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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...

©1991 Julie Garwood; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Angela
  • SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States
  • 03-12-10

Awesome!!

I am a devoted Julie Garwood Fan..So I was very
happy when the Unabridged version of this book
became available. The Bride was one of Garwoods
earlier books and if you haven't read any of her
historicals I recommend that you do. The Bride as all the elements that a true love story is made of.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • Elizabeth
  • Sandia, TX, United States
  • 07-03-12

An Audible Favorite!

If you could sum up The Bride in three words, what would they be?

Delicious * Emotional * Austen-ish

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bride?

From beginning to end, I found myself captured by this story. The Bride, by Julie Garwood is very Austen-ish in the quality of her character development and story telling. I loved this book.

Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Rosalyn Landor's performance is spectacular.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could not put this book down, and listened to it well into the night.

Any additional comments?

More...more...more

18 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Pearl
  • Palm City, Florida
  • 11-27-10

Witty, delightful and wonderfully woven!

What a fabulous story Julie Garwood has woven! Enriched with memorable and lively characters who are daring, compelling and so rich with life, they all but burst from the pages! Set against the wild landscape of the Scottish Highlands, this captivating tale weaves a spell and keeps the reader entranced to it's most satisfying conclusion. Simply a Gem!
Wonderful narration by the talented and versatile Rosalyn Landor!!

15 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • NEW NAME
  • Georgia, United States
  • 09-17-13

Pleasant surprise.....I laughed so hard it hurt!

I'm not into historical romance novels, but I have found a soft spot for highlander stories, and this one was awesome!

Imagine a feisty English Woman ordered by her King to marry a Scot!!!! Oh yes...a nasty Scot who can't be trusted...did I mention there is this horrible rumor that he killed his first wife? Perpetuated by her own father who is sure it wasn't on purpose, just probably a beating that went too far....oh yeah....she is SOOOO happy! How will her father survive? She does all the hunting, the tax collecting, the cooking, the mediating, the protecting....sure she has 4 older sisters, and a father, but SHE is the one that runs the house!

Imagine a dominating Scottish Laird who has been ordered by HIS King to marry an English Baron's daughter!!!! Oh yes....a cold hearted always crying useless English Lady who probably can't even ride a horse! Did I mention there was a handy stable hand who told the Laird that all the lady liked to do was drink tea and pray all day?

This book made me laugh so hard my husband thought I was having an asthma attack! The dialogue between these two strong willed people was wonderful! They bait each other like an old married couple each trying to get the upper hand in their sparring match of words...so delicious! And yes, there are some steamy scenes thrown in just to make it one of the all around best books I have ever listened to. Thanks for the daily deal audible, this one I would have paid list price for!

25 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful

I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was brilliant, worth the listen.

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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Julie Garwood gives us another magnificent book!

The Bride, by Julie Garword, is a enjoyable love story full of likeable characters, humorous events and witty dialog. This book is fast paced and full of heartfelt scenes that will keep you smiling. The Bride is about Jamie, the daughter of an English baron, who is forced to marry Alec Kincaid, the laird of a Scottish clan. These are two people, who are completely opposite from each other. In the end, they perfect for each other. Jamie is compassionate, stubborn and determined and Alec is strong, powerful and set in his ways. This couple is brought together by royal decree and with time build a bond toward each other. Garwood does a great job of infusing humor into her love story. That itself will have you smiling and falling for all the characters. If your looking for a delicious historical romance than Julie Garwood's books are a must buy!

32 of 34 people found this review helpful

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Early works released in MP3 at last!!

Finally, Miss Garwood's early works are out in MP3 format! Her Characters always capture your interest from the very beginning and entertain you all the way through with humor and love. There is a reason her books have sold millions of copies. Listen and see for yourself!
--Keep 'em coming Audible!!

20 of 21 people found this review helpful

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Great Narrration

I love all of Julie Garwood's historical romances, especially The Bride. I was very, very pleased by the narrator, Rosalyn Landor. She did a wonderful job with the Scottish accents and male voices. She definitely brought the story alive.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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I Love Highlanders!!!

Julie Garwood's "The Bride" was one of my favorite books when I first read it...now listening to it in audiobook form has brought back my facination with these charcaters!! The heroine is fun, vivacious and strong willed. The hero is a mans-man ready to be bowled over by just the right woman. They are perfect together!! If you liked this book, the spunk of the heroine and the baffelment and strength of the hero, you must read "Saving Grace" by Julie as well. I sure hope they put that one on audiobook soon.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • Judy
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • 01-11-10

One of the best!

This was one of the best historical romance novels I've read in a while. I was so surprised it was originally written back in 1989. Anyway, the story is well-developed and the characters are great! There is plenty of humor and an absorbing storyline that makes you feel emotionally vested in each of the characters. Even the annoying characters draw you in. The leading characters have great chemistry, and there is just enough romance to move you without making you feel like you need a shower or a cigarette afterward. This would be a great start to a series, and I hope I can find more Julie Garwood in this genre!

By the way, the narrator is top notch!

17 of 18 people found this review helpful

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  • Joanne
  • 10-09-10

Loved it!

I loved this book and didn't want it to end! It was full of humour and romance.

The narrator was brilliant. I wish she had read all the Julie Garwood books.

I really recommend The Bride by Julie Garwood to anyone who loves historical romance.

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  • warden
  • 12-23-12

Beautifully read, wonderfully written

A wonderful romance, that takes it's time to realise it is one. Alec Kincaid and his dutiful, subborn and headstrong bride Jamie, are thrown together to please their king after her father decides not to pay his taxes, but pay to keep his favourite, pretty, youngest daughter close at hand as his personal servant. She has learnt to take care of him, their home and fate from a fatherly stable hand, lends to her being married to the fierce some lord Alec of Scotland. It seems everyone will loose, until Alec trusts his English bride in his own castle, and her true character comes through. But not everyone is pleased with this, and there is a n old enemy waiting for her in Scotland, who believes she shouldn't be there at all.

Loved every minute of this story, and beautifully narrated in soft Scottish tones that keep you listening.

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  • K. Andrews
  • 05-24-13

fantastic

i listen to my books on long drives for work. This book was fantastic, funny and very entertaining. I loved it and didn't want the story to finish.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-05-15

highly entertaining

loved it narration excellent .story had everything romance mystery suspense and humour. typical of author.

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  • Chris Hallett
  • 12-15-16

One of My All Time Favourite Books

I have read this book many times and love it just as much each time. This is my first Audible Book and I loved it. So good when you're tired.

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