(PDF) [The Secret] Ä Julie Garwood
Scort Judith from England to Scotland because Frances Catherine married to his brother The moment they meet FIREWORKS Their relationship was just so perfect and I loved how they gave into their lust ven though they were determined to hate Education in a New Society each other Judith has a fire about her and she s the perfect person to be with Iain While Iain is supposed to be this headstrong stubborn highlander he has a soft spot for The Secret the 1st book in the Highlands Lairds series is now tied as my favorite Julie Garwood book with The Bride I loved this one so much It starts out so cute with two little girls one Scottish on English becoming friends Judith and Frances Catherine were just so damn cute Their friendship was like icing on the cake for me I loved Iain He was perfect He just had so much charm than other JG heroes I have read I also really loved Judith I loved that she was sassy outspoken and brave I thought Judith and Iain had a sweet relationship filled with passion I also really liked the secondary characters a lot too Especially Brodick I laughed a lot while reading this book It s one of those sweet feel good reads Delightful 4 stars The Secret was a delight to read I wasasily swept into Julie Garwood s world of witty dialogue nchanting characters and feel good romanceI did however find Garwood s world of witty dialogue nchanting characters and feel good romanceI did however find difficult to feel the connection and chemistry between Iain s and Judith s characters during the first half of the book In fact at times I felt there was chemistry between Judith and Brodick than between Judith and Iain Fortunately by the nd of the story I was a firm believer in Judith s and Iain s relationshipThere is a reason I gave this book a higher rating than I normally would have considering I was less than nchanted with the romantic The Baby Swap Miracle element between the two main characters I loved the richly developed andngaging relationships that Iain and Judith had with the secondary characters The book s cast of minor characters were spectacular and I asily fell in love with ach and veryone one of themI specially loved the beautifully portrayed friendship between Judith and her best friend Frances Catherine Their friendship in many ways was the heart of the story and provided many of the books ndearing momentsI cannot nd this review without raving about my favorite part of this book the wedding scene It was brilliantly and cleverly written and makes me laugh Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation every time I think about it By far the best written wedding scene I ve read to dateOver all Injoyed The Secret and would recommend it Julie Garwood has a way of leaving me smiling and always wanting 45 starsNow there s something worth mentioning about this book male heroes in HRs have some kind of reputation but the hero in this one was dare I say sweet Lain totally took me by surprise He s that alpha headstrong highlander who still have a soft spot for JudithI loved Judith She was so freakin amusing and outspoken I loved how she made a home for herself and how she fought for the women in the clan The friendship between her and Frances Catherine was the best These two made me jealous with how such great friends they areThe book was so addicting to read I was glued to my seat till I finished it The dialogues were hilarious I loved the feminist subplot and how lain was supporting Judith and her decisions I loved all the side characters they were amazing This was such a cute fun HR that made me laugh and swoon a lot I can already see myself reading it again This book grabbed from the Prologue filled with both Gender Justice endearing and funny moments In a few pages Ms Garwood had me loving Judith the heroine and her friend Frances Catherine By thend of Chapter 2 I was also in love with Iain the hero and smiling like a silly girl What a nice way to start a bookJudith and Frances Catherine met as children and formed an unlikely friendship Judith was English and Frances Catherine was Scottish and Generations and Collective Memory everyone knew that English and Scottish hatedach other Well veryone but Judith and Frances Catherine Their friendship lasted through all the year. By her sprightly defiance bemused by her tender nature Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clannot ven the truth about her father a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance and the most glorious of lov. This book was amazingI loved how possessive the hero was towards the heroine He would not let he ride with anyone
Else During Their Trip To during their trip to keep Omg he was just so sweet and he was loving Their chemistry was off the charts and the whole birthing rights and rituals was just great to read I had to look up From Notes to Narrative everything Wow have we come a long way from these dark daysThe whole sin ofve thing was pissing me off It was those times I guess Still loved it Absolutely brilliant I can see why veryone adores this book so much and considers it a classic of historical romance I truly loved verything about this book Judith and her headstrong ways Iain and his tenderness with Judith the powerful hilarious friendship between Judith and her best friend Frances the feminist themes the ridiculous wedding Everything was PERFECT There was a lot to love about this book but I think my favorite thing was the friendship between our heroine and her bestie They grew up seeing ach other once a year and had that kind of loyalty that only comes with being best girlfriendsWhen our heroine s bestie Frances Catherine becomes pregnant she calls upon our girl Judith to fulfill a promise she made to be there when the baby is born This may seem like no big deal but Judith is English and Frances Catherine is Scottish and in a clan of some very anti English warriors But Judith is determined to Scottish and in a clan of some very anti English warriors But Judith is determined to with her friend so she sets off with Frances Catherine s brother in law to Scotland He is the Laird of his clan and pretty much as alpha as they come You know how I usually feel about alpha men stabby hate filled anger But Iain is the sweetheart kind of alpha all bossy but adorable Especially in his assumptions that his new wife oh yeah they get married will be all submissive Ahaha Men They try don t theyFrances Catherine reacts to Judith s marriage with the perfect best friend uestion Are we happy about this marriageJudith lifted her shoulders in a shrug I suppose we are Of course Iain has already commanded Judith to be happy so there really was no uestion about it you will like