By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie the feisty youngest daughter of Baron Jamison. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. Though his kisses fired her blood, shadowed secrets from Alec’s past threatened Jamie’s happiness. She brazenly resisted him—until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire promised to conquer her heart.…
I do not remember learning that an author had not learned how to read herself until the age of 11. But that was the case with author, Julie Garwood. She missed so much school with having a tonsillectomy at age six, the nobody realized that she did not complete her education in reading, and was not discovered until age 11. Amazing that the same child would grow up as Julie Garwood, a very successful American author. Her Irish heritage was an important force in her growing, as well as adult years. She also contributes her success to being the sixth of seven children. She says that relatively early she discovered that to be noticed in such a large family, her self-expression had to be "forceful, imaginative, and quick"!!!
Garwood's loyal readers seem to enjoy her poignant sense of humor, just as well as her ability to steer her readers toward crying and falling in love. Her mission with each book is to transport her readers to another world, after which they will feel like they have been in a great adventure.
Through local writer's conferences, Garwood met her future agent, even though she had never intended to become a professional writer. She lives in Leawood Kansas, and is currently writing tell notes for her next novel.
This was a good book by Julie Garwood. I'm noticing the heroine of her stories seems to always be sweet and completely devoted to her man. This is the story of Jamie and Alec. Alec is a scottish laird and Jamie is a simple English girl. Their kings forced them to wed eachother. Jamie is a cute character and Alec is strong. This was a quick read for me and it didn't drag. There is not a lot of history told in the book. I was glad. I hate reading a romance book jam packed with tons of dates and historical events. If I wanted that, I would read a history book. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.