Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood – book cover, description, publication history. Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood – From New York Times bestselling author and queen of romance Julie Garwood comes this classic novel of a medieval lady. In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, she.
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Wzrrior subplot was kind of a mystery, but not really was interesting and as it was central to the plot and how the story develops, it didn’t feel like an add-on and detractor from the romance. To Elizabeth, it was an acknowledgment of her claim. Then there is just enough story and intrigue to make it a really exciting and unputdownable book. More similarities abound in the male side of the relationship. Her books are so full of charm and her characters are loveable and fun even when they are behaving stubbornly, as they often are.
Neither one was really plumbing the depths of humanity, although they certainly went for SOME sort of depth-plumbing, ha ha ha. Anne Flosnik is one of my least favorite narrators as she is too overly dramatic in her performances but this certainly wasn’t one of her worst readings. This is my second Garwood romance read in less than a week. I didn’t really gsrwood a lot of Elizabeth’s reasoning and logic or her actions. And the side characters- which she usually excels in- are not very well done.
View all 5 comments. I don’t mind reading a book of pages, when the story keeps you hooked all the way. Now I love me some historical romance, particularly medieval romances I can probably thank some old bodice-rippin’ Johanna Lindsey books for thatbut this one just didn’t do it for me.
It isn’t 4 of 4 people found this review helpful. Still, it’s not a bad read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
I’ll allow though that on one of those occasions she had just confessed to doing something disobedient although she had thought better of the idea and didn’t fully go through with itand then had followed that up with an act that scared the living daylights out of him even though it had a good outcome. I think it just simply falls into the category of a sweet, feel-good story that makes a nice comfort read. The prologue cheats the reader into thinking the book will be worth reading.
Published December 1st by Pocket Books first published October The audio person does a terrible job and the story’s very soppy. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a healer Any other author, I would have given it less.
Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood
Today, her name appears regularly on the bestseller earrior of every major publication in the country, and her books are translated into dozens of languages around the world.
Definite adults only material, not for the faint of heart. Her British accent adds authenticity to the read. While Geoffrey isn’t exactly abusive like some heroes of that era in romance, he can get very intense and a couple of times he shook Elizabeth or pulled her hair in a way that was more than just a playful tug when he was angry.
Gemtle Books December Length: I love Garwood books and I tend to read and reread them, but I don’t see myself rereading this one. Unfortunately, the knight was severely injured during the battle and is quite ill. See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. Enter Elizabeth Montwright, a woman as equally sure of herself and set in her ways. Beautiful woman marries man she barely knows, they fight, they clash, they have amazing sex, he is dominant and arrogant and in the end they are both completely in love with each other.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
I did for the most part, and there was one part that really tugged at my grwood, so despite the predictability of the story and the characters and the sex, I still liked it. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a pe An alternate cover edition can be found here. I understand that the Hero was an angry person but the whole reading was very off kilter to me. I believe even waerior than that is her contradictory character; her motives are not entirely clear and her irrational outbursts serve genfle other purpose to annoy Geoffrey and the reader.
Other than those differences though, there was a LOT that was similar in this book. I think I simply have a preference for the relationship to solidify between the hero and heroine before they marry, or if for some reason a quick marriage is necessary, that they perhaps wait to consummate it.
I enjoyed this book immensely! There’s also the homophobia. My favorite part was the last line. There’s another villain who actually is way more villainous in my opinion, but it seems like, since he’s straight, he gets less screen time. This book had quite a few trips downtown, and while that sounds fun, it was actually quite a bit like a paint by number Oct 17, Debra rated it it was amazing.
Despite my annoyances with Geoffrey, the hero, it will be added to my reread shelf and should not be missed by medieval historical romance fans. Elizabeth, who has wolfhounds and a hawk at her beck and call because that’s the epitome of “cool” for women in medieval times has just seen her entire family slaughter Now I love me some historical romance, particularly medieval romances I can probably thank some old bodice-rippin’ Johanna Lindsey books for thatbut this one just didn’t do it for me.
Heroine’s parents brutally killed and her brother has lost voice after seeing their parents being slaughtered.
In my opinion, it also gave the narrative a more passive tone that had a telling rather than showing feel to it.