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The Scotsman Who Saved Me

(Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,163 ratings  ·  193 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell comes a brand new series featuring the MacEnroys, a family of seven strong, seductive Scottish brothers who have come to America with nerves of steel—and who will take no prisoners when it comes to love…

A brutal attack on Emily Stanton’s family has left her for dead . . . until she is found in the woods by a handsome str
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Zebra
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
The Scotsman who saved me, was a cute little read. I thought it was a bit slow at times but it still held my intrest. I liked Iain and all of his sexy scottish brothers. I did feel Iain should have told Emily that he wanted to be with her before he slept with her. Also at times his hot and cold attitude made me want to shake him, but he was still sexy and at times really sweet. Emily I liked too. I felt she should have spoke up more and I don't know... maybe asked Iain what he felt for her. I lo ...more
Another great read from Hannah Howell! I have always loved her historical romances...and I am very eager to start the next book that comes out Boxing Day! I’m short on time right now but Review to come when I have more time!!
ARC provided by NetGalley and Publisher for an honest review.

This is only my second time reading this author and finding her writing isn't for me.

A slow and methodical pacing as the story unfolds and characters slowly develop.

The hero Ian and his brothers are returning home when they come upon cabin that is burning and couple that has been murdered. They believe there were others, after burying the couple, they search for them and find the heroine and her nephew. The heroine, Emily was shot and
Apr 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf-at-all
This book. It coulda, woulda, shoulda been a fun and interesting story!!! Instead it was written so simplistically, borderline elementary... I kept feeling as if I was proofreading one of my high school daughters papers before they turn it in to be graded. There was no real depth or emotions coming from any of the characters. I couldn't tell if it was because of the writing style, in how the author skipped from scene to scene with big periods of time gaping btwn each one, or what.

But basically
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'The Scotsman Who Saved Me' by Hannah Howell is the First Book in The Series called "Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen". This is the story of Emily Stanton and Iain MacEnroy.
Emily and her nephew Neddy were left for dead after their family was attacked. Iain and his brother happen upon them and help to save them. Although the brothers feel resentment toward Emily's heritage they feel the need to help her. Iain and Emily end up forming a friendship that leads to a deep love. But Emily and Needy won
Jessica Grogan
Sep 12, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I don't think Hannah Howell's writing is for me. This is the second or third title of hers I've tried and couldn't finish.

Based on the blurb, I expected a novel with a lot of action. Instead I got one that was crawling along with very little happening. I was forcing myself to read because there wasn't really anything bringing me back to the book.

The tone was also a bit weird to me. Emily got sick of Iain's constant kissing her and then being cold and so did I.

Not sure if I'll be trying the ne
Lover of Romance
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance

The Scotsman Who Saved Me is a story I was a bit nervous about, and I have no clue why because it was really great!! Hannah Howell has always written highlander themed romances so I must not have read the blurb enough before reading this book because I shocked to discover that a highlander romance with a passel of western fun was thrown into the mix. Now this series I can tell will be really fun. Its based on seven brothers, who are all Sc
I don't normally read historical romances set in the US for some reason. But this one was delightful.

It has a great supporting cast, as well as the central couple having great chemistry. Another high point is a great suspense story with a truly evil villain.

I really enjoyed this and can't wait to see the other brothers get hooked up.
Tracy Emro
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good start to a new series, it has all the elements needed to make it an exciting and interesting read. It has likable characters combined with an unusual setting and a steamy love story - what's not to like?

Iain MacEnroy is the oldest of the seven MacEnroy brothers, they are a family of displaced Scots that moved to America when their Laird's wife threw them off their land. The incident has given the brothers a deep hatred/distrust for the gentry. They fled to America hoping to start
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I just started reading Historical Romance lately and if I am being honest this is one of my favorite books in that far!
I loved Hannah Howell's writing and I loved the way she brought the characters to life, especially Iain!!
Can't wait for the rest of Iain's brothers to get their own books!
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC!!
Bambi Unbridled

Can we take a minute to appreciate this beautiful cover? It really caught my attention and had me wanting to read about this family of seven strong Scots, the MacEnroy men. I wasn't quite expecting to get a Scottish Western... but our characters have resettled in the American West so make sure you are in that mindset when you embark upon this adventure.

Iain MacEnroy is the eldest of the MacEnroy brothers, and sees himself as caretaker of the family, and most any other unfortunate soul who comes
Frontier troubles

The story begins in the Arkansas Ozarks in 1860. The MacEnroy brothers come across a burnt cabin, dead bodies and two survivors Lady Emily Stanton and her nephew Ned, hidden in a tunnel in the root cellar. The events go on from here.
There were some amusing parts. Iain's wooing attempts of Emily for one. The 'shagging' discussion was particularly noteable. (I did investigate to see if that word was in use in these times and apparently it was. Check the Merriam-Webster Dictionary)
Jessica Robbins
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, own-kindle
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April Hawkins
woman's house burns down. she's shot in the leg. her sister and brother in law are killed by mad men. Scottish man rescues woman. woman stays with him and his 6 other brothers while she recovers from shot wound. they fall in love, and I won't spoil the rest of the story but I must say it was very emotional. I felt like Iain and Emily were real and very much wish they were actually real. ...more
Sarah Kamyar
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Patricia Wissore
Sep 24, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I love Ms Howells's books and writing, but I just couldn't finish this book. The writing and feeling of the story seemed stilted and cold. I made it to 27% of the book and the heroine's sister and brother-in-law had been killed, they had given their lives so that Emily could get their son away to safety. There were a few tears but nothing more for their sacrifice. She immediately trusted Ian and his whole family with her nephew that she was so protective over knowing someone was out to kill him. ...more
Blodeuedd Finland
Quite the beginning with Iain and his brothers finding a burned cabin and dead bodies inside. And everyone is so calm with the violence cos sadly it could happen. But yes it starts with a bang.

