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Warrior's Redemption (Warrior #1)

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Will the magic of modern romance help him defeat an evil ancient power?

MALCOLM MACDOWYLT sees himself a failed warrior, haunted by the death of the woman he married to become laird of Clan MacGahan. Neither his Viking heritage nor his claim to descend from Norse gods can restore his confidence in his ability to protect his people. His sister is held captive, her life in je
Paperback, 372 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Pocket Star
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Nov 30, 2011 Bookaholics rated it really liked it
Warrior’s Redemption by Melissa Mayhue
Paranormal Romance – Dec. 27th, 2011
4 stars

This magical time travel romance story will amuse and entertain you!

Dani has always been a dreamer. When her parents died, she lived with a harsh aunt but now she is on her own and alone. Dani has never felt like she fits in or belonged anywhere. For years, Dani believes in the magical fairies. After a terrible date, Dani makes a wish to finally belong on the night of Samhain when the separation between this world a
Lover of Romance
Malcolm, has recently lost his wife, and blames himself for her death. Along with that, he is Laird of the Clan of MacGahan, and his sisters life is in danger from his older brother and he plans on rescuing her as soon as he can. Even though he is a descendant of Norse gods, he doesn't know how he will be able to protect his family and his clan from harm. Danielle has always believed in fairies. Ever since she was a little girl and read a book about fairies, she has, every day, for the past fift ...more
Barb Lie
Oct 30, 2011 Barb Lie rated it really liked it

“Warriors Redemption” is a spinoff from Melissa Mayhue’s Daughters of the Glen series. I was totally surprised that this book was not a continuation of the Daughters of the Glen series, as the hero in this book, was from an earlier book in that series (A Highlanders Homecoming). But Mayhue wins you over very quickly. Pretty much everything in this new storyline is similar, with a wonderful Highlander hero; his soulmate from the future, and the story taking place in old time Scotland.

“Warriors R
Michelle Kelly
Jul 05, 2012 Michelle Kelly rated it really liked it
A great read. I liked it!

I enjoy a great Highlander story and the premise for Warrior's Redemption was just awesome. A little bit of magic, a little bit of Faerie, a little bit of time travel and a whole lot of Highland Warrior made for a wonderful romance story.

I briefly met the author Melissa Mayhue in June 2012 at a Readers & Writers Convention. I attended one of the workshops she helped facilitate. Melissa Mayhue talked about the research that aut
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
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So i desperately loved the Daughters of Glen series by Melissa Mayhue, and I couldn’t wait to start up the second series of hers that takes place in the same world. Although its the same world and these characters were briefly mentioned in the Daughters of Glen series the magic of these stories are very different. The men of this series are descended from Vikings and believe in Norse mythology. There is little menti
Jan 07, 2012 Patty rated it really liked it
Oh the joy and diversion of an entertaining time travel/romance novel. I just love to dive into a book where you have to suspend any semblance of reality and just go with the fun. This is, I think, the third book by Ms. Mayhue that I have read and I was not disappointed. Her books are tales of the Faery and mortal world all mixed up with folk finding their SoulMate; the person that completes you. Sometimes the two happen to live centuries apart but that doesn't stop love.

In this novel Danielle D
Dec 29, 2011 Ellen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of paranormal romance, daughters of the glen series
This is a spin off series from Melissa Mayhue's Daughters of the Glen series. For new readers it may be confusing as several events in previous books are relied on to set the stage and could be confusing.

I liked the move away from the Fae-descended heroes and heroines. This was still full of all the tension and twists that are Mayhue's traditional forte. I felt like the whole Northman/Odin thing was interesting and I was disappointed that it wasn't really developed.

I didn't like the way Malcolm
Barbara ★
Melissa Mayhue has always been my goto author for anything Fae and Scottish. Warrior's Redemption is the first in a new series that features Malcolm MacDowylt as the new laird of clan MacGahan. He's another of those tortured heroes that I love so much. Of course he feels guilty for something that wasn't his fault and has the whole woe is me thing going on until Danielle Dearmon pops out of the clear blue sky and changes his whole way of thinking.

Though Dani had a little bit of a duh moment when
Cyndi Delia
Oct 13, 2012 Cyndi Delia rated it it was ok
just found this book boring. a shame because i love some of her earlier works. i didnt feel any attachment to the characters and thought the hero phoned it in
Dec 20, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: highland-books
Loved this book, as always time travel, fairies and hot highlanders men!

