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 pe...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
It has some very tender moments between the lovers and some very harsh scenes in war.
I recommend this book to all.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
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
This was Garwood's first book from 1985. You can tell she hasn't quite hit her stride. She dabbles a bit in the style of the time. The hero shakes the heroine and pulls her hair a few times. There's no forced seduction or rape, but if I hadn't gone in knowing this was a Garwood book and what to expect, I may have expected it to happen. I personally enjoy some of the ...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
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
Well, this was a massive disappointment..
I enjoyed my previous reads for Julie Garwood so much, that I had huge expectations for this one..
I didnt really like this book, I dont even know why..
It wasnt interesting at all ):
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
Maybe if I hadn't read her other books, I'd have found Geoffrey's yelling and shaking acceptable.
Maybe if I hadn't read the strong heroines she wrote, I'd have found Elizabeth's crying and surrendering sweet.
But I have, and so my expectations were a little high, and easily crushed.
He was my least fav of all Garwood heroes. He was highly non understanding, alway ...more
You see, a good while back (pre-Goodreads) I went to work and forgot to take a book with me. It was horrible. My break loomed, and I was anticipating a long, boring half hour staring at the vending machines, when a very kind, well-meaning l ...more
One of those books I've read numerous times and I haven't gotten tired of it yet. It's not my most favorite Garwood book but I still love it.
This book had me giggling more than her others, especially the last paragraph.
The characters...Geoffrey our gentle warrior...he's a ...more
Garwood, Julie - standalone
In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, disguised as a peasant, she rode again through the fortress gates...to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, the powerful baron who had routed the murderers.
He heard her pleas, resisted her demands, and vowed to seduce his beautiful subject. Yet as Elizabeth fought the warrior's caresses, love flamed for t ...more
I'm giving this book four stars only because Julie Garwood wrote it, and I am comparing Garwood to Garwood. Any other author, I would have given it less.
I know it is very difficult for an author to come up with different types of characters that don't mimic others that they have already written; but I think that Ms Garwood did not delve far enough into Geoffrey's past to let us see why he was such an arrogant, self centered male. He showed no heart or warmth in h ...more
She was just about to drift off to sleep when she heard her husband’s voice. “You are mine.” It was a quiet statement of fact.
“Yes, husband, I am yours,” Elizabeth acknowledged into the darkness. “And you are mine.” Her tone challenged him to deny it.
Elizabeth waited for what seemed to her impatient nature an eternity. Geoffrey did not answer. His deep, even breathing told her that he had fallen asleep. Her irritation turned to exasperation when he began to snore ...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
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
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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 ...more