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Warriors in Winter (MacEgan Brothers #7)

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Spend Christmas with your favorite warriors—the MacEgans!

In The Bleak Midwinter

It's a year since Brianna MacEgan's husband was killed, and she remains coldly obsessed with avenging his death. But Arturo de Manzano is intent on distracting her with his muscled fighter's body—and the ice around her heart is soon in danger of melting.

The Holly and the Viking

Lost in a snowstor
Mass Market Paperback, 283 pages
Published November 13th 2012 by Harlequin (first published 2012)
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Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
A series of connected stories taking place just before Christmas. The first two stories were nice, but the last story left a bad taste in my mouth. Not as good as some of Willingham's other works. Very quick read though.

In the Bleak Midwinter. It was a story about two grieving widows finding solace with one another. It went at lightning speed but the emotions felt real. A solid way to spend an hour. Not much in the way of holidays so could be read at any time as the weather gets cooler. 3 stars.
**This review is for "The Holly and the Viking"**

Ok so I generally don't read anything where the setting isn't in modern times, but this was a free book I was asked to rate and since it was a novella, I figured whats a few hours of my time while I wait for a few new releases...


I didn't really have any expectations going into this but boy was I excited to realize that I was totally digging this story! I didn't want to put it down! Kaall is a blind viking warrior who has
Oct 14, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As três histórias que fazem parte de Guerreiros do Gelo foram ótimas, mas eu tive um fraco pela segunda, que achei simplesmente maravilhosa! As narrativas são interligadas, girando em torno do casamento de Liam e Adriana, e ocorrem de forma paralela uma à outra. Você precisa ler na sequência para fazer sentido, pois onde uma termina a outra começa, com as três tramas formando na verdade... uma só.

No primeiro texto, Inverno Sombrio, Brianna é uma viúva que vive para vingar o marido morto em um at
In The Bleak Midwinter
Brianna has been unable to move past her grief over her husband's death and is planning to avenge him. When Arturo, who is part of the group escorting his sister and Liam home, arrives he is immediately drawn to her. Having lost his wife he understands her pain and wants to help her through it. Brianna has a tremendous amount of guilt to overcome as she falls for him. Arturo is wonderfully patient as he tries to show Brianna the happiness that could be hers.

The Holly and th
Apr 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Spend Christmas with your favourite warriors - the MacEgans! Three tales of warriors, Vikings and passion! In the Bleak Midwinter It's a year since Brianna MacEgan's husband was killed, and she remains coldly obsessed with avenging his death. But Arturo de Manzano is intent on distracting her with his muscled fighter's body - and the ice around her heart is soon in danger of melting...The Holly and the Viking Lost in a snowstorm, Rhiannon MacEgan is rescued by a fierce Viking. Her lonely soul in ...more
Patti Ashley
Three Viking stories

The three stories all involve one family. I enjoyed them all but the last story is probably the best. Adriana gave her virginity to save Liam. Now about to wed him she knows the truth must come out. Liam has a very realistic and stupid response.
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Warriors in Winter – Three Stories – They take place as Liam MacEgan returns home with his bride-to-be, Adriana de Manzano. Liam and Adriana meet in the short story by Michelle called “Lionheart’s Bride” (first published March 28th 2011) In my review of Lionheart’s Bride I wrote, I would love to see what happens with Adriana, and the highlander prince Liam. Well this book is the continuation of their story and how it touches the lives of two other couples. These stories are separate but each one ...more
Diandra Fernandes
Das três estorias gostei mais do Kaall e Rhiannon, super fofos.
Katie Michaels
Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
This anthology revisits Michelle Willingham's world of the MacEagan family, with three short stories from the second generation of sons and daughters.

In the Bleak Midwinter - This is a story about moving through grief to find new happiness. It's been a year since Brianna's husband was killed by a Norseman, but her heart is still broken. When a handsome Spaniard named Arturo ventures to her village for his sister's wedding, she is shocked by his interest in her. But he understands her loss. His w
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: street-teams
This book contains three short stories within the MacEgan Brothers world. It is listed as book #7.

