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Bestselling author Julie Garwood's classic love story is filled with "the humor, the sweetness, and the sensuality" (Publishers Weekly) that have made her "a trusted brand name in romantic fiction" (People).Only her beloved grandmother, Lady Esther, knew how devastated Taylor Stapleton had been when her fiancé eloped with Taylor's cousin. Now dear Esther -- one of London'sBestselling author Julie Garwood's classic love story is filled with "the humor, the sweetness, and the sensuality" (Publishers Weekly) that have made her "a trusted brand name in romantic fiction" (People).Only her beloved grandmother, Lady Esther, knew how devastated Taylor Stapleton had been when her fiancé eloped with Taylor's cousin. Now dear Esther -- one of London's richest and most formidable matriarchs -- lies dying. But first she was going to help Taylor pull off the scam of the season.To escape becoming a ward of her unscrupulous uncle, Taylor would wed Lucas Ross, a rugged American rancher. Lady Esther's money would enable Ross to return home to Montana. Taylor had her own urgent reason to go to America...a precious legacy she hadn't revealed to Ross, for they had agreed to part ways once they reached Boston. But as her handsome new husband spoke of life in Montana, Taylor began planning a new future. To Taylor, the wide-open spaces of Montana sounded like paradise.......

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ISBN : 11371127
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Number of Pages : 564 Pages
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Prince Charming Reviews

  • Kristen
    2019-06-12 09:31

    3 1/2 to 4 StarsNot my favorite Julie Garwood book–it was a bit more chick-lit than I prefer, as the heroine's relationship with the hero seemed to take a back seat to her relationships with the secondary characters. That said, I still enjoy this book, and in typical Garwood fashion, the ending left me feeling blissful, tenderhearted, and grinning. Note: I listened to the audio version of this story and the narration was fabulous.

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
    2019-06-25 03:06

    From the cover:Only her beloved grandmother, Lady Esther, knew how devastated Taylor Stapleton had been when her fiancé eloped with Taylor's cousin. Now dear Esther -- one of London's richest and most formidable matriarchs -- lies dying. But first she was going to help Taylor pull off the scam of the season.To escape becoming a ward of her unscrupulous uncle, Taylor would wed Lucas Ross, a rugged American rancher. Lady Esther's money would enable Ross to return home to Montana. Taylor had her own urgent reason to go to America...a precious legacy she hadn't revealed to Ross, for they had agreed to part ways once they reached Boston. But as her handsome new husband spoke of life in Montana, Taylor began planning a new future. To Taylor, the wide-open spaces of Montana sounded like paradise....My review:I want to begin by saying that if the last 1/2 of this book hadn't been so very good, I would have given it a 3 star. If the first 1/2 had been as good as the second 1/2, it would have gotten a 5 star. Now that I have you thoroughly confused...I felt the majority of the first 1/2 was very slow. I can't really say it needed to be so slow for plot development or because the storyline demanded it, either. Both Taylor and Lucas had enough personality and background to make this an interesting read, but neither wanted to talk about their pasts so there was a lot of bones to their story, but not enough meat. There could have been more excitement, more dialogue, more... something. However...Without giving away too much, by the time they had finally accomplished the biggest part of Taylor's plan for "the greater good," the story had really picked up. The secondary characters were enjoyable, loveable people and I was cheering for them every bit as much as I was for Taylor and Lucas. The children were adorable, and their sweet innocence had me smiling throughout their presence on the pages.

  • Lisa Kay
    2019-06-27 08:20

    Yes, I know the fashion isn’t right for 1868, but these twins are just too adorable to not post!★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) What can I say about the wonderful, versatile Rosalyn Landor that I have not said before? Here she surprised me with her Kentucky accent of Lucas Ross, the hero. Granted, I’ve met people from this wonderful Southern “blue grass” state and they speak a lot slower than she delivered Lucas’ lines. LOL! Which is probably a good thing, as it would have taken me forever to get to the end. Nevertheless, she gives us a very good delivery of him, astounding me yet again. Of course, the rest of her reading is perfection. I've read this one before, but she kicks it up a notch. I’m so happy they are re-releasing JG’s books on audio! While this one isn’t my favorite, it gets better as the story moves along. It seems a little disjointed at first, as it searches for a comfortable setting in which to get cozy - the old world or the new. I was able to get distracted by other pretty bookcovers. Still, some parts are excellent... the scenes aboard ship, the cute twins, and Lucas’ possessiveness -- once he commits to Taylor. Some think the book’s title is a little misleading, as Lucas is NOT a knight and Taylor is so obviously a lady; he’s a ... well, I’ll let you discover that. Alas, you must remember, Lucas is Taylor’s idea of Prince Charming. He’s mine, too!

