New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood has captured the hearts of millions of listeners worldwide with timeless tales of love and soaring adventure. Now, returning to the enchanting world of her classic love story “The Bride,” she brings to glorious life the passion, intrigue, and rivalry of medieval Scotland....
Resigned to an arranged marriage to a highland laird she has never met, Lady Brenna journeys from England to Scotland certain she will suffer a loveless marriage. But en route to her betrothed, a rival band of Werce, painted warriors intercept her caravan and demand that she marry their leader -- the handsome, quick-tempered laird Connor MacAlister, the same man she'd repeatedly proposed to as a child while he'd been a visitor to her father's castle.
Though Brenna scarcely remembers the secret missives she'd sent to MacAlister declaring her love, she has never forgotten the tall visitor's dazzling, unexpected smile. Now older and wiser, Brenna harbors no illusions that Connor is in love with her -- indeed, after a hasty forest wedding, Connor assures her she can return home once she has borne him a son. Lady Brenna has no idea that her capture is merely the first act of vengeance against her betrothed, Connor's sworn enemy.
Determined to be happy, Brenna soon endears herself to most of the MacAlister clan, despite -- or perhaps because of -- her uncanny knack for getting into trouble. And although she comes to adore her brave, superstitious, gentle husband, she has no clue that Connor lives for the moments she whispers "I love you"...words she never meant him to hear. But, as she sets out to win the heart of the brave chieftain, a legacy of revenge ensnares Brenna in a furious clan war -- and only her faith in her gallant husband can save her....
©2012 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Can't sit still or stay focused long enough to read a book. Audible is the only way I will give myself the opportunity to enjoy fiction.
Her Male Scotts sounds like Sesame Street's The Count.
The book was a bit hard to get into at first, you feel as if you must have missed some key information that links it to The Bride. But early on there is no link... it comes later and really isnt that strong. So if you didnt hear the Bride its OK. This takes its own path. I ENJOYED THE PLOT and its twists MORE THAN THE BRIDE. Will listen to this again.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Lady Brenna's father has decided she is to marry a Scottish Highlander and quickly packs her up to marry her betrothed. During her trip from England to Scotland, her party is waylaid by a war-painted band of warriors, who insist Lady Brenna marry their laird, Conner MacAlister. Brenna remembers how, as a child, she proposed to Conner while he visited her family's home. Conner was raised and taught by Alec Kincaid (from "The Bride") after his father and family were ambushed and killed while he was a child. Brenna is unaware their marriage is merely one step in the revenge plot against her betrothed. She has many obstacles to deal with once she reaches her Scottish Highland home. She must learn their customs in order to fit in & she has to deal with her controlling mother-in-law, a lecherous brother-in-law, and her rather aloof husband who doesn't plan on sticking around much.
I have listened to many of Julie Garwoods books and enjoyed them "The Bride", was the first in this series and was wonderful, this novel just didn't measure up. I found the character of Brenna rather annoying with her losing things all the time, and letting her mother-in-law continually run over her. I mean I can understand initially how she would want to fit in with her new family, and try to please the old battle-axe, but enough is enough! What woman would really believe her mother-in-law when she tells her it's okay to allow her husband's stepbrother's sexual advances?!! This would be weird in most cultures & especially in a culture where the men are so possessive of their women.
Overall the story wasn't bad, but too much of it was similar to "The Bride", and it's rather lackluster in comparison. I liked some of the secondary characters- Quinlan comes to mind, and there were some humorous moments. My actual rating would have been 2 1/2 stars if that were possible, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt and 3 stars for: the overall writing which was good, the characters other than Brenna, a decent mystery plot, and the humor. My recommendation though would be to read "The Bride" and skip this one. You won't be missing much.
Heather Wilds was good with the delivery of the story
Laugh out loud
Brennan because she made me laugh out loud. What a handful. You just had to keep reading to find out what she would do next.
Too many to pick one.
Yes, but I did not have the time. I did stay up late to finish it though.
This is a real keeper. One of the best books I have heard in a long time.
The married mama who is always on the move! :D
I loved The Bride! The Wedding showed a growth and strengthening of the clans and families. I so hope that Julie Garwood will do a book on Quinlyn and Faith. I would also love to see one with Crispin as well! Hooked!
Julie Garwood is my favorite romance author. From beginning to end I am either smiling, laughing or tearing up. This book was no exception. Good story and characters that were either easily liked or easily hated.
The narrator did a good job conveying the characters emotions. The listener could feel the happiness, anger, terror and all other emotions due to the narrator.
This will definitely be one I will listen to again!!
This author is one of my favorite. However, this book is not my favorite of hers. Tends to ramble and talk in circles about the same subject. Characters not as lovable as past main characters. Most books are pretty humorous this is lacking. I say all this not to bash the book just saying why 4 not 5 stars.
Julie Garwood is at the top of her game with this one! I couldn't put ti down. Love the characters!
Love her narration!
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