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Prince Charming

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  8,803 ratings  ·  235 reviews
original cover for the paperback edition of Julie Garwood's Prince Charming with ISBN 0-671-87096-3

Only her beloved grandmother, Lady Esther, knew how devastated Taylor Stapleton had been when her fiance eloped with Taylor's cousin, Jane. Now that good lady -- one of London's richest and most formidable matriarchs -- lay dying. But first she was going to help Taylor pull o
Mass Market Paperback, 533 pages
Published 1995 by Pocket Star Books (first published June 1st 1994)
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Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
3 1/2 to 4 Stars

Not my favorite Julie Garwood book–it was a bit more chick-lit than I prefer, as the heroine's relationship with the hero seemed to take a back seat to her relationships with the secondary characters. That said, I still enjoy this book, and in typical Garwood fashion, the ending left me feeling blissful, tenderhearted, and grinning.

Note: I listened to the audio version of this story and the narration was fabulous.
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick
Mar 01, 2012 UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of historical romance and passionate sex.

From the cover:
Only her beloved grandmother, Lady Esther, knew how devastated Taylor Stapleton had been when her fiancé eloped with Taylor's cousin. Now dear Esther -- one of London's richest and most formidable matriarchs -- lies dying. But first she was going to help Taylor pull off the scam of the season.

To escape becoming a ward of her unscrupulous uncle, Taylor would wed Lucas Ross, a rugged American rancher. Lady Esther's money would enable Ross to return home to Montana. Taylor had her ow
Lisa Kay
Yes, I know the fashion isn’t right for 1868, but these twins are just too adorable to not post!

(This is a review of the audiobook.) What can I say about the wonderful, versatile Rosalyn Landor that I have not said before? Here she surprised me with her Kentucky accent of Lucas Ross, the hero. Granted, I’ve met people from this wonderful Southern “blue grass” state and they speak a lot slower than she delivered Lucas’ lines. LOL! Which is probably a good thing, as it would have taken me forever
Kathie (katmom)
This was a charming book...

I liked the way they travelled from England to the wild west.

I was chewing my nails a time or two as they searched for the babies...and cried tears when that issue was settled.

Daniel David (or is it David Daniel?) was a lovely extra character...and I loved Hunter!

At one point Victoria throws up on his boots and I really wish I could have seen his face.

I agree with another reviewer who wished that Lucas would have spoken of his feelings a bit more. Instead he drives Tay
Lady Jayme,
This was the very first romance novel I ever read...I was maybe 12, 13? I even remember taking it off the top shelf at my library (Central in Lake Charles). And of course, I've been hooked ever sense. It's the reading equivalent of eating a sugar cookie--with happy sprinkles! Garwood infuses humor into her love stories which I enjoy and this is one of her better ones. Very much recommended to those who like romance novels.
(Re-read for review)

Different for JG historical as it starts off briefly set in the English Ton then moves quickly to American Boston only to end up on the Montana Frontier. But the essentials of character are still very much the same. Stoic but noble hero and clever, feisty heroine determined to be independent- even as she leans on her man. The plot is kinda archtypical, with a easily hated child molesting bad guy and other convenient dramatic points- like the hero disappearing to chase ANOTHER
Jun 27, 2012 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Unusual Historical Romance, Julie Garwood
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"4.5 stars" I first read Prince Charming many years ago when I was pregnant with my son (I ended up naming him Lucas in part because of this book.:-)). In spite of that, I still didn't recall much about the story. In fact, I thought I remembered a couple of things and then ended up being completely wrong. My memory may have failed me, but Julie Garwood certainly didn't. This book turned out to be one that was well worth the re-read.

Prince Charming is a story that is rathe
Taylor's grandmother, Lady Esther, is dying and knowing her granddaughter will need protection she finds a man to marry Taylor and take her to America. She finds Lucas Ross, an American rancher and mountain man.

