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The Secret

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There was a lot to 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 ear and had that kind of loyalty 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 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 in law 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 Daughter of the Moon (Tales of Inthya, 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 lifted 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 itou will like 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 lot to lift up the women and I love how her Laird husband supports her in every change There were a couple of times when I felt like 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 Absolutely brilliant I can see why everyone adores this book so much and considers it a classic of historical romance I truly loved 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 This book was amazingI loved how possessive the hero was towards the heroine He would not let he ride with anyone else during their trip to the keep Omg he was just so sweet and he was loving Their chemistry was off the charts and the whole birthing rights and rituals was just great to read I had to look up everything Wow have we come a long way from these dark daysThe whole sin of eve thing was pissing me off It was those times I guess Still loved it This book grabbed from the Prologue filled with both endearing and funny guess Still loved it This book grabbed from the Prologue filled both endearing and funny moments a few pages Ms Garwood had me loving Judith the heroine and her friend Frances Catherine By the end of Chapter 2 I was also in love with Iain the hero and smiling like a silly girl What a nice way to start a bookJudith and Frances Catherine met as children and formed an unlikely friendship Judith was English and Frances Catherine was 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 surprise He s that alpha headstrong highlander who still have a soft spot for JudithI loved Judith She was so freakin amusing and outspoken I loved 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 LOVED THE FEMINIST SUBPLOT AND HOW the feminist subplot and how was supporting Judith and her decisions I loved all the side characters they were amazing This was such a cute fun HR that made me laugh and swoon a lot I can already see myself reading it again Delightful 4 stars Th. Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud as purposeful as she was loyal 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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E 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 #romanceI did however find it difficult to feel the connection and chemistry between Iain 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 book In fact at times I felt there was chemistry between Judith and Brodick than between Judith 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 have considering I was less than enchanted with the romantic element between the two main characters I loved the richly developed and engaging relationships that Iain and Judith had with the secondary characters The book s cast of minor characters were spectacular and I easily fell in love with each and everyone one of themI especially loved 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 endearing 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 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 of leaving me smiling and always wanting The Secret the 1st book in the Highlands Lairds series is now tied as my favorite Julie Garwood book with The Bride I loved this one so much It starts out so cute with two little girls one Scottish on English becoming friends Judith and Frances Catherine were just so damn cute Their friendship was like icing on the cake for me I loved Iain He was perfect He just had so much charm than other JG heroes I have read I also really loved Judith I loved that she was sassy outspoken and brave I thought Judith and Iain had a sweet relationship filled with passion I also really liked the secondary characters a lot too Especially Brodick I laughed a lot while reading this book It s one of those sweet feel good reads HOW HAVE I NOT READ JULIE GARWOOD UNTIL NOW Seriously I am a huge highlander romance fan and this book was everything First I loved how close Frances Catherine and Judith were The first chapter where they met as children was so adorable and I loved their close bond Because of that Judith has to go to the highlands when Frances Catherine is pregnant to be by her side However during this time the Scottish hate the English and they are not at all welcoming to them to come into their lands I loved how Iain is laird but still went to escort Judith from England to Scotland because Frances Catherine is married to his brother The moment they meet FIREWORKS Their relationship was just so perfect and I loved how they gave into their lust even though they were determined to hate each other Judith has a fire about her and she s the perfect person to be with Iain While Iain is supposed to be this headstrong stubborn highlander he has a soft spot for Judith and I loved how he would do anything to protect her This entire book had me swooning and I couldn t put it down I am so excited to read even from Julie Garwood and collect all of her books This one will never get old I will always love visiting the highlands and Judith and Ian s love story is one of my very favourites I laughed sniffled and sighedI m sure I will be back again soonishThe Secret wasn t such a secret after all I loved The Secret and after listening to it for the first time and re reading it for the 20 billionth time I think I love it Judith is a strong and feisty English woman whose best friend is a Scot When she s woman whose best friend is a Scot When she s to attend her friends birthing of her first child she does not hesitate to pack her bags Ian is Laird and as a favour to his brother offers to collect the English woman Ian thinks his brother is daft giving in to his woman and scoffed at his devotion and need to make her happy When the two meet ther. D Maclean Nothing prepared her for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his landIain 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. ,
E is an instant attraction but a Scottish Laird and an English lass is not a good alliance Judith has a secret that could ruin everything Ian knows that by taking an English bride he s asking for troublebut can t seem to stop himself Only the two of them can
Decide If Their Love 
if their love worth the decide if their love is worth the I laughed so hard at this one and got some very strange looks on the train I m pretty sure I had a goofy grin on my face for most this oneThe storyline is captivating the characters lovable and the love story enough to make me sigh I will definitely be listening to in the future 5 bloody brilliant hot Highland Laird stars AudioKindlePaperback ReviewVery rarely do I have the opportunity to read 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 ears 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 long enough to do so This story will always be a favorite read but as a listen It s amazingDescriptionNew York Times best selling author Julie Garwood captures the Highland splendor of medieval Scotland in this breathtaking love story The inspiration for her acclaimed bestseller Ransom this classic tale is a passionate masterpiece from one of the best loved storytellers of all timeJudith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal 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 landIain Maitland 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 the light and warmth of her 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 of lovesMy 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 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 the listAnd I ve fallen in love with it all over againThis past weekend I listened and read along Kindle to Susan Duerden not just read the book but perform it Her incredible ability to 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 now listening to Ms Duerden bring the wee little girls Judith and Frances Catherine to life 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 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 I laughed the witty dialog and laugh out loud banter the sexual chemistry it captured my heart and made me fall in love with the obstinate Laird Iain Maitland and the adorable eually obstinate Lady Judith all over agai. Exed by her sprightly defiance bemused by her tender nature Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her 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 of loves. ,