Highland Spy

Highland Spy Ariana Fitzroy has lost her family and her fortune The fight for survival leads her to the shadowed card games of court where she discovers she has quite a talent for slipping cards into her favor Whi
  • Title: Highland Spy
  • Author: MadelineMartin
  • ISBN: 9781682302958
  • Page: 369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Highland Spy
    Ariana Fitzroy has lost her family and her fortune The fight for survival leads her to the shadowed card games of court where she discovers she has quite a talent for slipping cards into her favor While the winnings are enough to sustain her at present, they will not last forever Connor Grant, trainer of the fallen women from the English court and personal assassin to tAriana Fitzroy has lost her family and her fortune The fight for survival leads her to the shadowed card games of court where she discovers she has quite a talent for slipping cards into her favor While the winnings are enough to sustain her at present, they will not last forever Connor Grant, trainer of the fallen women from the English court and personal assassin to the king, is just as broken as the women he trains After losing his own land and all his people in a brutal attack from a trusted friend, he has no choice but to rebuild any way he sees possible even if it means going against everything he s ever believed in.After catching Ariana cheating at cards, Connor has a new trainee to instruct at one of the king s many confiscated castles In the dilapidated ruins, he discovers Ariana is than she appears and falls in love with her incredibly tenacity and dedication a love that is challenged by Connor s chance at reclaiming the inheritance he once lost and has sought so desperately to regain.This story is one of second chances, of realizing a strength where only hopelessness once resided a story of rising above the bad hand one has been dealt into a life of accomplishment and love.
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    Madeline Martin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scottish set historical romance She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters AKA OldestMinion and YoungestMinion and Mr Awesome She loves animals in sweaters, cat videos, wine and Nutella Check out her FB page on any given Friday to see what great new book she s giving away by one of her fellow authors She also loves connecting with her readers, so feel free to follow her on any one of her social media platforms, or send her a message FB page facebook MadelineMartTwitter MadelineMMartinSign up for her newsletter eepurl biji1jAsk to join her review team facebook groups 46862


  • Highland Spy by Madeline Martin is book one in the The Mercenary Maidens series This is the story of Ariana Fitzroy and Connor Grant Connor lost lost his family and lands and now he is the King s assassin along with taken fallen when in to train them to spy Ariana family were now gone and alone with them them money they had So to survive Ariana has taken to cheating at card for money On one such game she meets Connor who pulls her aside to inform her that he knows she is cheating Connor offers h [...]

  • Connor Grant has the task of recruiting and training lady spies to serve the king even while performing deadly missions at the king s orders He feels that he has sold a piece of his soul to do this in exchange for the change to restore him as the laird of his ancestral lands even as he works hard to care for and protect the troubled and vulnerable women that come under his care.Ariana Fitzroy is reduced to cheating at cards to make ends meet after the deaths of her parents and brothers leaving h [...]

  • Series Mercenary Maidens 1Publication Date 1 10 17Wonderfully interesting and exciting It is sort of a Mission Impossible meets Q from James Bond only nobody is there willingly The plot is well organized and revealed a little at a time to keep you drawn in, the characters are all interesting and the ending is spectacular Connor Grant came from a warm loving family and admired and adored his father Then, one day, while Connor and is sister Cora were away from the castle, it was breached, taken an [...]

  • Originally posted on lampshadereaderI voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book Highlanders and spies come together to make the perfect match in this Historical Romance read Highland Spy by Madeline Martin supplied a kick ass heroine and a troubled hero all in one page turning adventure Emphasis on kick ass It really is not just one lady who does the ass kicking, it s several broken women taken in by Connor Grant and trained to become lethal weapons of mass destruction No, hmmm ma [...]

  • Can I just say Wow This book by Ms Madeline Martin was truly an amazing read How can I say that being somewhat new to Ms Martin s writing and this being only the third book of hers that I have read Well for one thing I could barely put the book down I was so involved in the story which is written very well and the other thing was of course the characters which I ll get back to in a moment Ms Martin wrote a highly intriguing story filled with suspense, spies, wonderfully strong feisty women, a ha [...]

