The Saint by Monica McCarty

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...I find retelling of that time less than engaging. I also prefer a bit more joy in my books—if no one is happy until the very last chapter, neither am I. The Saint was not my cup of ale.
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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 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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About Monica McCarty

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Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of The Saint, The Viper, The Ranger, The Hawk, and The Chief, the first five books in the Highland Guard series, the Highlander trilogy (Highlander Untamed, Highlander Unmasked, and Highlander Unchained), and the Campbell trilogy (Highland Warrior, Highland Outlaw, and Highland Scoundrel). Her interest in the Scottish clan system began in the most unlikely of places: a comparative legal history course at Stanford Law School. After a short but enjoyable stint as an attorney, she realized that her career as a lawyer set against her husband's transitory life as a professional baseball player was not exactly a match made in heaven. So she traded in her legal briefs for Scottish historical romances with sexy alpha heroes. Monica McCarty lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two children.
Published March 27, 2012 by Ballantine Books. 450 pages
Genres: Romance, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Dabney Grinnan on Apr 17 2012

...I find retelling of that time less than engaging. I also prefer a bit more joy in my books—if no one is happy until the very last chapter, neither am I. The Saint was not my cup of ale.

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Night Owl Romance

Reviewed by TheBookQueen on Mar 20 2012

5 STARS! A spectacular novel of second chances and forgiveness, loyalty and passion, promises and secrets, The Saint is truly one of a kind!

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The Good, The Bad and The Unread

Reviewed by Veena on Apr 04 2012

Monica McCarty has the rare talent to successfully blend the rich history of the times with her love stories. I have read all the books in the series and have enjoyed each one of them and anxiously await the next one.

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Reviewed by Kat on May 19 2012

You will love this tale if you enjoy action, romance and my beloved "highlanders". Pick up a copy you will not be disappointed.

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