Overflowing with all of the majesty and intrigue of medieval glory days, this magnificent New York Times bestseller is a page turner of passion and loyalty, justice and honor Beloved storyteller Julie Garwood steps back to the silver shrouded Highlands of her classic tale The Secret and hails the return of two unforgettable warriors Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan.Overflowing with all of the majesty and intrigue of medieval glory days, this magnificent New York Times bestseller is a page turner of passion and loyalty, justice and honor Beloved storyteller Julie Garwood steps back to the silver shrouded Highlands of her classic tale The Secret and hails the return of two unforgettable warriors Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power hungry British ruler and his violent minions One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers only to be lost for than a decade.Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father s reputation But in the presence of the mighty warriors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest.ayal can slay trust in a heartbeatd the greatest risk of all is surrender to the deep emotions of unexpected love.
Ransom Overflowing with all of the majesty and intrigue of medieval glory days this magnificent New York Times bestseller is a page turner of passion and loyalty justice and honor Beloved storyteller Julie
I m going to keep this short and sweet I loved this book too I have pretty much loved every Julie Garwood book I have read so far This book was like two love stories in one The main love story was Gillian and Brodick The other love story was a small side story that I felt really should have been it s own book That side love story was Ramsey and Bridgid I loved Brodick fromand he was amazing in this book He was so rough, hard, kick ass, and so damn prefect that I just love the hell outta him Gill [...]
Oh, crap Did I really give this 5 stars the first time I read it Has this really been sitting on my favorites shelf See This is why it s dangerous to do rereadsghSo, 5 years ago, I read this and thought it was A MAZING.Like, the bestest book evah And I ve been singing its praises ever since.In fact, when I saw it was on sale a while back, I bought it Those of you who know me realize what a big deal that was For those of you who don t Let s just sayI m cheap Reallyreallyreally cheap It wouldn t b [...]
This was only my 2nd book by Julie Garwood, following The Secret, and I think I found a new to me author to glom I just loved these books Brodick Buchanan was a secondary character in The Secret that had hero tattooed on his forehead, so I was than happy when I found out that Ransom was his book He was the typical alpha hero and we all know what happens when this kind fall in love They fall hard and forever, but not always have the grace of acknowledging the fall, LOL Brodick was just like that [...]
4 to 4 1 2 starsRansom is the follow up book to The Secret and it definitely exceeded my expectations Not only did it include the secondary characters I loved but also gave me a hero and heroine I could fall in love with and a romance over which I could swoon Like The Secret, this book focuses on the overall plot rather than just romance Fortunately, the love story and chemistry between Brodick and Gillian than makes up for it Interestingly, it was a five year old wanna be Highlander warrior na [...]
Excellent A A suberb medieval epic The book is one huge mother of a read but you barely feel it as the pages go whipping on by You get two top notch alphas Highlanders Ramsey and Brodick both lairds of their clan They get what they want when they want except maybe the women they really love so they have to resort to trickery especially Brodick to seal the deal with their lady loves The word play in one marriage scene is so well done that the reader feels like the heroine and doesn t know which e [...]
Another book I thought I had read Boy was I glad that I didn t Read this for the Julie Garwood group read, and it was delightful Julie Garwood books are definitely comfort reads She understands why we read romance, and one of the reasons is we want heroines who we can root for, that we fall in love with just as much as the heroes Her heroines have this tangible sweetness that makes me want to hug them, root for them, and to fight with and for them Gillian is no different My heart hurt for her lo [...]
Summary Gillian was just a child when her home was attacked, and her sister disappeared, and her father murdered in front of her, and the Baron Alfred took over and sent her away to her uncle up to northern England Now its been ten years and she has been called back to the Baron, who wants to know the location of a box that belonged to King John, and thinks that the family still has possession over it When she plans a escape with a child, Alec, who falls down a gorge, and she rescues him, they a [...]
