follow suit – and it did.

Shaw Sinclair, Chief of the Sinclair clan, has had a hard, miserable life – and he has the scars – inside and o
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars - Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Shaw Sinclair grew up under the brutal thumb of his wastrel uncle who sold the Sinclair lands to the Campbells. Shaw takes his duties as chief of the Sinclair clan seriously and is determined to protect his people at all costs. His fears for their welfare are well-founded so when the chance to reclaim his lands and guarantee health and safety for his people is offered, he jumps on it. All he has to do is deliver a very important newborn to the coast where she’l
A Klue
We are reunited once again with some of the lasses from The Highland Roses School, a rare for its era learning ground that teaches young women to read, write, and how to protect themselves in dangerous situations. Yeah, yielding a dagger and using super sharp hair pins seem to be their weapons of choice. You have to work with what you’ve got, folks. What can I say? Stilettos haven’t been invented yet. Otherwise, they likely would have found those pointy heels useful, as well.

Alana, the heroine,
Cathy Geha
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Highland Outlaw by Heather McCollum
The Campbells #4

Absolutely what I needed to read yesterday! I fell in love with Shaw and admired Alana – they were perfect for each other! Beginning with a caber toss and ending with a wedding with a kidnapping, baby to care for, bad guys to deal with, secrets exposed and potential for a spin-off series to do with the Clan Sinclair it was a delight from the first page to the last!

The Sinclairs have lost their castle and their land and Sha
Lori D
Another Highland adventure that doesn't stop until the last page is turned. Heather McCollum has immersed us into the Scottish Highlands in 1685 and takes us on a journey to deliver a precious infant to safety without anyone knowing what Laird Shaw Sinclair carries.
As the first scene opens, we find Alana Campbell with a small group of Highland Rose school students making their way to the annual Samhain Festival at the base of Beinn Nibheis. There was a saber toss going on and all the girls
The Highland Outlaw (The Campbells Book #4) by Heather McCollum is a heart-pounding, heart racing tale of danger, love, romance and keeping a Royal baby safe. While #4 in this series, it can be read as a stand alone.
Meet, Shaw Sinclair chief of the clan Sinclair, of Caithness in Northern Scotland and an outcast. And, the beautiful and skilled Alana Campbell. They meet at a Samhain Festival, where they promptly kidnap Alana, to help with saving the baby. Of course Alana's wolfhound, Robert, foll
Brenda Hughes
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an enjoyable trip in 1649 Scotland. Heather McCollum has certainly crafted another great read with this enemies to lovers story. Shaw Sinclair, Laird of an outlawed branch of the Sinclair clan abducts Alana Campbell from a festival to use her to help him with a Royal barin to the coast of Scotland for transporting to safety. The three of them are witty companions along with her dog, Robert. This is an adventure you won’t want to miss. Full of secrets, danger, fierce undeniable attracti ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Highland Outlaw by Heather McCollum is book 4 in The Highland Outlaw Series. This is the story of Alana Campbell and Shaw Sinclair. I have read the previous books but feel you can make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Shawn is the chief of outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness. Once his father died his Uncle took over the Lair position which Shawn and his siblings ending up being mistreated leaving scars on the inside and outside. But now he is the chief of outcast. When he is p ...more
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great series and I really enjoyed this story. There was plenty of action and passion, Shaw Sinclair was an honourable man who was trying to recover his lands for his clan. He had suffered as a child from an abusive relation. Alana Campbell, a member of the Highland School of Roses, was able to defend herself, but was outnumbered when Shaw kidnapped her. I enjoyed the way their relationship developed. However, there was some information that Alana (and the reader) were unaware of. Would ...more
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Highland Outlaw
The Campbell's #4
Heather McCollum

Shaw Sinsclair, is the chief of an outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in northern Scotland who has made a deal with the devil so to speak. Even though he is strong with lethal skills, he really needs help. Help specifically from a woman. A woman who will help him accomplish his mission to bring a special bairn to safety to the coast. Where a ship awaits him. To accomplish this mission he needs a wet nurse, as his died alo
Sofie Sehested
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved, loved loved this Scottish Highlander novel about Alana Campbell and Shaw Sinclair, The chief of the outcast Sinclair clan from the north of Scotland.