  • Kathie (katmom)
    2019-06-06 07:28

    This was a charming book...I liked the way they travelled from England to the wild west.I was chewing my nails a time or two as they searched for the babies...and cried tears when that issue was settled.Daniel David (or is it David Daniel?) was a lovely extra character...and I loved Hunter!At one point Victoria throws up on his boots and I really wish I could have seen his face.I agree with another reviewer who wished that Lucas would have spoken of his feelings a bit more. Instead he drives Taylor almost over the edge...and then he gives her another little push. I think he could have put her out of her misery much sooner than he did.There were a few loose ends here...and I'm thinking there is a sequel. Not everyone got what they deserved.Edited to add: There is no sequel to be found...which is a shame...BUT I forgot to say in my original review that I loved the way that Taylor leaned on the Lord for help. He really came through when she was in a stick spot...with a GUN SHOP...yep, that was great!!!

  • Lady Jayme,
    2019-06-16 04:28

    This was the very first romance novel I ever read...I was maybe 12, 13? I even remember taking it off the top shelf at my library (Central in Lake Charles). And of course, I've been hooked ever sense. It's the reading equivalent of eating a sugar cookie--with happy sprinkles! Garwood infuses humor into her love stories which I enjoy and this is one of her better ones. Very much recommended to those who like romance novels.

  • Jenn
    2019-06-23 08:12

    At first, I was so engrossed that I couldn't put the book down. I sacrificed sleep- knowing I had a crazy day the following morning. However, as the story made its way to Redemption, I felt like it hit a landslide and then crashed and burned. At the start, I really loved how the story began, and the couple getting to know each other and falling for each other. However, there was way too much unnecessary detailed parts regarding others- like side characters that really didn't need much explaining. And as much as I liked Victoria, she had too much attention on her secondary character as well in parts. This book really need an editor for corrections, and to chop the story down. I didn't like Lucas' behavior towards Taylor in Redemption, and that we never read him telling her in real time that he loved her. I hated that we had no closure on one bad guy, or how the other bad guys closure came about. I felt cheated.

