Conquered by a Highlander

Conquered by a Highlander

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by Paula Quinn
     
 

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BOUND BY DUTY

Colin MacGregor was born to fight-for his beliefs, his king, and his family's honor. After years away from his beloved Scotland, he yearns to return to its lush, green hills-and he can, after he completes one final mission for the king. Sent to infiltrate a traitor's home, Colin is determined to expose the treasonous plot and triumph on the

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BOUND BY DUTY

Colin MacGregor was born to fight-for his beliefs, his king, and his family's honor. After years away from his beloved Scotland, he yearns to return to its lush, green hills-and he can, after he completes one final mission for the king. Sent to infiltrate a traitor's home, Colin is determined to expose the treasonous plot and triumph on the battlefield . . . until he meets a sensual lass who tempts him towards other pursuits . . . .

BETRAYED BY PASSION

Lady Gillian Dearly is no stranger to temptation. Cast out of her family for bearing an illegitimate child, she's now the ward of a barbarian conspiring against the king. Her only desire: freedom for her son and for herself at any cost, even if it means making a deal with the devil. Yet when a mysterious Highlander appears in their midst, his braw strength and smoldering gaze give her hope for a future beyond the castle walls-and promise a desire unlike any she's ever known. But passion comes at a price . . .

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Quinn’s fourth and final Children of the Mist romance (after Tamed by a Highlander) brings 1688 England to life, complete with espionage, treachery, uprisings. Colin MacGregor, a supporter of the Catholic king, James Stuart, infiltrates Dartmouth Castle, pretending to be a supporter of William of Orange. Colin, a seasoned warrior, is unprepared for his attraction to Lady Gillian Dearly, the cousin of the lord of Dartmouth. Colin’s interaction with Gillian and her young son, Edmund, is laced with emotion and causes Colin to question his mission as a spy, as does his slow realization that James is as guilty of wrongdoing as William. Readers will adore Gillian, a woman who has honed her survival techniques in a society where women had few rights. Rich, evocative historical detail and enthralling characters fill the pages of this fast-paced tale. Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Agency. (June)
RT Book Reviews
"4 1/2 stars! Top Pick! Scottish romance at its best: captivating, tender and sensual with characters readers care about. While fascinating as a romance, it also delivers a message about moral courage. Definitely a keeper."
From the Publisher
"Rich, evocative historical detail and enthralling characters fill the pages of this fast-paced tale."—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)"

4 1/2 stars! Top Pick! Scottish romance at its best: captivating, tender and sensual with characters readers care about. While fascinating as a romance, it also delivers a message about moral courage. Definitely a keeper."—RT Book Reviews

RAVE REVIEWS FOR PAULA QUINN AND TAMED BY A HIGHLANDER:"

Another winning mix of fascinating history and lush romance...Readers will be captivated by the meticulously accurate historical detail (including cameos by various famous figures) and Connor and Mairi's searing passion."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)"

Top pick! This fast-paced tale of political intrigue populated by sensual characters with deeply rooted sense of honor and loyalty is spellbinding. Quinn delivers top-notch Highland romance!"
RT Book Reviews

SEDUCED BY A HIGHLANDER:"

Seduced by a Highlander is sparkling, sexy and seductive! I couldn't put it down! Paula Quinn is a rising star!"
—Karen Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author"

Scottish romance at its very best! Deliciously romantic and sensual, Paula Quinn captures the heart of the Highlands in a tender, passionate romance that you won't be able to put down."
—Monica McCarty, New York Times bestselling author

RAVISHED BY A HIGHLANDER:"

Deftly combines historical fact and powerful romance...There's much more than just sizzling sensuality: history buffs will love the attention to periodic detail and cameos by real-life figures, and the protagonists embody compassion, responsibility, and unrelenting, almost self-sacrificial honor. Quinn's seamless prose and passionate storytelling will leave readers hungry for future installments."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455510689
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Series:
Children of the Mist , #4
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
61,465
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven. She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.

