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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,628 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Julie Garwood Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Highlands’ Lairds Series Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9780739357576
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One of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots -- in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland.

For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows -- skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England’s most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle’s marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeannine wakefield | 2/17/2014

    " I love Julie Garwood's books but was greatly disappointed in this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/14/2014

    " Another Great Read from Julie Garwood "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zo'e | 2/11/2014

    " I had a little trouble getting into it but once I did it was worth it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ | 2/10/2014

    " The Secret (Medieval #1 - 1992) was the best. Ransom (Medieval #2 - 1999) was very good. Shadow Music (Medieval #3 - 2007) was decent but not quite as good as the first two. Only one character is in all 3 books - Brodick. I think the series suffered a bit by having so much time, nearly a decade, between books. If you like the rest of this series, then you'll probably enjoy reading this and seeing Brodick again although his role is small. She could have ended the series after Ransom and it would feel complete. This isn't a bad book but it's not spectacular either. Julie Garwood fans would probably like it. After more contemporary stories she wrote a historical again. Definetly not as good as her earlier historical books, but very enjoyable and readable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MG2112 | 1/30/2014

    " An always entertaining read from Julie Garwood. I always have enjoyed her historical fiction. And I had forgotten that this dovetails into Shadow Dance, the 6th in the Buchanan series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shel | 1/24/2014

    " It was an easy entertaining read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Donald | 1/18/2014

    " This is another one of those young-heiress/princess-gets-taken-to-the-wild-Highlands-of-Scotland-and-falls-for-the-wild-Scottish-laird types of bodice rippers. It's been done so often before (and better, respectively, of course) that this one is rather bland and uninteresting. The young princess is entirely boring and shows us nothing new; the wild Scottish laird is flat and boring as well. The situation is contrived and feels forced, especially when they "fall for each other," which never felt natural. This qualifies as a bodice ripper only by virtue of a late-in-the-book scene and that's not even up to par of other BRs. The author seems to think her readers are imbeciles, as well, as she constantly explains actions and thoughts she just previously showed us, as if to say, "Hmm, perhaps they won't get it, so I'll hit them over the head with it." The lines at ends of chapters or paragraph breaks, such as "She didn't know how wrong she would be . . ." are entirely annoying and unnecessary. The reference in the title is also bland, as it's mentioned twice in the entire book and then not even as any kind of a major thing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 becky | 1/13/2014

    " I wanted to love this book, really I did. I like Garwood. I like Scottish Highlanders. I like castles and smart & witty damsels in distress. What I don't like is men who behave like neanderthals (and that's the hero!); men who think it's okay to rape & destroy a woman (those are the villains, and yes there's more than one trying to do this); and women who go running off into the wilds even though they know there are multiple people out there who would love to rape, torture, murder them. That's not being plucky or showing gumption - that's showing stupidity and a complete lack of gumption and pluck. You know, the more I think about this book, the less I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 1/11/2014

    " I really enjoyed this series. I recommend it. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 1/10/2014

    " Got this as an audio book from LL and it made the drive to/from work more enjoyable. It was exactly what one would expect from the genre, but that is fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni ~married to a hunk~ | 1/10/2014

    " I have never listened to an audio book and since I am driving alot lately I thought this might be a good idea. I loved this book alot and the reader was GREAT!! I would love to hear her tell another story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dianne Salzwedel | 12/28/2013

    " Princess to marry Scotish laird "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doug | 12/11/2013

    " O.K. - fun, somewhat historical novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aubrey | 10/21/2013

    " I loved this fictional story set back in the 1700's in England/Scotland. It had lots of twists and turns and kept me wanting for more. I was sad when it ended but did love the ending :) It does have a slightly PG-13 scene in the book....but I won't say where. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Moviesfreak89 | 9/6/2013

    " I wish there're more Julie garwood's scotland novels !! I like this book my facetious character from "ransom " is in it :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 2/26/2013

    " It's a romance novel, I guess, but not over the top. And it takes place in Scotland, so it gets bonus points for that alone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/9/2012

    " Fun romp through medieval Scotland. A little more brutality that I really liked and the graphic love scenes were unneccessary. I listened to this on CD and just fast forwarded those parts. Really- I did! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Evelyn | 12/2/2012

    " Gotta love a book with a strong willed heroine that falls in love with kick ass warrior. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 11/3/2012

    " I was happy to see a return to the historical romance by Julie Garwood. I didn't love it though like I did her earlier books. Something was missing, but I still enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joy | 10/25/2012

    " Out of the 3 this was my least fav. But still I like it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miss Kim | 7/2/2012

    " Very disappointed in this one. I love the Buchanan brothers series, but this one didn't cut it for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/1/2012

    " The heroine was very likable and the story entertaining. Not the best Garwood book but still very enjoyable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 3/31/2012

    " Another book on CD for long car drive. Kept me awake and I enjoyed it, though I don't hink it changed my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kia | 2/20/2012

    " Not my favorite Julie Garwood book. It didn't have the humor that I have come to expect from her books and I didn't really care about the characters. It was dull compared to the rest of her romance novels. And I think the title was supposed to go the one of her thriller/suspense books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 8/13/2011

    " I didn't finish this one. I'm a third of the way through the book and the romantic leads haven't even met each other yet. The style of writing is very hard to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 5/6/2011

    " As always with Julie Garwood I enjoyed this book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arick | 4/17/2011

    " I loved the story. Good Strong MEN. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy | 4/8/2011

    " Julie Garwood is the reason I stated reading historical books in the first place. Many years ago. I have read evey book that she has written. It was fun to read another of her historicals for a change. I love how put humor into her stores and keeps me coming back for more.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Samantha | 3/26/2011

    " Last of the Highland Lairds series. I liked this series. I liked the culture story of the Scottish clan tribes. Loved the romance and action in this book (not that kind of action...) and it was definitely less "salacious" than the first two. I'm sad this series is over. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathryn | 3/10/2011

    " I like Julie Garwood. I like her historicals. This was not one of her better historicals. I would recommend starting with another first. It lacked the humor of 'The Bride' or the passion of 'Ransom'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthiaj | 3/3/2011

    " Got this as an audio book from LL and it made the drive to/from work more enjoyable. It was exactly what one would expect from the genre, but that is fine. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 1/29/2011

    " I didn't finish this one. I'm a third of the way through the book and the romantic leads haven't even met each other yet. The style of writing is very hard to get through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 --- 365andMe | 12/24/2010

    " This is book three of the Highland Lairds series. I haven't read the other two, but would like to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nee | 11/18/2010

    " great especially colmn and grabrelle character "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vanessa | 11/4/2010

    " critanya menarik..^^
    byk pesan2 yg ak dpet selama baca critanya..
    tapi,, ad yg kurang dibagian 'hot' nya.. kurang banyak maksudnya... hahahaa:D
    coba kalo ditambahin dibagian tersebut, ak kasih 5 bintang dehh.. hahahaa:D "

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About the Author
Author Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood is a bestselling historical romance novel author. Over thirty-five million copies of her books are in print, and she has had over twenty titles on the New York Times bestseller list. Her first novel, Gentle Warrior, was published in 1985, and her novel For the Roses was adapted into a Hallmark Hall of Fame production on CBS. She lives in Leawood, Kansas.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration.She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and The Square One Theater, among others.