I thought this one started out wonderfully. Unfortunately, it lagged a bit towards the middle. But overall, it was a good read. But not, in my opinion, Ms Garwood's best. Compared to other books of this genre (American West-historical romance), I think it stands pretty well.
Robin (RBBR)
This is the first Julie Garwood I read. It was recommended by a friend. Since reading this one I've read others and so far they've all been good. I don't tend to read a lot of books that are set in the times of western expansion or similar time frames most of what I read is set in the Regency era or Scotland from when it was independent from Scotland to the 1800's but every so often when I read the aforementioned they usually turn out good.
Serban Georgiana
Aceasta carte a fost pentru mine o adevarata surpriza,si tin sa mentionez ca a fost una foarte placuta.Nu toate cartile scrise de Julie Garwood se ridica la un standard asa de inalt de perfectiune,dar aceasta pot spune ca este cea mai buna carte scrisa de ea, pe care eu am citit-o.
Mi-a plact enorm din toate aspectele posibile.
Personajele sunt adorabile,poveste in sine este scrisa meticulos,iar aventura si suspansul sunt si ele prezente inca de la primele pagini.
Poveste de dragoste dintre Taylor
Mary Kathryn
I loved this book!!! Not sure what else to say about it right now so I will write my review later.

I think I fell in love with this book from the first chapter. There were so many things about this book that I really liked so I will just name a few. Number one: it was funny! I absolutely loved how Taylor called Lucas Mr. Ross all the time even after he told her to call him Lucas. Number two: the heroin was not annoying. Julie Garwood always seems to find that perfect blend of strong female but s
Julie Garwood once wrote romantic humorous love stories that were sweet fantasies. She now writes books which are more mystery and thriller.

I am a bigger fan of the humorous love stories.

This is the story of a young English girl who is losing the person in her life who has always loved and protected her. Taylor's beloved grandmother is dying. But, before she dies, she arranges for Taylor to marry an American man, Lucas.

The plan is for Taylor and Lucas to sail immediately for America in order to
Gah! I am officially a big time Garwood fan. LOVED this book! Starts off in London then moves to US. Time period in the mid 1800s. The Matriarch of the family is dying and before she leaves this earth she sets events in place to change her will. Taylor, her favorite grandchild, has been humiliated by her fiance eloping with her cousin Jane(notice no y) just weeks before her wedding. The Matriarch's eyes have finally been opened to her Son's and his daughter's(Jane) character and decides to recti ...more
While I liked this novel, I wasn't a big fan of the time period. I was under the impression that this was a regency HR novel when in fact it started off as that and then morphed into a Frontier HR novel. I found my interest waning as the book went on. I did like Taylor and Lucas together, but everything else kind of bored me a little bit. I guess I've figured out that frontier HR romances are not my thing.

Other than that issue, the book did have some positives. The relationship between Lucas and
This is actually one of my all time favorite Julie Garwood books. For years, I hesitated picking it up because I just could not get past the title. But one day, I decided to take the plunge and am very glad I did! In this book, Garwood really lets her sense of humor loose and I found myself laughing out loud to the antics and escapades of the heroine. In typical Garwood fashion, we get a wonderful romance, a great story, characters that you grow to love, and some very controversial subjects (eg, ...more
Lady Taylor is about to lose her grandmother but before her grandmother passes away they make a deal with Lucas Ross. Taylor marries Ross so that he can protect her from her Uncle Malcolm. Malcolm wants the entire inheritance as well as control over Taylor. Taylor's sister has moved to the states with her husband and twin daughters. Unfortunately Taylor's sister and husband pass away and the twins need Taylor's protection and guardianship. This starts a series of incidents where Lucas is drawn f ...more
I LOVED, Loved, loved this book.... I loved it enough to re-read it... Lucas and Taylor had great chemistry, they where funny and sweet... Victoria and Hunter, The children and all the townspeople, I loved them all... There where plenty of LOL moments, and it had some fantastic angst, The Romance was perfect and this book was a page turner, I read it in 24 hours... Judy Garwood isn't overly descriptive with her love scenes but I thought the ones in this story where Hot as hell... I truly Loved t ...more
Very cute. I like how the main lady character has always dreamed of the 'wild west' and then finds it's not all fanatically charming as she thought it would be (but she still likes it). I love how the main guy, Lucas, is actually very vulnerable emotionally and doesn't think he is loveable due to his childhood. But he still comes off as tough enough that you respect him. Just a cute book but I'll read it again sometime when I'm in a lull.
Carolyn F.
I'm listening to audiobook. I also have the paperback.

Even though the audiobook sound is very dated, the narrator did a great job. I was hooked pretty much from the beginning. I started reading this author a couple of years ago and loved some and didn't care for some others. This one was great. I'm a little tired of the English lord and lady heroines, it was nice to have someone who wasn't.
This was one of those books that kept on rolling.

Very likeable heroine... Hero was okay, but very closed-mouthed about everything.

