The Bride by Julie Garwood

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By the king’s edict, Alec Kincaid, mightiest of the Scottish lairds, must take an English bride. And Jamie the youngest daughter of Baron Jamison, is his choice. From his first glimpse of the proud and beautiful English lady, Alec felt a burning hunger stir within him. This was a woman worthy of his fearless warrior’s spirit. And he aches to touch her, tame her, possess her…forever.
But with the wedding vows, Jamie pledges her own secret oath: She will never surrender her love to this Highland barbarian. He was everything her heart warned her against — an arrogant, brooding scoundrel whose rough good looks and seductive embrace fire her blood. But when strange accidents begin to threaten Jamie’s life and an old rumor that Alec killed his first wife spreads anew, something far more dangerous than desire threatens to conquer her senses.

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Hott Review:

When I picked up this copy The Bride, I was immediately confused. I didn’t realize an except from The Ideal Man was included at the beginning. It was quite frustrating to enjoy it so much only to find out I had to wait to finish it.

There were times when Alec irritated me and times when I thought Jamie was crazy, but The Bride will remain one of my favorite books.

I know Alex’s views toward women, his treatment of his wife, and his attitude will greatly offend some readers. However, we can’t change history and no one is saying that it’s acceptable now.

I loved The Bride. I found it to be a great picture of marriage and family. Plus, the mystery was intriguing to. I found their attitudes to be commendable and thought the romance was sweet.

If you’re looking for a fun and interesting historical romance with a hint of mystery The Bride is an amazing choice!


Author: Julie Garwood
Source: I purchased this kindle copy of The Bride item on June 28, 2016 when it was $2 however, I have a paperback copy that I read years ago.
Publisher & Date: May 21st 2002 by Atria (first published July 1989)
Genre: Historical Romance
ISBN: 0743452925 (ISBN13: 9780743452922)
Pages: 352
Grade: A+
Ages: 18+
Steam: ADULT | There are some extra-graphic steamy scenes. If that’s not your thing, they can be easily skipped.
Setting: 1102 Scottiish Highlands
Series: Lairds’ Fiancées #1
The Bride
The Bride
The Wedding
The Wedding

Author Bio:

Julie GarwoodWith more than 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America’s favorite fiction writers.

Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms. Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage. “The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation. Add in the fact that I was the sixth of seven children. Early in life, I learned that self expression had to be forceful, imaginative, and quick,” says Ms. Garwood.

She began her writing career when the youngest of her three children entered school. After the publications of two young-adult books, she turned her talents to historical fiction. Her first novel, GENTLE WARRIOR, was published by Pocket Books in 1985. Since then, she has branched into other genres including contemporary romantic suspense. Today, her name appears regularly on the bestseller lists of every major publication in the country, and her books are translated into dozens of languages around the world. Her bestselling novel FOR THE ROSES was adapted for the HALLMARK HALL OF FAME television movie ROSE HILL.

Ms. Garwood lives in Leawood, KS and is currently working on her next novel.

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