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The Saint Robert the Bruce consolidates lands and loyalty in a bold war for Scotland s independence as his elite team of warriors the Highland Guard fight for king country and love Magnus MacKay is the ulti

  • Title: The Saint
  • Author: Monica McCarty
  • ISBN: 9780345528407
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Robert the Bruce consolidates lands and loyalty in a bold war for Scotland s independence, as his elite team of warriors, the Highland Guard, fight for king, country and love Magnus MacKay is the ultimate Highlander tough, proud, able to master any terrain and to best his enemies Called the Saint for his refusal to discuss women, as well as for his cool and steaRobert the Bruce consolidates lands and loyalty in a bold war for Scotland s independence, as his elite team of warriors, the Highland Guard, fight for king, country and love Magnus MacKay is the ultimate Highlander tough, proud, able to master any terrain and to best his enemies Called the Saint for his refusal to discuss women, as well as for his cool and steady leadership, Magnus hides a painful truth It isn t virtue or piety that keeps him silent, but a wound of love and loss that cuts so deep he cannot bear to speak of it But when the woman who refused him is betrothed to his friend and fellow Guardsman, Magnus is tested by love s battle cry A wild and innocent beauty, Helen chose family duty over her desire for Magnus Now the anger in his eyes mirrors the tormented regret in her heart But as deadly subterfuge stalks the King and his Guard, Helen vows to right her youthful mistakes with a woman s determined spirit Still, Magnus harbors secrets and an iron will not to weaken to temptation or heartache again But as danger looms, it s the kiss not of a saint, but of a sinner, that can save them.

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    1. Monica McCarty

      What do you get when you mix a legal career, a baseball career, motherhood, and a love of history with a voracious reader In my case, a Historical Romance Author.Like most writers, I ve always loved to read Growing up in California there was always plenty to do outside, but all too often I could be found inside curled up with a book or two or three I started with the usual fare The Little House on the Prairie series, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, Watership Down, Nancy Drew, and everything by Judy Blume Once I cleared off my bookshelf, I started swiping books from my mom Some, like Sidney Sheldon s The Other Side of Midnight, probably weren t the most appropriate choice for a pre adolescent although they were definitely illuminating I can still remember the look of abject horror on my mom s Catholic girl face when I asked her what a virgin was After that rather brief conversation, she paid a little closer attention to what had disappeared off her book shelf, and steered me in the direction of Harlequin and Barbara Cartland romances I was hooked I quickly read through the inventory of the local library and was soon buying bags of romances at garage sales.In high school, with the encouragement of my father who I think was a little concerned about the steady diet of romances , I read over eighty of the Franklin Library s One Hundred Greatest Books ever written including Tolstoy, Confucius, Plato, and the entire works of Shakespeare Some of them were tough going for a teenager, but the experience would prove an invaluable foundation for college After reading War and Peace, I wasn t easily intimidated.For some reason Monica decided to go into writing and not fashion.After graduation, I loaded up the VW Jetta not Bus and trekked down I 5 to attend the University of Southern California, majoring in Political Science and minoring in English see why all that reading helped I joined the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, and when I wasn t studying or at football games, did my best to support the local bartending industry Ah, the good old days.With that kind of fun, four years of college wasn t quite enough So leaving Tommy Trojan behind, I traveled back up north to Palo Alto for three years of study at Stanford Law School Once I survived the stress of the first semester, law school proved to be one of the best times of my life garnering me a JD, life long friends, a husband, and an unexpectedly intimate knowledge of baseball See The Baseball Odyssey below.Law School was also where I fell in love with Scotland In my third year, I took a Comparative Legal History class, and wrote a paper on the Scottish Clan System and Feudalism So I immediately dropped out of law school and went on to write Scottish Historical Romances well no, not quite You see, I always knew I wanted to be a lawyer My father was a lawyer, I was a poet i.e not into math , and I love to argue It seemed natural.So I finished law school, got married, passed the CA bar, moved to Minnesota with a few stops along the way , waived into the MN bar, worked as a litigator for a few satisfying years, moved back to CA, had a couple of kids, realized that a legal career and being a single parent for most of the year due to husband s career would be extremely difficult, and THEN decided to sit down and write.And how did I end up writing romance It s not as divergent as it seems What I loved about being a lawyer are the same things I love about being a writer research and writing The only thing missing is the arguing, but that s what a husband and kids are for, right

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    1. 4'5 Estrellas. Me ha gustado mucho, y eso que me ha durado más de lo que pensaba (mea culpa, se me han presentado semanas difíciles para dedicarme a la lectura). En éste caso tenemos la historia de Magnus MacKay (Santo), y Helen Sutherland.Ambos protagonistas se conocían desde su adolescencia y se enamoraron, pero sus clanes eran enemigos, y cuando fueron sorprendidos por los hermanos de ella, hubieron de separarse. El caso de Magnus ya lo conocemos, se unió a la Guardia de los Highlanders, [...]


