At first, I didn't care for this book. I listened for awhile, then looked up reviews to decide whether to continue listening. Reviews were OK, and some were like my thoughts. Another heroine, that seems bipolar with her emotions. I get real frustrated sometimes with these heroines, hot and cold emotions, then always make the wrong assumptions. I listened on though, and my interest in the book seemed to grow. It's one of those fairy tale stories, where all is wrong, then everything goes right for the Cinderella heroine of the story. Very predictable, but enjoyable if you like those kind of tales.
Never judge a book by its movie
This is by far one on my top 5 favourite books. I would love to have Jamie as my sister, it would be fun to get into trouble with her.. There is nothing funnier or more charming than a Scot.
Say something about yourself!
I have listened to this more than once. It has a mystery, intrigue, passion, and humor - a perfect mix. Alec and Jamie make a wonderful couple; Jamie's sister is annoying as she was intended to be, and Jamie is constantly lost - "she can't find her way out of a room with one door." She is also big hearted, logical, and sensitive. It is just a whole package and I recommend it!
I had never listened to or read any books by this author and got the book on a recommendation. I am so glad I did. The book was so entertaining and I loved that Jamie could not find her way out of her own home sometimes. When I was little I was always told my name was a males name only and so hearing this in the book was funny. I will be getting other books by Julie Garwood after listening to this book.
It made me laugh out loud, the story was beautifully weaved into a fascinating story about 2 worlds coming together.
Newly introduced to Julie Garwood and I was truly impressed. There are comical aspects in the story which made me laugh out loud. What a wonderful book!
Another winner by Julie Garwood. This story has a strong heroine, a yummy alpha male and a happily ever after!
I loved how the heroine Jamie could not help causing problems in her new country - Scotland.
Rosalyn Landor uses many voices in her retelling. She is constant with her voices.
I Listen to this book almost straight through and I was sorry when it was finished.
I found this novel to be so predictable and almost infantile in some ways, that I got bored and didn't finish the book. I swear I had de-ja-vu, as it seemed like something I had read before. Anyone else think this? The reader was great, but the extreme character presentation was not compelling enough in the storyline to keep my interest.
Attorney - love to listen to audio books
I enjoyed this book. The female lead character is one of the most likeable herorines I have run across. The story grabbed me from the first and held my interest throughout. The time period in this book (12th Century) is not one that I am familiar with in other books, and that made it very interesting. There is a lot of humor , graphic romance, and a satisfying story. I have ordered another of Julie Garwood's novels (Honor's Spendor) based on my opinion of this novel, but I am not enjoying it as much as The Bride. One reason is that the same plot formula is used in Honor's Spendor as in The Bride, which lessens the excitement. Also, even though I like the female lead in Honor's Splendor, I like the female led in The Bride better.