From the New York Times bestselling author of Ransom comes an exquisite tender tale of love, adventure and passion!
In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a peasant...to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, th...more
I read this one in place of a different one that my friend had sent me, because that one was about rippling abs in kilts and the Garwood I just read featured the same theme... sort of. So I went for something a little different and went for Feudal England over Scotla...more
This book had me giggling more than her others, especially the last paragraph.
So I decided to go on a Julie Garwood glom, starting with books I haven't read or have only read once. This falls into the read once and never re-read category and I now remember why.
It's her debut novel, and you can kind of tell that Garwood hasn't yet hit her stride as a writer in that she doesn't have her characteristic fluffy tone in this one. It does have an overuse of the description "contradiction" that she still tends to bestow on her heroes and heroines. It also makes use of t...more
Setting: 1086, England
Gentle Warrior is another great Julie Garwood medieval romance. I had to give it four stars instead of 4.5 or 5 because at times the hero, Geoffrey, was a little too caveman-like for me. Actually, it wasn't even really caveman-like - he was just too forceful, angry, badly tempered. Overall, he was generally a good hero though, and the other cast of characters was abs...more
The thing I probably liked the...more
The story is pleasant enough. The big warrior, Geoffrey, first views Elizabeth Montwright as he is readying himself and his troop for battle. A glance above reveals this ethereal being flanked by two huge dogs,...more
The characters...Geoffrey our gentle warrior...he's a...more
Yet another winner by Julie Garwood!
As with all of her historical romances, we have strong, arrogant, hunky heroes who know all there is to know about... well, about everything. Or so Baron Geoffrey Berkley thinks.
Enter Elizabeth Montwright, a woman as equally sure of herself and set in her ways. Having survived the massacre of her family and being exiled from her family's castle, Elizabeth makes it her mission to gain revenge on the man who destroyed her family and regain possession of...more
Gentle Warrior was Julie Garwood's first published romance from way back in 1985, and although I mostly enjoyed it, I would have to say that it showed some of her greenness as a writer. There are many of the trademark Garwood elements here such as a temperamental alpha hero who has a gentler side; a feisty, independent heroine; lots of spirited, humorous banter between the pair; and love scenes that were pretty steamy for the time period in which they were penned. However...more
Her brother died so easily w/o any action or what. And once again Julie didnt solve all the problems, the one concerning her uncle.
Very much disappointed. I think I skipped 1/4 of the book because of the ever repeating theme and scenes
The main problem for me with this book was the characters, in particular, the male lead Geoffrey. He is demanding and domineering to the point of where if I were Elizabeth I would have whacked him one. Not to mention he is almost cringingly insensitive, using put downs and degrading Elizabeth to try and mould her into what he thinks is a 'proper' wife.
I had problems with Elizabeth, too, though. At the beginning of the novel...more
Her books are so full of charm and her characters are loveable and fun even when they are behaving stubbornly, as they often are.
For me, she has perfected the exact combination of love, romance and passion that keeps me riveted. Then there is just enough story and intrigue to make it a really exciting and unputdownable book.
I recently re...more
At least for this one it was the man who really irked me, I get it's the time period but he was just too much.