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Publisher's Summary

An arranged marriage leads to passionate love in this classic Scottish historical romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.

By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice is Jamie, youngest daughter of Baron Jamison - a feisty, violet-eyed beauty. Alec aches to touch her, to tame her, to possess her...forever. But Jamie has vowed never to surrender to a man she considers a highland barbarian.

Alec is everything Jamie’s heart has warned her against - an arrogant scoundrel whose rough good looks speak of savage pleasures. While Kincaid’s scorching kisses set fire to her blood, she is determined to resist him...until one rapturous moment quells their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire threatens to conquer her senses...

Praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood:

“[Garwood] attracts readers like beautiful heroines attract dashing heroes.” -USA Today

“Julie Garwood creates masterpieces every time she writes a book.” -The Kansas City Star

“The talented Ms. Garwood keeps you enthralled.” -Rendezvous

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

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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.

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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!

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Wonderful

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

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Fantastic

Sometimes you hear a narrator for the millionth time, and it feels like you've never heard them before! Rosalyn did a great job on this one, catching all the various characters, as well as the accents required for them. Great job on her part!

As for the story, I had read this years ago. I tend not to reread books, but this was on a 2 for 1 sale and I went ahead and got it. I am SO glad I did! I actually don't even really remember the story and so I now realize that I can re-read (or listen to rather) these wonderful books again! I'm thrilled! This story was sweet and has all the things we love in a historical romance. Worth the purchase, even if it hadn't have been on sale!!

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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.

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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!

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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!!

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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!

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Kinda grows on you

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.

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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!!

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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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  • Moooo
  • 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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  • Rachel Reads
  • 07-29-20

great highlander story

loved the feisty female lead character story was full, I laughed and cried a lovely story but given it was mainly Scottish (Ellie Newland springs to mind) would have been better to have a Scottish narrator putting on an English accent that vice versa.
Rosalyn did a better job at narration than in her more recent books I've listened to but contrary to most people I find her jarring to listen to.

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  • KSC
  • 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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  • Rebecca
  • 10-24-20

Absolutely Rubbish

I couldn't enjoy this book at all! The use of American words throughout i.e Quit and others! really made the book unbelievable. Would recommend Outlander books rather than this drivel!

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  • Karrie
  • 08-16-19

An enjoyable listen!

This was the enchanting tale of Jamie and Alec, humorous at times , made even better by the skills of the narrator. I have heard her narrate other books especially in this genre but feel she did a particularly excellent job with this one!

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  • Book addict
  • 01-15-19

Great book

This is completely different to the books I normally listen to, and I haven’t really listened to historical romance before, but this was a brilliant surprise. Good characters, pace and plot and was very enjoyable, and good narration too. Would definitely recommend for people who want to see if historical romance might be their thing.

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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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  • db3772243
  • 05-10-21

great read

this book was one of my favourites, I'll be looking for more by this author