  • Julianna
    2019-06-18 02:07

    Reviewed for THC Reviews"4.5 stars" I first read Prince Charming many years ago when I was pregnant with my son (I ended up naming him Lucas in part because of this book.:-)). In spite of that, I still didn't recall much about the story. In fact, I thought I remembered a couple of things and then ended up being completely wrong. My memory may have failed me, but Julie Garwood certainly didn't. This book turned out to be one that was well worth the re-read.Prince Charming is a story that is rather unique to the historical sub-genre of romance. First, the setting kind of moves all over the place. It begins in Victorian England, but Lucas and Taylor leave for America rather quickly. Then there is a bit of high seas adventure before the pair land in Boston. They spend some time there as well as in the city of Cincinnati before finally ending up in the tiny frontier town of Redemption, Montana. Also, Taylor is a titled English lady from an aristocratic family while Lucas is an American frontiersman who is the bastard son of a Englishman. Overall, not the types of settings and characters that one would typically expect from a historical romance, but in spite of the seeming incongruousness, it all ended up working together to create a very enjoyable story.Taylor is an outwardly poised and confident young woman who knows what she needs to do and is very determined to see it through. She was jilted by her fiancé who then married her evil cousin, and when she receives the news that her sister and brother-in-law have died in America, leaving behind her two small nieces, Taylor will do anything to keep them from the clutches of her abusive uncle. Taylor trusts her beloved grandmother’s judgment implicitly, so when the lady, on her deathbed, arranges a temporary marriage in name only to an American who she believes will keep Taylor and the babies safe, Taylor is eager to go along with the plan. Taylor is sweet and demure while still being quite strong and spirited. Her eccentric great-uncle who she adored taught her all about frontier life in America, and Taylor became completely enamored of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone. He also taught her how to shoot with uncanny accuracy, yet she's not exactly a kick-butt heroine per se. Instead, she has a very dichotomous personality. Taylor is kind, caring, compassionate, and very forgiving and non-judgmental of others' shortcomings. She becomes a loyal friend and staunch ally of a woman who is pregnant out of wedlock and doesn't bat an eyelash when she finds out that Lucas's best friend is a half-breed. She is fiercely protective of those she loves, and knows that she is going to raise her sister's children as her own before she even locates them. It was really cute and funny when she defended Lucas from his half-brother's attacks against his character, thinking that he wasn't going to stand up for himself. She talks a little too much, especially when she's nervous or scared, but frequently surprises Lucas with things she says or does that often amuse him. It was rather sweet how Taylor plans all along to follow Lucas to Redemption but never tells him because she knows he doesn't want to be married. She's very intelligent and clear-headed and can certainly take care of herself when the situation calls for it. Even though she feels inept at it, Taylor definitely has a natural knack for motherhood too. When she ends up with three children to care for instead of the two she was expecting, she doesn't even hesitate. She just has a big heart and a lot of spunk.Taylor's grandmother couldn't have picked a better groom for her than Lucas. He is generally a man of few words who prefers to observe and only act when it's the most opportune time. He is a man who is every bit as protective of those he loves as Taylor is, and a man who is committed to seeing justice served on those who prey upon others. Even though he didn't know his younger half-brothers, Lucas willingly and generously helped them to get away from his evil older half-brother to build a new life in America. He has also been hunting down the man responsible for killing all of his men during the Civil War. When he finally learns of the plight of Taylor's nieces, he won't stop until they're found. It was very sweet that Lucas's protectiveness of Taylor even extended to protecting her from his own lust. I love how he's always looking out for her well-being, making sure she eats and sleeps. He comforts her in her grief and never even considered taking advantage of her while she was in that vulnerable state. He never thought he wanted to be married, but Taylor slowly gets under his skin with her beauty, poise, and kindness. When he begins to become possessive of her, it's just too cute. Having been an orphan who basically raised himself while living by his wits, he doesn't even realize what he's been missing until Taylor begins to show him her unconditional love and trust. Then he finds he can't resist her and wants to become a better man to be worthy of a wonderful woman like her.I thoroughly enjoying watching Lucas and Taylor gradually fall for one another. The jealousy that initially confounds them both is absolutely adorable, and I loved their bantering. The part where Lucas decided to prove to Taylor that women have "urges" just like men is priceless. This was classic Julie Garwood at her best. I also loved how they never got too bent out of shape when the other one was angry or irritable. Instead, they took the time to think through what the other might be feeling and usually were pretty astute in their observations and intuitive of what the other needed.Lucas's best friend, Hunter, and Taylor's new best friend, Victoria, are every bit as cute of a couple when they finally get together as Taylor and Lucas are. Victoria was duped by her beau who left her pregnant and her family disowned her. She headed for America not knowing what else to do, but ended up so depressed that she was contemplating suicide until Taylor came along and befriended her. With Taylor backing her up, Victoria became a stronger more confident woman. Her first meeting with Hunter when she threw up on his boots was hilarious. Having experienced prejudice most of his life for being a half-breed, Hunter doesn't think himself good enough for a fine, beautiful lady like Victoria, so the two end up sharing a fair bit of bantering while fighting their feelings much like Taylor and Lucas.There are some other great secondary characters too. Taylor's grandmother was a crusty but likable old lady. She was pretty stoic and perhaps somewhat restricted by the mores of the era, so she wasn't really outwardly affectionate. However, her actions made it clear that she thought the world of Taylor. The three kids were adorable. Georgie and Allie get into all kinds of mischief, and their initially nameless “brother” was so sweet the way he wanted to protect the twins. He's like a little Lucas or Hunter in the making. The men of Redemption are a hoot, and they too take to Taylor and Victoria almost instantly, wanting to help and protect them.Overall, Prince Charming was a wonderful and “charming” book. The only two things that made me knock off a half star were the head-hopping and some passive narration. Not having read many older romances in recent history, I'm not sure if these things were more acceptable back then or if this was a peculiarity of this particular book. However, neither was enough to really diminish my enjoyment of the story much. Now that I've been reminded of what a great story it is, Prince Charming has definitely earned a spot on my keeper shelf.

