To escape becoming a ward of her unscrupulous uncle, Taylor Stapleton will wed Lucas Ross, a rugged American rancher. Taylor also has a secret...a precious legacy she hasn't revealed to Ross. However, as she begins to fall for her handsome new husband, Taylor dares to surrender her heart to an uncertain future.
©1994 Julie Garwood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This was just one of those stories that clicked with me.
In the first hour I was concerned that the heroine Taylor was going to be a cookie-cutter Mary Sue, but I was pleasantly surprised when she started showing her flaws. By halfway through she'd developed into a very endearing character that I just couldn't help but root for.
The hero, Lucas, wore all of his vices on his sleeve initially and while he was handsome and mildly chivalrous it was hard to envision him as a Prince Charming. His character development was equally wonderful and geez if he didn't turn out to be everything a girl could want in a man!
Taylor was no wilting flower. The task she had to take on was more than just about any woman could have handled, and Lucas was just the man to champion her. The story is sixteen hours and their romance was not rushed, you really got to see two completely opposite people fall in love with one another and it was absolutely wonderful.
If you're a fan of period romances, be ready to lose sleep because it's really hard to turn off!
I read so I can write
If I make a list of my favorite 20 books, this one would be top of the list.
The story is solid and the characters are all very strong and believable. There is not just one wonderful love story, but two, and both are sweet believable stories with no overabundance of sex which doesn't fit into the story.
There are also some wonderful secondary characters - truly characters- that give the story fun and interest.
Definitely on worth listening to more than once.
Well written - charming story - excellent narrator. Humor, pathos, great story line... what more could you want!?! Rosalyn does her usual amazing job of voicing the various characters in a believable, and charming way. Julie is at her best with a touching, innovative twist on the story line. Though there is some slight darkness in the background to the story, it's not allowed to intrude on the uplifting feeling that pervades the book. Just adds to the satisfaction of a great resolution. Well done!
The story grew on me to the point of being sad it ended when it did. The story is full of tension and humor in just the right doses. If you like stories of perseverance rewarded, you will enjoy it.
This is a heartwarming story that starts in a London ballroom and ends in a cabin on a Montana Teritory homestead outside a middle-of-nowhere town. It has historical elements that really make this one unique, with constant quotes from Shakespere(sp), glamorization of Daniel Boon and Davey Crocket, "Mountain Men", and the eronious belief that if something has been published in a book it has to be true.
Another great element about this book is the low smut level. The main characters of the story are maried before they even meet on the pages, though they do not know eachother at all, and there is no actual sex until almost half way through the very large book. In an industry that seems to think that a good romance has to have sex by page 90, this is beyond refreshing.
This book has better developed suporting characters than many of Garwood's other books. All of them are well rounded, completely dynamic, and non-2dimentional.
The narator does a good job of getting the character tones right too.
Love, love , love, to read, and now w/Audible, listen. Enjoy stories with wit and adventure where the h/h embark in a relationship without constant bickering.
The storyline. Keeps you into it and you don't want to stop listening.
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Both had strong heroines who overcame many obstacles and grew into a more mature and better person throughout the story.
The heros were impressive men, who also grew into better people.
Different countries but each were set in a beautiful part of the world.
Everything! She is very talented and does well with distinguishing different characters, accents, and sexes.
Lucas and Taylor's walk back home after a harrowing experience with her uncle.
I hope Julie Garwood writes many more quality novels and has Rosalyn Landor narrate
I definetely recommend this book to those who love historical romance, with action, wit, and some suspense thrown in.
I'm a very simple person who love to read or listen to books. My favorite genre is Historical Romance but am willing to spread my wings and fly temporarily over to sample a little young adult adventure or suspense, but I will without fail, return to romance..
I'm a true fan of Julie Garwood..I've never been disappointed with any of her books and Prince Charming is no exception...I felt like I was on the journey with Taylor and Lucas through the American Wilderness..Taylor's childhood dream coming true is proof we should all dream and know each dream will come true. May not be exactly the way we dreamed it, but, dreams do come true.
The main characters were strong and smart. The tale had loads of substance and plot. It wasn't just about two idiots pining over each other.
Taylor, because she wasn't an idiot. She was a good strong Lead.
Taylor. She has a good accent for British society. Her american man accent needed a little work at first.
Daniel/David Switching names was inventive and fun.
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Rosalyn Landor is one of my favorite narrators. I liked it from beginning to end. I liked the characters, the book, the author, and the narrator.
I often feel for women growing up in this period of time. There was so much responsibility to remain "a lady". A proper woman isn't suppose to know much about anything just bow to her man's wants and look pretty. The heroin in this Prince Charming is a strong, opinionated woman. I like the way the author builds each character throughout the book so we get to experience their believable change in attitudes and the reality of their life's unpredicable situations. The book flows and each detail is brought together smoothly.
Excellent book and Rosalyn Landor is the perfect narrator.
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