Ecret is right p there on the listAnd I ve fallen in love with it all over againThis past weekend I listened and read along Kindle to Susan #DUERDEN NOT JUST READ THE BOOK #not just read the book perform it Her incredible ability to let each character s niue personality shine through made this an absolute delight to experience The prologue is one of the best I had ever read and now listening to Ms Duerden bring the wee little girls Judith and Frances Catherine to life then bring them together again as grown women whose friendship passed the test of time and will inspire Lairds and clansmen truly I can t put into words how much I enjoyed this story No how much I LOVE this story Every page every sentence every word The bottom lineAs I said my reading time is precious to me and there isn t enough of it but when I needed something familiar and comforting I chose this book That in itself should bear testament to how much I adore The SecretI sighed I smiled I laughed the witty dialog and laugh out loud banter the sexual chemistry it captured my heart and made me fall in love with the obstinate Laird Iain Maitland and the adorable eually obstinate Lady Judith all over again Delightful 4 stars The Secret was a delight to read I was easily swept into Julie Garwood s world of witty dialogue enchanting characters and feel good romanceI did however find it difficult to feel the connection and chemistry between Iain s and Judith s characters during the first half of the book In fact at times I felt there was chemistry between Judith and Brodick than between Judith and Iain Fortunately by the end of the story I was a firm believer in Judith s and Iain s relationshipThere is a reason I "gave this book a higher rating than I normally would have considering "this book a higher rating than I normally would have considering was less than enchanted with the romantic element between the two main characters I loved the richly developed and engaging relationships that Iain and Judith had with the secondary characters The book s cast of minor characters were spectacular and I easily fell in love with each and everyone one of themI especially loved the beautifully portrayed friendship between Judith and her best friend Frances Catherine Their friendship in many ways was the heart of the story and provided many of the books endearing momentsI cannot end this review without rav. D Maclean Nothing prepared her for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his landIain Maitland Laird of his clan a man powerfully compelling than any she had ever encounteredIn a spirited clash of wills and customs Judith revelled in the melting bliss of Iain's searching kisses his passionate caresses Perpl. .
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5 bloody brilliant hot Highland Laird stars AudioKindlePaperback ReviewVery rarely do I have the opportunity to read a book that isn t a review reuired read but I needed something familiar something comforting this past week and so I chose to re readlisten to this story I am so so very glad I #didi had read the secret paperback years ago #had read The Secret paperback years ago never reviewed because I was on a Julie Garwood binge Book never reviewed because I was on a Julie Garwood binge Book book I didn t have time to stop and write down my thoughts because I couldn t stop reading long enough to do so This story will always be a favorite read but as a listen It s amazingDescriptionNew York Times best selling author Julie Garwood captures the Highland splendor of medieval Scotland in this breathtaking love story The inspiration for her acclaimed bestseller Ransom this classic tale is a passionate masterpiece from one of the best loved storytellers of all timeJudith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth and Judith had promised to be at her side But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands to meet the father she had never known the Laird Maclean Nothing prepared her however for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his landIain Maitland laird of his clan a man powerfully compelling than any she had ever encounteredIn a spirited clash of wills and customs Judith reveled in the melting bliss of Iain s searching kisses his passionate caresses Perplexed by her sprightly defiance bemused by her tender nature Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clannot even the truth about her father a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance and the most glorious of lovesMy reviewJulie Garwood was my first venture into Historical Romance and the genre became an instant favorite I grabbed every single Garwood HR I could get my hands on and wept when I learned she wasn t writing HR any Okay maybe wept is a bit of an exaggeration but not muchWhen people ask what my favorite HR novel is I always think of Garwood s books The Prize The Bride The Wedding it s hard to pick an all time favorite But I can honestly say The Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud as purposeful as she was loyal The dear Scottish friend of her childhood was about to give birth and Judith had promised to be at her side But there was another private reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands to meet the father she had never known the Lair. ,
Ing about my favorite part of this #book the wedding scene It was brilliantly and cleverly written and makes me laugh every time I #the wedding scene It was brilliantly and cleverly written and makes me laugh every time I about it By far the best written wedding scene I ve read to dateOver all I enjoyed The SECRET AND WOULD RECOMMEND IT JULIE GARWOOD HAS A and would recommend it Julie Garwood has a of leaving me smiling and always wanting Absolutely brilliant I can see why everyone adores this book so much and considers it a classic of historical romance I truly loved everything about this book Judith and her headstrong ways Iain and his tenderness with Judith the powerful hilarious friendship between Judith and her best friend Frances the feminist themes the ridiculous wedding Everything was PERFECT HOW HAVE I NOT READ JULIE GARWOOD UNTIL NOW Seriously I am a huge highlander romance fan and this book was everything First I loved how close Frances Catherine and Judith were The first chapter where they met as children was so adorable and I loved their close bond Because of that Judith has to go to the highlands when Frances Catherine is pregnant to be by her side However during this time the Scottish hate the English and they are not at all welcoming to them to come into their lands I loved how Iain is laird but still went to escort Judith from England to Scotland because Frances Catherine is married to his brother The moment they meet FIREWORKS Their relationship was just so perfect and I loved how they gave into their lust even though they were determined to hate each other Judith has a fire about her and she s the perfect person to be with Iain While Iain is supposed to be this headstrong stubborn highlander he has a soft spot for Judith and I loved how he would do anything to protect her This entire book had me swooning and I couldn t put it down I am so excited to read even from Julie Garwood and collect all of her books This book grabbed from the Prologue filled with both endearing and funny moments In a few pages Ms Garwood had me loving Judith the heroine and her friend Frances Catherine By the end of
2 I was in love with Iain the hero and smiling like a silly girl What a nice way to start a bookJudith and Frances Catherine met as children and formed an nlikely friendship Judith was English and Frances Catherine was Scottish and everyone knew that English and Scottish. Exed by her sprightly defiance bemused by her tender nature Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clannot even the truth about her father a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance and the most glorious of loves.Chapter 2 I Was