  • Five reasons to grab your earbuds and listen to Highland Spy HIGHLAND SPY is perfect for fans of tales wrapped in romance, history, and suspense The royal English court and hillsides of Scotland in the seventeenth century were the perfect backdrop to this exciting tale Martin sheds light on the trials women face in this era while highlighting their strengths Conner Grant, an assassin for the king, trains fallen females to be spies for the crown If you love espionage and intrigue paired with stro [...]

  • An intriguing Scottish romantic mystery and the first installment in Madeline s Mercenary Maidens trilogy He hated having to look for a new girl, a new spy to add to his band of fallen women Yes, it was an opportunity to spare her before her ruin could be known, but a deep part of him hurt for the women in his employ and what they d all endured.Highland Spy by Madeline Martin is an intriguing Scottish romantic mystery and the first installment in her Mercenary Maidens trilogy which is about a gr [...]

  • I m Hooked again.This book takes you on a emotional roller coaster Telling you tales not only about the horrific past each character went through but also how they come to work and support each other together In the beginning, it felt as though Connor was using the girls as his pawn to help him accomplish his mission for King James, so that his home, Urguhart Castle held in the King s possession would be return to him.Selfish Not The story further unravels to show all of the girls except Ariana, [...]

  • Highland Spy Mercenary Maidens, Book 1 by Madeline MartinISBN 978 1 68230 295 8Ariana Fitzroy is a determined young woman on her own and fighting for survival Orphaned at a young age and left penniless after the death of her brother, she cheats at cards in order to pay the meager salaries of a few servants Connor Grant, a ruggedly handsome assassin for the King, catches Ariana cheating at cards and threatens to expose her if she did not go with him With nothing lose, Ariana joins him and travels [...]

  • 3 starsThis is my first Madeline Martin books and I grabbed it not only because the promise of man in kilt, but women spies in the highland The last I read this kind of story was Monica McCarty s The Ghost, so I really curious to figure this one Highland Spy set in early 1605 England with King James on the throne Connor Grant, heir to fallen Urquhart castle was tasked to recruit and train fallen women of the court and be spies for the crown The web of women spies here were totally different from [...]

  • I am voluntarily leaving a review of an eARC that I received from NetGalley and the publisher I liked this book, I was expecting a sort of Point of No Return type story and while there were some similar aspects between this book and that movie, this was definitely it s own story This is a very hard book to review without totally spoiling the story, so I am going to just give the basic premise of the story.Ariana has been supporting herself by cheating at cards since her parents and her brother p [...]

  • I have to say, I really rather enjoyed this one, provided by the publisher in return for a review As well as having two solid protagonists and a well rounded group of supporting characters, it had a dynamic, and pretty well thought out plot with a couple of fun twists and turns.The hero and heroine are fairly well matched Neither were really sparklingly attractive HR characters that made you quiver at the knees or sigh in sheer joy, but neither were they annoying or unrealistic The one real crit [...]

  • This book offered up a mixture of adventure and intrigue I loved the Charlie s Angels in the medieval highlands vibe of the story It was interesting to watch the various characters bring their personal skill sets along, in addition to acquiring physical fighting skills Throw in plenty of emotional baggage and surprise blurred lines between enemies and allies and you get a satisfying romantic thriller I can t wait to see whose story comes next in this series.I voluntarily read an advanced reading [...]

  • Book Highland Spy by Madeline MartinSeries The Mercenary MaidensReviewed by Barb Massabrook of Tartan Book Reviews and Celtic Barb s Tartan Book Review Blog and Purple Tulip Book ReviewsHeat setting Overall setting 5 5 stars Highland SpyLondon, February, 1605Ariana Fitzroy has lost everything her fortune and family Connor Grant is the trainer of fallen women from the English court and personal assassin for the King Connor was missing a girl another spy and despised he had to find another to trai [...]

  • Highland Spy by Madeline Martin Rating 5 starsConner and Ariana s story.Connor Grant is the last Laird his clan, friends and family brutally murdered The only survivors is his sister which he s placed her in a convent for safekeeping With his sole clansman Murdoch, life for Connor hasn t been easy betrayed he seeks vengeance and swears one day he ll take his rightful inheritance back through any means possible He pledges his sword to the kings service for ten years, tasked as the Kings assassin [...]

