Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Guardian Angel

Book: Guardian Angel (Crown's Spies Book 2)
Author: Julie Garwood

Summary: The Marquess of Cainewood is hunting, hunting for a pirate that killed his younger brother. While hunting for this pirate he comes into contact with Jade a woman looking for protection from a murderer. However in reality Jade has come to keep Caine safe and keep an eye on his investigation of Pagan the pirate. Through the tale dead people come back to life, the mystery pirate is found and two  people fall in love.

Review: Jade is amazing and I want to be like her and totally kick butt! Caine is pretty amazing too and you can't help but feel for him trying to find his brothers killer and get revenge. What really makes this book though is all the secondary characters who add so much humor to the storyline and make it even better than it already is.

5 out of 5 stars.

The Lion's Lady

Book: The Lion's Lady (Crown's Spies Book 1)
Author: Julie Garwood

Christina Bennett is new in the English season and everyone is wondering who she is and where she came from. This includes the reclusive Lyon, the marquis of Lyonwood. He is intrigued with the "princess" and wants to learn about her past. The two come together to solve not just one mystery but two and try to capture a murder.

Christina is such a quirky character and is hilarious and its funny to read about her interactions with other characters. Lyon is great too and the two of them fighting is hysterical. Having them fight so hard to not be with each other and then when they do fall in love they fall fast and hard. There are a few curveballs in the story like any other story but its a great read.

5 out of 5 stars!

The Wedding

Book: The Wedding (Lairds' Fiancées Book 2)
Author: Julie Garwood

Summary: Brenna is on her way to marry a man her father has picked out for her. However fate plays its hand and the man she asked to marry her when she was a little girl kidnaps her to wed her himself. Connor MacAlister has other motives than just marriage to grab her.

Now the two must set home to fight a ward with an angry laird and to figure out who the betrayer is and somehow muddle through a relationship with each other.

Review: This book has so much emotion in it and Julie Garwood does an amazing job of sucking the reader into the scenes. I literally cried while reading this book because the characters emotions were so great. I also loved how it seemed to be the perfect mix of drama between the characters and with the outside forces.

I give this book 4.5 stars out of 5

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Bride

Title: The Bride (Lairds' Finances #1)
Author: Julie Garwood

On the command of the king Laird Alec Kincaid must take a wife, an English wife. He is to choose from a group of sisters and pick the one that he wants. Based on what he has heard he chooses Jamie even though she has a "mans name". However life is not wedded bliss from this moment the two have to deal with difficult in-laws, a murderer, a missing child, multiple wars and each others unavoidable tempers. Through all these trials and tribulations the two do grow closer and get to know each other and develop deep feelings for each other.

Review: I liked this book, the two characters have so many battles that they have to fight through but the end is so amazing it more than makes up for the fights they had. It's fun to see two characters (even if fake) come together in the end even when they have such personality clashes. I enjoyed this book and even though its not my favorite book by the author this is still better than most books written about this time period.

4 out of 5 stars.


Book: Ransom (Highlands' Lairds # 2) 
Author: Julie Garwood

This second story in the series involves Bordick Buchanan who is now a Laird. He is summoned by an English woman named Gillian who claims to be his wife. She has been severely abused and is hiding many secrets that include a lost child, a hidden treasure and the killer to the Kings mistress. Brodick and Gillian go through many ups and downs, injuries, fights and arguments to solve the mysteries.

I LOVE JULIE GARWOOD. If you like history, a good love story or just need to laugh then this book is for you! This book captivates you right from the start and sucks you in with a plot line that is constantly moving and characters who are funny, witty and highly entertaining. The dynamic between Brodick and Gillian seems so real that you can almost picture it in your mind and many times their interactions with each other will have you literally laughing out loud. This was such a fun book and as much as I liked the first I have to say that I love this one even more!

Definitely deserves 5 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Secret

Book: The Secret (Highlands’ Lairds #1)
Author: Julie Garwood

Summary:  Frances Catherine Maitland is pregnant and is wanting her friend to attend her labor. However Frances is in Scotland and her friend Lady Judith lives in England. Judith has been preparing for the labor of her friend and is more than willing to leave her childhood home and with a secret mission which is to find her father that she has never met.  Frances’s brother-in-law and laird Iain Maitland goes to England to bring Judith but he gets more than be bargains for and is strangely attracted to her. Everything changes when he sees her necklace and recognizes its importance. 

Review:  I Love, love, love Julie Garwood. If you like historical romance you will love her as an author and like this book. Not only does the plot line flow very smoothly, but there are so many scenes that are hilarious and will have you laughing out loud. The relationship that builds between Judith and Iain is worth reading about and will keep you on your toes. You will also learn about a lot of secondary characters who will later be in other books!

5 out of 5 stars.

Maggie's Dad

Book: Maggie’s Dad
Author: Diana Palmer

Summary:   Long ago Powell Long and Antonia Haye were engaged and in love, when suddenly they were ripped apart by lies. Antonia left the city and Powell married another and fathered a child that he didn’t believe was actually his. Years later a sick Antonia comes back to teach and ends up having Powell’s child in her class. The two adults fuss and fight with each other, they go through more lies, doctor visits and sick family members before they are able to figure out what truthfully happened so many years ago. 

Review: This is a classic Diana Palmer story, with heartache, distrust, lies and age gaps. I am a huge fan of Diana Palmer, but this was not one of my favorites. Powell was behind rude and hurtful multiple times to Antonia, to the point where she just needed to move on, because someone can only take so much hurt before losing it. I was not a fan of Powell at all, he also was not very nice to his daughter, and even if he didn’t think she was his he should have still done more to protect her.   This wasn’t one of my favorite Diana Palmer stories, but by far not one of the worst that I have read.

3.5 stars out of 5