Was this 5 star literature No, but it sure is 5 star enjoyable It s campy at times and I doubt the historical accuracy and you know what I didn t care I was so happy to get Brodick s story and Gillian was lovable despite being so perfect I won t say much about this as it s been reviewed a zillion times It s pure fantasy, but it kept me absorbed and put a smile on my face.Susan Duerden was a fabulous narrator, as usual.
Sigh I loved this book, super sweet and endearing Julie Garwood never does me wrong I love her highlander series
Castle on the cliffs of Scotland This is a review of the audiobook Susan Duerden has quickly become one of my favorite narrators In Ransom, one of my favorite Garwood books, she manages to elevate it even Awe mazing I ve read Ransom several times, but it was fun to hear it read to me Ms Duerden does a wonderful job on the Scottish accents and inflecting just the right tone for the characters and the situation I don t know how she got some of the deep voices for the men Her pacing and voice leve [...]
I read this, the second in the Highlands Lairds series, years ago and thought I d give it another go to see if it still held up It does There was also going to be a buddy read something I find hard to resist, since I love a good discussion about a great book.My image of green eyed, brown haired Gillian.Picture by artist, Cris Ortega.Thank you, Pamela AllHoney , one of my buddy read group, for introducing me to this talented artist.What can I say about a classic Garwood Highland Medieval and at 5 [...]
Misafirler gidince ancak bitirdim Pazartesi eve d n nce ufak, yorumsu bir eyler yazaca m.Evimde olmad m ve aylardan nefretlik A ustos oldu u i in bekledi imden daha uzun s re elimde kald kitap T m bu olumsuz etkenlere ra men Garwood, Highlands i gene hakk yla i lemi ti Bu kad nla talihsiz tan mla ya am olmama ra men imdi yazd sko lara bay l yorum.Serinin ilk kitab nda Iain Maitland n dostu ve sava lar n n ba olan Brodick a a yukar yedi y l ge mi kendi klan n n Bey i olmu olarak k yor kar m za Ay [...]
Wow I laughed a lot during this read which balanced out how many times I wanted to throttle Brodick These brooding men who show their love but won t claim it till the end take my heart on a thrilling ride I one moment want to cry with the heroine then the next I m swooning all over again Gillian was so enjoyable and funny I liked that she didn t hold her feelings back These two just worked for me I really got angry at Brodick so many times but he kept making it right in his neanderthal way Now R [...]
So I ve read another one of Julie Garwood s historical romance books and again I m both disappointed and satisfied at the same time.I don t know why she does this She starts great, but then she kind of loses her mojo and she rushes things trough, and Ransom is no exception.I loved the beginning, I liked how she took time to introduce the heroine, how she talks about her childhood, about the thing that happened when Gillian was 4 years old I loved how protective Gillian is about the young boy tha [...]
Brodick is the synonym for Alpha males and very savage but he is one of those Heroes you want for yourself , Aye Gillian and Brodick s story is heartwarming , Ramsey Brigid s is like icing on the cake I am glad I read it, Gonna dig for Highland stories now.
As a child, Gillian saw Baron Alford slaughter her father Her father s guards try to move Gillian and her sister to safety Her older sister made it to Scotland, but Gillian wasn t so lucky Now Baron Alford wants to find the King s treasure and believes Gillian knows where it is located He blackmails her into traveling to Scotland to find her sister and the treasure But Gillian has a plan She quickly gains the help of Scottish Lairds Brodick Buchanan and Ramsey Sinclair With their help and the he [...]
I have read it several times Some parts are superb Not my very most favorite by Julie Garwood, but entertaining, amusing, and smexy.Gillian was foolish to put herself in harm s way at the end, and I could not believe that she didn t realize what was happening to her, on the horse snort Her big sister Christen is a self centered wimp, huh Of course, as always with Garwood, the characters are absurdly over the top, heroes and villains alike It reads like a tall tale, a great big fish story, exagge [...]
