Scottish lairds Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan, characters from Garwood's "The Secret, " set in medieval Britain, return to help a woman find ...Show synopsisScottish lairds Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan, characters from Garwood's "The Secret, " set in medieval Britain, return to help a woman find her sister. Together, they must face the terrifying and powerful baron who had slain the woman's father and stolen her home.Hide synopsis
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I have already read this book so many times that the paperback was falling apart so i needed to purchase a hardback cover. this way I can read it a hundred more times and not worry about lossing my favoite book. All of Julie Garwood's books have wonderful story lines and I would recommend all of her books
This book is about a new heroine and a hero that was in a previous book (The Secret). While we meet her for the first time, one was hoping for his story after reading about him in the other. He was a strong character in that book also and he does not disappoint in this book.
A gal determined to save a child (and herself) from certain death at the hands of the man who killed her father, stole her home and forced her away for years. She is a smart one, and faces many of her own fears without thought in order to protect those she loves (and comes to love). It starts on a cliff with the boy who was an innocent playing a game at a festival. There are really two plots here. The one about her trying to free her uncle from death by finalizing the story that began 10 years prior with her father's death. There is also the one about the boy (even though it is not his story as his kidnapping was mistaken identity). There is not much detail shown about their escape from their kidnappers (save the one confrontation in the hall where Gillian is beaten), nor their travels to find his "uncle" Brodick. The story really begins with the meeting at the church with him. One is left to imagine their own story prior to that. While the men (Brodick, Ramsey and Iain) are strong in this book, Gillian is the true heroine throughout. She saves the child from falling, a beating and certain death. She safely gets them to Brodick, she suffers great pain from an injury without a whimper, she travels with the worse barbarians in the highlands (Buchanan clan), rejection from a family member, an attempt to ambush and kill her, etc. Her goal is to try to free her uncle, to meet up with her long lost sister and return a treasure to her king in order to clear her dead father's name. Along the way, she falls for Brodick (and he for her) and their story is told also. You will have to read how it ends, but it comes to a head once she locates the treasure with the king. This was a good second character adaption from The secret. While Ramsey also showed in that book, he was a side character and he played a bigger role in this one, but his story was not full - it was a side twist really. I would have liked his story to be a totally separate one from this one and the Secret also. I read a lot of this writer and enjoyed all so far.
Julie Garwood is one of my favorite authors, but i would have to say that this is one of my favorite books of all time. I've reread it who knows how many time.....Iain was just...yummy in The Secret but ...Ramsey and Brigid oh my God they are sooooo flammable! Brodick and Jillian just melt my heart. The obstinate, naive heroine and .....there is no way to describe Brodick....You'll just fall in love over and over again.
This book was great. I love Julie Garwood's wit & humor in her stories, and her heroes are always such strong brooding men that seem so hard on the exterior, you have to get deep down to see that marshmellow core. I would recommend this book to anyone, as no matter what mood you in, you can't help but be pulled into the story. I couldn't put the book down if I tried. I also recommend reading "The Secret" first. It's not needed as this story stands on it's own, but it has re-occuring charaters and a underlying story that follows through the 2 books :-)
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