The Bride

The Bride

Julie Garwood

FromNew York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood, whose novels have enchanted millions of readers worldwide, comes a breathtakingly romantic novel about a mismatched young wife and husband who, despite their differences in background and temperament, fall inexorably in love. Available in hardcover for the first time, with a new introduction from Julie Garwood that explains her inspiration for this timeless love story,The Bride sweeps readers back to the savage beauty of medieval Scotland….

By the king’s edict, Alec Kincaid, mightiest of the Scottish lairds, must take an English bride. And Jaime the youngest daughter of Baron Jamison, is his choice. From his first glimpse of the proud and beautiful English lady, Alec felt a burning hunger stir within him. This was a woman worthy of his fearless warrior’s spirit. And he aches to touch her, tameher, possess her…forever.But with the wedding vows, Jamie pledges her own secret oath: She will never surrender her love to this Highland barbarian.

He was everything her heart warned her against — an arrogant, brooding scoundrel whose rough good looks and seductive embrace fire her blood. But when strange accidents begin to threaten Jamie’s life and an old rumor that Alec killed his first wife spreads anew, something far more dangerous than desire threatens to conquer he senses.With all the storytelling power and insight into the human heart that have made her one of the bestselling authors of our time, Julie Garwood takes readers on an unforgettable romantic journey rich in humor, suspense, and historical detail.

When I decided to do a Julie Garwood month I knew that one of the books that I would most definitely be reading was this one. It is one that I have read so many times I really need a new copy of it.
When their Kings order them to marry, neither one is happy about it. Alec takes one look at Jamie and knows that she is the sister that he will be marrying no matter how much her father doesn’t want him to, however he has no choice as the King has said that he will be able to choose his bride from the sisters.

Jamie so doesn’t want the marriage that she wears black to the wedding, hoping that it will make Alec change his mind. It doesn’t in fact it has the exact opposite effect, it intrigues him more.

The interactions of these two once they get back to Scotland are great. You never know what is going to happen next. One of my favorite parts is when Alec decides to tell Jamie that he loves her, and the way that he tells her, knowing that she won’t be able to react without giving away her secret.

I loved the ending of one chapter where one of them thought that she was settling into her life very well, and the next chapter starts with the opening “She started three wars the first week”
This is one of those rare books where all you want is dialogue and reaction because it is so great. This book is in my top five of favorite Julie Garwood books. I love Alec and Jamie and loved being able to see them again in the book The Wedding, and their descendant Sam in the book Sizzle where he is the hero.

I give this book a 4.75 out of 5



  1. Rowena

    This is another winner for me too. I thought this book was fantastic and I adored both Alec and Jamie. But between this book and The Wedding, TW is my favorite. I just love me some Connor MacAllister!

  2. Kay

    Heather, I am enjoying this trip down memory lane with Julie Garwood. I remember liking The Bride very much.

  3. Heather

    Rowena I liked the Wedding but my favorite parts of that book had Alec and Jamie.

    Thanks Kay

  4. Modokker

    Can i just say i adore Julie Garwood. I've read every book she's written and wait patiently for more. I discovered her about 2 years ago when after a 20 yr reading hiatus i started up again. Didn't take me long to find Julie in the library one day after a friend was reading her newest release and i decided i needed to see what else she had on the shelf. lol

    Love the Bride. Makes me want to re read it again right now.


  5. Sarah

    I've never read this book, but it sounds fantastic. Hmm, I may need to head to the library and put it at the top of my TBR pile!


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