By Julie Garwood
In this splendid New York Times bestseller, Julie Garwood brilliantly crafts the majestic story of a young Englishwoman determined to fight for her freedom...a woman whose life would be transformed by the rare, unexpected gift of love.
When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a strength of will that impressed all who looked past her golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she remarry -- and selected a bridegroom for her -- it seemed she must acquiesce, until her beloved foster brother suggested she wed his friend, the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain.
At first Johanna was shy, but as Gabriel tenderly revealed the splendid pleasures they would share, she came to suspect that she was falling in love with her gruff new husband. And it was soon apparent to the entire Highlands clan that their brusque, gallant laird had surrendered his heart completely. But now a desperate royal intrigue threatened to tear her from his side -- and to destroy the man whose love meant more to her than she had ever dreamed!
Sequel Please!5By PunyIAmI loved Johanna! I can’t say enough about strong leading ladies. Love the clever problem-solving that she does all through-out the book. Don’t like books with weak willed Leading ladies with warriors for husbands. My BFF said there is a sequel? If not please put pen-to-paper and create one. I adored Johanna’s and Gabriel’s story! It’s one of those I have recommended to my wide circle of Highlander Book Club! IAMPUNY62
Loved it but....spoiler below3By DugbuynjmedeI love this book but was very disappointed at the end. I was anticipating a chapter about the birth of their child and the arrival of Johanna's mother but the book just ends.Then the strange epilogue about the bishops death. I didn't give two hoots about the bishop. I wanted to find out about Gabriel and Johanna and what happened afterwards, did she have a boy or a girl???Thats why I only gave this three stars. It was a long book only to have it just end. Books like this just annoy me when authors do that. Just a personal preference.
Just a lovely read5By HammerkatBeautifully written, strong and feminine heroine meets and falls in love with her equally strong yet reasonably sensitive warrior...only in romantic fiction? I would like to think not...and during the time I thoroughly enjoyed the unwinding of her s excellent highland tale, it is definitely true. I highly recommend what is likely one of my all-time favorite books with characters I admire and a love which is beautiful as well as believable. Sprinkled with humor and soaked with a cherished tale of honor and family, winning against the powers of evil, and courage in the face of fear, I hope you enjoy this read as much as I do--every time I read it!
My 1st book'5By Shopgirl2547This is it the book that started me reading and the one I love the most out of the thousand I've read now. It's so good every page! Just adore it!!!
Saving Grace3By MegalardUnlike Garwoods other amazing books this was often dragged. At 1/2 the pages it would have been much better. I will always be a fan.
Beautiful story5By Hecsania MichelleI laughed & cried... Beautiful message, one of my favorite books from Julie Garwood, I truly recommend it.
Saving grace5By Elkhansa AhmedI love this book... I wish I can re-read it hundred times :)
Nice3By crescent moon2012This is definitely one of Garwood's signature works. Although I think Ransom, The Wedding, and The Secret are better novels compared to this one. All are about English heroines involved with highland lairds. The Prize and Honor's Splendor are my favorites among all her works.
Incredible5By swimgal13I love how all of Julie Garwood's books are all lovey dovey and happy and then they have just a little problem in them. They give the reader a respite from the busyness of everyday life and give them the chance to take part in another life! Thanks for all of the wonderful stories! Every single one of her books is amazing!
Saving grace5By JITHvEnjoyed it.