I really wanted to love this book but I thought the two female protagonists were both totally bland nitwits Beautiful beyond belief with zero personality Not even the Viking like alpha Scottish lairds could make up for that And while they were your typical HR fare hard exteriors with ooey, gooey centers they failed to illicit any real emotion So yes, I read every word of every page but I rolled my eyes a million times that may be a slight exaggeration and laughed openly at the inconsistency of t [...]
Too annoying to enjoy.I ve read three Julie Garwood novels which were similar The Secret, Saving Grace and Ransom All three have an English heroine going to Scotland and falling in love with a Scottish laird All three women were too saccharine for me They bring some changes and knowledge to the Scottish people by telling them not to commit certain crimes, to be polite and to have better manners For example one heroine says never steal horses, just borrow them and return them later One tells the [...]
4.5 starsThis book is so delightful because the heroine is so charming I love that she is both naive and smart, assertive and shy After reading it last month, I m listening to it on audio and the story is even better with that Highlander accent Ransom is fast becoming my favorite historical romance.
After another re read, I still find myself loving Garwood s simple, charming, medieval romance It includes great humor and one of my all time favorite five year old characters Loved it
I can only say Brodick would be the only guy I would replace my hubby for fortunately for my darling beloved, I have multiple copies of this book and can have them both.
Another amazing Julie Garwood HR I adored Gillian and Brodick Oh, and little Alec How adorable was he I would have given it full on 5 Stars if Ramsay and Brigit s story that had quite a big role, since we even have their POV at times hadn t spoiled the story for me Yes, that is due too my personal triggers, view spoiler but I hated that Ramsay kept on whoring around even afte4 knowing he wanted Bridgit, and what hurt mos5 was him inviting her to live under his roof and them telling OW to be wait [...]
Leigh s review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book ReviewsFLASHBACK FRIDAYThis one is a blast from the past for me and always has been a favorite of mine Back during the period when I only read historical romances and back when that was all she wrote , Julie Garwood was my go to author for swoon worthy, funny stories with extreme alpha heroes and innocent heroines Her stories have a sweetness in them that I crave, and which are a far cry from the dark erotica I enjoy now But they just made me giggle [...]
Highlander romance 5 starsWow This book is long but it never felt dragged out It s about Lady Gillian whose father was killed when their home was invaded when she was just a little girl His father gives her big sister Christen a treasure but the two sisters are separated in the flight and Gillian is captured When we meet her again she s grown up and held captive by the baron who killed her father He s taken her uncle hostage and if she doesn t bring back her sister and the treasure he will kill [...]
The second book in the Highlands Lairds series by Julie Garwood What can I say about this one It is one of my absolute favorite books of all time I never get tired of rereading it I loved both Brodick and Gillian Brodick is a large alpha hero who strikes fear in his enemies Known by many as barbaric and savage Gillian is an innocent, courageous, caring, English woman, on a mission She must locate Arianna s treasure to save her uncle from the villainous Baron Alford She must also rescue a young h [...]
DNFGot to 50% and the insta love, awkward conversations, and kinda boring plot is making me stop The adorably obnoxious Alec he s a five year old boy is the only reason I got this far, and his character is why I m giving this two stars instead of one.
Can t count how many times I ve read this Still as AWESOME as ever Brodick rocks
Did a reread of Julie Garwood s Ransom I believe it might have been one of her last romantic historicals before she headed into the contemp suspense waters Though there are many of her old historicals that have a special place on my keeper shelf, this one has got to be one of my favs Even as a reread, I still loved it Usually it s the hero that makes me love a romance novel but in this one it was all about the heroine, Gillian Although Broderick sure hits the mark too
No recuerdo ni cuando le El secreto Fue de los primeros libros que le , y solo me acuerdo de eso, de que lo le El rescate me ha gustado mucho, tanto como esperaba Me hac a falta ya leer un libro as.