Feb 10, 2015 Dawn rated it really liked it
Lovely romance filled with magic and fairies and Scotland.
Nikki Brandyberry
Oct 09, 2011 Nikki Brandyberry rated it really liked it
Malcolm, Laird of his Scottish clan has bigger problems then a visiting mother in law spouting off about fairies and magic. War is coming and his focus should rightfully be there. When his meddling mother in law Eleysria warns him of a girl who he must rescue he dares not to brush her off. Who he finds is Dani, a woman from the future with no idea how she came to be 700 years in the past, and in Malcolms strong embrace.

Dani never once believed that the fairy Goddess would send her to the past. S
***original review posted at Romancing Rakes***

I love Highlanders. Whether they're in their own time or ours. I love time travel romances. The rush of the past colliding with the present makes for a laugh out loud read. Hellooo! Communicating and using modern phrases that confuses the other person gets giggles out of me.

Reasons to Read This Book:
1. Highlanders. I mean, I just wanted to have this one reason and I know you'd read it because of their super awesome alphaness but Malcolm 'Colm' MacDo
Dec 15, 2011 Shauni rated it really liked it
Melissa Mayhue once again works her magic with Warrior’s Redemption her Ninth book in the Daughters of the Glen Series. While this books brings us back to the Clan MacGahan where Malcolm has been Laird for the past year. Having obtained his goal of becoming Laird one would think life would be good.. yeah one would think..

The past year has not been great for the Clan MacGahan and Malcolm MacDowlyt blames himself. He is riddled with guilt that his “wife” Isabella was not able to escape to freedom
M.L. Guida
Jan 11, 2012 M.L. Guida rated it it was amazing
Review of Melissa Mayhue’s Warrior’s Redemption
By M.L. Guida
Melissa Mayhue starts a new series, The Warrior, which is a spin off from her Daughters of the Glenn Series. Her first novel in this series is Warrior’s Redemption. The hero is Malcom MacDowylt, laird of Clan MacGahan. He holds himself responsible for his first wife’s death, Isabella MacGahan. In A Highlander’s Homecoming, Isabella time travels into the future and lives with her husband, Robert MacQuarrie, living in present time, but Ma
Jul 27, 2013 Meagan rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to meet Melissa Mayhue years ago when I was still a bookseller and Mayhue was at the beginning of her career. I bought an autographed copy of her first book, so don't ask me why I inexplicably read Warrior's Redemption first. (It may have something to do with library books and due dates...) Reading through the reviews now that I've finished, several people mentioned that new readers might find this a confusing starting point. While I'll admit that it took a bit for me to get m ...more
Robin Priddy
Dec 28, 2011 Robin Priddy rated it really liked it
Danielle Dearmon has known that faeries are real. Ever since she read all about them in some books. Fifteen years later, Dani still leaves food out for them. She has always thougfht that once the faeries noticed her then her true life would begin. So Dami decides to ask the faerie queen to show her where it is that she belongs. She has always belived that she did not belong in the her and now.
Malcolm MacDowylt is the new laird of the clan MacGahan. In order to be accepted by the clan, Malcolm m
Peep (Pop! Pop!)
I thought this book was a little more lighthearted than I’d like my paranormals to be. I liked it, I didn’t love it. I thought that her obsession with the Faeries was kind of ridiculous, especially as she got older. I didn’t blame the other people one bit for thinking her silly. I would have, too.

It bothered me that Malcolm was rather weak throughout the whole book. He didn’t quite come across as a leader, Patrick did more than he. He didn’t strike me as the same guy who rode into that town and
Ursula Lecoeur
Aug 14, 2014 Ursula Lecoeur rated it liked it
This is not the kind of romance I typically read. It has so many elements to it--Scottish, time travel, faeries. And yet, I found it thoroughly enjoyable. When the faeries finally heed the calls of Danielle (Dani), she finds herself whisked from a truck stop in contemporary Wyoming to the Scottish Highlands in medieval times. There she meets her Soul Mate, Malcolm, which is an interesting twist because usually romances have the two main characters dithering around about whether they actually lov ...more
WARRIOR'S REDEMPTION by Melissa Mayhue is an exciting paranormal romance set in 1294 Scotland.It is the story of Malcolm MacDowylt,a haunted Medieval Highlander warrior,and laird of the MacGahn and Danielle Dearmon,a present day faeie sent to thirteenth century Scotland to meet her distiny. "Warrior's Redemption" is a fast paced story full of magic,mystical medieal Highlander,romance,love,forgiveness,healing,a battle of good vs evil,sensuality,redemptation,siblings one good one evil,and powerful ...more
Michelle the Romance Witch
Oct 30, 2012 Michelle the Romance Witch rated it really liked it
Shelves: print-inventory
I thoroughly loved Malcolm and Dani’s story and as the beginning of a new series this book hits all the important points and was a home run. The myth and magic in the story give that extra bit of spice, but at its heart Warrior’s Redemption is about just that. The redemption of a man’s soul as he accepts that he isn’t all powerful, but he is strong enough to protect those he loves as long as he believes in himself. Dani is the one woman that could bring him to trust in himself again and she is d ...more
(Kelly)~Got Fiction?~ Oakes
Tattoos, Magic, Warriors, Plaid & Soul-mates...
I could almost stop right there, but absolutely can not. I can tell the worth of a book by the amount of time it takes me to devour it. The jewel of Paranormal Romance took me 3 hours. Melissa has created a wonderful spin-off series from her Daughters of the Glen series, but Warrior's Redemption can stand quite alone on it's own two feet.
We have the pleasure of meeting Malcolm. Gruff, tormented warrior; seeking to do everything he can to right
Dec 15, 2011 Jessica(WonderlandReviews) rated it really liked it
What happens when modern day is transported to ancient Scotland and lands smack dab in a dangerous family feud?