being married to me Judith I command it Isn t it cute when they are all fierceThe friendship between these two women starts a new fellowship between the other women of the clan Before they had all been too busy working their asses off all day and never getting to know ach other to build friendships But after seeing the friendship of these two things start to change Judith does a lot to lift up the women and I love how her Laird husband supports her in Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) every change There were a couple of times when I felt like Judith was tooasily accepted some problems were too asily solved and all of the changes came too asily But it was still a very njoyable story 5 bloody brilliant hot Highland Laird stars AudioKindlePaperback ReviewVery rarely do I have the opportunity to read a book that isn t a review reuired read but I needed something familiar something comforting this past week and so I chose to re readlisten to this story I am so so very glad I didI had read The Secret paperback years ago and never reviewed because I was on a Julie Garwood binge Book after book I didn t have time to stop and write down my thoughts because I couldn t stop reading long nough to do so This story will always be a favorite read but as a listen It s amazingDescriptionNew York Times best selling author Julie Garwood captures the Highland splendor of medieval Scotland in this breathtaking love story The inspiration for her acclaimed bestseller Ransom this classic tale is a passionate masterpiece from one of the best loved storytellers of all timeJudith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth and Judith had promised to be at her side But there was another reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands to meet the father she had never known the Laird Maclean Nothing prepared her however for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to Foraging for Survival escort her into his landIain. Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal Her dear Scottish friend from childhood was about to give birth and Judith had promised to be at her side But there was another private reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands to meet the father she had never known the Laird Maclean Nothing. Maitland laird of his clan a man powerfully compelling than any she hadver Fragments encounteredIn a spirited clash of wills and customs Judith reveled in the melting bliss of Iain s searching kisses his passionate caresses Perplexed by her sprightly defiance bemused by her tender nature Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clannotven the truth about her father a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance and the most glorious of lovesMy reviewJulie Garwood was my first venture into Historical Romance and the genre became an instant favorite I grabbed very single GARWOOD HR I COULD GET MY HANDS ON AND HR I could get my hands on and when I learned she wasn t writing HR any Okay maybe wept is a bit of an xaggeration but not muchWhen people ask what my favorite HR novel is I always think of Garwood s books The Prize The Bride The Wedding it s hard to pick an all time favorite But I can honestly say The Secret is right up there on the listAnd I ve fallen in love with it all over againThis past weekend I listened and read along Kindle to Susan Duerden not just read the book but perform it Her incredible ability to let ach character s uniue personality shine through made this an absolute delight to xperience The prologue is one of the best I had ver read and now listening to Ms Duerden bring the wee little girls Judith and Frances Catherine to life then bring them together again as grown women whose friendship passed the test of time and will inspire Lairds and clansmen truly I can t put into words how much I njoyed this story No how much I LOVE this story Every page very sentence very word The bottom lineAs I said my reading time is precious to me and there isn t One Ticket To Texas enough of it but when I needed something familiar and comforting I chose this book That in itself should bear testament to how much I adore The SecretI sighed I smiled I laughed the witty dialog and laugh out loud banter the sexual chemistry it captured my heart and made me fall in love with the obstinate Laird Iain Maitland and the adorableually obstinate Lady Judith all over again This one will never get old I will always #Love Visiting The Highlands And Judith And Ian S Love # visiting the highlands and Judith and Ian s love is one of my very favourites I laughed sniffled and sighedI m sure I will be back again soonishThe Secret wasn t such a secret after all I loved The Secret and after listening to it for the first time and re reading it for the 20 billionth time I think I love it Judith is a strong and feisty English woman whose best friend is a Scot When she s asked to attend her friends birthing of her first child she does not hesitate to pack her bags
Ian Is Laird Andis Laird and a favour to his brother offers to collect the English woman Ian thinks his brother is daft giving in to his woman and scoffed at his devotion and need to make her happy When the two meet there is an instant attraction but a Scottish Laird and an English lass is not a good alliance Judith has a secret that could ruin Helpmate everything Ian knows that by taking an English bride he s asking for troublebut can t seem to stop himself Only the two of them can decide if their love is worth the sacrifice I laughed so hard at this one and got some very strange looks on the train I m pretty sure I had a goofy grin on my face for most this oneThe storyline is captivating the characters lovable and the love storynough to make me sigh I will definitely be listening to in the future HOW HAVE I NOT READ JULIE GARWOOD UNTIL NOW Seriously I am a huge highlander romance fan and this book was Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy everything First I loved how close Frances Catherine and Judith were The first chapter where they met as children was so adorable and I loved their close bond Because of that Judith has to go to the highlands when Frances Catherine is pregnant to be by her side However during this time the Scottish hate the English and they are not at all welcoming to them to come into their lands I loved how Iain is laird but still went to Prepared her however for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was toscort her into his landIain Maitland Laird of his clan a man powerfully compelling than any she had ver ncounteredIn a spirited clash of wills and customs Judith reveled in the melting bliss of Iain's searching kisses his passionate caresses Perplexed.