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Excommunication: Three Inquiries in Media and Mediation lVe considering I wasess than enchanted with the romantic element between the two main characters I LOVED THE RICHLY DEVELOPED AND loved the richly developed and relationships that Iain and Judith had with the secondary characters The book s cast of minor characters were spectacular and I easily fell in Gender Justice love with each and everyone one of themI especiallyoved 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 Frances Catherine Their friendship in many ways was the heart of the story and provided many of the books momentsI cannot end this review without raving about my favorite part of this book the wedding scene It was brilliantly and cleverly written and makes me Generations and Collective Memory laugh every time I think about it By far the best written wedding scene I ve read to dateOver all I enjoyed The Secret and would recommend it Julie Garwood has a way ofeaving me smiling and always wanting This one will never get old I will always ove visiting the highlands and Judith and Ian s ove story is one of my very favourites I From Notes to Narrative laughed sniffled and sighedI m sure I will be back again soonishThe Secret wasn t such a secret after all Ioved The Secret and after istening to it for the first time and re reading it for the Absolutely brilliant I can see why everyone adores this book so much and considers it a classic of historical romance I truly oved everything 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 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 hero in this one was dare I say sweet Lain totally took me by He s that alpha headstrong highlander who still have a soft spot for JudithI oved Judith She was so freakin amusing and outspoken I oved 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 Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) loved the feminist subplot and howain was supporting Judith and her decisions I oved all the side characters they were amazing This was such a cute fun HR that made me augh and swoon a ot I can already see myself reading it again HOW HAVE I NOT READ JULIE GARWOOD UNTIL NOW Seriously I am a huge highlander romance fan and this book was everything First I oved how close Frances Catherine and Judith were The first chapter where they met as children was so adorable and I Foraging for Survival loved their close bond Because of that Judith has to go to the highlands when Frances Ca There was aot to Fragments love about this book but I think my favorite thing was the friendship between our heroine and her bestie They grew up seeing each other once a year and had that kind ofoyalty 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 Foundations of Tropical Forest Biology: Classic Papers with Commentaries 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 be with her friend so she sets off with Frances Catherine s brother inaw 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 ifted 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 ike 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 each other to build friendships But after seeing the friendship of these two things start to change Judith does a ot to ift up the women and I ove how her Laird husband supports her D Maclean Nothing prepared her for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his andIain Maitland Laird of his clan a man powerfully compelling than any she had ever encounteredIn a spirited clash of wills and customs Judith revelled in the melting bliss of Iain's searching kisses his passionate caresses Perpl. .
5 bloody brilliant hot Highland Laird stars AudioKindlePaperback ReviewVery rarely do I *Have The Opportunity To * the opportunity to 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 ong enough to do t have time to stop and write down my thoughts because I couldn t stop reading Helpmate long enough to do This story will always be a favorite read but as aisten It s amazingDescriptionNew York Times best selling author Julie Garwood captures the Highland splendor of medieval Scotland in this breathtaking ove story The inspiration for her acclaimed bestseller Ransom this classic tale is a passionate masterpiece from one of the best oved storytellers of all timeJudith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and oyal 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 escort her into his andIain Maitland Black British Cultural Studies: A Reader laird of his clan a man powerfully compelling than any she had ever 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 theight and warmth of her Gypsy World: The Silence of the Living and the Voices of the Dead love Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clannot even the truth about her father a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance and the most glorious ofovesMy reviewJulie Garwood was my first venture into Historical Romance and the genre became an instant favorite I grabbed every single Garwood HR I could get my hands on and wept when I Bryozoan Evolution learned she wasn t writing HR any Okay maybe wept is a bit of an exaggeration 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 theistAnd I ve fallen in Crisis and Continuity at the Abbasid Court: Formal and Informal Politics in the Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir (295-320/908-32) love with it all over againThis past weekend Iistened and read along Kindle to Susan Duerden not just read the book but perform it Her incredible ability to Silvers Edge let each character s uniue personality shine through made this an absolute delight to experience The prologue is one of the best I had ever read and nowistening to Ms Duerden bring the wee ittle girls Judith and Frances Catherine to ife 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 enjoyed this story No how much I LOVE this story Every page every sentence every word The bottom Going Berserk lineAs I said my reading time is precious to me and there isn t 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 Iaughed the witty dialog and augh out oud banter the sexual chemistry it captured my heart and made me fall in Come Hell or High Water: Feminism and the Legacy of Armed Conflict in Central America love with the obstinate Laird Iain Maitland and the adorable eually obstinate Lady Judith all over again This book was amazingIoved how possessive the hero was towards the heroine He would not Autobiography and Other Writings let he ride with anyone else during their trip to the keep Omg he was just so sweet and he wasoving Their chemistry was off the charts and the whole birthing rights and rituals was just great to read I had to ook up everything Wow have we come a ong way from these dark daysThe whole sin of eve thing was pissing me off It was those times I guess Still Unbeatable Mind (3rd Edition): Forge Resiliency and Mental Toughness to Succeed at an Elite Level (English Edition) eBook: Mark Divine: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. loved it Delightful 4 stars The Secret was a delight to read I was easily swept into Julie Garwood s world of witty dialogue enchanting characters and feel good romanceI did however find it 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 end 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 ha. Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud as purposeful as she wasoyal The dear Scottish friend of her 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 Lair.

