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The Bride

Written by: Julie Garwood
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

An arranged marriage leads to passionate love in this classic Scottish historical romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.

By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice is Jamie, youngest daughter of Baron Jamison - a feisty, violet-eyed beauty. Alec aches to touch her, to tame her, to possess her...forever. But Jamie has vowed never to surrender to a man she considers a highland barbarian.

Alec is everything Jamie’s heart has warned her against - an arrogant scoundrel whose rough good looks speak of savage pleasures. While Kincaid’s scorching kisses set fire to her blood, she is determined to resist him...until one rapturous moment quells their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire threatens to conquer her senses...

Praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood:

“[Garwood] attracts readers like beautiful heroines attract dashing heroes.” -USA Today

“Julie Garwood creates masterpieces every time she writes a book.” -The Kansas City Star

“The talented Ms. Garwood keeps you enthralled.” -Rendezvous

©1991 Julie Garwood (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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So sweet how love can change everything

I really like the narrator it gave the story a boost made you feel all the emotions going on. How hard it must have been in that era to be wed to a stranger and struggle to fit in.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2012-07-03

An Audible Favorite!

If you could sum up The Bride in three words, what would they be?

Delicious * Emotional * Austen-ish

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Bride?

From beginning to end, I found myself captured by this story. The Bride, by Julie Garwood is very Austen-ish in the quality of her character development and story telling. I loved this book.

Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Rosalyn Landor's performance is spectacular.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I could not put this book down, and listened to it well into the night.

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22 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • Pearls Perspective
  • 2010-11-27

Witty, delightful and wonderfully woven!

What a fabulous story Julie Garwood has woven! Enriched with memorable and lively characters who are daring, compelling and so rich with life, they all but burst from the pages! Set against the wild landscape of the Scottish Highlands, this captivating tale weaves a spell and keeps the reader entranced to it's most satisfying conclusion. Simply a Gem!
Wonderful narration by the talented and versatile Rosalyn Landor!!

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  • NEW NAME
  • 2013-09-17

Pleasant surprise.....I laughed so hard it hurt!

I'm not into historical romance novels, but I have found a soft spot for highlander stories, and this one was awesome!

Imagine a feisty English Woman ordered by her King to marry a Scot!!!! Oh yes...a nasty Scot who can't be trusted...did I mention there is this horrible rumor that he killed his first wife? Perpetuated by her own father who is sure it wasn't on purpose, just probably a beating that went too far....oh yeah....she is SOOOO happy! How will her father survive? She does all the hunting, the tax collecting, the cooking, the mediating, the protecting....sure she has 4 older sisters, and a father, but SHE is the one that runs the house!

Imagine a dominating Scottish Laird who has been ordered by HIS King to marry an English Baron's daughter!!!! Oh yes....a cold hearted always crying useless English Lady who probably can't even ride a horse! Did I mention there was a handy stable hand who told the Laird that all the lady liked to do was drink tea and pray all day?

This book made me laugh so hard my husband thought I was having an asthma attack! The dialogue between these two strong willed people was wonderful! They bait each other like an old married couple each trying to get the upper hand in their sparring match of words...so delicious! And yes, there are some steamy scenes thrown in just to make it one of the all around best books I have ever listened to. Thanks for the daily deal audible, this one I would have paid list price for!

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  • Olivia Lawrence
  • 2010-02-19

Wonderful

I really enjoyed this book and the narrator was brilliant, worth the listen.

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  • Jordy ♡♡♡♡
  • 2013-08-14

Julie Garwood gives us another magnificent book!

The Bride, by Julie Garword, is a enjoyable love story full of likeable characters, humorous events and witty dialog. This book is fast paced and full of heartfelt scenes that will keep you smiling. The Bride is about Jamie, the daughter of an English baron, who is forced to marry Alec Kincaid, the laird of a Scottish clan. These are two people, who are completely opposite from each other. In the end, they perfect for each other. Jamie is compassionate, stubborn and determined and Alec is strong, powerful and set in his ways. This couple is brought together by royal decree and with time build a bond toward each other. Garwood does a great job of infusing humor into her love story. That itself will have you smiling and falling for all the characters. If your looking for a delicious historical romance than Julie Garwood's books are a must buy!

32 of 34 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela
  • 2010-03-12

Awesome!!

I am a devoted Julie Garwood Fan..So I was very
happy when the Unabridged version of this book
became available. The Bride was one of Garwoods
earlier books and if you haven't read any of her
historicals I recommend that you do. The Bride as all the elements that a true love story is made of.

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  • XYZPDQ
  • 2009-12-18

Early works released in MP3 at last!!

Finally, Miss Garwood's early works are out in MP3 format! Her Characters always capture your interest from the very beginning and entertain you all the way through with humor and love. There is a reason her books have sold millions of copies. Listen and see for yourself!
--Keep 'em coming Audible!!

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  • I like to shop
  • 2017-05-17

Fantastic

Sometimes you hear a narrator for the millionth time, and it feels like you've never heard them before! Rosalyn did a great job on this one, catching all the various characters, as well as the accents required for them. Great job on her part!

As for the story, I had read this years ago. I tend not to reread books, but this was on a 2 for 1 sale and I went ahead and got it. I am SO glad I did! I actually don't even really remember the story and so I now realize that I can re-read (or listen to rather) these wonderful books again! I'm thrilled! This story was sweet and has all the things we love in a historical romance. Worth the purchase, even if it hadn't have been on sale!!

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  • Amanda Padgett
  • 2010-03-01

Great Narrration

I love all of Julie Garwood's historical romances, especially The Bride. I was very, very pleased by the narrator, Rosalyn Landor. She did a wonderful job with the Scottish accents and male voices. She definitely brought the story alive.

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  • Maddiva
  • 2010-01-18

I Love Highlanders!!!

Julie Garwood's "The Bride" was one of my favorite books when I first read it...now listening to it in audiobook form has brought back my facination with these charcaters!! The heroine is fun, vivacious and strong willed. The hero is a mans-man ready to be bowled over by just the right woman. They are perfect together!! If you liked this book, the spunk of the heroine and the baffelment and strength of the hero, you must read "Saving Grace" by Julie as well. I sure hope they put that one on audiobook soon.

26 of 28 people found this review helpful