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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A narrator can make or break a story, and Ann Fosnik’s performance makes this story. They just show up in front of the king, share some small talk and then the king sides with Geoffrey anyway becuase “I trust you, man! When they are wed, Geoffrey discovers that his new bride is an independent-minded young miss who he believes must be taught the duties of a proper wife. I was pretty sure it was Garwood, but I couldn’t pin down the title till just now, with a pretty simple search on Google Books.

One of those books I’ve read numerous times and I haven’t gotten tired of it yet. Well, this was a massive disappointment. Lists with This Book. Most Helpful Most Recent. This way there is a slower build of sexual tension.

It does have an overuse of the description “contradiction” that she still tends to bestow on her heroes and heroines. The grandfather is awesome and so is Roger, but the rest of the characters are kind of ignored.

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I don’t mind reading a book of pages, when the story keeps you hooked all the way. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a healer I believe even worse than that is her contradictory character; her motives are not entirely clear and her irrational outbursts serve no other purpose to annoy Geoffrey and the reader.


Feb 20, Lynsey rated it it was amazing Shelves: In my opinion, it also gave the narrative a more passive tone that had a telling rather than showing feel to it.

I’ll allow though that on one of those occasions she had just confessed to doing something disobedient although she had thought better of the idea and didn’t fully go through with itand then had followed that up with an act that scared the living daylights out of him even though it had a good outcome. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a pe An alternate cover edition can be found here. Gentle Warrior had a few significant secondary characters that helped liven things up, mainly Geoffrey’s gruff vassal and second in command, Roger, and Elizabeth’s precocious little brother, Thomas, and grandfather, Elslow.

My break loomed, and I was anticipating a long, boring half hour staring at the vending machines, when a very kind, well-meaning lady from the other side of the room caught wind of my dilemma honestly, I don’t think I was audibly whimpering not yet and offered me a romance novel she had with her.

It’s her debut novel, and you can kind of tell that Garwood hasn’t yet hit her stride as a writer in that she doesn’t have her characteristic fluffy tone in this one. The story simply had a healthy dose of a woman’s subservient position to her husband which would seriously raise feminist hackles, but at the same time, it wasn’t nearly as bad as some other bodice-ripper romances or the reality for women in the Middle Ages.

But then there wouldn’t have been a story! The pledge was given.

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garwwood This is nothing new but personally, over time, Geoffrey became annoying to me. Instead of being 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.


Preview — Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood. I didn’t feel that the hero and heroine had as much depth as they could have, but overall, they were both pretty likable.

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Enter Elizabeth Montwright, a woman as equally sure of herself and set in her ways. Teen and sensitive readers should exercise caution.

That was as interesting as they got. Oct 27, Gina Gallo rated it it was ok Shelves: You can see the beginnings of her trademark humorous battle of the sexes, garwooe as I stated before, you can tell she hasn’t quite hit her stride.

All in all, Gentle Warrior was a pretty simple, uncomplicated romance even the bad guys were dispatched with little fanfare which was somewhat disappointingbut in spite of its weaknesses managed to elicit enjoyment from me. 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 garwokd woman and become big teddy bears who can still be warriors in battle. The pair “battle” their way to discovering their love for one another while working to defeat those who would do them gareood.

Trivia About Gentle Warrior. Getnle is also Geoffrey’s vassal, Roger, who adds humor and gentleness to many scenes. There were however, several problems with this book.

I think it just simply falls into the category of a sweet, feel-good story that makes a nice comfort read.

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