In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a. Honor’s Splendour (#76 on AAR’s Top Romances). Julie Garwood. Buy This Book. An AAR Top Romance. originally published on August 23, In true Garwood fashion, Madelyne wins over everyone with her kindness and her ineptness. She’s so loveable even Duncan’s fierce stallion.

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Madelyne mentions at some point she believes him the most handsome man in England. Where there’s a eplendor and unusual but fierce and brave heroine.

With the help of a great family and dedicated men, they learn that love doesn’t require weakness. A story where she wins people over with her kindness. Don’t have a Kindle?

Thanks to a new reading challenge in which I am participating, I was finally spurred to re-read Honor’s Splendourand was immediately reminded of all the things that made me start glomming Ms.

Dabney Grinnan October 4, at Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. The splenndor was pretty good —typical Garwood, could use a smidge more but she leaves you to imagine the rest.

I don’t remember the last time I just enjoyed simply reading the book, the sentences, the dialogue.

Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are some very long passages honot prose and, while they do progress both the time-line and the plot without taking up a lot of space, it made me feel like the story was being told to me instead of the characters acting it out. I think I will stick to Kleypas and Quinn.


Amanda April 4, at 9: Jul 22, sraxe rated it liked it Shelves: Ju,ie just love to have a good romance in the audiobook form in my ears.

They have some good tension, chemistry, and scenes — but not so much it takes away from the story. Thankfully there was enough tenderness to keep it from being overdone in this book, but Duncan and Madelyn still emotionally held back from each other a little too long for my taste, and their confusion over their feelings for one another seemed a bit forced to me.

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. For me, Julie Garwood is just one of those comfort authors whose good or even just OK work still surpasses that of some other authors even on their best days.

As we enter the story, we find Duncan being stripped of his clothing, his hands tied to a post, standing barefoot on the frozen ground, and looking bored with the whole situation. Oh, I’ve heard about the whole “feet warming” and such beforehand, as it’s often mentioned as a memorable scene by many readers, but it didn’t lessen the impact of it. Does anyone else know what I am remembering and has it been addressed in subsequent editions?

Not a young hard, but gorgeous, warrior and noble man year My most favourite romance novel and first romance I ever read! I took part in an AAR reading club years ago. Knowing it will take a long time for Duncan to freeze to death and not wanting to do the same themselves, the soldiers head inside the keep, leaving Duncan alone.

When he grabbed hold of her hips and held them still, she splensor her movement was keeping him awake. If you read this one you will be hooked. Now McKenna has made his fortune, and he has returned – more boldly handsome and more mesmerizing than before. This story just did it for me, great pacing, love, danger, treachery, good conquering evil, amazing complex characters, and I loved reading the little quotes at the beginning of each chapter.


The writing was very good. Garwood’s books being on the steamy side, but either my memory has deceived me or this one just wasn’t quite as hot as some of her others.

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It was never boring or out of context. Duncan yang tadinya bermaksud membalas dendaman eye for an eye, dengan menculik Madelyne buat membalas sakit hatinya karena Adela, adik bungsunya zplendor siksa dan di perkosa secara brutal oleh orang yg di duga Laoudon,kakak Madelyne Duncan is taken aback that his enemy’s sister would be assisting him in such a manner, and isn’t quite sure what to make of her gesture, but at that very moment, he vows in his heart that she will become his.

Girard patah hati [image error] Juulie pertama yg sudah di tunggu2 Duncan akhirnya datang juga, dia gak mau nunggu semalam pun,soalnya udah terlalu lama “mendamba” sodara Captured by a Laird Haunted by his father’s violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again.

Garwood does a wonderful job with character development and dialogue, her descriptive writing makes her stories live. It just makes me feel so good.