The first story is about Brianna MacEgan and Arturo de Manzano, both surviving the passing of their mates. Brianna is angry over the murder of her husband when Arturo meets her, but he is able to bring her back to life. This is a complete story even though it is short.

The second tale is of Rhiannon MacEgan and Kaall Hardrata. After accidentally killing a man due to his blindness, Kaall lost his daug
Melanie R Meadors
Nov 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Michelle Willingham made me cry again (in a good way)!

WARRIORS IN WINTER is a collection of three stories, all intertwined, starring the children of the characters who were in Willingham's "MacEgan Brothers" series. This book (and I think all of Willingham's) stands alone just fine, but I think readers of the other MacEgan books will enjoy seeing those characters again, and seeing their children grown up. Those who haven't read those books yet--you can get them as e-books!

The first story in th
Set in 12th century Ireland, this anthology features some of the MacEgan children as they come together to celebrate the winter holidays.

In The Bleak Midwinter - 4 out of 5

I love how Arturo is patient enough to tread carefully with Brianna as she struggles to come to terms with the death of her husband the year before. Their romance is more like friends gradually falling in love with each other, except their story is sped up as opposed to being told over time.

The Holly and the Viking - 4.5 out
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was my first look into the MacEgan's world and I must say I will be visiting again, which means that my credit card will be in full use tomorrow LOL
Brianna and Arturo's story, "In The Bleak Midwinter", is a very touching story. I love the way MW writes, you really can feel both of their loss' as she draw's you into their lives. The struggle Brianna faces while she tries to overcome her feelings of guilt as she falls in love with Arturo. The obstacle's Arturo has to overcome that Brianna pl
Nov 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any reader
It is that time of the year for me to be looking for that book that I can curl up with and enjoy the story of Christmas that an author is sharing. This year the story was by one of my favorite authors...Michelle Willingham. Whether you have read her stories or not, a must read is Warriors in Winter. The MacEgan family once again is brought together and you will not be able to put this book down. Brianna, Rhiannon and Liam MacEgan have stories that intertwine. Brianna has lost her husband and is ...more
Trudy Powders
Feb 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is a three in one.Three short storys.I will review the book as one review.The first story follows Brianna as she searches for her husbands killer.Brianna meets Arturo and he teaches her how to train with the same weapon that killed her husband.They begin to have feelings for each other.Brianna comes face to face with her husbands killer and realizes things are not always what they seem.The second story we meet Rhiannon she is lost in a snow storm and is rescued by a blind warrior.The w ...more
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Bloody marvellous......sorry did I actually say this? Well it is. Take a piece of advice. Take this book, a couple of hot mince pies and a glass of your favourite tipple. Go somewhere quiet and be prepared to immerse yourself in romance, passion and powerful, gorgeous, tortured heroes, who meet their match.

Such a great read, I really could not put this down to the chagrine of my 3 year old son who had made himself a den. Three christmas crackers in one. Fabulous stuff. These stories are about th
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: brain-junk-food
This is book 7 in a series, however, it's a stand alone book. I hadn't read the books before this and didn't feel jipped at all. The book is split into 3 different stories, but all revolve around the same characters and plots. Having the break up really did make it a fast read and the stories were great as short as they were. The author did a wonderful job molding all of her leading men and ladies. I admit that the last story would have interesting a little longer with more of the back story det ...more
Trudy Miner
Jun 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Three novellas based on the children of her earlier MacEagen brothers trilogy, this story takes place at the winter solstice and around the Christmas holidays. Liam MacEagen has returned from the Crusades with his fiancee Adrianna de Manzano and her brother Arturo. Brianna MacEagen is a widow at the hands of Karll, a fierce Viking warrior who lives nearby, but she catches the eye of Arturo. Rhiannon MacEagan, Brianna's cousin, sneaks away and is caught in a snowstorm and is rescued by Karall and ...more
Melissa Vasquez
Oct 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh my word...Liam and Adriana's story was gut wrenching. I had to finish the story. I needed to know what happened. The twisting and pulling that was going on just kept me reading.