The Campbell clan and the Sinclair clan are not on good terms and not a lot has to happen to start a war. Shaw has taken on the assignment to get a baby from Scotland to a ship who sails to France. If this succeeds he will get his land back and his people will not be followed or chased of the land or killed.
When they take
Carole Burant
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If anyone wants to know why I love reading Highlander romances so much, just read this book! Heather McCollum is a master at her craft of writing such exciting historical romance stories that take place in the Highlands. Not only are they filled with historical facts, there's always a brawny Highland hero and a sassy heroine:)

This story is about Shaw and Alana and the adventure they go on, to bring a newborn baby girl to safety. They first meet as enemies....he's a Sinclair and she's a Campbell
Zoe Forward
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fill with action, angst and drama, Highland Warrior was whirlwind read. Shaw, our tough-as-nails hardened Scottish warrior, kidnaps our heroine, Alana, so she can help him care for a newborn that's not his but a secret child he must transport out of the country. Between English soldiers trying to kill them, two hard-headed characters pretending to be husband-and-wife to make it through small villages, and trying to raise a newborn (as in less than 2 weeks old) on cow milk, these two characters g ...more
Pelusa Rivera
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
We are back with our highlanders!! We get reacquainted with Alana whom we met with the previous series (the Campbells), you will know the characters better. Alana was in charge of the Roses while Evelyn and Scarlett were away to England, while they are away she discovers that her mother is alive and she is determined to go rescue her even though Kerrick insists on her waiting for her laird who is also her brother. Then we have Shaw who is intrusted a baby to get to near where Alana wants to go, ...more
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shaw Sinclair, chief of the outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in northern Scotland, has made a deal with the devil.
Alana Campbell is ready to show the world she's just as skillful with a sgian dubh as any man. Attracting the attention of the brawny chief who coerces her to join him on his journey to the coast of Scotland gives her that very opportunity.
Heather McCollum doesn't disappoint me as a reader. Like all of the books in this series I very much enjoyed this fast paced read.
If you
Josselyn Radillo
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG!! Since I saw the cover of this book I knew I had to read it. I'm a super fan of Outlander and Jamie Fraser (aka Sam Heughan (my future husband)) so once I saw a man with a kilt I was ready to join the clans. 
This book is absorbing, breathtaking, heartwarming, and absolutely lavishly and evokes the land and lore of Scotland.  This story has everything a reader wants realistic characters and a hot Scottish man, likable and strong heroine.

Shaw Sinclair, Chief of the Sinclair
Les Romantiques
Oct 26, 2019 rated it liked it
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Reviewed by Rinou
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I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Highland Outlaw is the fourth volume in The Campbells series but I didn’t read the previous books. However that doesn’t pose a problem for the comprehension of the story apart from what concerns the young girls' school where the heroine is from. We meet Alana and Shaw during
books are love
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

For me Shaw made this book. When he cradled that little girl I melted. Him whipping his shirt off so the little one can be closer to him I went to goo. This man sleighed me. He was amazeballs. He was sexy, sweet, brusque, strong, gentle, loyal and just all around swoony.. When he begins this journey for this little girl it was for his clan and as he got to know the wee one and Alana, his heart still wanted to help his clan but also this baby a
NhaughtyV says Damn the Zon Save the Reviews
“Not much in this life is fair, lass. What ye have seen and lived through has surely taught ye that. We just make the best decisions we can in the moment and hope that fate falls in our favor…The marks mean that we survived something fierce and lived to carry the scars. They show how strong we are. ‘Tis not something to mourn but a testament to our endurance.”

Shaw Sinclair, Clan Chieftain of the Sinclair’s, is doing whatever it takes to see his clan restored to their lands. Swearing an oath to see a wee
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I don't know what drew me to the Highland Outlaw, but I think it has to do with my soft spot for Scottish historical romances. I mean kilts am I right?

Alana Campbell just wants to prove to the world that women can do everything men can. Better even. When at the festival with her fellow Rose warrior/scholars, she comes face-to-face with Shaw Sinclair. He's a mountain of a man who needs serious help to take care of a baby.

