The Bride by Julia Garwood

Pages: 352

Published: July 1989

Publisher: Atria Books

Series: Laird’s Fiancé’s, #1

Read from: 1 July 2019 – 6 July 2019

From New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood, whose novels have enchanted millions of readers worldwide, comes a breathtakingly romantic novel about a mismatched young wife and husband who, despite their differences in background and temperament, fall inexorably in love. The Bride sweeps readers back to the savage beauty of medieval Scotland…. 

By the king’s edict, Alec Kincaid, mightiest of the Scottish lairds, must take an English bride. And Jaime the youngest daughter of Baron Jamison, is his choice. From his first glimpse of the proud and beautiful English lady, Alec felt a burning hunger stir within him. This was a woman worthy of his fearless warrior’s spirit. And he aches to touch her, tame her, possess her…forever. 

But with the wedding vows, Jamie pledges her own secret oath: She will never surrender her love to this Highland barbarian. He was everything her heart warned her against — an arrogant, brooding scoundrel whose rough good looks and seductive embrace fire her blood. But when strange accidents begin to threaten Jamie’s life and an old rumor that Alec killed his first wife spreads anew, something far more dangerous than desire threatens to conquer her senses. 

With all the storytelling power and insight into the human heart that have made her one of the bestselling authors of our time, Julie Garwood takes readers on an unforgettable romantic journey rich in humor, suspense, and historical detail.

My New Favourite!!!

“My wife.” 
“By what name is she called, Kincaid?” 

This book was part of my Historical Bingo which you can find here

I chose this novel because I have a huge love for Highlander Romances, and this was the top of Goodreads list.

This book was written just before I was born, and I was really curious about the premise of the book.

This book has been published 30 years this years and to be honest it feels like a privilege to read this. If I wasn’t a fan of Highlander Romances, this would convert me heart and soul.


She still hadn’t caught on. Alec sighed. “Change your gown, Jamie, if that’s your inclination. I prefer white. Now go and do my bidding. The hour grows late and we must be on our way.”

He’d deliberately lengthened his speech, giving her time to react to his announcement. He thought he was being most considerate.

She thought he was demented.

Jamie was, at first, too stunned to do more than stare in horror at the warlord. When she finally gained her voice, she shouted, “It will be a frigid day in heaven before I marry you, milord, a frigid day indeed.”

“You’ve just described the Highlands in winter, lass. And you will marry me.”


Exactly one hour later, Lady Jamison was wed to Alec Kincaid.”

Firstly, our heroes, Jamie (female) and Alec’s war of the words, was outstanding. He was a stubborn bossy highlander, and Jamie was beautiful kind soul, but also just as stubborn. They were perfect for each other.

Actually the more I think of it, Jamie will always be my favourite female character, because she was kind, a healer, stubborn, but also didn’t have annoying traits like some simpering heroines have.

A powerhouse of a Historical Romance, that I will re-read whenever I lose faith in other romances…

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