  • Zeek
    2019-05-30 03:21

    (Re-read for review)Different for JG historical as it starts off briefly set in the English Ton then moves quickly to American Boston only to end up on the Montana Frontier. But the essentials of character are still very much the same. Stoic but noble hero and clever, feisty heroine determined to be independent- even as she leans on her man. The plot is kinda archtypical, with a easily hated child molesting bad guy and other convenient dramatic points- like the hero disappearing to chase ANOTHER bad guy from HIS past only to find his lady love is not where he left her when he returns. (c'mon what was the point of that?? OH yeah. Added drama between H/h.) Still. I adore this story.When Taylor Stapleton becomes the main heir to her Grandmother’s fortune, she agrees to her beloved Grandmother’s plan to protect it and her twin orphaned nieces- marry her off and quickly.Not as foolish as it sounds as the man her Grandmother finds for her is none other than a honest to God American frontiersman ala Davey Crocket and Daniel Boone. Even though Taylor’s always romanticized the American frontier and even practiced living in a soddy built by her Scottish great uncle, she has no idea who her arranged husband actually is.Lucas Ross agreed to the crazy marriage for one reason alone, to get enough money to buy off his wretched elder half-brother into releasing guardianship of his youngest half-brother. His younger brother’s life secure (and disappearing completely from the novel after this), he’s ready to get home, ditch a wife he doesn’t need, and get back to his secluded mountain and blessed peace. But along the voyage home he realizes his little wife is more than she seems and that he’s helplessly attracted to her.Doing the opposite of his orginal intentions, he follows her across America, picking up stragglers along the way who quickly become the family he never knew he wanted. As for Taylor, some might think Lucas Ross gruff and imposing, but to her, he quickly becomes her one and only Prince Charming.