The Highland Outlaw starts out with the premise of a small child being taken to safety. The missive charges Shaw Sinclair the job of delivering the baby girl.
Shaw is Laird of the Sinclair Clan and whilst promising to deliver a baby to safety, the wet nurse (a woman employed to breastfeed another woman's child) he employs dies on the journey, spotting his chance he uses every trick in the book to persuade Alana to join him......
Alana is sick aand tired of being under appreciated. No one takes h
Laird Shaw Sinclair, chief of a disgraced northern clan, has the opportunity to regain his family's rightful lands and castle, lost to Clan Campbell by his incompetent uncle. To reach his goal he must see a baby girl safely to the Scottish coast so she can be whisked away to France. But Shaw is a warrior and knows nothing about babies. He needs female help and when he meets Alana Campbell at a Samhain Festival, he decides she's perfect for the job and kidnaps her.

Sister to the Campbe
Oct 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shaw Sinclair, chief of the outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in northern Scotland, has made a deal with the devil. Despite his strength and lethal skills, he needs help specifically from a woman to accomplish his mission to bring a baby to safety to the coast at St Andrews. When he meets the brave and beautiful Alana Campbell at a Samhain Festival, he decides she's the one.
Alana Campbell is captured & coerced to join Shaw & his men to the coast of Scotland
This was a fas
Amy Alvis
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shaw Sinclair is willing to do anything to get back his clan's ancestral home. So when he is tasked with escorting a baby to safety in exchange for his home being given back to him, he will do what has to be done to achieve his end goal. He doesn't know how to take care of a baby, so when Alana steps up and tries to help him during the festival, he decides that she needs to go with them for the rest of the journey. If she doesn't, the baby might not make it there alive.

Alana can't be
Jemima jamir aka Sentranced Jem
And this is why I love historical romance books.

I haven’t read the other books from the series yet I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything expect that I wanted to read more about these characters.

If written well, historical romances can sweep you off your feet from the very first chapter. The Highland outlaw was truly an awesome historical romance. It was packed full of action and adventure. It had the most stunningly brawny, brave and honourable hero. And a sass
Viper Spaulding
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The moment Shaw Sinclair stepped onto the page, he landed right in my heart!

The Highland Roses are no delicate, wilting flowers. These young ladies have been taught everything they need to know to stand on their own and take care of themselves, and each other. I loved the initial meeting between Alana and the brawny highlander, Shaw. His respect for her was quietly understated yet clear as can be. From that point on, the action never stops as these two fight to keep a baby safe and s
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have been away from the historical side of romance for a while and am slowly making my way back, so I was thrilled that I found The Highland Outlaw.  Heather McCollum's tale of strong Campbell woman and Roses teacher Alana and ousted Sinclair chief Shaw is a quick-paced adventure of the two running from the English with a smuggled baby.

Independent, quick-thinking, and caring, Alana is a woman ahead of her time with her fighting skills and open mind.  Shaw is an alpha hero though an
Oct 21, 2019 rated it liked it

The Campbells #4, This can be read as a stand alone. I did take a bit before I really got into the book but overall I did like it. Alana Campbell is one fierce lady when Shaw Sinclair kidnapped her to take care of the baby she didn't go easily and Shaw didn't walk away unscathed. What annoyed Alana so much was that she had just received news that the mother she thought dead was alive and held prisoner. Alana was trying to convince her people to rush to rescue her when Shaw distracted
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I have very much enjoyed this series and this story was no different. Set in the Highlands we meet Shaw. He has been given the task of caring for a bairn and getting her to a boat with her wet-nurse. By doing so he may actually get everything he has lost back.

We met Alana in the previous series and now we get her story. Alana finds out her mother is alive and wants to get to Edinburg to rescue her. On the road to her mother she is taken hostage by Shaw to care for th
Oct 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shaw Sinclair has been tasked with a mission. He has to deliver a baby to the coast to send it off to safety. While travelling through a festival he spots Alana Campbell. He coerces her into joining him on the trip to the coast of Scotland with his agreement to help her rescue her mother after. They must pose as husband and wife to accomplish their mission, only fueling their attraction more.

Such a fast-paced story! I was entertained from beginning to end. Once I got comfortable with the pacing
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Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical and YA paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay, and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist.

When she is not picking her teen’s brain for authentic attitude for her YA books and finding time to write, she is usually found educating women on ovarian cancer symptoms. Ms. McCollum has recently sl

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