Review: The Bride by Julie Garwood
Monday May 21, 2012 at 3:00 am |

Publisher: Pocket Books
Copyright: 1989
Published: July 1, 1989
Pages: 358
Form: Paperback
Series: Medieval Series Book(1)
Author: Julie Garwood
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An edict of the King could not be challenged.  Alec Kincaid, mightiest of the Scottish lairds, must take an English bride.  And Jamie, youngest daughter of Baron Jamison, was his choice.  From his first glimpse of the feisty, violet-eyed beauty, Alec felt a burning hunger stir within him.  This was a woman worthy of his fearless warrior’s spirit.  And he ached to touch her, tame her, possess her…forever.

But with the wedding vows, Jamie pledged her own secret oath.  She would never surrender her love to this Highland barbarian.  He was everything her heart warned against–an arrogant, brooding scoundrel whose rough good looks spoke of savage pleasures.  And though Kincaid’s scorching kisses fired her blood, though his seductive embrace roused her passion, she brazenly resisted him.  Until one impetuous moment of rapture quelled their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire threatened to conquer her senses…

My Thoughts:

By edict of the King Jamie, the step-daughter of Baron Jamison, must marry a Scotsman in order to promote harmony between England and Scotland.  Fearing Scotland and Alec Kincaid, Laird of the Kincaid Clan and the man she is to marry, Jamie must learn to love her husband and make his house her home.  I loved this one from start to finish, and had a difficult time putting it down.

Jamie is my kind of heroine.  She’s smart, and capable, and has a unique, unassuming way of endearing those around her and winning their loyalty.  She is an anchor in times of trouble.  A result of being tasked with the emotional care of her sisters, even though she is the youngest.

Alec Kincaid is everything a Laird and man should be.  Fierce and protective, he easily commands the respect and loyalty of his clan.  Though Jamie tries his patience all the time he is unfailingly kind to her because although she’s skilled, she has a sensitive heart and manner.

It was such fun to watch these two fall in love.  Alec thinks it weak to love his woman and tries to think of her only as property.  But as she charms and delights her way into his clan’s hearts, Alec can’t help but be affected as well.  There were many laugh out loud moments for me, and the love scenes were the sweetest of agonies.  I was thoroughly entertained and completely enchanted by The Bride!

Julie Garwood has a special way with historical romances and The Bride was nothing short of BRILLIANT!  If you’re a fan of historical romance, this is a MUST read!

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9 Responses to “Review: The Bride by Julie Garwood”

  1. kimba88 says:

    Aah….i read this series years ago and loved them. Alec was so funny..with his “manly” ideas! Great review!

  2. Awwwww, this book sounds ADORABLE!! Can you blame me for already being in love with Alec? He sounds like the kind of guy you’d admire from afar, and want to jump and slap at the exact same time up close. :’) The way you describe how their relationship develops makes me grin like crazy! And I love how Jamie takes care of her sister too — that’s extra brownie points from me!

    Absolutely amazing review, Jade! I’m usually not the historical romance type, but adding this book to my TBR pile is a definite must now! 😉 <3

  3. Yay! I really love Julie Garwood. This was definitely a good one. Glad you felt the same way about it that I did.

  4. Oh, now that last paragraph definitely makes me wanna hurry to pick up a book by her! I actually own three, but haven’t had time to pick any of them up yet. I’ll have to check this one out, that’s for sure! 🙂

  5. I still haven’t quite gotten into historical fiction, even if it’s romance. But it does sound like a sweet love story, especially since Alec fought so hard against admitting his true feelings.

  6. Brie says:

    I love, love, LOVE! Julie Garwood’s historicals. They are magical. I think once I discovered her I sat and read one book after the other until I was done with her backlist. That’s how good they are. I’m so glad you’re enjoying them!

  7. Tyraa says:

    This is one of my ALL time favourite books. I wish Garwood would continue writing them because she was pure genius.

  8. I think I will let my mom read your review because this a book she would love to get. Thanks

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