  • Andrea Hussey
    2019-06-15 03:03

    This book was equal parts annoying, frustrating and exhausting. The theme was repetition, the plot was boring, and the execution was poor. The paragraphs mostly consisted of short sentences that sounded like a five year old was describing things, and it was tiring to read through.What was up with the repetition? I swear every time she referred to her grandmother she called her Madam. You don’t call a Lady by the title of Madam. In front of other people you would have called her Lady so and so, but really, I think you can call her Grandmother every once in a while. And every time Lucas talked about William, his half-brother, it was to say “the son-of-a-bitch-heir. “The-son-a-bitch-heir William.” Let’s come up with another way of addressing the guy instead of using that one a million times, shall we?And I’m not quite certain why we needed the dashes in there. That was another thing; things were described with dashes in them. It would go something like this: “he would give her the look-like-he-wanted-to-kill-her expression.” “He gave her the smile-that-said-he-wanted-to-kiss-her.” “When he looked at her it gave her the oh-my-I’m-feeling-quite-faint-feeling.” If that doesn’t lend a robotic sound when read I don’t know what does.The babies. My babies. She just had to get her babies. The babies. Where were the babies? How were the babies? Who had the babies? Find another way to say that cuz I swear if I hear the word “babies” one more time I’m gonna hit something. How about “the kids, the children, the girls, my nieces.” There are alternatives out there at hand if you find yourself repeating a word all the time. Hence the invention of synonyms.And as for the twin girls, they were nothing short of a miracle. Or maybe I should say prodigies. They were jumping up and down, climbing on and off beds, crawling all over the men and basically bouncing off the walls. . .kind of like an older kid would do. . . oh wait, I forgot. THEY’RE JUST BABIES! They were recounting tales that maybe a four year old would handle, but not two year old BABIES! They were explaining in detail what had happened over the weekend and talking nonstop all about their day, which I think any normal 2 year old couldn’t do.I doubt a two year old baby could say, “Mama shot a damned snake.” As the story went on the sentences got longer and more ridiculously, unrealistically outlandish. We ended that craziness by one of the twins asking, “What the hell’s for supper, Mama?”She could have upped the twins’ ages to make it to where it to where it would have been more plausible, but then she wouldn’t have been able to say “THE BABIES” and where would we be then?It’s funny how she seemed to think twins ran in her family because her sister had twins. That has nothing to do with Taylor. For something to “run in your family” it would have had to come before you, but Taylor gave off the impression she had a chance of having twins herself. The twins could have ran in her sister’s husband’s family, therefore having no effect whatsoever on Taylor.Then we got “the boy” switching back and forth between the name David and Daniel until he settled on one or the other, because she’s so fond of the mountain men David Crocket and Daniel Boone (which got highly annoying when she kept insisting the stories and all the accounts of the west were true, from cats being afraid to swim to American women assigning different chores to every day of the week. When she insists to Lucas that it must be true because it’s written down, I’m not finding that charming, which I’m guessing her naiveté was supposed to be, I’m just disgusted and having a zero tolerance policy for any more of her stupidity , but then he meets old mountain man Callaghan and settled on his “father’s name.” How sweet.EXCEPT Lucas isn’t his real father. I know that they took on the role of parents when they took them of out of that house, but you’re not his dad. It was just as annoying when Taylor kept telling everyone they were hers. Fyi, THEY’RE NOT YOUR BABIES! They’re your nieces, so you might wanna reconsider the term “my babies” Finally, somebody calls them something other than babies, but Lucas quickly corrects it when he realizes they’re too tiny to be called children. And what does he correct it with? You got it folks. BABIES! It’s funny how they’re not even 3 years old yet, and they’re too young to be called ANYTHING other than babies, when they form complete sentences such as, “Are you my mama?” “Yes,” Taylor answers. Because Taylor is under the delusional belief that just because their mom is dead and she’ll be taking care of them she can claim the title of their mother. “Are you Allie’s mama, too?” “Yes.” There she goes again with that lie. And wow, what miraculous statements for a two year old BABY to utter.And to top it all off we’ve got this random person she meets on the boat and befriends. But she happens to be pregnant by a mystery man and she bursts into tears at just about every meeting she has with someone else. Victoria burst into tears. Victoria burst into tears. Victoria burst into tears. There goes that repetition again.I’ll give her props though, the whole Victoria quoting William all the time and Hunter thinking she remembered everything her dandy of a husband said, when it was really Shakespeare’s words, was cute. And the story that Lucas told about the Indian steeling his knife and it turning out to be Hunter was sweet.Her character must have had the gift of foresight, because she kept using phrases that didn’t enter the world until decades later. For example:“Hooligans.” “Slow as molasses.” “Grilling him with questions.” “I don’t give a hoot.” “Spill it.” “sassy.” “Sexy” “hitched” (as in getting married), and my personal favorite, “Do I have a sign on my forehead asking to be insulted?” Um, I’m gonna take a shot in the dark on this one and say people in the 1800s did not say that. I’m not even sure how that statement found its way into a historical book.And the phrase Hell yes seemed to surface in there, which wasn’t how they talked back then. But for some reason it came out, “Hell, yes, ….” Which if you say that, it just sounds plain weird and awkward. “Hell pause yes pause, yadda yadda yadda.” Who has ever talked like that?There were several grammar mistakes, such as all right, when it should have been alright, and a while when it was crammed together into “awhile,” which throws the whole conversation off because it doesn’t make sense.Why, if I had a dime for every ridiculous, unrealistic and historically incorrect phrase in this book I would be a very rich person right about now.

  • Lena Papanikolaou
    2019-06-01 08:06

    Ένα πολύ γλύκο και τρυφερά αισθηματικό βιβλίο με ροή που τρέχει..Θα μπορούσε να το ""απλώσει""περισότερο με τους δευτερεύοντες ήρωες..Αυτό όμως που με κέρδισε ήταν οι εξαιρετικές περιγραφές συναισθημάτων ανάμεσα στους δύο κεντρικούς ήρωες και ειδικά στις προσωπικές στιγμές τους !Τις ζούσα μαζί τους.Άν πέσει στα χέρια σας δώστε του μια ευκαρία .

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2019-05-31 04:13

    Taylor's grandmother, Lady Esther, is dying and knowing her granddaughter will need protection she finds a man to marry Taylor and take her to America. She finds Lucas Ross, an American rancher and mountain man.I thought this one started out wonderfully. Unfortunately, it lagged a bit towards the middle. But overall, it was a good read. But not, in my opinion, Ms Garwood's best. Compared to other books of this genre (American West-historical romance), I think it stands pretty well.

