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Laird of the Mist (MacGregors #1)

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PROTECTING HER WAS HIS PASSION


High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan's most hated enemy: Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she can...more
ebook, 248 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Forever
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Yona
This book was lovely and very enjoyable. For once the heroine thinks before she starts with the accusations and listens to reason and the truth. It was very refreshing.
Zeek
A Romeo and Juliet tale with plenty of Hatfield's and McCoy's thrown into the mix, Quinn does a fine job of making the Scottish medieval setting in Laird of the Mist feel accurate and I got the feeling she threw in a bit of real history too.

The Campbells and the MacGregor's have been fighting for hundreds of years. Kate Campbell is not even sure how it all began, but she does know this- The Devil Macgregor was responsible for her Father and Grandfather's death. That's enough for her to hate ANY...more
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
Loved it from the 1st page till the end. I laugh I cried, the characters really drown me in satisfaction.

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Pamela(AllHoney)
The first book in Paula Quinn's MacGregors series. Kate Campbell is "rescued" from raiders by the feared Highlander, The Devil. Callum has reason to hate the Campbells but this is one he has a hard time hating. He takes her with the intention of luring her uncle to him to get his long awaited revenge on the man.

I noticed this is a favorite of many but it didn't quite do it for me. I didn't dislike it or anything. I just didn't feel the actions matched the situation at times. It had a bunch of wo...more
Joan (official heroine hater)
3.5 stars

I don't know what it is with me and the 3.5 stars lately, but this is another one. I enjoyed it but wasn't over the moon or anything. Hero and heroine were pretty good. I appreciate the fact that the old "I hate you because your from an enemy clan" thing wasn't dragged out too long...at least from the heroine's pov. She realized and went with her feelings pretty early on. Guess it could be a bit of insta-love, but it was fine. Hero was pretty good, though I wasn't swooning or anything....more
Regan Walker
4 and 1/2 Stars! Superb First in the Series, You'll love the MacGregor men!

This was my first Paula Quinn romance and I just loved it. It's a worthy highland romance and a great first in her series (see list below). It introduces us to a fierce and proud clan, the MacGregors, who historically were officially denounced but eventually regained their position among the clans. Those MacGregor men who kept pride in their heritage and kept their name alive would be stronger than most and worthy of a wo...more
Megan
I loved this beautiful story. It had everything I could possibly want from a romance novel. Humor, angst, love, joy, sorrow, suspense. It was amazing. Lovely. Unforgettable. Something about it worked it's way into my heart and I believe it will stay with me a long time.

5 STARS. Historical Scottish Romance.
Jocelin
Actually, I am giving the book 3 1/2 stars. I really enjoyed reading this book. I really like the character Katherine "Kate" Campbell(later MacGregor) in this book. She was full of fire and heart. She stood out the most. The visual imagery is this book was simply breathtaking. You could just imagine seeing the beauty of Scotland. Really happy that I was able to find this book.
Susan (susayq ~)
3.5 stars

An entertaining read. The beginning frustrated me a bit with their almost constant repetition if how the Campbells and McGregors don't get along. Once Callum accepted his feelings for Kate, he was, in my opinion, swoon worthy. I love a hero that is rough and tough and kick ass who smiled and melts for his woman :)
LiteraryLover
Laird of the Mist was mostly just literary candy for me. I found the historical aspect of the book well done though. I also thought the secondary characters were well developed too. However for the most part it was just lots of fluff and sugar and was simply satisfying.
Elaine Mcdonald
Amazing! And this was a free book! The Devil of the Highlands... what a man! lol

And a quote: "Aye, Kate, if ye were mine and someone took ye, I would follow him to the ends of the Earth until I got ye back."

This book was very good. I will be checking out her other books!
Amber(Shyloh)
This was a new to me author, and I loved it. The heroine was independent without being annoying, and I adored the hero.

This book was historically accurate without being overloaded with boring information.