    2. Well, it's been a LONG time since I picked up a book from Monica McCarty's Highland Guard series. My last review for the Viper was October 2011 - three and a half years ago. This is a fabulous series and Monica is possibly the queen of the Highlander Romance genre so I'm racking my brains as to why I left it this long to catch up. I think I just fell out with the whole historical romance thing after a couple of lacklustre heroines (pet peeve in a novel) and moved on but the TV adaptation of Outl [...]


    3. I must say I was sadly disappointed with this one and I was so looking forward to it. I just didn't like Helen. I found myself scanning ALOT. There was too much inner monologue - "how can I win him?", "what should I do?", "why won't he look at me?", "I will not let my brothers tell me what to do", blah, blah, blah was frankly annoying. I was actually more interested in Will and Muriel's story.It started off great, the past history between Helen and Mackay and where they end up now left me wantin [...]


    4. It was okay.Man, I'm bummed about this book. I've loved this series til now, but this one was just off for me. The heroine could have been a great character and a strong woman, but she sunk low in my esteem fairly quickly. I loved how she stayed with her family and didn't make snap decisions about her life like Magnus initially wanted her to. She went against the norm for women back then and learned the art of healing. However, she turned around and became a sixteen year old with a boy obsession [...]


    5. read my review on Demon Lover's Books & Moret4.5 Once again, Monica McCarty blends a vivid world rich in history with a lovely romance.Helen and Magnus were sweet on each other for years during their teens. I thought the flashbacks were wonderful-I love the childhood sweethearts story. But when your clans hate each other with a passion, what are two young lovers to do? For magnus, it’s simple-run away together. He’s pretty sure his family will be supportive, even though Helen’s family [...]


    6. Proud Highland Warriors didn’t beg. The flashback were wonderful and it's held me till 1 am. I understand Helen undying love for Magnus. I was NOT disappointed. Monica has such a way with her characters and the history blend well with the story and that leave me wanting more. I absolutely loved it. There was a secondary romance about Will and Muriel. I found it interesting and it was beautifully written. Oh I wish it's longer. Hard to put down once you start reading!!Magnus tells Helen that Ca [...]


    7. I’m hard pressed to give The Saint anything other than five stars because I just love this series….hard pressed to think of any other novels comparable. In saying that there were a few little things that niggled at me during this story. I found it hard to really connect with both Magnus and Helen until we were almost at the end.Magnus McKay (Saint) and Helen first met when she was 14. There has been a strong attraction between them and as their families were enemies Magnus and Helen would sn [...]


    8. Another amazing addition to Monica McCarty's Highland Guard series. Magnus was wonderful, a strong alpha warrior hero. Helen was a great heroine, she gets brownie points for not crying when the going gets tough, and for being smart and resourceful. The only thing that kept it from being a 5 star read IMO was the weakness of the actual romantic conflict. There was a lot of inner dialogue (should I trust him? does he love me? does she love me enough?). Also (view spoiler)[ Gordon's death was hard [...]


    9. Contains spoilers!Right, what could have been a very nice 'Second chances' story, ended as an utterly exhausting and frustrating read to me.The book starts with a classic Romeo & Juliet setting. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy, they fall in love, but the family feud stands in between. Boy, then, asks the girl to run away with him and get married, girl hesitates just a moment too long, so that her brother sweeps in and convinces her not to leave and reminds her of her obligations. Boy is hurt [...]


    10. Dear Ms. McCarty,The Saint is the first of your books I’ve read and, if they are all like this, it will be the last. This book combined the worst of the two components of historical romance. The history, of which there is a ton, is info-dumped in large swathes into your prose—I began to feel as though I were studying for a test– and the romance is so frustrating, by the novel’s end, it would have suited me just fine had Helen and Magnus (known as Saint), the star-crossed lovers of the t [...]


    11. Not the best of the Highland Guard series but still a lovely book. Monica McCarty can weave a good Scottish romance. I have just one big complaint: the (view spoiler)[death of Gordon (hide spoiler)] overshadows (rightly) the whole romance. I feel like the author took the easy way out and created conflict and angst for the heroes and also set Helen free in an easy way with that plot line. It felt frustratingly contrived to me. It took a bit out of the book for me!It was also entirely too long wit [...]




    12. As a fan of the Highland Guard series and Monica McCarty’s entire books, I am always excited about any upcoming releases. With the release of The Saint, the 5th book in this series, I was excited but wasn't salivating for it as much as I was for The Viper. I didn't have any high expectations or over-hype about the storyline building in my head. All I knew was I would enjoy it because the fact is, Monica has become an author I trust. I'd follow her wherever she would like to take me as a reader [...]


    13. I had high hopes for this book because reading about Magnus and his Helen in The Viper made me really curious. This is just the kind of story I like. I admit to mild disappointment, thought I did like Magnus and Helen. First of all I agree with other reviewers, I don't get the secondary romance between Helen's brother William and the clan healer Muriel. It adds nothing to Magnus and Helen's story and does give the impression that Monica McCarty needed more material to fill the pages. I did not p [...]


