Books by Julie Garwood

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The Bride (#29 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on November  28, 1997 The first time I read The Bride, I was captivated by Alec and Jamie's story. I refused to put the book down and I ended up reading it in record time. Wild horses could not have dragged me away from this book. Many people I've met s ...

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The Secret (#50 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 21, 1997 I think most aspiring historical romance writers would like to be Julie Garwood when they grow up. I know I would. Her stories always give me a smile, a laugh and a tear. I love them all, but my favorite Garwood book has always been The ...

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Honor's Splendour (#76 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 23, 2001 I discovered romance novels when I was 13 years old when my aunt gave me a large paper bag full of books. In this bag I found one book with pages yellowed from time and its front cover worn clean off. I decided this obviously well love ...

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Ransom (#78 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 2, 1999 Before you all tar and feather me, please hear me out. I know this is a Julie Garwood Scots romance (her best sub-genre, in my mind) and we have all been waiting for this book for a long time (what was that For the Roses series about, ...

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Wired

Julie Garwood, historical romance legend and by now a longtime romantic suspense writer, reaches the thirteenth volume in her Buchanan-Renard series, Wired, the story of a computer hacker and the FBI agent trying to protect her. Allison Trent is in trouble.  A part-time model, part-time college ...

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Fast Track

Back in the late 1990's and early 2000's, I gobbled up Julie Garwood's books like candy. At first, it was just her historicals. Then, she released Heartbreaker, her first contemporary romantic suspense novel, and I found myself hooked on those as much, if not more than the historicals. Sadly, after ...

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Fast Track

It’s been a while since I last picked up a new Julie Garwood novel. I consider quite a few of her books DIKs and she’s long been one of my favorite authors, so I suppose it’s odd that I’ve been avoiding her work recently. After reading Fast Track, though, I’m reminded of why I kept away. H ...

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Guardian Angel

I haven’t reread this Regency-era historical romance for years but remembered it fondly - so much so, that it was #64 on my recent Top 100 ballot. And when I learned it was available in audio format, I was eager for a reread. Unfortunately, it didn’t stand up quite as well as I expected, and I d ...

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Saving Grace

One of the first historical romance authors I read and enjoyed was Julie Garwood. But when I think of my favorites, Saving Grace, the recipient of two DIKs at AAR, never comes to mind. After listening to this 1994 print release in audio format, I believe my list of Garwood favorites will change in t ...

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Hotshot

I don’t know what it is about Julie Garwood that keeps her at the top of my eagerly awaiting list. Her heroines typically are gorgeous and naïve, but with an optimistic outlook on life. Her heroes are handsome alpha males and possessive. I would compare her writing to a recipe that includes many ...