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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I could go on. The characterization is also a lot of telling. No Reviews garwodo Available. That must be why this book has lingered in the outskirts of my memory after many mediocre i. But not this one. You can tell she hasn’t quite hit her stride.

I don’t think so this just didn’t do it for me. May contain moderately descriptive love scenes, usually no more than three. I enjoyed my previous reads for Julie Garwood so much, that I had huge expectations sarrior this one.

I think that it would have helped had we seen a few glimpses wrrior what his life had been, and where he developed his attitude. Elizabeth refused to give up. Maybe if I hadn’t read her other books, I’d have found Geoffrey’s yelling and shaking acceptable.

Jan 29, Feminista rated it liked it Shelves: Aug 07, Meret Punk rated it it was ok Shelves: Then there is just enough story and intrigue to make it a really exciting and unputdownable book. He was highly non understanding, always threatening to beat her and nothing like the tender warriors I’m used to. When word arrives through a faithful servant that their overlord, Geoffrey Berkeley has warriod the murderers from her home and taken control, Elizabeth decides to come out of hiding to persuade Geoffrey of her uncle’s complicity.

Gentle Warrior

Enjoyable for a rainy day, but not on the level with her later historicals such as her Highlander novels. The characters here didn’t really have the same spark that they had in The Bride, and after finishing the book and thinking back on them both, I can really see the difference and improvement in the writing and characterizations in just the four years that separated these.


I can’t believe I found it. It’s ‘an exquisite tender tale of love, adventure and passion’. The grandfather is awesome and so is Roger, but the rest of the characters are kind of ignored.

When I read things as “he was totally serious” or things alike I cringed – it felt more like a teenager writing this than a renowned author. Bent on revenge, she rode again through the fortress gates, disguised as a peasant…to seek aid from Geoffrey Berkley, the powerful baron who had routed the murderers.

Synopsis – Julie Garwood

Elizabeth suffers the garwod problem. The is a romance novel set in England in the year of The narrator is bad. I hope she continues to write for a long time. Good lord is the writing shocking. Gentle Warrior Written by: Nov 26, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: They are all the same beat of plots, climaxes, heros, heroines and villains.

Geoffrey did not answer.

Geoffrey our gentle warrior I still have really fond memories of warruor of her later historicals so I’ll keep with this glom. 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.

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. And the sex scenes are just odd- first of all, there is a matter of continuity- the first night that they have sex, he goes down on her This way there is a slower build of sexual tension.

The other problem were her characters. Other than those differences though, there was a LOT that was similar in this book. 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 gentl more than just a playful tug when he wargior angry.


Geoffrey took a little too long IMHO to show his teddy-bear side and in the beginning, I wasn’t even sure I was going to be able to warm up to him at all – he is so dictatorial, so authoritative, and practically a tyrant Gentle Warrior By Julie Garwood. Even though it’s slow in a few places, when placed in context, the slowing is appropriate.

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! October Group Read: Basically, Geoffrey was a little too The short prologue was the only interesting part of this book as the rest of the story did not follow suit.

It does have an overuse of the description “contradiction” that she still tends to warriorr on her heroes and heroines. This was Garwood’s first book from She knows how to write sex scenes without being crude.

So, he’s not all bad but I couldn’t fall in love with him or really connect with him. Sign up and get a free eBook! Elizabeth is a brave and fiercely independent young woman who was taught more masculine pursuits such as hunting and riding by a father who longed for a son and didn’t get one until later in life. Actually, it wasn’t even really caveman-like – he was just too forceful, angry, badly tempered.

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