Highly recommend this one.
Charlotte
This was a very well written highland romance. I would have to say one of my favorites and I have read many. The was plenty of action, adventure,and romance to go around. The book is long enough for you to actually become connected with the main characters, feel what they feel, and you still wish that it was longer. Right of the bat I knew this was going to be an sceptical book! Kate can be as gentle kitten one moment and as fierce as a mama bear the next and add in the courage of a warrior and...more
Hope
Bliss pure bliss....the first time I read Laird of the Mist I was literally stunned....no really. I read and kept reading and found myself in Scotland, found myself deep into the throes of the dispute between England, lairds and Scottish history and missed my train stop! I looked out the window hours later and was stunned! The book has and always will be the beginning of all my love of Scottish history, romance and Ms Quinn. I will not get into the story as many others have, just one fact is nee...more
Alexandria
I could probably sum up in one paragraph everything of relative import that happens in this book. And that, is never a good thing.

In conjunction with that, the characters were so dense and wishy washy that it was impossible to retain a grasp on them. The little bit of action installed in this book was too little too late. And damn it all, if I'm not gonna get good story, characters, or action out of a book, I at least expect good romance and awesome sex scenes. Neither of which there were.

The...more
Katinki
This is for all the MacGregors and Children of the Mist books (there's 6 altogether). On average, I'll say 2.5 stars, some being 2's and a couple of them being 3's.

What I liked:
- They're fun little reads and they made me laugh (intentional or not, I have no clue). The Scottish accents and wording made it rather fun - dinna, canna, nae, aye, wee lass, etc lol
- They're actually not terribly unbelievable from a historical standpoint. I really did like the historical context.
- I like how the boo...more
Donna
I enjoyed this Scottish romance. Kate Campbell and Callum MacGregor are both well defined characters. The story sweeps you right along in a family fight between the Campbells and the MacGregors.
On the Nook this novel is 248 pages long.

PROTECTING HER WAS HIS PASSION


High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discover...more
MashJ
Scotland in the mid seventeenth century. Cromwell is in charge in England. This was potentially a very interesting story about a part of the Campbell and MacGregor feud. I studied 17th C English and European history at A level so this is a period that I know a something about and would have enjoyed learning a little more through the novel.

However instead of the book equivalent of immersing myself in a warm bath and enjoying the moment I was constantly jolted out of the momentby incredibly modern...more
Darla
**SIGH** what can I say about this book, except I absolutely loved it! Damn I love a great love story and this was one that will resonate with me for some time. It resembles Romeo and Juliet (minus the unfortunate ending), forbidden love of a man and woman from rival families, but once they are stuck together (due to a kidnapping;-) their attraction to one another grows by leaps and bounds. I loved Callum MacGregor, but of course, I have a weakness for big Scottish men, he was masculine and stro...more
Jen
I highly recommend this book if you like just the right amount of passion mixed in with heart-melting tenderness.

The hero's tale of torture is really heart-rending, too. I felt so sad when I read what he & his sister endured.

I couldn't help but think to myself a few times what the story would be like if the two sets of brothers & sisters lives were switched around. If Robert was the tortured soul & Kate the broken body. So, what I'm saying is that it's not just another fluffy histor...more
Bunga
Bercerita tentang Kate Campbell dan Callum "the Devil" MacGregor yang berasal dari dua klan bermusuhan. Callum pada awalnya berniat menculik Kate dan menjadikan Kate sebagai umpan untuk membawa paman Kate--Lord Duncan, datang kepadanya. Tujuan akhir Callum adalah membunuh paman Kate sebagai balas dendam karena Duncan sudah membunuh kedua orangtua Callum dan menyiksa Callum dan adiknya sewaktu mereka masih anak-anak. Tapi di tengah perjalanan, rupanya Callum malah jatuh cinta dengan Kate. Kate se...more
Kathie (katmom)
Kate is one tough woman...able to weild her sword in her own protection. I like that! She injures The Devil, MacGregor, not knowing he was coming to her aid. His men were shocked that she could actually do so. That gave her a bit of "street cred" with them. And appalled her.

