Maggie's hatred for the English is fierce. Their king took her father, older brothers, and betrothed away to fight in a foolish battle in the Crusades. As if what the English king has done isn't already bad enough, a small English army attacks her home in the highlands. Grimly determined, she and the remaining members of her clan fight them off and save Urquhart. But she is weary of battling and longs for the return of her loved ones. Instead another group of English soldiers arrive and deliver a complicated message that turns her life forever upside down.
Nicholas Neville, Lord of Middleham, is leading his men home from Tunis. Battle weary and saddened at the loss of so many friends, he wishes he had never followed his king to the Crusades. He wants nothing more than to make their way home to England. Yet he must stop at Urquhart and deliver the news that the Durwood chieftain, his sons, and his daughter's betrothed died in the battle. As if that isn't difficult enough, he must also inform Maggie Durwood that she is now his ward and must come with him.
Before he can even deliver his messages, Maggie attempts to keep him and his men from her castle. She dares to shoot him in the leg with her arrow, foolishly risking the outraged retaliation of his soldiers. From that moment on, he knows the two of them will butt heads. She will not dissuade him from his duty of dragging her all the way to England and of finding her a new betrothed. His has not survived the Crusade to be brought down by a strong-willed Scottish lass.
As others have said the ending seemed a little rushed, with unanswered questions. What happened with Fia and Gerald (not that i would want to forgive him, but it would be wonderful to see him try). How does Maggie feel after she goes back to Nicholas. What about Brodie, would love to see him with a girl. So many characters to develop into more stories. I think there is still more to be said about Maggie and Nicholas, would thoroughly enjoy reading more.
A great story with well developed characters and an interesting plot. I loved Maggie and her spirit. Nicholas was great because he was strong but didn't overpower Maggie. He let her be herself. I loved that. I also loved Fia, but Gerald I could have lived without. He seemed ok at the beginning but I feel like he acted out of character at the end, especially considering the circumstances. you must read to make up your own mind!
The ending of this book, though it was a HEA, could have been stretched out longer... I liked the plot of the book specially the medieval times with knights and lords, etc. etc. and but I felt like someone took a scissor to the book and left me hanging...
This was a wonderful, long story. It was an interested tome period. I hope there is a sequel.
loved this it reads as a favorite bodiss ripper.
The plot has been done a million times, but what makes this one stand out are the main characters. Maggie is so headstrong and honest, charging at life without fear. Nicholas is all male, but thrown off track constantly by Maggie's outlook. Neither one takes themselves too seriously and that makes for a delightful read right up until the end. Now, if Kaye will write the story of Fia and Gerald, we'll know how the story finishes.
Read this book after the second book, and was glad to find out it was just as good. I wanted to thrash the fiance more than once, and was so mad at the entire castle by the end, but it only showed how well the author wrote to get me so wrapped up in the story.
I quite enjoyed this lovely story. I enjoyed the plot and the setting. Kept me captivated, which is why I read books. I like to be captivated. Lol
This story had a well thought out plot and very realistic characters. It was well edited. It kept my interest throughout. Ms. Kaye did an amazing job here. Hot spanking scenes that were effective and not over done. Definitely a 5 star story in my opinion.
After reading this, I definitely want to read Maggie's brother's story. Maggie Mine was an enjoyable read, well fleshed-out, set in an interesting time period.
I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I honestly only got it because it was on sale and I was desperate to try new authors. Well, I will be reading so much more by this author!
Maggie, oh, my heart cried for her, sang for joy for her, raged at the injustices to her, and I truly felt like I was in the book with her. She is described so well, and I couldn't help but fall in love with the character. There is so much love in this book, so much strength, and it is truly a great read. If you read it, you won't be sorry you did.
This book absolutely has a wonderful story that builds up to an awesome climax (no pun intended). Maggie is a spirited, independent woman. Nicholas is a real man's man. The two are thrown together and not so sure they like it. As the book starts out, it is a little difficult to get into the story. But once you're in - it is a page turner.
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This was so good! Great suspense and a sense of emotion from the characters.
Another historical masterpiece. Starla Kaye has this time period down to a 'T'. Maggie Mine has it all there is mystery, passion, comedy and a whole lot of well deserved discipline. Here' s hoping there is a sequel for Fia and Gerald, not two main characters but just around enough to warrant them a couple you would like to read more about. If you are a fan of the medieval time period than this story is for you.
Very nice scotitish/english story with a strong willed and independent female lead who will not take what ever the King dishes out without a fight. THere is plenty of action, romance and discipline to make most happy.
Ms. Kaye took me on a wonderful journey into a world of Scots and Englishmen, to the land of Urquhart and Middleham. I felt what Maggie felt, her ups and downs. A wonderful story with several surprises along the way. A truly enjoyable read.
I love Starla Kaye's books and this one is no different. I love the historical setting and the fiery scottish lass for a heroine who is just full of sass and wont back down from a fight. All characters in the book were good and well defined and made you want to find out what happens next.
I read this after The Great Scot Devil and enjoyed each and every minute. I love how Maggie is a hellfire with everyone but finds herself attracted to the 'enemy' the Englishman and actually wanting to be in his future. Very well written and I love the dynamic among all the characters. 5 Star review. I can't wait to read more by Starla!
I liked this book, though I did not love it. The characters were good - I especially liked Nicholas. I found Maggie to be a bit on the impulsive side (though not so much as to be truly irritating). The book was well-written, with the exception of the author's tendency to use modern idioms in the midst of what was supposed to be medieval-type Scots or English (e.g. “Happy now?”, and “There will never be a ‘you and I’”). Distracting. And the end crisis was a bit overblown and melodramatic. But overall, an enjoyable story.
Love the setting and period this book is written in.
The story has adventure, intrigue, and romance.
Would love more stories like this!!
Very good story line. The main female character had spunk regardless of the trouble that came her way because of it. Look forward to reading more from this author.
Loved the story. Great characters, details and interactions. Maggie is a smart, spunky, independent, beautiful heroine. Loved the emerging relationship and the changing feelings of love for both Maggie and Micholas. Hope there are more books exploring other characters and revisiting some old favorites.
I liked this story. I thought the characters and plot were well thought out and held my attention throughout. I really liked both Maggie and Nicholas.
I can’t help but wonder what happens with Fia and Gerald. Are they able to heal their relationship? In addition, what becomes of Brodie? Does he get his memory back and/or find a wife of his own to spank?
The plot is well articulated and developed, the story is set in the medieval period and is characterized by the strength of character of the protagonists, love, intrigue and by discipline. I read the book several times with pleasure.
Another great love story from Starla Kaye! Loved it!