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Author: Julie Garwood Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781441812087

Publisher Description

In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive, Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her. Ferocious in battle, seasoned in passion, Royce was surprised by the depth of his emotion whenever he caressed his charming bride. In a climate of utmost treachery, where Saxons still intrigued against their Norman invaders, Royce and Nicholaa revelled in their precious new love...a fervent bond soon to be disrupted by the call of blood, kin and country!

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  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very enjoyable lighthearted entertainment. Enjoyed the diversion. "

    - Glenajo, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " a very fun read after something heavy. "

    - Kathleen, 2/7/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Very good :) I was glad that Royce finally realized what he was doing to Nicholaa near the end, and fixed it on his own (unlike some other books where the heroine says something and he just turns around for no reason). I liked that it was set in such a historical time, and it seemed well researched. "

    - Jill, 1/24/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Another one that I didn't really care for, but again, hard to know if it's the time period (this one is set in 1066), as I am not a fan of historical romance set in the Middle Ages. It's just too hard to get away from the "women as chattel" angle of the times to really get into a story based on that time, unless the characters are completely anachronistic (which these are not). It also felt like a retread of her first book, Gentle Warrior, in many scenes. The two leads just seemed really similar to the two leads in the previous book. Some authors pull that kind of thing off well (McNaught is an example - her male leads sometimes seem interchangeable, but she writes the stories so well, I just don't care!), but this being still an early work by Garwood, the plot isn't strong enough to carry that flaw, for me at least. "

    - Melowin, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Ugh. Julie Garwood's books are just the same crap over and over - why do I keep reading them? I think I'm officially done now. :p "

    - Marti, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I needed to read this again after going to Medieval Times with my hubs. I like having something to help quiet my brain after days of studying. "

    - Kiki, 1/15/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " nicolaanya sial banget hehehe "

    - Imelda, 1/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " a 3.5. good historical romance. Garwood's typical mix of romance and suspense, which I like. "

    - Michelle, 1/4/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " As I have started reading Julie Garwood's books, I have found that all the love scenes are the same. The wording is the same. Very predictable. But the story lines are different. I liked this story. Another finding love tale. "

    - Diane, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " "Checkmate" "

    - ReadingWench, 12/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " OMG i loved this book, its was entertaining the entire time i was reading it, the characters were awesome "

    - Lady, 11/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " OMG!!! What a wonderfully Fantastical book!!! I loved every minute, thank you so much to my great GR's friends for recommending this one!! "

    - Holly, 10/24/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this heartwarming love story. Royce and Nicholaa were characters that you couldn't help but rout for and the secondary characters added to this endearing story. A great read! "

    - Kit, 6/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was my first Julie Garwood book (back in high school) and will always have a special place in my heart. It will always be the "Nathan" book... "

    - Starrynoir, 12/18/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I was disappointed in this book based on the great reviews it has gotten. I did listen to it on audio so maybe that worked against it. I can't put my finger on what I didn't like, it just didn't grab me. I didn't get much of a connection between the main characters. "

    - (just), 10/20/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I throughly enjoy Julie Garwood's medieval books, this is a genre I didn't think I would ever like. I'll be looking for more of her books at the library today. "

    - Maggie, 1/15/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " It was a sweet story "

    - Rosanne, 1/2/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Wonderful and romantic. "

    - cendrillon, 10/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Tried as I might.. I couldn't read this one... "

    - Denise, 9/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Witty fun. "

    - Lady, 7/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved It. I Love Happy Endings "

    - Ana, 5/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This has to be one of the best romance novels I've read in a long time. The interaction between Lady Nicholaa and Baron Royce is amazing! They can't stand each other, then they can, then they can't. And it's just an amazing love story. I can't wait to read it again. "

    - Megan, 5/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Loved It. I Love Happy Endings "

    - Ana, 4/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Sometimes, I was left wondering but the clever mind games that was played between Nicholaa and Royce was interesting. "

    - Lorie, 4/21/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I was still able to listen to it but narrator is not a favorite and I prefer reading the story. "

    - Vic, 2/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " I love all of her books "

    - Carolyn, 2/19/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very enjoyable lighthearted entertainment. Enjoyed the diversion. "

    - Glenajo, 2/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 3.5 Stars I realized that I am more of a historical romance person when it comes to highlanders. This story wasn't bad, actually good, but just didn't feel there was anything special to it. "

    - Mommaseymour, 12/17/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I have ordered a box of Garwood's books from ebay. "

    - Frances, 12/16/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Nicholaa's schemes and logic (or lack thereof) really cracked me up. How could someone that naïve and somewhat stupid managed to deceive Royce? Anyway, that thickheaded hero got what he deserved: a little extravagant wife and a castle in ruins. Not a masterpiece, but fun to read. "

    - La, 11/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good Read. But I think the beginning part is most delicious, after shotgun married not to much excitement for me. I don't really like marriage at convenience theme.Julie Garwood 's romance always good, right? "

    - Lucie, 11/2/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I'm totally hooked! I literally couldn't put the book down.. yes, there was things that was too predictable but all in all it was a nice read.. especially when you're in the mood for something that is very cheesy. Romance books lover you will enjoy reading this book! "

    - Manal, 10/31/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Ok. Great love plot, a little slow "

    - Brooke, 10/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Narrated by Anne Flosnick:Another favorite ruined by bad narration. "

    - Brenda, 10/4/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " some parts more racey than I usually read but I LOVED the characters in this book. It started off a little slow but I enjoyed it so much I was sad when it was over. "

    - Alisha, 9/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Ugh. Julie Garwood's books are just the same crap over and over - why do I keep reading them? I think I'm officially done now. :p "

    - Marti, 9/10/2010

About the Author

Julie Garwood is among a critically acclaimed and popular romance authors around, published in thirty-two languages worldwide with forty million copies of her books in print. She is the author of numerous bestsellers, of which more than a dozen have made the New York Times bestsellers list.

About the Narrator

Anne Flosnik, a seasoned audiobook narrator, has over four hundred titles to her credit and several awards and distinctions, including AudioFile Earphones Awards, a USA Today Recommended Listening selection, an AudioFile “Best Narration of the Year” selection in 2009, and the American Library Association’s Special Services to Children Award. She has also been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She is an award-winning British actress with lead credits on stage, on television, and in commercials and voice-overs.