  • Laura V.
    2019-06-27 06:24

    Es el primer libro de Julie Garwood que compro *-* Estoy tan feliz de al fin conseguir algo de ella.Amo a Lucas, con todo mi corazón, es un hombre que roba suspiros a cada rato. La relación de Taylor y Lucas, me gusta, porque ella tiene esa picardia, inocencia, impulsividad, que la vuelve graciosa y exasperante al mismo tiempo, y él no quiere pero le gusta. Y estar al lado de Taylor no es nada fácil, esa chica te llena con unos irresistibles deseos de golpear tu cabeza contra la pared. Tienen sus pros y sus contras en la personalidad de ambos, pero lo complementan muy bien. Me gusta que tanto Taylor como Lucas no se sienten amenazados por la presencia de Hunter o Victoria en su relación ni por la familiaridad con que se tratan ni la confianza de trato. Me gusta eso, no hay celos irracionales *en ese punto*, ni desconfianza, ni dudas. Se aceptan por completo *en este punto*.Debo hablar de los niños, me encantan y pido, no, exijo una segunda parte para esta novela que me narre los acontecimientos que le siguen al final. Porque no se pudo explorar de manera satisfactoria todos los altos y bajos de la relación y la adaptación a las nuevas circunstancias. Ni siquiera los nuevos roles de madre y padre de los chicos, están muy poco explorados para mí gusto (si fuera por mí podrían pasar medio libro hablando de cosas cotidianas). En fin, me quedaron baches, hay cosas que no fueron desarrolladas muy bien, temas que pasaron a la ligera, cosas que me hubieran gustado leer *les pega un codazo a Victoria y Hunter* pero me gustó. Y hacen, dentro de todo una, bonita pareja, y los niños son casi adorables, y Hunter es precioso, y Lucas tan lindo *-*2015 Reading Challenge #30. Libro publicado el año en que naciste (1994)

  • Robin
    2019-06-19 06:03

    This is the first Julie Garwood I read. It was recommended by a friend. Since reading this one I've read others and so far they've all been good. I don't tend to read a lot of books that are set in the times of western expansion or similar time frames most of what I read is set in the Regency era or Scotland from when it was independent from Scotland to the 1800's but every so often when I read the aforementioned they usually turn out good.

  • Maite Gil
    2019-05-29 02:07

    Me encanta este libro. Puede que no sea uno de los más conocidos de Julie Garwood, pero es uno de mis favoritos de ella. Es la tercera vez que me lo leo, y estoy segura de que volverá a caer en un futuro.

  • Desi
    2019-06-07 08:06

    leído en Ene 2012Me encantó.... !!me pareció muy bello el protagonista y la trama es muy buena!!

  • Chitra *CJ*
    2019-06-03 03:25

    Another JG captivates me thoroughly! Such a lovely story.Taylor escapes the clutches of her evil uncle and cousin when her Madam, or grandmother dies, by marrying her "Prince Charming" Lucas.Both have ulterior motives behind the marriage. While Lucas wants money and is getting over the trauma of his past, Taylor wants to use his companionship to rescue her sister's kids, Allie and Georgie.It had wonderful side characters, from Daniel Davis, to Hunter and Victoria, and some nasty evil ones too, including Jane and Malcolm.It had a tender yet strong heroine looking for someone to love.A dashing yet vulnerable hero trying to avoid all emotions.And these two falling for each other.I've always admired the strength of JG heroines, and Taylor was no exceptions. How she handles being a sudden orphan, wife, confidante, mother of three, protector- yet providing each and every one with love and never giving up was just spectacular to read.Also credit goes to Lucas for being an alpha, yet non overpowering hero. How he fell so hard for her, despite "trying" not to, was fun to read. He was insanely loyal to his wife, even when her insecurities took over.The last half of the book was amazing, and I will definitely enjoy rereading this.The only reason its not a 5 star as it lacked the major..feels I usually get when I read her (I know, I know I shouldn't compare it to TB or R or TS or LL but...)Safe read4.5/5