I loved all three stories. They all weaved around each other and was truely well written. Getting the stories to combine togther had to have been a challenge. One I am glad that Michelle took on.

These stories show and tell how people can overcome past hurts.

(I did not want to give any spoilers.)

I hope that anyone t
Karyn Gerrard
Dec 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars rounded up to 5

A wonderful collection of three short stories that all intertwine. They concern the second generation, descended from the MacEgan brothers, Michelle's wonderful 7 book series from Harlequin Historical. I quite enjoyed visiting the clan again, and all three stories are great. My favorite was the middle story, "The Holly and the Viking". This story was the longest and the anchor of the book. The stories take place at the winter solstice, so make a cup of hot chocolate, pou
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
I think I read this too far removed from the other stories (characters) in the previous books in this series, because I just couldn't get invested in these H/h's stories. Maybe if I had had more of a background (the previous tales closer in my memory) I would have found them a little more interesting...maybe they were just too short for the author to help get me there.
Anywho, for me, the books lacked depth of emotion (some of the MC's, both male and female, where just a little too much in their
Sarah Weaver
Nov 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Michelle Willingham continues her MacEgan's series with Warriors in Winter. This book continues their story by visiting their children in three short stories. Each story follows the journey of a different couple during the same time period. After finishing this book all I could think was WOW! The short stories blend pretty perfectly giving us different glimpses of the same events and time periods and never become redundant or convoluted. The end product is simply magic. If you love the Highlands ...more
Nov 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Spend Christmas with three awesome warriors and their lovely ladies!
I don't normally care for novellas but I really liked this book. The 3 stories in the book are connected and take place in the same time frame.I enjoyed how the stories overlapped and flowed into the next. The middle story with wounded hero Kaall and sheltered Rhiannon was my favorite! The Christmas setting and the customs of the times were entertaining to read. I have not read the other MacEagan books but will definitely be rea
Aretha melina
Nov 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Love , love and love this MacEgan books. This is the perfect book that I can curl up with and enjoy in this Christmas holiday. The MacEgan family has back once you will not want to miss out this book .
The best story would be of ...Liam and Adriana'. Their story touched my heart and makes me linger in this book far longer since I close the book. The twisting and pulling of each story in this book just kept me on reading.

Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A great novel with great separate stories, I felt so much compassion for all of the characters except the villain in the last novel. It was brilliant to see the Mac Egans come back together to celebrate Christmas. It really gave me memories of reading all of the seven books about the MacEgan brothers last year. MICHELLLE I SALUTE YOU!
Harlequin Books
Miniseries: The MacEgan Brothers
"Willingham gives us three treats for Christmas as the tales of the MacEgan brothers continue, now with their children. The three stories are intertwined, all poignant, heart-wrenching and riveting - and all well writen, with captivating characters and nonstop action." RT Book Reviews, rated 4 stars.
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed these three stories of the MacEgans, interlinked over the period of the winter solstice and set within a period of relative peace. The characters were both strong and vulnerable in their own ways and I'm sorry to have come to the end of their stories.
Rachel Graft
Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the last Book of the series The MacEgans. Great family with some pretty wild adventures & in each book love is the answer. If possible read in order & like myself you will not be able to put these books down.
Anissa Nieves
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
Nov 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read the second story "the holly and the Viking" first and really liked it..he was blind she healed his hurt and pain and he kind of got his daughter back..I give it **** four stars!
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Rita® Award Finalist Michelle Willingham has published over twenty books and novellas. Currently, she lives in southeastern Virginia with her husband and children and is working on more historical romance novels. When she's not writing, Michelle enjoys baking, playing the piano, and avoiding exercise at all costs. Visit her website at: or interact with her on Facebook at ...more
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