When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a strength of will that impressed all who looked past her golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she remarry and selected a bridegroom for her—it seemed she... show more
When Lady Johanna learned that she was a widow, she vowed she would never marry again. Only sixteen, already she possessed a strength of will that impressed all who looked past her golden-haired beauty. Yet when King John demanded that she remarry and selected a bridegroom for her—it seemed she must acquiesce, until her beloved foster brother suggested she wed his friend, the handsome Scottish warrior Gabriel MacBain.
At first Johanna was shy, but as Gabriel tenderly revealed the splendid pleasures they would share, she came to suspect that she was falling in love with her gruff new husband. And it was soon apparent to the entire Highlands clan that their brusque, gallant laird had surrendered his heart completely. But now a desperate royal intrigue threatened to tear her from his side—and to destroy the man whose love meant more to her than she had ever dreamed!
Publish date: 1994-03-01
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 407
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Medieval Romance
I read this for Romance Book Bingo 2017: Man in a Kilt square.I have to have some happy right now and this book is it. I have been reading this since I was 12 or 13 and still have a copy of it on my shelves. The heroine (Johanna) kicks butt. The hero (Gabriel) kicks butt. We actually have a hero/her...
This is just about the most boring book I have read in a while, it gave me almost no feelings. Everything was so bland and vanilla. The heroine was this perfect angel, so caring and giving and she fixes every problem and is the best wife ever and she is so humble and.... I wanted to kill her just ...
I've never read any of Julie Garwood's books before, but I had this on my kindle from when it was on sale awhile back, and I was in the mood for a medieval, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. My impression, sadly, is kind of "Meh." On the plus side, this is character driven, fast-moving, and emotiona...
This is set in Britain in 1206 and revolves around a 16 year old English girl, Johanna, who was married for three years to an abusive husband, then second time around marries a Scottish laird, Gabriel, in an arranged marriage. I did actually stick it out to the end with this novel and enjoyed some o...
First Read 6/12/12