  • Serban Georgiana
    2019-06-06 07:29

    Aceasta carte a fost pentru mine o adevarata surpriza,si tin sa mentionez ca a fost una foarte placuta.Nu toate cartile scrise de Julie Garwood se ridica la un standard asa de inalt de perfectiune,dar aceasta pot spune ca este cea mai buna carte scrisa de ea, pe care eu am citit-o.Mi-a plact enorm din toate aspectele posibile.Personajele sunt adorabile,poveste in sine este scrisa meticulos,iar aventura si suspansul sunt si ele prezente inca de la primele pagini.Poveste de dragoste dintre Taylor si Lucas este una asa de emotionanta si plina de erotism , incat pot spune ca de mult nu am fost asa de impresionata.Loialitatea si devotamentul de care Taylor le are fata de nepoatele ei,si nu numai,m-au facut sa o indragesc inca de la inceputul cartii.Dialogurile si replicile sunt spirituale,foarte bine scrise,iar aventurile prin care protagonistii sunt nevoiti sa treaca pentru a ajunge in America , si pentu a salva cele doua gemene in varsta de doi ani,au fost deliciul acestei carti.Puteti sa-mi spuneti ce vreti,stiu ca este o carte historical-romance,si ca multi considera ca poveste de iubire este cel mai importanta aspect,dar din puctul meu de vedere , o carte nu este reusita decat atunci cand aventura si suspansul sunt la cel mai inalt nivel.A fost o adevarata placere sa citesc aceasta carte,si tocmai de aceea acrd un puctaj maxim.

  • Annette
    2019-06-07 02:30

    Julie Garwood once wrote romantic humorous love stories that were sweet fantasies. She now writes books which are more mystery and thriller.I am a bigger fan of the humorous love stories.This is the story of a young English girl who is losing the person in her life who has always loved and protected her. Taylor's beloved grandmother is dying. But, before she dies, she arranges for Taylor to marry an American man, Lucas.The plan is for Taylor and Lucas to sail immediately for America in order to protect Taylor's inheritance from a family which has much in common with a swarm of sharks. Once they arrive in Boston, Lucas will leave and go west in order to live his life and Taylor will remain in Boston to live her life.For many reasons, the plan does not go as expected.During all this, there is a strong physical and emotional attraction between the two. And the relationship is filled with discovery of who are the two people involved in the marriage.The secondary characters are interesting and add a great deal to the atmosphere and development of the story.If you are a fan of romance, strong handsome heroes and heroines who are much more capable than expected, then this is a book you will enjoy.It is fantasy romance, and sometime that is just what is needed.

  • Cruth
    2019-05-31 02:31

    Author: Julie GarwoodFirst published: 2001Length: 7779 kindle locations, 533 pagesSetting: Historical. London to Montana, 1868Sex: Needed a white marriage for annulment. Heated kisses until they gave in at ~65%.Hero: American RancherHeroine: Heiress who needs to leave England quickly.Trigger: (view spoiler)[Child abuse. Children of incest. (hide spoiler)]Includes: Excerpt from The Ideal Man.I really enjoyed it.There’s no question: Julie Garwood knows how to spin a yarn.Prince Charming was utterly charming. A nice change of pace mixing Regency England with Colonial America, lovely secondary characters and a believable HEA.My only down-side would be, for all it’s length, I needed a little more story at the end. Lucas’ relationship with his brothers was a little unfulfilled and I would have liked to see how Taylor got on at the ranch.Is that the sign of a good book? I wanted more?Overall, it was really good.References:Author’s website: http://juliegarwood.com/books/prince-...(ISBN …)-CR-

  • Mary Kathryn
    2019-06-24 03:02

    I loved this book!!! Not sure what else to say about it right now so I will write my review later. I think I fell in love with this book from the first chapter. There were so many things about this book that I really liked so I will just name a few. Number one: it was funny! I absolutely loved how Taylor called Lucas Mr. Ross all the time even after he told her to call him Lucas. Number two: the heroin was not annoying. Julie Garwood always seems to find that perfect blend of strong female but still a soft woman. Number three: the hero, Lucas Michael Ross. He was wonderful! Yes he had a past but I didn’t find him overly consumed with it. Number four: it was in Montana. I have never been to Montana before but I have always wanted to go. And this book made me want to even more. At times I was so into this book I felt like it was a movie instead of a book. Another wonderful book by Julie Garwood!!Side note: The only thing I didn’t like about this book was holding it! Did anyone else get a cramp in their hands? Or maybe I just have really small hands?