Lots of emotion tied up in this story. Definitely some UST.

Easy to read - no "Wall" moments. Entertaining.

4 1/2 these older Julie Garwoods! Enjoyed the narrator -she did a good job mixing the British and American accents.
Andrea Hussey
This book was equal parts annoying, frustrating and exhausting. The theme was repetition, the plot was boring, and the execution was poor. The paragraphs mostly consisted of short sentences that sounded like a five year old was describing things, and it was tiring to read through.
What was up with the repetition? I swear every time she referred to her grandmother she called her Madam. You don’t call a Lady by the title of Madam. In front of other people you would have called her Lady so and so, b
Seperti biasanya karya JG emang bgs2 semua..^^
Ceritanya mengisahkan ttg Taylor yg menikahi pria asing (namanya Lucas Ross) krn permintaan neneknya yg lagi sekarat. Permintaan neneknya ini untuk melindungi Taylor dan cucu perempuannya yg kembar (anak dari Mirian, kakak Taylor) dari genggaman anak laki2nya yg jahat..


Mengenai Lucas..
Gak tau kenapa kyknya aku suka dgn tipe cowo kyk Lucas..
Tipe2 yg berbahaya. Garang diluar tapi lembut didalam... haha:D
Tapi gak terlalu suka dgn Lucas yg duluny
Trang Nguyen
More like a 3.5/5 rating for me.

My first Garwood read about Western romance which I felt had a lot of potential. Unfortunately, was lacking a little "something" to make it a 5 star read. The storyline was great and the characters had potential to be unforgettable, however, I found parts of the book to be dragging.

Taylor is desperate to get away from her disgusting uncle who is a selfish, money hungry, uncaring man. Taylor and her grandmother come up with a plan for Taylor to escape to America
Feb 15, 2012 Andrew rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone who wanted a little romance, but with some action packed moments as well.
Recommended to Andrew by: No one. I randomly bought it in a book store.
Shelves: novels-read
I will never tease my mother about the romance novels she used to read ever again! I used to believe that these 'Romance novels,' were nothing but two people having sex at random moments. To count (by memory) I think the two characters Taylor & Lucas made love only about 5 times & the depiction wasn't graphic like the porn industry. It was romantic (well, duh! 'romance novel,' LoL) I have to admit that I was most taken aback by this one. Yes, there's sex. Yes, there's sexual and romantic ...more
This one was pretty good. Not as good as some of her other books. But still pretty good. You'll get the synopsis from other reviews, my problem with this book is that it sort of dragged out, and although you like the Heroine, you get annoyed with her complete inability to communicate. Goes for the Hero as well. You like him, but also get frustrated at HIS inability to communicate. Most of the problems in this book could have been easily solved if the characters talked to each other at all. I am ...more
Michelle Kelly
Lady Taylor Stapleton & Lucas Ross’s book

Lady Taylor loved dearly and was close to her extremely rich and powerful grandmother Lady Esther. Lady Esther was more like a mother to her. When her grandmother became gravely ill, one of Lady Esther’s biggest worries was how she was going to protect Taylor from their greedy unpleasant relatives. A plan was developed and Taylor found herself quickly married to the American Lucas Ross. That was just the first chapter. From there, the story takes the
Another sweet and romatic book by Garwood. Thank you Garwood for bringing relationships and people and love back into romance.

It had a few suprises and the contrast between Regency England and the new Frontier was interesting... I really could feel the peril when the heroine was almost raped in a store front while the owner was robbed. More realistic than many such period pieces. If she hadn't known how to use a gun, there were many times she would not have survived the tale. Our heroine is fem
I loved every single page, every sentance, every word of this book. This is by far the greatest book I've read all year. I loved it! Absolutely without a doubt a homerun for Garwood and a must-keep for me.
The heroine is spunky, witty and funny. The hero is the total mouth watering ornery alpha male that everyone loves - even if they are a self-proclaimed feminists and want to hate him. Their romance is hot and sweet and the book is full of wonderful moments of family and friendship, redemption,
This one wasn't such a basic story line so I found myself liking it and getting kind of suced in. But, I think that was because children were involved and in need of help so having two girls of my own I could really relate to the anguish Taylor was feeling. This took place during the settling of America so it wasn't my favorite era but still ok. I loved how is all worked out so that the characters in the story who were less than likeable got what was coming to them and more so by those that they ...more
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Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms. Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage. "The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation. Add in the fa
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