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His Destiny (MacGruder Brothers #4)

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Their Secrets Will Draw Them TogetherAs one of England's most capable mercenaries, Emma Astyn can charm an enemy and brandish a knife with unmatched finesse. Assigned to befriend Dubh Duer, an infamous Scottish rebel, she assumes the guise of innocent damsel Christina Moffat to intercept the writ he's carrying to a traitorous bishop. But as she gains the dark hero's confid ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Zebra Books
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I hate story lines where lies and deceit are the main device throughout, especially with such an abrupt ending but one cannot get around the great writing and can't put down aspect here.

For a complete review, visit Affaire de Coeur magazine, hard copy or online, - October 2011 issue.
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This book opens in July 1297. Any fan of Scottish historicals realizes this is 2 months before the Battle of Stirling Bridge – the first Scottish victory in Wars of Independence from the overlording England. Diana Cosby delivers a story to ignite readers’ adrenaline as the legendary battle looms in the future. Cosby jumps right into the action on page one with Sir Patrik’s rescue of “Christina Moffat” from mauling English soldiers. Although he interrupts (and risks) his vital mission, Patrik can ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
3.5 flames

This was a good book, it hit the ground running, but I think that parts of this were really hard to swallow.

We have England's finest, and highest paid mercenary, Emma Astyn (year is 1297)and yet she never behaves like a spy. Not once. I get that from Patrik's point of view she was a helpless young woman, but even from Emma's point of view, she doesn't think/act like a spy. With the exception of her competency with a knife, she had no spy skills w
Mary Gramlich
HIS DESTINY by Diana Cosby
10/11 - Kensington Publishing Corporation - Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages

Does telling the truth set you free or hold you a prisoner to your secret?

Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder is a man fighting his way back to his family and tries to obtain their forgiveness. He committed a serious breach of their trust and this long year they have thought him dead. Now as he serves his country under the guise of Dùbh Duer he is working to establish his reputation as an honest Scotsma
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://longandshortreviews.blogspot.c...

Traumatic experiences in childhood govern the psyche of both Emma Astyn and Sir Patrik Cleary MacGruder.

Unloved, abused, and alone in late thirteenth century-England, Emma (aka Christine Moffat) has no thought of morals and ethics. Surviving by her wits and cunning, she has become a top mercenary spy for England. If the money is right, she is happy to do an assignment and is not particularly concerned about who might get hurt in the p
Elis Madison
Patrik Cleary MacGruder, though he doesn't use that last name

…is on a mission for Scotland when he stumbles on a naked woman who's about to be raped by English soldiers. He kills them and he and she go on the run from the wrath of other English soldiers. He reckons he'll drop her off with friends and finish his mission.

Turns out the woman, who gives her name as Cristina Moffat, is in fact Emma Astyn, an English mercenary in the employ of evil Hugh de Cressingham. Her task is to seduce Patrik, l
Alexia Chantel
What more does he have to loose? That type of thinking makes Patrik a great asset for Scotland’s cause against the English. But he should be asking himself, what is he missing he could possibly gain?

Patrik is a man doing his duty to his country, even going as far as sacrificing his potential happiness for it. He has already lost his brother’s due to actions meant to protect family and country. Patrik is once again in a similar situation he was in years ago. And as years ago he has to decide to o
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks
What an awesome story... After having met Patrik Cleary MacGruder in the previous MacGruder stories we what he has done. Now we have Christina Moffat/Emma Astyn who also must come to terms with her deceptions. The redemption of two characters is what this book is all about and their journey to allow each other love!

Diana Cosby so came through here in "His Destiny". Never was there a moment of boredom, I couldn't wait to see what happened next.
Diana Cosby does it again with a real page turner that is hard to put down. This book is part of a series but each novel is stand alone so no need to read the others first but once you read her work you will want to read them all. I am personally so excited that in this story we learn grandma Macgruder has left another stone.. so maybe there will be another book...I sure hope so! enjoy!
This was okay. I liked Patrick but Christina's whole personality was a bit too confusing and convoluted. The ending of the book seemed rushed as well and the distances they all seemed to travel on foot seemed a bit far-fetched as well. All in all, an okay read but nothing special.
Ok, the last part of the story seemed a bit rushed. Still a cute little romance, but I liked the first 3 books a tad bit more.
so much more intrigue in this one! and the endimg almost threw me too :) definitely worth the read!
Felt rushed and I know it isn't real but the story just didn't seem like that would happen.. ever
Jane Ono
Another predictable but light hearted read.
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I gave 3 stars. Good read. I would recommend.
Enjoyed this book. Series is good.
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Most people think of retirement as a time to relax. For me, retiring at 36 from my job as a Navy Chief Meteorologist/ Oceanographer allowed me to pursue my passion—writing romance novels. With 29 moves behind me and having traveled through many more countries, I was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people I’ve met over the years.

I’ve written ten novels to date.
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