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. Gentle Warrior was Julie Garwood’s first published romance from way back in , and although I mostly enjoyed it, I would have to say that it showed some of . 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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Gentle Warrior

Actually, it wasn’t even really caveman-like – he was just too forceful, angry, badly tempered. The pair “battle” their way to discovering their love for one another while working to defeat those who would do them harm.

If you’re a fan of Garwood, however, you’ll probably enjoy this. Only she and her brother survives. I think it just simply falls into the category of a sweet, feel-good story that makes a nice comfort read. It doesn’t take long and the two are wed, and now the real battle begins. He showed no heart or warmth in her portrayal of him. May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three. Geoffrey BerkleyElizabeth Montwright. He’s fair and deals with the slaughter of Elizabeth’s family justly and methodically.

Even though her characters and stories are formulaic, I still love each and every one of them.

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And the side charact This is probably one of her newer books. Elizabeth was a patient soul. The characterization is also a lot of telling.


These men have no subtlety when it comes to the horizontal mambo. Geoffrey is an intense, stubborn alpha warrior varwood a hot temper, but in the bedroom is usually quite gentle.

Julis survived the massacre of her family and being exiled from her family’s castle, Elizabeth makes it her mission to gain revenge on the man who destroyed her family and regain possession of her ancestral home. 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.

I’m surprised I made it the whole half hour of my lunch break.

The writing Something interesting about this book that I had never really noticed before, and something that made it a little more difficult to read than most of Garwood’s novels, was the way she wrote the characters’ silent thoughts.

Big, hulking menfolk, who are just gentle giants and don’t realize that they love their little wifey until they almost lose hertimes because she’s such a little uncontrollable firecracker. 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. Well, except for when Garwood refers to Elizabeth’s mare as “him”. And that the letter was only two pages.

At the same time I liked that he wasn’t PC.

I do love Google Books. In fact, I would have to say that the largest part of this book was about them learning to compromise and come to terms with the other’s inherent personality traits. While Geoffrey isn’t exactly abusive like some heroes of that era in romance, he can get very intense and a couple of times he shook Elizabeth or pulled her hair in a way that was more than just a playful tug when he was angry.


The dialogue is not great. Given that those jokes, whether made by the heroine’s grandfather, husband, or herself, are interspersed with the heroine’s fear that they’re actually threats, makes them really not funny. Having an arguing couple in one of Garwood’s books is as sure as the sun coming up – but this time it didn’t serve for my entertainment at all.

Elizabeth Montwright and her little brother, Thomas, were the sole survivors of a vicious attack against her father’s castle which left her entire family dead. This way there is a slower build of sexual tension.

I recommend this book to all. Garwod first big problem I had were the jokes about domestic violence. Then, later in the book, she is shocked when wafrior kisses her there.

Believing that her greedy uncle is responsible for the murders and will likely try to gain guardianship of Thomas and kill him too, she has been hiding out in the forest. In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle.

He heard her pleas, resisted her demands, and vowed to seduce his beautiful subject. The plot felt really rushed and the characters were boring.