You are given a wonderful love story full of fairy's and accent's combined is what happens.

Malcom's already lost one wife and blames himself entirely over it, despite the opinions of others. Because of that his heart is closed off to the female sex, after all once bitten twice shy so the saying goes. It doesn't help that his thoughts are otherwise preoccupied with how to fight the elde
Vanessa Booke
Dec 29, 2011 Vanessa Booke rated it really liked it
Warriors Redemption by Melissa Mayhue is an enticing and entertaining read. She quickly reminded me of why I love time traveling & Highlander romances. I enjoyed reading this story in particular because of the inner conflict going on with Malcolm. I like complicated characters with complicated lives and he is one of them. I also thought that the addition of Norse and fairies within the story was interesting and fun. This is the first book that I've read by Mayhue and I'm excited that this is ...more
Jan 22, 2012 Leah rated it really liked it
How I wish I could time travel! I've always felt that I didn't belong here in this time and place, but in another far back in time.

Since Dani was a child, she has wished to be in another time and place. She has called on the fairies and they have finally answered, sending her back to 1294 in Scotland and right into the arms of Malcolm MacDowylt. He has no need of a woman feeling like he doesn't have what it takes to totally protect one. He finds his soul mate in Dani and they find themselves fa
The book was ok, and I enjoyed the story well enough but it failed to grab hold and keep my attention till the end. There is all the making of a great story here... family feuds, Fae, elfs, time travel, betrayal, romance, vengeance and the promise of a grand battle(that never happens and if it did I sure as heck missed it). But some where though out the whole story there was a lack of passion and a strong male lead. Malcome (leading male) spends most of his time bemoaning the fact that he percei ...more
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The pairing of a hunky and hearty Highlander man and a modern day (not quite damsel in distress) woman makes for quite an intriguing match. Dani’s character does possess a gustiness you would expect from a contemporary woman, but I found myself hoping for either more humor or more ingenuity from her. Malcolm on the other hand is much more progressive than I would expect of a man of his time, but his honor and humility make him very appealing. I eagerly anticipate book two in this series, as it w ...more
Aug 11, 2012 Phyllis rated it it was amazing
This book is one of a series of books about heroines who are related to, or helped by, faeries. They are time travel stories. This one is about a modern girl, Dani, who has believed in faeries since she read books about them as a child. Dani leaves them bowls of milk and hopes they'll help her find her purpose in life.

The hero, Malcolm, is from 1294, and that's where Dani ends up, thanks to the faeries' help. Malcolm is trying to rescue his sister from his older brother who is holding her for ra
Linda Hopf
Apr 26, 2014 Linda Hopf rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh-ok-whatever
Meh. Kind of silly. Danielle was a grown woman sneaking out dishes of milk for the fairies. She travels back in time 700+ years and barely blinks an eye. The differences in the way they lived back then, the smells, the food, the bad teeth - she barely mentions anything. A good time travel tale will give you at least some details/observations. Malcolm was almost overshadowed by his brothers - he didn't really grow on me.

It was a weak romance for me, quite boring... I ended up skipping pages for
I love this new series by Melissa Mayhue. I have always enjoyed her books and I was worried that I would not be satisfied with this book but I was pleasantly surprised! I love that she connected the characters to the "old Gods" Odin, Thor,exc. The time travel aspect I enjoyed also. She put a little bit of everything in this book, mystery, romance, murder, time travel, mythical creatures, you could not ask for more if you enjoy this type of book. And I must say I did enjoy it alot! Once I started ...more
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