I generally do not repeat books, but this was a funny, well told story, so who knows!!
I'd say it is a great historical romance story, which for a change shows the heroine to be a strong willed, intelligent woman with an opinion, in a male dominated society where wives are considered property. I appreciate Jamie for being able to command respect and adoration from men who value their horses more than their wives. I have read quite a few historical romances, but this one is better than most I'd say.
I loved her accent, her ability to express both male and female voices nicely, and her ability to bring out accurately the wit and banter in sentences.
I was not necessarily moved anywhere, but I'd say it was a light hearted, romantic, good listen, with thankfully no trash language and sordid love scenes.
I would recommend this book to people who are looking for romance novels with sophisticated, good language, and strong characters.
The Bride is still one of my favorite Garwood titles and I enjoyed being able to sit back with my eyes closed and just listen.
Though I don't really like it when a female narrator attempts to sound like a man by just lowering her voice Ms. Landor did a credible job. She was careful to give each character a distinct voice without it sounding contrived.
Julie Garwood does not disappoint. Despite some anachronisms - this story rings true in the ways that matter to most readers of historical romance.
There are enough unexpected moments to keep it entertaining and the 'tender moments' are well written and well read. I'll add this narrator to my 'preferred' list!
Enjoyed the story and well done to the narrator. I would recommend this reading to anyone who enjoys a good romance with good humor.
I loved the personalities created in this book and the narrator brought them to life beautifully. My favorite parts in the story are when Jamie stands up to her big husband. Another very memorable part is when Jamie speeds back toward England on her horse, and she saves the boy from the boar. Right after that, her husband shows up, and Jamie is certain her husband's temper will get the best of both of them....
Say something about yourself!
I normally love this author, but this is probably the least entertaining of those I've read. Although the main characters' relationship is quite cute as are their conversations, it was too much talk and very little action. The plot was kind of stupid and it is hard to believe that a woman could have been that naïvely assertive in the middle/dark ages with such easy acceptance from men (regardless of how beautiful she was).
I love Julie Garwood's medieval and Scottish Highlander romance novels from the '80s and '90s, and this was one of the best.
It defintely feels "aged," as writing standards have improved greatly since this was originally published (we now expect tight points of view, non-cliched/stereotyped characters, etc.), but it's still fun to revisit the books I loved as a teen/young adult.
Rosalyn Landor is one of my favorite narrators for historical romance, and while her Scottish accent isn't excellent, she keeps it light enough, with just enough rolled Rs and inflection, that it doesn't detract from the story the way some other narrators' fake Scottish accents do.
HATE spoilers! Enjoy HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. Books outside HOT genre = books given to me to review
Probably, but I am on the fence about reading the others in the series-leaning toward reading them.
Highland Pleasures series by Jennifer Ashley or the historical romances by Maya Banks-I enjoyed the narration by those two series more.
Solid, adequate, steady
By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie, the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian.
Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec's past threatened Jamie's happiness. She brazenly resisted him - until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire promised to conquer her heart...
It did follow a predictable model, however it was quite entertaining...a lot of cheeky humor-which you don't always get in historical romances.
NOTE: One minor description of sex. This is a new genre for me...I usually read contemporary, mature romances but have run out of books in this category. So please take this into consideration while reading my review.