  • Lisarenee
    2019-06-10 10:10

    Gah! I am officially a big time Garwood fan. LOVED this book! Starts off in London then moves to US. Time period in the mid 1800s. The Matriarch of the family is dying and before she leaves this earth she sets events in place to change her will. Taylor, her favorite grandchild, has been humiliated by her fiance eloping with her cousin Jane(notice no y) just weeks before her wedding. The Matriarch's eyes have finally been opened to her Son's and his daughter's(Jane) character and decides to rectify the situation before she dies. She sets events in place to protect her beloved granddaughter, Taylor. Taylor is to marry a man of her Grandmother's choosing and then sail to America to take custody of her nieces. It is the only way she and girls can be protected from their Uncle Malcolm. Very enjoyable read. Highly recommend!

  • Jess
    2019-06-15 03:28

    While I liked this novel, I wasn't a big fan of the time period. I was under the impression that this was a regency HR novel when in fact it started off as that and then morphed into a Frontier HR novel. I found my interest waning as the book went on. I did like Taylor and Lucas together, but everything else kind of bored me a little bit. I guess I've figured out that frontier HR romances are not my thing.Other than that issue, the book did have some positives. The relationship between Lucas and Taylor was funny to watch. They both tried hard to fight off their true feelings and it was great to watch them get used to one another. The children being introduced into the story really added some humorous and touching moments. Victoria and Hunter were also a nice added aspect.

  • Leona
    2019-06-03 02:25

    This is actually one of my all time favorite Julie Garwood books. For years, I hesitated picking it up because I just could not get past the title. But one day, I decided to take the plunge and am very glad I did! In this book, Garwood really lets her sense of humor loose and I found myself laughing out loud to the antics and escapades of the heroine. In typical Garwood fashion, we get a wonderful romance, a great story, characters that you grow to love, and some very controversial subjects (eg, child abduction, violence, desertion). Garwood never holds back and she is the absolute best in developing great leading men. It all makes for a great read. This is definitely a keeper!

  • Melissa
    2019-06-26 03:30

    Lady Taylor is about to lose her grandmother but before her grandmother passes away they make a deal with Lucas Ross. Taylor marries Ross so that he can protect her from her Uncle Malcolm. Malcolm wants the entire inheritance as well as control over Taylor. Taylor's sister has moved to the states with her husband and twin daughters. Unfortunately Taylor's sister and husband pass away and the twins need Taylor's protection and guardianship. This starts a series of incidents where Lucas is drawn further and further into Taylor's world and into her heart. [return][return]Not my usual guilty pleasure read but I enjoyed it much more then I thought I would.

  • Brooke
    2019-06-07 07:24

    I LOVED, Loved, loved this book.... I loved it enough to re-read it... Lucas and Taylor had great chemistry, they where funny and sweet... Victoria and Hunter, The children and all the townspeople, I loved them all... There where plenty of LOL moments, and it had some fantastic angst, The Romance was perfect and this book was a page turner, I read it in 24 hours... Judy Garwood isn't overly descriptive with her love scenes but I thought the ones in this story where Hot as hell... I truly Loved this book!

  • KJ
    2019-06-24 05:06

    Very cute. I like how the main lady character has always dreamed of the 'wild west' and then finds it's not all fanatically charming as she thought it would be (but she still likes it). I love how the main guy, Lucas, is actually very vulnerable emotionally and doesn't think he is loveable due to his childhood. But he still comes off as tough enough that you respect him. Just a cute book but I'll read it again sometime when I'm in a lull.

  • Carolyn F.
    2019-06-16 08:11

    I'm listening to audiobook. I also have the paperback.Even though the audiobook sound is very dated, the narrator did a great job. I was hooked pretty much from the beginning. I started reading this author a couple of years ago and loved some and didn't care for some others. This one was great. I'm a little tired of the English lord and lady heroines, it was nice to have someone who wasn't.

  • Maddux
    2019-06-20 07:09

    This was one of those books that kept on rolling.Very likeable heroine... Hero was okay, but very closed-mouthed about everything. Lots of emotion tied up in this story. Definitely some UST.Easy to read - no "Wall" moments. Entertaining.

  • Janja
    2019-06-21 10:30

    This book was simply boring. Taylor was realy annoying charachter even if her heart is in the right place.

  • Melanie♥
    2019-05-30 03:16

    4 1/2 stars....love these older Julie Garwoods! Enjoyed the narrator -she did a good job mixing the British and American accents.