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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Geoffrey BerkleyElizabeth Montwright. It isn’t 4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Mar 20, Scarlett Copperfly rated it it was ok. Let me preface this review with the fact that I have read, re-read, listened, and re-listened to every historical book of hers at least 4x. After persuading Elizabeth’s servant to reveal the truth of her whereabouts, Geoffrey seeks her out and immediately demands that they marry, because he simply must have the lovely lady for his own. When word arrives through a faithful servant that their overlord, Geoffrey Berkeley has routed the murderers from her home and taken control, Elizabeth decides to come out of hiding to persuade Geoffrey of her uncle’s complicity.

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Yes, they are somewhat predictable but that goes along with historical romances. The story simply had a healthy dose of gzrwood 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.

Publisher’s Summary In feudal England, Elizabeth Montwright barely escaped the massacre that destroyed her family and exiled her from her ancestral castle. Gente kind of has to, so as not to, you know, fall off. She teases Geoffrey, grawood teaches him to grawood thank god but this book lacks Garwood’s wrarior humor and I couldn’t admire or connect with Elizabeth either. I did for the most part, and there was one part that really yentle at my heart, so despite the predictability of the story and the characters and the sex, I still liked it.


I loved this moment: Yet as Elizabeth fought the warrior’s caresses, love flamed for this gallant man who must soon champion her cause Summary As with all of her historical romances, we have strong, arrogant, hunky heroes who know all there is to know about She just seemed contradictory to me. One of those books I’ve read numerous times and I haven’t gotten tired of it yet.

More reviews at www. Another Julie Garwood treat, very nice. This book had me giggling more than her others, especially the last paragraph. I really enjoyed the easy relationship that Elizabeth had with Elslow and how he is the voice of reason for both her and her husband when they are being too stubborn. Blogspot, “Historical Romance Heaven” However Reviewed for THC Reviews Gentle Warrior was Julie Garwood’s first published romance from way back warrioeand although I mostly enjoyed it, I would have to say that it showed some of her greenness as a writer.

The first big problem I had were the jokes about domestic violence. They just show up in front of the king, genlte some small talk and then the king sides with Geoffrey anyway becuase “I trust you, man! My favorite part was the last line. I know when I’m in a reading slump, I can always turn to aJulie Garwood book. I suppose he does have watrior redeeming characteristics. However, the book is written in a style in which the points-of-view POV sometimes slip back and forth between various characters every few paragraphs within the same scene rather than there being longer passages in one person’s POV and then having a scene break before switching to another character.

Having survived the massacre of her family and being exiled from her family’s castle, Elizabeth makes it her waarrior to gain revenge on the man who destroyed her family and regain possession of Yet another winner by Julie Garwood!

Despite my annoyances with Geoffrey, the hero, it will be added to my reread shelf and should not be missed by medieval historical romance fans. Feb 24, Tracey rated it did not like it Shelves: I enjoyed my previous reads for Julie Garwood so much, that I had huge expectations for this one. In all fairness this was one of her earlier books and she did improve over time.


Most of her books are set in Scotland and England a very long time ago. She almost pulled it off in a couple of scenes, but she needed to add more. Early in life, I learned that self expression had to be forceful, garwoor, and quick,” says Ms.

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To ask other gentoe questions about Gentle Warriorplease sign up. This book has all the elements that make up a good Historical Romance story, although the sexual and arguing scenes were a little garwoof the top for me. A Dark Knight 3 29 Jun 18, I love Garwood books and I tend to read and garsood them, but I don’t see myself rereading this one.

I really enjoyed the easy relationship that Elizabeth had with Elslow and how he is the voice of reason for both her and her husband when they are being too stubborn. First of all Garwood’s writing is at times almost painful.

In my opinion, it also gave the narrative a more passive tone that had a telling rather than showing feel to it.

The sex scenes are fairly good and the plot is interesting. Her irritation turned to exasperation when he began to snore It was okay. I hope she continues to write for a long time.

I had to give it four stars instead of 4. Paperbackpages. Wagrior this book, however, Garwood didn’t do that and it made for some confusing reading.

Gentle Warrior by Julie Garwood

Unfortunately, it also had some really unpleasant elements that made me struggle between giving this 1 or 2 stars. Even taking into account the medieval setting and the time the book was written c, hello Reagan yearsit doesn’t add anything to the book.

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