Emily's sister and brother in law are dead. And what is she now to do? Well luckily she was saved by a sexy Scot who is all kind and nice and brings her to his home. Emily was a survivor and determined to succeed. She may have been gentry but those days are over. I liked her, she had a good head on those s
Lindsay S
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, arc, ebook-owned
DNF @ 75% and skimmed the rest...

The first 25% of this book had me interested and on the edge of my seat. The initial writing from Ms. Howell was thrilling. I enjoyed the initial character development and action. Before any true romantic interaction, I found myself getting quite restless with this book. It became slow and trudged on. I kept trying to get through it as I fell in love with the additional characters, Mrs. O'Neal specifically, and I genuinely was curious about the outcome of the sto
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hannah-howell
I have been reading Hannah Howell’s books for over 20 years and have loved them, but this book was a disappointment. Paragraphs of the book are repeated word for word in different places in the book. Parts of the storyline were so familiar to me that I believe I have read it before or something very similar. It was so familiar that I actually went back to make sure the copyright was 2017 and not an earlier date.
Susan Ross
I was really looking forward to reading this book. I won't be reading the rest of the series. The storyline sounds great but the actual story plodded along with numerous writing errors. One dialogue between the heroine and housekeeper was repeated word for word in a later chapter. That is a HUGE editing error. The sex between Iain and Emily also bothered me. They had sex together way too soon for this type of story. It just didn't flow properly.
Oct 08, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not sure what happened here but I felt like this story was disjointed. I could swear that I read text over again several times and then there were other inconsistencies that just bothered me and I couldn't get over. I may have to read through again just to see if it was just me. ...more
Mar 10, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library, romance
this read like a sixteen your old had written it. I honestly read for the story and not the romance. what a terrible book. I'm considering reading the next one just because I like the brothers, but wow this writing was bad.

also who's ever heard of a Scotsman in Arkansas? I miss Scotland.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book very much. Iain MacEnroy and his family left Scotland for a new life in America. While some of his brothers and he are out, they come across a burned cabin and 2 tortured bodies. They realize this was not a robbery as their jewelry and household items were not taken. After burying the bodies, they start to gather the food and supplies and discover a tunnel. Following the tunnel, they discover an injured woman, Emily, and her young nephew Ned. Iain knows she needs medical care ...more
Katherine Yearwood
In the early 80s, I watch a program “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” which was made in 1954. The movie was a musical but that was okay, for I loved that movie.
In 1850, backwoodsman Adam Pontipee comes into a town in the Oregon Territory to search for a bride. Met with ridicule by some locals, he comes upon the local tavern where he meets Milly. Convinced of her worth by the quality of her cooking and her insistence on finishing her chores before she would leave with him, he proposes and she ac
Mary Ellen
I'm very confused as how to rate this book. First off I listened to the audio. My friend Tosha and I picked it up since it is narrated by my favorite narrator: Justine Eyre. (Seriously Justine is the best!) I noticed that while listening to the audio lots of scenes and sentences were repetitive. I don't know if it was a recording error or a manuscript error. Out of curiosity I picked up a physical book and noticed that the repeat sentences were only in the audio. That being said I became hyper a ...more
Oct 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: howell-hannah
I have been reading Hannah Howell's books for years and have ALL of her books in both e-book and paperback versions. For it was this author that first introduced me to the world of Highlanders! As a result, they, and Ms. Howell, have always been favorites of mine. In "The Scotsman Who Saved Me," Ms. Howell still has a Highlander as her hero, but she has moved the location of the story to pre-Civil War Arkansas, a rather isolated and lawless land.

I thought this was a fun read and, with six other
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Hannah Howell stories. Somehow Emily Stanton lives after a brutal attack on her family. To be found by Iain MacEnroy and family. Who have no love for upper class regime to forced his family off of their land in Scotland. Coming to the America transforms them both in ways they never imagined. Danger is seeking Emily out and Iain will do everything he can to protect the woman he has come to love.
1.5 stars
This story line had so much potential and I so desperately wanted to like it. However, the constant redundancy/reiteration of the basic premise, the lack of any meaningful connection between the main characters and the completely un-moving nature of the "first time" made me throw my hands up in despair. There was no real depth or emotions coming from any of the characters. Especially the hero, Ian, oh my, he felt so underdeveloped both emotionally and plot-wise. This book was just reall
Sep 27, 2020 added it
Shelves: to-buy
DNF @50%

This was honestly really boring. Also there was a bunch of killing and things you would think the characters would be affected by. But they weren’t really. I didn’t feel anything that the characters were feeling. I feel like the author just told us a bunch of things instead of showing us and telling us how the characters feel.

Also the romance was just really weird and they like barely talked to each other.

*listened on Audible Escape*
Cathy Geha
Well written introduction to a new series in which Scottish men who have immigrated to America will each have the story of how they find their brides told. In this book each brother is met and a bit is told about him but this is the story of the eldest, Iain McEnroy, and the woman he finds to settle down with.

When Iain and some of his brothers come across the owners of a homestead they pass by have been slaughtered they bury them then realize someone may have escaped, been wounded and need help
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Hannah Dustin Howell is a best-selling American author of over 40 historical romance novels. Many of her novels are set in medieval Scotland. She also writes under the names Sarah Dustin, Sandra Dustin, and Anna Jennet (see below).

She has also used the following pseudonyms:
Anna Jennet, Sarah Dustin and Sandra Dustin

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Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen (3 books)
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