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Conquered by a Highlander 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
go_nook More than 1 year ago
This was a great book and continuation to this series, that started with the parents and now continues with their kids, in this book, Colin MacGregor. The book does not disappoint as you find yourself in a different world with heroes and villians. I am always amazed by how immersed you become in the lives of the people in these books. Colin is in a difficult spot where Gillian is concerned, and the situation with Gillian and her son is heartbreaking. Despite Colin trying to maintain his distance, he is unable to do so because of the nature of Gillian's situation with her son, and Gillian's very cruel uncle, an Earl. This is a story of a damsel in distress, the internal struggle between doing a job versus letting go and doing what is right. A really good read and another really good book in this amazing series. Loved it and highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 4th book comes to an end, how sad! There is a short story left after this one about Finn-A Highlander for Christmas. This story about Colin is one of my favorites. So much excitement, anxious moments and much love that makes me sad this series is at an end, which means Ms. Quinn did an amazing job in telling the Children of the Mist stories. I loved Gillian, Edmund and Captain Gates character's too. I know some say the books can stand alone, but to get a true picture of all the crossover character's from all the books, I feel should be read in order. If you love Highland Romance, this is a fantastic series! ( ljb)
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
CONQUERED BY A HIGHLANDER by Paula Quinn is an exciting Scottish Romance/historical romance.Book#4 in the Children of the Mist series,but can be read as a stand alone. See, “Book 1, RAVISHED BY A HIGHLANDER,In Book 2, SEDUCED BY A HIGHLANDER,and In Book 3, TAMED BY A HIGHLANDER”. What a conclusion to this fast paced,adventure filled story with characters that jump off the page and will capture your heart. Follow Lady Gillian Dearly and Colin MacGregor as they find passion,desire,love,betrayal,and bound by duty.They must navigate treachery,as Colin serves his King and brings Lady Gillian and her young son to safety. Another Scottish Romance hit for this author. “The Children of the Mist” has been a wonderful series,I hate to see the end to the MacGregor’s. What strong,sexy,tough,duty bound warriors they are and the women who love them is feisty,passion filled. What a delight to read “Conquered By A Highlander”. Ms. Quinn knows how to write Scottish romance that will pull the reader into the story and hold them there. A must read! If you enjoy Scottish highlanders,treachery,treason,warriors,feisty lasses,English lady’s,clans, and a delightful tale of love and romance, this is a title for you. Received for an honest review from Net Galley and the publisher. Details can be found at Forever, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing, the author’s website,and My Book Addiction and More. RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: MILD REVIEWED BY: AprilR, My Book Addiction and More
PanolaJD More than 1 year ago
Conquered by a Highlander (Children on the Mist, Book #4) by Paula Quinn Rating: 4.5 Genre: Historical Romance During the reign of the Catholic King James Stewart in 1688, Colin MacGregor, a general in James's Royal army, is sent on a secret, and hopefully his last, mission to gather as much information as possible in regards to the enemy Dutch Prince, William of Orange. Under the alias Campbell of Breadalband, Colin plans on infiltrating the Garrison of the Earl of Devon in Dartmouth Castle in hopes of preventing, at all costs, the threat of a royal take-over. Yet, when confronted by the strong-willed Lady of the castle, Gillian Dearly, Colin never thought he could be so easily impressed by her no-surrender mannerism and her sweet-tempered son. Having always thought that his kin/clan, training for battle, and the "desire to conquer with a blade in his hand" were the most important parts of life, Gillian truly catches him by surprise and that seriously bothers him. Colin just isn't the type of man who rescues damsels (or their children) in distress since his sole mission is to prevent William of Orange from arriving on this English shores. Cousin to Geoffrey Dearly, the cruel Earl of Devon, Gillian Dearly is all but condemned to Hell by her father due to a past mistake (i.e. child out of wedlock). Under the protection of Captain George Gates, Gillian is attempting to properly raise and educate her three-year-old son, Edmund, while in this confining way-of-life forced upon her. Even though a new mysterious mercenary arrives at Dartmouth Castle, who adds excitement to her and Edmund's days, Gillian continues to secretly exchange correspondences with the Dutch Prince in Holland, in hopes that he can aid her in escaping this nightmarish lifestyle for a brighter future with her son. The sooner William of Orange arrives the better, since Gillian and her son are in desperate need of a rescue. In my opinion, this is how historic romance novels should be!! A rugged warrior plus a jaded lady equaling a truly refreshing tale full of suspense, great historical details, and a sweet budding romance. The overall story flowed so smoothly that I quickly found myself absorbed in the struggles of the characters late into the night. I really enjoyed the trust barriers that the protagonists had to overcome as well as their internal struggle with keeping secrets. From a readers perspective, their weaknesses really made them believable and even more likeable. The family aspect in this book was really interesting as well. It really make evident the broad range of some of the best and worst family traits: abandonment vs. compassion or arrogance vs. encouragement. All in all, a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this story as well as the rest of the series. 'Laird of the Mist' will always be my fav tho..
ChristieSC More than 1 year ago
Quinn never disappoints! This is a great finale for my favorite Highland series! Start from the beginning - Laird of the Mist - and read all of them through. You won't be disappointed!
snr1016 More than 1 year ago
I first read one the the later books in the series and loved it so much I had to go back and read the series from the start. I loved each book as much as the previous one. So much so that I pre-ordered the new one coming out. Can't wait.
gloriousorchids More than 1 year ago
HIGHLY RECOMMEND... ADD TO YOUR "MUST READ" LIST. AWESOME !! YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PUT IT DOWN UNTIL THE LAST PAGE....PLACE IT ON THE TOP OF MUST BUY....
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These books have been so good & this was a winner. P.Q. doesnt dissapoint. Waiting for more stories! Thx
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LUVSCOTS More than 1 year ago
This was really good. Highly recommend. I've read all of the series and am torn as to my favorite. Love them all! Can't wait for more!!!!!
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I enjoyed this entire series.... Best if read in order, in my opinion, but each book can easily stand alone as a good book if you like historical romance... Personally I really enjoyed them all.
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AnnieRyan More than 1 year ago
How can you not love this book. It was a fantastic end to all the kid's stories.
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