It s a classic plot a marriage of convenience that lays the groundwork for true love 1119 Journeying from England to Scotland to wed a highlander, Lady Brenna had resigned herself to the arranged match But when a band of fierce, painted warriors captured her en route, she fearlessly met their demand to marry their leader the quick tempered laird Connor MacAlister SIt s a classic plot a marriage of convenience that lays the groundwork for true love 1119 Journeying from England to Scotland to wed a highlander, Lady Brenna had resigned herself to the arranged match But when a band of fierce, painted warriors captured her en route, she fearlessly met their demand to marry their leader the quick tempered laird Connor MacAlister She couldn t know that her capture was merely the first act of vengeance against her betrothed, Connor s sworn enemy.Brenna harbored no illusions that her husband was in love with her after a hasty forest wedding, MacAlister assured her she could return home once she had borne him a son But she could not deny that she had once proposed to MacAlister ten years ago, when she was just a child, and the visitor to her father s castle charmed her with his dazzling, unexpected smile Now, as she sets out to win the brave chieftain whom she has come to adore, a legacy of revenge ensnares Brenna in a furious clan war and only her faith in her gallant hero can save her.
The Wedding It s a classic plot a marriage of convenience that lays the groundwork for true love Journeying from England to Scotland to wed a highlander Lady Brenna had resigned herself to the arranged matc
While I liked this one too I didn t like it as much as the first one The heroine was just to much of a push over trying to please people and it bugged me but other than that a cute read
So it happened I found a book by Julie Garwood that I didn t love Not that it was bad, it was just not up to par with the other Garwood books I ve read.The Wedding starts with 10 year old Highlander Connor MacAlister promising his dying father to avenge his death by finding out and killing the ones who betrayed him This promise basically defines Connor s whole life then and determines the course of his actions throughout the story 16 years later, Connor s quest for revenge makes him steal away h [...]
Sheesh, it sucked to be a woman back in these days I know, I say that a lot But, it really really sucked to be a woman back then First, her father basically sells her to be married to some asshole they ve never met and the father only tells her hours before she is sent to her new husband that this will happen She ll never see her family again, has no idea what to expect, and is sent on horseback to journey hundreds of miles to get to the guy.Ha She should be so lucky as to have it this easy Then [...]
The Wedding managed to make its way up into the ranks of Garwood books that earned a five star rating Why Because this book took me from laughing hysterically, to being angry enough for my blood pressure to shoot up or so my throbbing temples testified to , to being so sad I wanted to cry Also, it s just darn entertaining.I ve read many, many romance novels in my thirty some years, and Julie Garwood has a way of writing singular heroines, like no other author On first glance, they seem too sweet [...]
2 starsLooks like I m one of the few who didn t enjoy this book I had high hopes to start but ended up disappointed and frustrated for most of the books.I found The Wedding frustrating, wearisome, and confusing at times There were some funny and endearing parts, but those moments soon gave way to frustration again I also had a devil of a time trying to connecting with these characters I didn t hate the book but I certainly didn t like it either.I m not sure why this story didn t sit well with me [...]
Deliver me from witless heroines and ignorant heroes Considering this a bodice ripper for my Year Long Historical Romance Challenge One of the hardest categories for meI shall admit it Series I believe it is Sexy times Meh Plan on reading by the author At times I consider it After this one meh Synopsis Skipping this I know you are all capable of looking at the publisher synopsis And really, what else do I have to add but meh Heroine Brenna Good lord This woman No real survival of the fittest ge [...]
Loved it Seriously, you can t go wrong with a Julie Garwood historical and it s bloody good to know that the same applies to her audios as well At first, I struggled a little with the narrator s accent but it did not take long before I was thoroughly enthralled.Brenna and Connor s story was as awesome as I remember I loved getting to see Alec and Jamie again and getting to meet their beautiful daughter too.Just bought The Secret on audio so I think I ll keep the Julie Garwood tribute going.
Ahhh can t say enough how majestic and real Scotland feels Julie Garwood s vividness brings this beautiful country into our homes and imagination I swear at times I wanted to string Connor MacAlister up by his short hairs He s rude, assholish, manipulative and a jerk, another words a typical man When he forced Brenna to give up the memory of her family and childhood possessions her siblings had given her, I could have strangled him on the spot But yet the high handed highlander was special, tend [...]
I really loved The Bride and was really disappointed by The Wedding 2.5 starsThe book gets 2.5 stars because 1 Brenna tried to be clever to get her way I say tried, because it didn t happen as often as I expected.2 The scene with the wedding vows I hope the book had banter and a defiant Brenna She will honor me, protect me, obey me only when she believes I m being reasonable but I shouldn t hold out hope that that day will ever come try to love me before she s an old woman, and I d better get i [...]
The Bride followed by The Wedding are, in my opinion, Garwood s best work If you are new to Garwood, these 2 books are a great place to start Julie Garwood is different than most of the romance authors that I read in the fact that I find myself loving her heroines even than her heroes I usually read romance novels for the larger than life men they ususally come with, but Garwood s Ladies steal the show In The Wedding, Brenna is one of those show stealers This character is so refreshing that I w [...]
Another beautiful read with such emotional moments I cried and laughed so many times I would have liked happy times before the epilogue but it was still one of couldn t put down Connor and Brenna had such a tug of war going on yet it just worked He was so stubbornly ignorant that it was actually endearing to see him realize his love and that he s stronger for it not weaker Big rough, stubborn, arrogant and egotistical alphas They seem to be my weakness especially and only if they are loyal and [...]
Julie Garwood at her finest This is probably one of my favorite books of all time I loved Brenna and I LOVED Connor I think I ve probably read this book 50 times I wish Garwood still wrote like this.
