Duncurra Book 2 – Highland Courage

The Electronic version of Highland Courage is available exclusively on Amazon.  

You can purchase the paperback version on Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

The audio version is available from Amazon, Audible or i-Tunes.


Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can’t get married without revealing her secret and no man will wed her once he knows.

Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called “MacKenzie’s Mouse” since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson she is horrified. She only sees one way to prevent an old secret from becoming a new scandal.

Tadhg Matheson admires and respects the MacKenzies. While an alliance with them through marriage to Mairead would be in his clan’s best interest, he knows Laird MacKenzie seeks a closer alliance with another clan. When Tadhg learns of her terrible shyness and her youngest brother’s fears about her, Tadhg offers for her anyway.

Secrets always have a way of revealing themselves. With Tadhg’s unconditional love, can Mairead find the strength and courage she needs to handle the consequences when they do?

24 Responses to Duncurra Book 2 – Highland Courage

  1. Barb R says:

    Have this waiting for me on my kindle – loved the music and can’t wait to read the tale!

  2. Can’t wait to read!

  3. kelihasablog says:

    Can’t wait to read this one. I thought I had ordered it, but I checked both my Kindle and Nook (I get confused between the 2) but I don’t have it yet…. I’ll be watching for it or you can let us know on FB. 😀

    • cecigiltenan says:

      I am really excited for the release of Highland Courage too. Currently it is scheduled for April but I will certainly be announcing it all over Facebook. I am expecting to have cover art in the next week or so (I can’t wait!).

      • kelihasablog says:

        Oh great! I am so visual, that the covers are what really draw me in first. It’s funny when authors update and change covers… I have even bought the same book twice due to different covers… LOL but that’s ok… ever since I had cancer in 2010, my short term memory is screwed up. I can read a book now and in 6 months read it again and remember parts, but still throughly enjoy it. 😀

  4. cecigiltenan says:

    Bless your heart! I used to be an oncology nurse at the National Institutes of Health. We called that chemo-brain. Of course we also called that same fuzzy memory pregnancy-brain or menopause-brain depending on what we were facing at the time. There are definite benefits to a fuzzy memory. I have recently reread books that I KNOW I have read before and loved, but I simply couldn’t remember them. I loved them as much the second time around!

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  6. Sarah says:

    Hi Cecil! I just read HS and I absolutely loved it! I’m planning to read the rest of the series as soon as they come out and I’m pleased to know that it’s Tahg who will have the next book. I liked him on the first one esp the part where he made allowances to the MacIans when they were “raiding” him bec of his knowledge of their financial difficulties. And isn’t a foreshadowing of sorts when declared he wants a biddable wife or a comeuppance of sorts will come to him? 😉 Anyway I hope Fingal is the one featured on the third book and Thomas too though I think I’ll find it iffy to read his romance because I really adore him as a kid. And what about Edna and Turcuil’s romance? What came of it? Guess I’ll know when I read Fingal’s book. 😉

  7. cecigiltenan says:

    Hi Sarah,
    I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed Highland Solution. I am in the process of writing Fingal’s story and several people have asked for Tomas’ story, so I am thinking about how that could go. I haven’t resolved Turcuil and Edna’s romance yet but you have given me a great idea for my series on Courage. I suspect it will take a phenomenal amount of Courage for Turcuil to finally ask Edna to marry him. Stay tuned.

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  10. rwmckinnis says:

    Can’t wait to read. Am now reading Highland Solution, and I LOVE Katherine & Niall. Your writing takes to right into their lives, and you feel like you’re actually a part of their lives. Thanks so much. I just LOVE Highlanders, and you make me a new fan. Thanks, Wendy HUGS!!

  11. cecigiltenan says:

    I am so glad you are enjoying it! I think you will love Highland Courage too.

  12. HannahR says:

    I loved Highland solution and I love highland courage just as much. Are there any more books in Highland series?

    • cecigiltenan says:

      Hi Hannah, I love hearing from readers who enjoyed my books. There aren’t other books in the series yet. I am working on Fingal’s story which is currently called Highland Intrigue. I am hoping to be able to release it this Fall if all goes well. If you keep an eye out here or follow me on Facebook, you won’t miss it.

      ❤ Ceci

  13. Susan GREGOIRE says:

    When will highland courage be available on iTunes audio books

  14. Susie Frederick says:

    So glad I found you! Historic romance in the Highlands — what could be better? You have me waiting for Fingal’s story.
    Not to be too critical, but I have done proofreading before, and tend to notice. There were a few typos still in the text. I also noticed you used the word “current” at least three times when you meant “currant” (the fruit).
    Thanks for the pleasant hours in Scotland.
    Susie Frederick

    • cecigiltenan says:

      Hi Susie,

      I am so glad you enjoyed my novels. I did have them re-edited after my rights were returned from my publisher by truly excellent editors, who found numerous errors missed by the original publisher’s editors. Still the occasional error is missed–I will make sure they are fixed in the next edition.

      ❤ Ceci

  15. Jo Suarez says:

    Hi Ceci,

    Love both your novel, can’t wait for Fingal’s story. Thanks


  16. Sujithra Josephine says:


    Loved reading Highland Solution. Moving on to Highland Courage now. I am great fan of Highlander romance novels.I have been searching for a good novel and series for a long time and came across this series. Really enjoyed the novel. You are a great author. Love to read more novels penned by you. Please write more novels.

    Thanks and my best wishes

  17. cecigiltenan says:

    Dear Sujithra–I am so glad you enjoyed it. I just released the third novel in the series, Highland Intrigue, a couple of weeks ago. It is Fingal’s story. Also, due for release next week is a collection of novellas called “The Scrolls of Cridhe Volume 1 – Highland Winds.” It contains 7 novellas by truly great authors in the genre, Suzan Tisdale, Sue-Ellen Welfonder, Kathryn Lynn Davis, Lily Baldwin, Kate Robbins, Tarah Scott and me. 😉 The e-book is a bargain at $2.99 (US) and the stories are outstanding!

    Warmest regards,

  18. Lynne says:

    ***Slight Spoilers for this book below!!****

    This is such a wonderful story with such likable characters! I’m early waiting for my copies of the other two books in the series to arrive (yes, I prefer hard copy books instead of Kindle because I’m a dinosaur). I do have one question though- do you ever plan to revisit Darcy Fraser in later books? There was a surprising amount of depth given to a normally stock villain character. The way he left things with Finola would normally indicate, at least to me, that a sequel was on the way, but how does one turn a rapist/ molester/ creep into a romantic hero?? Are you planning to even try such a thing, or is Darcy’s story complete?

  19. cecigiltenan says:

    Hi Lynne. I have a little problem with stock villains. There are few people who are purely evil. If you haven’t read Highland Solution, there is a bit of pure evil there. Darcy will never be a romantic hero–that isn’t magic that I can work ;-). He is a privileged self-important bully. If he wants it, he thinks he should have it. However, even bad people occasionally make a good choice.

    I had never considered bringing Darcy back–but now that you mention it, he may need to have a few daughters and learn a real lesson. Hmmmm.
    ❤ Ceci

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