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Publisher's Summary

In this splendid New York Times best-seller, 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!

©2012 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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loved it

Great Book of the storyline are hero and heroine amazing...highly recommended and the narration was wonderful

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Great Story!

Julie Garwood is one of my favorite authors and this book holds a special place as it is what introduced me to her writing! Love the addition of the audio! And the narrator does a great job!

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Beautiful love story

Beautiful love story with a great heroine. Ms. Garwood brings her characters to life in her stories.

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  • Sandy
  • Orlando, FL
  • 07-29-16

Not a great Highland Story, Just okay.

The narrator was pretty good and did a nice job with the male voices which is hard to do and make it a passionate listen. The story was just okay. it had some good parts to it but mostly it left me empty. I've read several of the Highland stories and many are great.
The quick love between Johanna and Gabriel could have been built up so much better.
The passionate scenes are well done so I guess that's where my 3rd star for the review comes from.

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Perfect.

Love Julie Garwood. Her writing is impeccable. And her novels improve with each reread. Plus Roslyn Landor is the master.

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Historical. ?

Light fictional entertainment. Confusing at times. Not realistic but entertaining. I prefer more realistic writing and more historical accuracy. Had to rewind and wonder why details were not clear.

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Decent Highlander Romance

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

They tease you with a "bigger picture" story that they put very little investment into but is resolved by the end. I found that kind of annoying. A lot of the day-to-day stories were very interesting, if not very predictable.

What does Rosalyn Landor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She was very good. Her accents were good and I didn't feel her male voices were ridiculous which some romance narrators do a poor job of. It is probably most complimentary to say I didn't find her voice distracting at all from the story.

Any additional comments?

There's a lot of story to this and not as much romance as other novels. It was more about the local history where it was set than it was about love or even spice. A lot of elements were very easy to see coming. Some of the characters are fairly contradictory, likely in order to keep the tension going, and certain misunderstandings didn't make sense. If you are interested in highlander romance in particular this is probably a good one. If that isn't enough to draw you in I'm not sure the romance itself is that strong in this.

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Weird but good!

At first I thought it was the most awful but with horrible content. Then I got to chapter 2...3...etc and I didn't want to stop listening. You must listen purely for enjoyment as if you listen for historically correct adjectives you will be very disappointed. It is, however, a good entertainment book.

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  • SUNNY FLORIDA, USA
  • 03-08-16

just okay

the narration was good the storyline was nice the writing could have been a little better.

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  • Janice
  • Hendersonville, TN, United States
  • 01-28-16

good read

I enjoyed the story very much . It was hard to get into it at first but after a few chapters I began to want to hear more. I would recommend this book to others.

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