Ransom

by Julie Garwood

The Book

For fans of Scottish medieval romances comes this beloved and classic page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.

In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power-hungry British ruler and his violent minions. One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart. Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers—only to be lost for more than a decade.

Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan. With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father's reputation. But in the presence of the mighty warrors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest, betrayal can slay trust in a heartbeat, and the greatest risk of all is to surrender to unexpected love.

Publisher: Pocket Books

Mass Market Paperback: 546 pages

A Reader's Opinion 

Julie Garwood brings together two of her most beloved characters in Ransom, the sequel to the acclaimed Highland romance, The Secret. I'm a long-time fan of Garwoods, and she doesn't diappoint with Ransom. Broderick Buchanan was first introduced to readers in The Secret, and it's not surprising that Garwood chose him as the inspiration for a follow-up. Whether he's behaving as the strong Highland laird whose mere presence is imposing, or as the kind and gentle protector, Broderick is a hero worth knowing.  Enter Gillian, a strong and dry-witted heroine who is worthy of the fierce and powerful Broderick. Together they make magic on the page with both their humor, passion, and desires to do whatever they must for honor, justice, and love.

Ramsey Sinclair was also introduced to us in The Secret, and he makes for a wonderful secondary character, as does his storyline with the delightful Bridgid KirkConnell. Ransom is destined to please any lover of historical romance.

Format Read: Mass Market Paperback

Book Source: Reader's Personal Library

 

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Reviewed By: MK McClintock

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