  • Madeline Martin you did it again Highland Spy was AWESOME This book is just full of surprises The ending just took me by surprise and I love when I have no clue who the vilian is in a book I loved this book from the beginning until the end Madeline has such a way with word that it is hard to put this book down, I just wanted to keep on reading it So travel back in time to 1605 London where Connor catches Ariana cheating at cards and decides she would make the perfect spy Arianna has to cheat due [...]

  • Ariana Fitzroy plays cards to support herself and her household Only she doesn t do it well Connor Grant works for the king and is looking for another girl He sees her, watches her and knows she will do nicely.This is a very powerful and complex story I was amazed at the things the ladies, could and did do There is death, betrayal, intrigue and daring in this wonderful tale The characters are so life like and determined They have to be because they all are trained in combat, they are all fallen [...]

  • From page one I LOVED this book Picture a room crowded with tables of card players and your attention is drawn to her because she s cheating and because there s something about her that can t be ignored Perhaps an air of desperation, her beauty, or her uncanny way to fool all others at the table Ariana is all of these things and .Connor needs another girl for his circle of spies But they need to be woman down on their luck so he can take them and train them to be assassins, or spies, whichever i [...]

  • This is the beginning of another great series from Madeline Martin As usual, she doesn t disappoint, as she weaves an amazing story for us Intrigue, romance and edge of your seat suspense make for an enjoyable read with all the wonderful characters Ms Martin so aptly creates The whole crux of the story intrigued me from female spies to a reluctant assassin The synopsis describes the story so well that I don t feel the necessity to add a description Suffice it to say that this story grabs your at [...]

  • I received this book free for a honest review Let me just say, I LOVED it Connor Grant is tasked with taking the women that have failed at court and turning them into well trained spies His life is on task to get his Scottish castle and Laird ship back until he meets Ariana Fitzroy Ariana becomes a well trained lady spy, but she also earns the love of the one and only Connor Grant Ms Martin gives you an incredible storyline with not only primary characters, but secondary characters, too I really [...]

  • Unusual storyline.A Laird without his home, women with no protection, find training and a life as spies for the King Only one is an assassin Betrayal is the motive Interwoven is a love story Excellent plot that moves quickly with twists and turns.

  • While a historical romance, this book is nothing like the genre You have the enigmatic Scotsman Connor Grant recruiting ladies from polite society to do things that most would not dream of in the time Training physically to fight and defend themselves, learning languages to blend into different crowds, disguises, dresses and costumes, it s almost as much fun for the reader as it is for the characters to undergo the transformation.The story itself, has two main characters who were broken in their [...]

  • I loved this story The idea of female spies intrigued me Ariana is a strong woman who has seen better days She accepts Connor s offer to train and this leads to mistrust, learning, and love It was a fun read, and I look forward to the next in the series.I purchased this book, and this is my unsolicited review.

  • Exciting and unpredictable Woah what a plot twist Without giving any spoilers this book had me guessing from beginning to end It s so refreshing to read a book and have no sweet clue what is going to happen next The characters were great and the storyline was fun Loved the writing and the story moved at a pretty good pace.

  • I was very intrigued by this series and the thought of Mercenary Maidens ruined and fallen women forced into the life of a spy for the crown and king As I listened to the story, the team of spies was definitely the most intriguing aspect These women were trained in combat, interrogation sort of , disguise acting, seduction, and how to get out of sticky situations using their wits and, at times, drugs.Connor Grant was conscripted as a spy and assassin for the king after a tragedy occurred in his [...]

  • Ariana has no family left and has to take care of her self plus staff Connor has had his family, land and clan taken away Connor has girls that he trains to be spies These girls he has found have has problems were he had helped them Ariana becomes one Connor s spies As they work together they start to care for each other Ariana had never had anyone love her and Connor is scared to let anyone get close to him This book this the best I could not put it down Dying for the next book to come out EVER [...]

  • Wonderful I truly enjoyed this book and could not put it down I wasn t entirely impressed with the ending, but overall it was great

  • Best spy book I ve ever read I love reading about strong women who can fight like a man Madeline Martin has done it again I did not want to put this book down I loved it I loved all the main characters in this book

  • I really enjoyed this book I love Madeline martins writing style This story is about Ariana and Conner They both have troubles and Conner starts training her for missions for the queen I can t wait for the next book.

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