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SCOTT, Amanda 1944-

(Lynne Scott-Drennan)

PERSONAL: Born August 7, 1944, in Salinas, CA; daughter of Lionel Burr and Ellen (Lowell) Scott; married Terry Richard Drennan; children: James Richard. Education: Mills College, B.A. (history), 1966; California State University, San Jose, M.A. (history), 1968.

ADDRESSES: Home—137 Rambling Dr., Folsom, CA 95630. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Salinas, CA school system, teacher, 1968-71.

MEMBER: Romance Writers of America, Novelists, Inc.

AWARDS, HONORS: Best Regency Author and Best Sensual Regency, Romantic Times (magazine), 1984, for Ravenwood's Lady; Rita/Golden Medallion, Romance Writers of America, 1986, for Lord Abberley's Nemesis.

WRITINGS:

The Fugitive Heiress, Signet (New York, NY), 1981.

The Kidnapped Bride, Signet (New York, NY), 1983.

The Indomitable Miss Harris, Signet (New York, NY), 1983.

Ravenwood's Lady, Signet (New York, NY), 1984.

An Affair of Honor, Signet (New York, NY), 1984.

Lady Hawk's Folly, Signet (New York, NY), 1985.

The Battling Bluestocking, Signet (New York, NY), 1985.

Lady Escapade, Signet (New York, NY), 1986.

Lord Abberley's Nemesis, Signet (New York, NY), 1986.

Mistress of the Hunt, Signet (New York, NY), 1987.

Lady Meriel's Duty, Signet (New York, NY), 1987.

Lady Brittany's Choice, Signet (New York, NY), 1988.

Lord Greyfalcon's Reward, Signet (New York, NY), 1988.

The Madcap Marchioness, Signet (New York, NY), 1989.

The Dauntless Miss Wingrave, Signet (New York, NY), 1989.

Lord Lyford's Secret, Signet (New York, NY), 1990.

Border Bride, Dell (New York, NY), 1990, revised edition, Zebra (New York, NY), 2001.

The Bath Quadrille, Signet (New York, NY), 1991.

Bath Charade, Signet (New York, NY), 1991.

The Bath Eccentric's Son, Signet (New York, NY), 1992.

The Forthright Lady Gillian, Signet (New York, NY), 1992.

The Rose at Twilight, Dell (New York, NY), 1993.

The Fickle Fortune Hunter, Signet (New York, NY), 1993.

The Bawdy Bride, Pinnacle (New York, NY), 1995.

Highland Fling, Pinnacle (New York, NY), 1995.

Dangerous Games, Pinnacle (New York, NY), 1996.

Dangerous Angles, Pinnacle (New York, NY), 1997.

Highland Secrets, Zebra (New York, NY), 1997.

Highland Treasure, Zebra (New York, NY), 1998.

Highland Spirits, Zebra (New York, NY), 1999.

Dangerous Lady, Zebra (New York, NY), 1999.

Border Fire, Zebra (New York, NY), 2000.

Border Storm, Zebra (New York, NY), 2001.

"SECRET CLAN" SERIES

Abducted Heiress, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2001.

Hidden Heiress, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2002.

Highland Bride, Warner Books (New York, NY), 2003.

AS LYNNE SCOTT-DRENNAN

Omaha City Architecture, Douglas Print Co. (Omaha, NE.), 1977.

Summer Sandcastle, Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1984.

Sweet Thunder, Doubleday (Garden City, NY), 1987.

The Tycoon's Daughter, Doubleday (New York, NY), 1988.

SIDELIGHTS: Amanda Scott is a romance writer whose first book was a coffee-table project for her local Junior League. She published this volume and three of her romances under the name Lynne Scott-Drennan. A few of her romances are contemporary, but most are set in the English Regency period, from 1810 to 1820, while others are set in sixteenth-century or eighteenth-century Scotland.

Scott began her "Secret Clan" series with Abducted Heiress, set in Scotland and in which Molly Gordon's guardianship is used as a pawn in seizing land and power. Margaret Shelley, who reviewed the book for Romance Reader online, wrote that "there are two distinct strengths to this novel, the first being Amanda Scott's exemplary use of historical events and details. … Molly may be the most refreshingly rational woman to ever grace the pages of romance. And how truly refreshing it is for our heroine to skip the trembling-doe shock stage after shooting a men in self-defense."

In Hidden Heiress, the second book in the series, Molly and the main characters from the first return, including Patrick MacRae, a falconer destined to save Elspeth, a Cinderella-like character who has slaved in Farnsworth Tower since childhood under the watchful eye of a domineering woman and her three daughters. Highland Bride is the third book of the series.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, September 15, 2001, John Charles, review of Abducted Heiress, p. 209.

Publishers Weekly, July 8, 2002, review of The Hidden Heiress, p. 37.

ONLINE

BookBrowser,http://www.bookbrowser.com/ (November 25, 1998), Harriet Klausner, review of Dangerous Lady; (February 6, 2000) Harriet Klausner, review of Border Fire.

Romance Reader,http://www.theromancereader.com/ (January 9, 1998), Meredith Moore, review of Dangerous Lady; (June 29, 1998) Judith Flavell, review of Highland Treasure; (November 6, 2001) Margaret Shelley, review of Abducted Heiress.*