Julie Garwood is one of many authors that I’ve stumbled upon on my many trips to Barnes and Noble. She writes both contemporary and historical romances but she is greatly known for her historcal romances because she’s only written a couple of contemporaries. This book is a historcal romance that I really enjoyed reading because it had everything thing that I love in a historical romance. One it had a stubborn and dangerous highlander laird named Brodick Buchanan as the hero and a beautiful and stubborn English lady named Gillian as the heroine. Two it had a very interesting spin on how things ended for all the characters in the story that I would have never had guessed but enjoyed all the same. I have to say that this story is one of my favorites and the laird Buchanan is probably the ancestor of the Buchanan family in her contemporary romances. Here is the description of the book from the back cover and picture:
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In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers—only to be lost for more than a decade.
Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan. With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father’s reputation. But in the presence of the might warriors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest…betrayal can slay trust in a heartbeat…and the greatest risk of all is surrender—to the deepest of unexpected love.