Their clans have been enemies for more years than most can remember.

When Kate finds out what her family has done to Callum's, she's shocked. I was too...her grandfather was evil, that's for sure.

Through all of this, Kate's h...more
Elsie
This is the 3rd book I've read by Paula Quinn. I started out with two of her books in the Children of the Mist series. Then I realized that THIS book was the precursor to that series and was the story of their father, so I checked it out.

I have to say, I think this book is written a little differently than the others. They are all romances, but this one seems a little more corny to me. The wording she used in parts seemed very contrived and well, corny, to me. I'm not a regular romance reader, b...more
Becky ♡The Bookworm♡
Sooooo great! The character development was fantastic and the imagery was so vivid it felt like I was right there. The interaction between Callum's men and the banter between Callum and Kate had me smiling all through the book. Very entertaining and the words just flowed off the page. Loved it! The plot moved along nicely and kept me reaching for my Nook at every opportunity. This was my first read for this author, but will not be last.
Chumchum_88
I know I keep saying "I love it" to every book I read but what can I do they just steal my heart.
But this book deserves the credit it gets I loved the hero and heroin, she's the type that comes in between two types of heroin's the famine and the headstrong tomboyish, that's what I liked about her.
And I fell in love with the hero cause I usually lived the main guy who went through a lot and survived the suffering and all that.
What I loved most were the cute parts in all of this, the small comment...more
Victoria ~
"Laird of the Mist", is the type of breathless, passionate, well-written bodice-ripper I remember reading years ago. Filled with rich detail and lush imagery, this story has it all. The characters are well developed and historically accurate, the language is challenging and colorful, so keep a dictionary nearby. A thoroughly diverting, easy to recommend read.
Cindylisse
4.5 y un poco mas... Lo ame desde la primer capitulo... me encantan estas historia, bien construida, bien desarrollada y las descripcion de los lugares y los personajes maravilloso...
Vrsha
3 'I have read this somewhere' Stars

I liked the book especially the verbal sparring between the two characters. I liked how the author portrayed Kate as a bold character and not someone meek and shy which was refreshing....However the reason why I gave this book 3 stars is because I personally feel that 75% of this book was nearly similar to Julie Garwood's Honor's Splendour....Both books have practically the same story-line but I find Miss Garwood's book more appealing.
Angela
I don't read a ton of these historical romances but I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this bodice ripper.
LAIRD OF THE MIST is like a 16th century Scottish West Side Story. Maybe that is a bad analogy but it's close and the love story was not only compelling but very passionate.
HOWEVER, the best part of this novel is the history and true story of the MacGregors' Clan. I had no idea that the Brittish Empire created these proscriptions against these Scottish Clans like the MacGregors. A very fasc...more
Everalice
Le clan MacGregor est un clan maudit, proscrit, et dépossédé du moindre droit, de ses terres et même de son nom. Porter le nom de MacGregor en ces années 1650, c'est se condamner à une mort certaine ou à une vie de fuite et de déshonneur, que l'on soit homme, femme ou enfant. Un sympathisant des MacGregor est puni de mort, d'une façon expéditive et souvent cruelle, et les rares membres du clan qui frayent encore avec les populations écossaises ont du changer de nom pour ne pas être traités comme...more
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Paula Quinn is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of medieval and Scottish historical romance. To date, four of her nine books have garnered a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her latest, The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell is the first book in the Highland Heirs series and will be available March 2014. The series features the grown children of the beloved MacGregors from the Children...more
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Ravished by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, #1) Seduced by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, #2) A Highlander Never Surrenders (MacGregors, #2) Tamed by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, #3) Conquered by a Highlander (Children of the Mist, #4)

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