Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood – book cover, description, publication history. 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. 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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In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a pe. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a peasant He heard her pleas, resisted her demands, and vowed to seduce his beautiful subject.
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Preview — Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood. An alternate cover edition can be found here. From the New York Times bestselling author of Ransom comes an exquisite tender tale of love, adventure and passion! Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a pe An alternate cover edition can be found here. Paperbackpages. Published December 1st by Pocket Books first published October Geoffrey BerkleyElizabeth Montwright.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Gentle Warriorplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Mar 13, Becky rated it it was ok Shelves: This is my second Garwood romance read in less than a week. This is unheard of for me I very, very rarely read romance, but as I’m participating in a blog activity with a friend, I’m going for it and reading 5 of them this month.
I read this one in place of a different one that my friend had sent me, because that one was about rippling abs in kilts and the Garwood I just read featured the same theme So I went for something a little different and went for Feudal England over Scotla This is my second Garwood romance read in less than a week. So I went for something a little different and went for Feudal England over Scotland. Other than those differences though, there was a LOT that was similar in this book.
Having read the newer of the two, The Bride, first although I didn’t know it at the timethis book felt a bit shallow. Neither one was really plumbing the depths of humanity, although warriot certainly went for SOME sort of depth-plumbing, ha ha ha.
The characters here didn’t really 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. Elizabeth is very, very much like Jamie from The Bride.
Both are spirited, skilled in ways that women usually weren’t way back then, such as hunting and use of weaponry and defense. They both have problems with authority, both have knowledge gentke healing, both caretakers of their family, both beloved youngest daughters, etc. I could go on.
I didn’t really understand a lot of Elizabeth’s reasoning and logic or her actions. She just seemed contradictory to me. But they were warroir similar in exterior facets Their first time brings out the cougar in them both, which is just unrealistic.
Maybe Garwood is a few years past her first time at the rodeo, or maybe she’s just really enthusiastically romantic, but let me clarify: Let’s see if we can get a gafwood leg in too, dear.
Yet both of these girls did. Like I said, unrealistic. More similarities abound in the male side of the relationship. Big, hulking menfolk, who are just genyle giants and don’t realize that they love their little gentoe until they almost lose hertimes because she’s such a little uncontrollable firecracker. These men have no subtlety when it comes to the horizontal mambo. True, they aren’t just “Wham, Bam, Thank You, Ma’am” guys, they each make sure that she gets hers too, but the actual deed consists of much whamming and much bamming.
Which is fine, but again One thing that the guys do have going for them in the sexy-time realm is their willingness and enthusiasm to please. This book had quite a few trips downtown, and while that sounds fun, it was actually quite a bit like a paint by number That picture makes a puppy frolicking in the grass under a blue sky. These complaints don’t mean gentls I didn’t enjoy the story I did for the most part, and there was one part that really tugged at wwarrior heart, so despite the predictability of the story and the characters and the sex, I still liked it.
I can’t say that I would really recommend it, because I’m sure that there is better out there in this type, but it’s not terrible. Well, except for when Garwood refers to Elizabeth’s mare as “him”. I cringed a bit at that, I admit.
View all 11 comments. Another great Garwood darrior with a fantastic cast of characters, though hero was a little too much gawrood times Setting: I had to give it four stars instead of 4. Actually, it wasn’t even really caveman-like – he was just too forceful, angry, badly tempered.
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: Overall, he was generally a good hero though, and the other cast of characters was absolutely terrific. The subplot was kind of a garood, but not really was interesting and as it was central to the plot and how the story develops, it didn’t feel like an warriot and detractor from the romance.
The resolving it was completely anti-climactic – twice you feel like you’ll get some gafwood to-do The book was originally published inthough, and I think that’s why this hero is so much more borderline than Garwood’s other heroes that were written later.
Basically, Geoffrey was a little too I know he’s this big, bad knight, but normally Garwood’s trademark heroes are big, bad warriors – who fall under the spell of some gentle courageous woman and become big teddy bears who can still be warriors in battle.
Geoffrey took a little too long IMHO to show his teddy-bear side and in the beginning, I wasn’t even sure I was going garwwood be able to warm up to him at all – he is so dictatorial, so authoritative, and practically a tyrant There are many warrioe moments, however, when Geoffrey and Elizabeth clash and as readers we are able to enjoy them all the more since we’re privy to both of their thoughts.
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It’s sweet – and at times quite funny – to watch their relationship develop: One minute she’ll be saving her husband’s vassal with her bow and arrow and then by jumping into a lake even though she can’t swim, and the next she’ll be hiding her tears from her husband because he’s being gruff genhle shouting at her or acts somewhat meanly in an attempt to avoid the fact that he’s in love with her.
Elizabeth isn’t too weepy though, and considering that when we first meet her she has recently witnessed the massacre of her entire family save her baby brotherone can’t warroor but wwarrior admiration for how she acts and the inner strength she displays.
Instead of garowod completely despondent, as would be wholly understandable, she’s intent on avenging her family and taking revenge on the man responsible for their deaths, while also doing her best to protect her younger brother, who is in danger since he’s the heir to their father’s holding and was one of the intended targets of the massacre.
There is also Geoffrey’s vassal, Roger, who adds humor and gentleness to many scenes. Elizabeth’s grandfather, Elslow, was absolutely wonderful and I’d be surprised to meet a reader who wouldn’t want a grandfather like him – garsood funny, witty, so sweet and garrwood affectionate with Elizabeth and her younger brother, and just all around fantastic.
Despite my annoyances with Geoffrey, the hero, it will be added to my reread shelf and should not be missed by medieval historical romance fans. Garwood also has a wonderful Regency series, “Crown’s Spies”: Blogspot, “Historical Romance Heaven” Feb 03, Steven Walle rated it really liked it.
The is a romance novel getnle in England in the year of It is a story of a strong, fierce warrior who rules over his knights and family with an iron hand, but he is a very gentle and tender lover twards his Wife. His Wife is a very strong willed lady who carries a dagerin her hand and one concealed beneathher skirts. It has some very tender moments between the lovers and some very harsh scenes in war.
I recommend this gentel to all. Enjoy and Be Blessed. Reviewed for THC Reviews Gentle Warrior was Julie Garwood’s first published romance from way back inand although I mostly enjoyed it, I would have to say that it showed some of her greenness as a writer. 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.
However Reviewed for THC Reviews Gentle Warrior was Julie Garwood’s first published romance from way back inand although I mostly enjoyed it, I would have to say that it showed some of her greenness garwlod a writer. However, the book is written in a style in which the points-of-view POV sometimes slip back and forth between various characters every few paragraphs within the same scene rather than there being longer passages in one person’s POV and then having a scene break before switching to another character.
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 the author’s inexperience, but for me, it was a little confusing and made it more difficult to get inside each character’s head. Warior my opinion, it also gave the narrative a more passive tone that had a telling rather than showing feel to it.
Additionally, there wasn’t quite enough details in any area of the book to fully satisfy me. Geoffrey is an intense, stubborn alpha warrior with a hot temper, but in the warrrior is usually quite gentle. Elizabeth is a brave and fiercely independent young woman who was taught more masculine pursuits such as hunting and riding by a father who longed for a son and didn’t get one until later in life. 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.
She witnessed her entire family, with the exception of her little brother, be massacred by greedy men who wanted her father’s land, and is now hell-bent on seeking vengeance against them. Needless to say, Geoffrey and Elizabeth have a clash of both personalities and wills as they try to create a lasting, affectionate marriage.