Thursday, December 11, 2008

Honor's Splendour by Julie Garwood

Rating: 5 stars
Title#: 1. Readers Choice
Pages: 374
Back Cover: In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a bitter crime, Baron Duncan of Wexton- The Wolf- unleashed his warriors against Louddon's domain. Exquisite Madelyne was the prize he captured... but when he gazed upon the proud beauty, he pledged to protect her with his life. In his rough-hewn castle, Duncan proved true to his honor. But when at last their noble passion conquered them both, she surrendered with all her soul. Now, for love, Madelyne would stand fast... as bravely as her Lord, the powerful Wolf who fought for ...HONOR'S SPLENOUR.
Review: From the moment Madelyne warms Duncan's feet she is bound to him, but Duncan is using her as a pawn in his feud with Louddon. Madelyne has practiced hiding her emotions from all, seething inside she appears to be very serene on the outside. Duncan has been the only one to see past her barriers to the insecure little girl that hides beneath. He promises that he will not harm or dishonor her, yet he uses her for his own purposes.
Honor's Splendour was funny, sweet, and passionate. This was definitely a page turner and one I could not put down. I think it is by far one of the best books that I have read this year and by this author.


Melanie said...

This was my first Garwood novel and still my favorite (still have plenty of more of hers to read) it has been a few years I wish I had time for a re-read...

Rowena said...

Oh goodness, reading this review made me think back to when I was JG hero obsessed. I LOVE this book and Duncan's beard. =) JG is great at hooking the reader in right from the very beginning.

Great review!

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