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Juliana Garnett







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Jove (September 24, 2002)



The Laird e-book

by Juliana Garnett

There is quite a bit of historical facts involved in the story, but I loved the way that Juliana Garnett weaved this story together, while sticking with facts of history.

There is quite a bit of historical facts involved in the story, but I loved the way that Juliana Garnett weaved this story together, while sticking with facts of history. It always make for a more intense read when the author has done their homework, which I am sure isn't easy especially when you consider how long ago this story takes place in.

This is the only Juliana Garnett book I have read. Garnett includes wonderfully rich descriptions of life in both the English castle and the Scottish keep and adds meaningful dialog and well-developed characters for an enthralling story. I LOVED it. So rich, warm and wonderful. Alex is a near perfect hero. Her action scenes are amazing (Chapter 25 had me biting my lip!). The chemistry slowly builds between Catherine and Alex in this well told tale.

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JULIANA GARNETT Let the rich, dazzling voice of this acclaimed author of The Magic .

JULIANA GARNETT Let the rich, dazzling voice of this acclaimed author of The Magic wrap you in the passion and pageantry of another time-and the tale of two well-defended hearts that must finally.

The Vow. Winter had gripped the land in icy talons and prevented Robert and Amélie from continuing their northward journey ackgammon, long lazy nights when the . . Winter had gripped the land in icy talons and prevented Robert and Amélie from continuing their northward journey ackgammon, long lazy nights when the best spot was by the blazing fire. Even a short distance from the flames it was cold, with icy drafts whistling around corners and seeping between layers of clothing to chill flesh and spirit. Robert de Brionne was impatient to be on his way, to be rid of the lady he was to escort to Malcolm’s court

2002) A novel by Juliana Garnett (Virginia Brown). September 2018 : USA Paperback

2002) A novel by Juliana Garnett (Virginia Brown). Genre: Historical Romance. Similar books by other authors. Taming the Highlander (MacLerie, book 1) Terri Brisbin. The Warrior of Clan Kincaid (Highland Warrior, book 3) Lily Blackwood. September 2018 : USA Paperback.

Manufacturer: Jove Books Release date: 20 August 2013 ISBN-10 : 0739429655 ISBN-13: 9780739429655.

Author of Bittersüßes Versprechen, Quest, The, Magic, The, The Scotsman, The knight, The laird, The baron, The magic.

A young Englishwoman, Judith Lindsay is abducted by her family's enemies and held prisoner in the keep of the Scottish keep of the Campbell clan, but the feud between their people is no match for Judith's growing feelings for her captor, future laird Robert Campbell. Original.
This is by far the author's best book. She is very skilled at expressing a deep emotion in a variety of situations that her characters encounter. I didn't find the progress of the story to be predictable but it was full of unexpected twists. It was a full bodied story with a great deal of detail in every aspect of storytelling. It was not a superficial story about lust and sex as too many trite books are these days. Her heroine was strong, loyal, and brave. The hero was decent, loving, protective, courageous, and honorable. The author captured the turmoil of the ongoing battles, loss of life, and treachery that pervaded the time period. I highly recommend this book.
Loved this book, this is the first book I've read of Garnett's but I can assure you it won't be my last. I've just recently published one about Scotland, "Life As a Lie" so I find it pleasurable reading books of similar writing.
good romance
It is 1327 at Lochawe, Scotland. Robert Campbell, the laird of Glenlyon pleads his misguided father Angus to retract his fealty to Lord Arygll and jettison the notion of assisting him in capturing the Claddel child-bride to his rival. He thinks his son a traitor and leads Robert's brothers to a scheme that went awry. Lady Judith and Mairi are captured at the expense of his brothers' lives and thus the recipents of his frustrations.
Yet Lady Judith is surprisingly clear-headed and virtuous, and equally as fiery and passionate to summon Rob's ineffable attraction. When the Lochawe populace and his father Angus suspects that Lady Judith practises witchery, Robert is spurred to rescue her to Glenlyon and secures her to a handfasting marriage to keep her safe.
The romance blossoms in the midst of the throes of war between Bruce the COnqueror and King Edward. Told with painstaking historical details, the fable becomes grippingly real with the robust battles and political machinations. The highland romance is atmopherically structured with clan clashes and raid as well as treasonous enemies who threaten the transcient happiness of Judith and Rob. Ms. Garnett weaves her sterling characters in dilemmas to explore their strengths. Lady Judith is courageous to defy her destiny and Rob is hardened by betrayal and later softened by her love. They compliment each other in passion as well as wits.
The Laird is as authentic as it gets and is a vicarious visit to premordial Scotland. Even the language Ms. Garnett uses is thickened with Scottish brogue. The Laird is a splendid account of fiction and true historical tableau, complete with smoldering passion and memorable characters that will grow on you like fine Scottish ale.
In 1327 the war between the Scottish and English monarchy heats up and impacts everyone in both lands. Robert Campbell knows how deadly the fight is becoming, having lost family members to his dangerous foes. Still he successfully captures Mairi, the child-fiancee to a powerful rival. In addition to his young prisoner, Robert also incarcerates Mairi's guardian, her widowed aunt by marriage Judith Lindsay.

Robert quickly finds Judith an exciting, intelligent, and brave person protecting her charge like a lioness would with a cub. He knows he should feel contempt for her, but instead is gentle towards both of his prisoners. As Robert and Judith fall in love and war creeps closer, one must wonder if their feelings are simply the Stockholm Effect that will end if she returns home.

Though this era is most likely one of the five most written periods in romance novels, fans will enjoy and admire THE LAIRD for its clever blending of numerous historical tidbits and people within a cross-starred lovers' story line. The characters bring to life the early fourteenth century as a background to Robert and Judith growing need for one another. The support cast augments the plot by providing the reader with deep insight into the protagonists and a microscopic look back at a bygone era. Though structured like many other fourteenth century novels, Juliana Garnett furnishes a jewel of a book that will gratify historical romance readers immensely.

Harriet Klausner
I was surprised to realize that this novel is actually a later effort than the author's own "The Scotsman". At times, it reads like a first draft of an earlier work. Some of the themes and motivations from "The Scotsman" are re-used and re-worked here, also. Is the author losing her edge?
However, that's not to say it's bad. Rob, the hero, the "Laird" of the title, is very strongly written and his characterization is perfect. The plot certainly moves right along. The heroine, I thought, could have been more individual. She's not totally blah, but there is something less than special about her. Unfortunately, while reading the novel, I kept thinking of her as Janet, not Judith which is her proper name. When you can't remember a heroine's name while reading the book, that says something!
I also have to say that I thought the hero's losing ALL his brothers, while apparently a historical accuracy, was a bit much for a romance novel. The hero's and his father's period of mourning, and the intense pain of such a loss, seemed too shortchanged.
I would still recommend the book, but I suggest the author's "The Scotsman" is the better novel. It contains many of the same themes & conflicts and is clearly the better-edited novel.

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