This was a good mix of camp and serious Definitely darker than The Bride, but still contained Garwood s wit and humor Poor Brenna goes through it and a lot of it is the hero s fault He doesn t actually treat her cruelly himself, but he s very tied up in his vengeance plots against another Laird and leaves her to the crappy in laws from hell Also the enemy Laird does a terrible thing that really upset me view spoiler He kills her horse and has the remains sent to her and Conner hide spoiler We al [...]
I enjoyed this book I shall give an entire review at a later date I do highly recommend it however.Enjoy and Be Blessed.Diamond
ohh It was a good read alright I have to say that i favor the themes where couple is married from the start,and make it work out It eliminates some nonsense, specially from historical This book is the second installment of the Laird series I enjoyed the The Bride,but i felt this books was much thorough, hence satisfying ending.I loved the way Garwood developed this characters we had enough information on both of them from their childhood.which makes the plot a notch deep Connor s battered chi [...]
Yet another book with an unattractive title that hides a wonderful and rich story I loved Brenna She is right up there with Penelope from Penelope and Callie from Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake as far as my favourite heroines from humorous historical romances go Here you ll find silliness and a lot of funny moments However, there is a bit of drama, seriousness and ugliness too to balance the story out And The Wedding is a perfect blend Connor s past and his father s legacy had to clas [...]
I quite adore my highlanders Untamed, brawny, kilted they have this unique uber hot quality ah canna resist And Julie Garwood does a fair job presenting them Her The bride was beautifully done with a surly H brought to heel by a sweet innocent and giving bride.In this sequel, she does it again The premise and tone is the same in this one and the start was very promising I love an abducted bride and a forced marriage do, and these two have a sweet history and are not strictly strangers As a 5 6 y [...]
3.5 didn t love this one as much as the first in the series It was ok I was just never really able to connect with Brenna and Connor as a couple I didn t feel an overwhelming chemistry between them Still a cute read and Brenna was hilarious at times It was a cute one.
4.25 starsVery enjoyable.
My favorite line of all time Nay, lass Conner.
2,5 5 Lo que me destroza el coraz n es que dejaste muy claro que aquello que es importante para m , no significa nada para ti Lo que me destroza a m , es que este libro no me haya gustado Qu infeliz me dej Era un completo ignorante en lo referente a los sentimentos femeninos, se dijo ella, para no enfadarse Esto est mal, chicos, est muy mal Parec a decidido a estropear todos los momentos gratos con alg n comentario desagradable Brenna tiene ef meros momentos de lucidez en los que dice algo coher [...]
Lady Brenna was in the Highlands because her father got her an arranged match However on her journey, a fierce group of highlanders painted like they were going to war ,say she is going to wed her leader, Connor Connor reminds her that she did asked him to marry her 3 times and that he is finally accepting A bold move for a women of that time,right Lets just say that she was a toddler when she ask him, barely not remembering that she actually did it.So in order to save her fathers soldiers, she [...]
4.5 Stars I love this series The inner dialogue of these characters is hilarious We have a great heroine who does not conform to the demure, obedient female mold of those times A dominant highlander male who is exasperated with his wife s antics but loves, treasures and protects her above all else Just fantastic Still not better than The Bride though.
Just imagine It is the early 12th century in the Scottish Highlands and you ve just had a row with your husband, your very new husband He s taking off for an undefined amount of time and doesn t even bother to say goodbye You whisper your adieu to him and you take your leave, heartbroken, feeling unwanted and alone As you walk up the hill, you suddenly feel the ground shaking and others are rushing to get off the path in front of you Before you can face the impending danger, you are plucked from [...]
DNF at 40%Let me be clear , I do not like the book, I have a reading policy of finishing what I start, I can t leave a book unfinished but I really do not care what happens next, perhaps I should choose books that I am likely to enjoy An ideal homemaker is lovely to look at and lovely to be around She is gracious and thoughtful and is consequently adored by her family and admired by all who know her Daryl V Hoole, The Art of Homemaking 1967 Looking back at history pages, There used to be a rule [...]
Re read Dec 2012Sublime dialogue I absolutely loved it Julie Garwood, as always, writes such charming and funny interactions between her characters I can t stand misunderstanding being used as a driver of tension, because for me it s usually very weak Therefore, I love how Garwood sorts these out very swiftly and intelligently through her dialogue She really captures how two people can perceive things differently and interpret things wrongly, but she does it believably and with lashings of humou [...]
I just spent four shameless hours reading this romantic historical, and GASP I loved every minute of it LOLOL Julie Garword pens a great, faced paced, funny romance where her male characters are saa woon worthy and mighty fine.The Wedding is a simple love story about a ginormous Scottish Laird named Connor, who also happens to be hawt and well alpha of course He captures the bride of his sworn enemy and big surprise marries Brenna to spite his foes No need to dive into the plot it is what it is [...]
Pues como soy masoca y me he quedado tan decepcionada con La novia rebelde, de la que ten a un buen recuerdo que se ha ido al garete, voy a ver si hago las paces con esta autora y me leo este que tambi n recuerdo que me gust en su d a Cruzar los dedos.Pues no deb cruzar mucho los dedos porque es tan malo como su predecesor Creo que no volver a leer nada de esta mujer Qu personales tan malos y tan pueriles Los di logos todav a peores Los personajes femeninos no pueden ser m s tontos Todo lo que d [...]
Julie Garwood is a favorite author, but this is my least favorite of all her books I didn t fall in love with Connor, the hero Idiot Unworthy Not dream worthy.Some of my favorites by this author with heavenly heroes are The Bride, The Gift, Honor s Splendor, Saving Grace, Ransom, The Secret.