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. Gentle Warrior was Julie Garwood’s first published romance from way back in , and although I mostly enjoyed it, I would have to say that it showed some of . 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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Geoffrey is an intense, warrkor alpha warrior with a hot temper, but in the bedroom is usually quite gentle. With its razor-sharp talons. I found out how bad.

Gentle Warrior

It’s her debut novel, and you can kind of tell that Garwood hasn’t yet hit her stride as a writer in that she doesn’t have her characteristic fluffy tone in this one. A decent book but my least favorite by JG. I cringed a bit at that, I admit. I have been wanting to read this for a long time, but I was a bit underwhelmed. Juie suppose he does have some redeeming characteristics. Many, many times I had to go back and re-read to see what was thought and what was actual dialogue. At this point I just sighed completely exasperated and thought “Come on?

He showed no heart or warmth in her portrayal of him. She began her writing career when the youngest of her three children entered school.

Even though she isn’t very good at more feminine things such as sewing and household maintenance, Elizabeth still had a tender side which made her more relatable to me.

Another great Garwood romance with a fantastic cast of characters, though hero was a little too much at times Setting: My break loomed, and I was anticipating a long, boring half hour staring at the vending machines, when a very kind, well-meaning l I found it!

Paperbackpages. In the midst of his fevered dreams, Geoffrey awoke to find the most jjlie creature he’s ever seen hovering over his bed.

garwkod The dogs are mentioned in the beginning and then also kind of ignored. Gentle Warrior was Julie Garwood’s first published wsrrior from way back inand although I mostly enjoyed it, I would have to say that it showed some of her greenness as a writer.

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The story simply had a healthy dose of a woman’s subservient position to her husband which would seriously raise feminist hackles, but at the same time, it wasn’t nearly as bad as some warriir bodice-ripper romances or the reality for women in the Middle Ages.

But they were very similar in exterior facets Sep 13, Janelle rated it really liked it Shelves: There are many of the trademark Garwood elements here such as a temperamental alpha hero who has a gentler side; a feisty, independent heroine; lots of spirited, humorous banter between the pair; and love scenes that were pretty steamy for the time period in which they were penned. This falls into the read once and never re-read category and I now remember why.

The characters here didn’t juulie have the same spark that they had in The Bride, and after finishing the book and thinking back on them both, I can really see the difference and improvement in the writing and characterizations in just the four years that separated these.

Not warroor for under 18 or sensitive readers. Even taking into account the medieval setting and the time the book was written c, hello Reagan yearsit doesn’t add anything to the book. Garwood attributes much of her success bentle growing up in a large family of Irish heritage. Still, it’s not a bad read. Julie Garwood Star Rating: Content, husband and wife slept.

Geoffrey could be rather arrogant at times which occasionally grated, but sometimes could lead to something endearing.

May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three. Still, compared to other writers, it’s a jewel in the rough. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a peasant…to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, wardior powerful baron who had routed the murderers.

Preview — Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood. Overall, he was generally a good hero though, and the other cast of characters was abs Another great Garwood romance with a fantastic cast of characters, though hero was a little too much at times Setting: Garwood gentlle over those moments more than usual. More similarities abound in the male side of the relationship.


From the New York Times bestselling warriog of Ransom comes an exquisite tender tale of love, adventure and passion! It also makes use of t 1. I really love all of Garwood’s historicals and while this is not a favorite read, it was still good!

Jule Garwood’s first book. I’m not sure if this is just an older style of writing that was more common in the ‘s or one of the signs of julei author’s inexperience, but for me, it was a little confusing and made it more difficult to get inside each character’s head.

I loved this moment: Having survived the massacre of her family and being exiled from her family’s castle, Warriorr makes it her mission to gain revenge on the man who destroyed her family and regain possession of her ancestral home. They hide somewhere in the castle and later are found by hero. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that Wsrrior have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use. I liked her gumption and her devotion to her family.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. They are all the same beat of plots, climaxes, heros, heroines and villains. Any other author, I would have given it less.

Pretending to be a commoner, Elizabeth uses her healing skills to nurse him back to health, but before Geoffrey is fully recovered, she gatwood told that her uncle is on his way and must once again go into hiding. That picture makes a puppy frolicking in the grass under a blue sky. Garwood’s romances are pretty much all the same, so this one was not really special.

You can see the fentle of her trademark humorous battle of the sexes, but as I stated before, you can tell she hasn’t quite hit her stride. I think it just simply falls into the category of a sweet, feel-good story that makes a nice comfort read.