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The SecretN every change There were a COUPLE OF TIMES WHEN I FELT of times when I felt Judith was too easily accepted some problems were too easily solved and all of the changes came too easily But it was still a very enjoyable story This book grabbed from the Prologue filled with both endearing and funny moments In a few pages Ms Garwood had me oving Judith the heroine and her friend Frances Catherine By the end of Chapter 2 I was also in ove with Iain the hero and smiling ike a silly girl What a nice way to start a bookJudith and *Frances Catherine Met As Children * Catherine met as children formed an unlikely friendship Judith was English and Frances Catherine was Scottish and everyone knew that English and Scottish hated each other Well everyone but Judith and Frances Catherine Their friendship asted through all the years and now Frances Catherine was pregnant and wanted Judith by her side as promised years before to help her with the birth of her child Iain was the aird of the Maitland clan and Frances Catherine s brother in aw and the idea of having an Englishwoman as a guest in his Infamous lands didn t particularly sit well with him but he agreed to fulfill his sister inaw s reuest after all he was an honorable man and he always put his family first no matter what So he set to England to fetch Judith and escort her to her friend s side even though he expected her to dishonor her childhood promise and not go to Frances Catherine s She was English hence her word didn t mean anything promise and not go to Frances Catherine s She was English hence her word didn t mean anything Well Iain was than surprised to find out his preconceived notions about Judith were wrong not to mention a bit disturbed to see how she managed to enchant not only him but all of his men in no time But she had a secret yeah the one the titles refers to that could complicate a relationship between them so she was determined to fight her attraction to him Not that would make any difference once Iain had his mind set on keeping her Iain was just wonderful Honorable protective caring and oh yes arrogant He didn t ask he demanded His marriage proposal to Judith made me gasp then Walled laugh It was so delicious and outrageous Judith I m keeping you How could she argue with that LOL And yet he couldn t find a way to get her to understand the chain of command to be followed in his clan But he was no fool when it came to Judith and didn t waste time trying to keep her at arm senghtJudith was as great as Iain Honorable kind hearted and smart Stubborn too because that was the only way she could meet Iain s arrogance She wasn t afraid to stand her ground but she never acted ike those stupid heroines who pick a fight with the hero just to show how feisty they are She was above that Seeing her argue her cases in her particular ilogical way of thinking was too funny No wonder everyone always ended up agreeing with herIain and Judith s ove story was funny and sigh worthy at the same time I ost count of the times I aughed out oud thankfully there was no one else around or they would think I was crazy or simply smiled in contentment There were also a few angsty moments near the end of the book but I never doubted that Iain would make everything rightNow I need to comment on the feeling of d j vu that bugged me a ittle while I was reading it In one particular seuence of events I was reminded of A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught when the Snowbound Seduction little boy threw some stones at Judith she protected him settled the matter by herself and in the process gained the boy s mother s allegiance and respect That had enough similarity with some events in McNaught s book to make me raise an eyebrow Going further Judith and the heroine in A Kingdom of Dreams also had some similar characteristics both were somewhat mistreated by their own families their fathers were their heroes enemy and they only found their place in the world in their heroes clans Of course there were several differences that kept the books apart and The Secret was a very enjoyable read by its own merit I already see myself rereading it over and over again in the future The Secret the 1st book in the Highlands Lairds series is now tied as my favorite Julie Garwood book with The Bride Ioved this one so much It starts out so cute with two In the Surgical Theatre little girls one Scottish on English becoming friends Judith and Frances Catherine were just so damn cute Their friendship wasike icing on the cake for me I Hinterlands and Commodities: Place, Space, Time and the Political Economic Development of Asia Over the Long Eighteenth Century loved Iain He was perfect He just had so much charm than other JG heroes I have read I also reallyoved Judith I Hometown Valentine loved that she was sassy outspoken and. Exed by her sprightly defiance bemused by her tender nature Iain felt his soul growing into theight and warmth of her ove Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clannot even the truth about her father a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance and the most glorious of oves.