Books by Julie Garwood

C+
The Lion's Lady

Narrated by Susan Duerden I’ve read/listened to very little Garwood. That confession might get me kicked out of Romancelandia, I suppose, but there it is. Many of my online friends rate this book as one of their all time favorites, so when I had the opportunity to review it, I decided to take t ...

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The Secret

Narrated by Susan Duerden In the early days of AAR, The Secret (first published in 1992) received a DIK in a reader review. I read the review soon after I discovered AAR and immediately bought the book. I’ve read it so many times since that my old paperback is falling apart. I was a bit nervous ...

C
The Ideal Man

The difference in price between mass market paperbacks and hard covers is rather remarkable. Given that I rarely buy books new, even at $7.99, the idea of paying full price for a hardcover makes me wince. Julie Garwood’s newest contemporary romantic suspense, The Ideal Man, is a hardcover release, ...

B-
Sizzle

There are no shades of gray in Julie Garwood’s books of late. The villains twirl virtual mustaches and the good characters are nothing less than saintly. Still, the author remains one of the best storytellers in the business and the one she tells in Sizzle is largely a good one. Lyra Prescott i ...

B-
Fire and Ice

Unlike most Julie Garwood readers I've encountered, I am more familiar with her contemporary romantic suspense books than I am with her historicals. From my understanding, her RS books are not quite as well received – but as someone who has never read one of her historicals, I found Fire and Ice p ...

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Shadow Music

It hurts to give Julie Garwood’s much anticipated Shadow Music such a low grade, but I’ve read more interesting, well plotted vacuum cleaner instructions. Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, the Treasure of England, has been betrothed to a highly respected Highland chief by King John in hopes of ...

F
Shadow Dance

Julie Garwood is one of romance’s superstars and has legions of devoted fans. While I have read romances for years, she is one of the genre’s writers who has pretty much sailed underneath my radar. I haven’t read any of her historical romances, but I have read a couple of her contemporary nove ...

C
Slow Burn

I haven’t read a Garwood book for a long, long time. I loved her historicals, but haven’t picked up one of her romantic suspense novels. I have to say I enjoyed her historicals much more than this offering. Since I haven’t read any of the others, I’m not sure if Slow Burn is a good example o ...

D+
Murder List

Wow. As a big fan of Julie Garwood's historical romances and her sure hand with characterization and dialogue, I have to admit to being shocked by the sad state of both in this lackluster release. Why the extreme disappointment? Murder List is marred by a pedestrian and predictable ...

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Killjoy

I've heard people gripe about Garwood's jump from historicals to contemporaries, but I'm not one of them. Killjoy is a perfect example of why I'm glad she made the leap. Here's a fast-paced tale of suspense that is balanced with a great romance. Talent agent Carrie Salvetti has been given a free ...