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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There are some humorous parts like how she keeps going on about being a “gentle lady” and a “gentle maiden” but, other than a few things here and there, it was just OK. And splendro, after Madelyne and Duncan were married the book did seem to slow down, it became just a little boring until they ended up in the King’s Court.
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She was all over the place. Mac I think you can like Eva Ibbotson’s books. I do love Garwood’s hysterical historicals, especially this one! Madelyne is sweet and innocent — all she wants is to be loved and to feel safe. I like all of her historical novels, some I julke, and several are in my re-read collection.
What members say Average Customer Ratings Overall. I thought I had recalled Ms. It’s very disappointing considering the story is so good. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Who knew that his cruelty would be the cause for Madelyn finding love at the hands of his enemy, Baron Wexton? It is both heart and pain, funny dialogue, everyday events in the castle, witty, charming, seductive and cute tender.
As I mentioned earlier though, the last third of the story was my favorite part. The pace of their relationship was perfect and when they finally got together, oh the feels.
Why did I keep reading? This alternated between focusing on Madelyne and Duncan in 3rd person narrative. It had just the right amount of passion and reverence for a book of this genre.
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A fierce warrior for a hero 4. 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 splwndor confusion over their feelings for one another seemed a bit forced to me.
A beautifully sensitive love story.
This classic medieval romance from New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood is a fan favorite—a beautiful lady needs rescue from a knight in shining armor, and gets an alpha warrior instead. They share some fine qualities such as courage and loyalty,but together as one they create a love that’s timeless In his rough-hewn castle, Duncan proved true to his honor.
I liked both characters and how they interated together. Yes view spoiler [There are times when they both push away as well as pursue the relationship. As I’m beginning to expect from Garwood’s heroines, Madelyne was a bit ditzy and clumsy, but her kindness and courage won me over. This story hearkens back to the wonderful historicals of my youth, yet it is as fresh today as when it was written some 30 years ago. I really liked her journey from the shy virgin to embracing her passionate nature, and found it to be very believable and well-crafted.
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While I didn’t necessarily need more tawdriness, some of the scenes just seemed to lack that extra bit of spice that really shows the reader a deep emotional connection. View all 14 comments. She has a talent for combining a good romance with a strong plot, Reviewed for THC Reviews I’ve been a long-time fan of Julie Garwood, but have been so distracted lately by exciting new books and authors that I have not picked up one of her books in nearly two years.
Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he catured In the resplendence of William the Conqueror’s London court, the lovely Saxon captive, Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles.
Duncan’s sweet side was solidified for me when he watched over Madelyne while she was ravaged with fever, and I loved how he snuck into bed with her every night without her knowing.
What she didn’t realize was that Duncan didn’t need rescuing. She writes with a mix of action and sizzle and humor. He leaves the decision to her and promises not to force her. Set up a giveaway.
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This is Madelyne and Duncan’s story. Not perfect per se, but perfect for me. There was potential for conflict Lady Eleanor, escaping, etc but the author never explores them. Never again will I disgrace my mind with such folly.
So the language was good. This is a standalone. View all 12 comments. He is big and strong and a mighty splendod.
I don’t remember the last time I just enjoyed simply reading the book, the sentences, the dialogue. How ever good the story, how ever great the characters, it is the talent behind the pen that makes a good book GREAT.