    14. 4.5 stars!!!It's always a delight to read one of McCarty's stories. This book is a masterful mix of emotions and wonderful historical details. THE SAINT was an enjoyable read for me. I couldn't hardly put it down. Ms. McCarty captures the spirit of the time.Magnus McKay is one yummy hero to read about. He's everything I love about heroes- tall, dark, and handsome. He's part of the Bruce's secret Highland Guard. Yeah, he makes my pulse stutter. ;)Helen is a wonderful and endearing heroine. I love [...]


    15. I loved The Saint. Monica McCarty does not disappoint. Every book gets better and better, and The Saint is no exception. I loved the two main characters. Helen is my favorite heroine yet. I loved her attitude and determination. She is a girl who knows what she wants and goes for it. Magnus is caring, strong and just absolutely swoon-worthy. Their relationship was beautifully written. The new twists that Monica McCarty added into the story were also a pleasant surprise. She delivers a wonderful s [...]



    16. Good book. It was a little confusing keep some of the characters straight for some reason. I'm also not sure what the point of the side story of Muriel and the Earl was. First I thought it was going help him be open to accepting Magnus, but that wasn't the case. It was like a short story mixed in.



    17. This review was posted first at Sisters UneditedTo start off I just have to say that this book kept me on my feet and guessing. People die, relationships fail and some relationships build an unbreakable bond! Yet another great addition to the Highland Guards series!Recommend: Anyone who has read the first 4 books will enjoy this book as well. If you haven't read any you can either: a) start reading at the beginning of the series with the book The ChiefOr b) pick up this book and start in the mid [...]


    18. Helen and Magnus fell in love with they were both young, but their familes are rivals and enemies. They family trusts the other. Magnus once gave his heart to Helen, but she chose her family over him, and so he turned his back and didn't look back even though there will always be a place for Helen in his heart. Magnus then joins the Highland Guard, a elite force of men that aid in Robert Bruce and his campaign. Now Magnus has come to a wedding of one of his closest friends, but then is shocked t [...]


    19. 2 starsI could place this book with its DNF brethren but I changed my mind. So, I skimmed mostly.Frankly, the premise is disappointing! I enjoyed previous books and I loved them I set high expectation on this book only to get cruelly squashed.The romance's terrible at most. Although I felt bad and sad for Saint but his leading lady, Helen is utterly annoying made me thinking violence.Also my heart is torn into pieces because the author killed a character that already I formed a fondness of I wan [...]


    20. Yes, another one of my five-star books that's keeping its stars, but although the secondary romance was sweet, it did tempt me to downgrade to 4. But in the end these stubborn main characters were just too great. Earlier review:Just finished my first reread of this book and the beginning was so gripping I got in to work very very late. A reminded to not start a new book before going to work. The tension, the drama I felt their pain. Wonderful. Still superb on the second reading. So happy with th [...]


    21. As always Monica Mc Carty did not disappoint I am still in love with the highland guard series her characters are wonderfully developed and jump off the page for me. This book is the story of Magnus Mackay, Helen Sutherland and William Gordon; Magnus and Helen have a past; William and Helen are betrothed but William isin the dark about his best friends former relationship with Helen his fiancé. Resolutions and tragedies strike while trying to protect Robert the Bruce from ongoing threats to his [...]


    22. I love McCarty's attention to detail and her ability to weave a fictional romance into true historical events. It gives her stories and characters life. I love the Highland Guard and comraderie between the characters. This the books in this series never disappoint!


    23. as posted at The READING CAFE 10 AugARC of THE HUNTER provided by NetGalley for an honest reviewthereadingcafe/the-highland-guard-series-by-monica-mccarty-the-saint-the-recruit-and-the-hunter-combined-review/COMBINED REVIEW with The Recruit and The Hunter5 out of 5 for this reader folks!So before I get into this combined review I need to give you a brief synopsis of the previous books. This review consists of books 5, 6 and 7 but to appreciate these books, I do think that the reader should indul [...]


    24. I liked that this book had two love stories in it. Of course both of the heroes had to be a bit of a douche but they both figured it out in the end. The main hero though I felt he hung onto the early "rejection" if you can call it that a little too long. She was very young when he first proposed to her and their families were enemies, he gave no thought to what she'd have to give up by running away with him. He does at one point finally have an epiphany that he never thought what it would have b [...]


    25. The review that follow is a partial review. To read the full review, please visit TBQ's Book Palace! ~*~*~*~*~Already a devoted fan (scratch that: obsessive fan) of Highlanders, especially in my romance novels, it should come as no surprise that The Saint is a top contender for my favorite book of this year. But not all Highland romances are the same, and it takes a special, and very talented author, to create not only a hero for the reader to fall in love with, but also a whole cast of other ch [...]


    26. The Saint by Monica McCarty is the fifth book in her Highlander special ops series surrounding the events of Robert the Bruce's war for Scotland's independence. After the high of the previous book The Viper I was eager to continue the series but was left sorely disappointed.To sum it up: the first 100 pages just made me scream with frustration and during the entire first half I kept being SO ANNOYED at the main characters and the clichéd and contrived situations.Magnus MacKay aka Saint and Hele [...]


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