In the feuding English court, gentle Lady Madelyne suffered the cruel whims of her ruthless brother, Baron Louddon. Then, in vengeance for a. Honor’s Splendour (#76 on AAR’s Top Romances). Julie Garwood. Buy This Book. An AAR Top Romance. originally published on August 23, In true Garwood fashion, Madelyne wins over everyone with her kindness and her ineptness. She’s so loveable even Duncan’s fierce stallion.

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Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood

Wonderful writing – Julie Garwood has an amazing style. I thought the back and fourth between the characters was entertaining and funny.

Because of what Adela had been through, I found both characters to be very sympathetic, and the humor of their relationship mirrored that of Duncan and Madelyn. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I loved the hero and heroine and those who were on their side and hated passionately the villain and his party. It s;lendor with Duncan, The Wolf, being tied to a post in the middle of winter left to freeze to death. The romance between the two main characters was wonderful because it was based on gentleness.

Her inability to tell a lie was charming, sometimes funny hulie, in the end, saved the day.

I wanted to give Garwood props for this not only because she wrote a good alpha, but because she did so in the 80s! Unaware of Duncan’s purpose for being there–to kidnap her, she risks all to set him free, to protect him from her brother. Garwood does a wonderful job with character development and dialogue, her descriptive writing makes her stories live. The pace of their relationship was perfect and when they finally got together, oh the feels. This was just perfect. So true, but this is nevertheless fascinating and addictive reading listening.


Tall,dark,and SEXY as hell!!! I have read it over 20 times now and love it still! The discovery fills her with a fire that will not be banked. Her voice grates, as she tries to sound like a man. There were also some parts where I was having a difficult time imagining the setting and felt that more environmental descriptions would have been helpful.

All in all, an enjoyable read that kept me glued to my kindle for a couple days when nothing else was working for me. I found that the love scenes became progressively more sensuous with each one I really enjoyed the late night “swim” in the lakebut still by more modern standards, they were fairly short and only moderately descriptive. I would buy all of Julie garwoods books on audial if they were narrated better.

I also loved the creative sweetness of their first meeting and how Madelyne captured Duncan’s heart through the simple but unselfish act of warming his feet. But the feisty and defiant Christina would not be so easily conquered.

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She’s so funny and clueless about it, that makes her even more funny XD At one time, after she kisses Duncan, she went up in tears and apologized for taking advantage of him when he promised her he would not touch her XDXD Yeah she’s just great: Julie Garwood writes the best Highlander books!

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Now, for love, Madelyne would stand fast She was funny, sweet, and just so likable.

Good reading to all, retired to read.


Flosnik does a satisfactory presentation of female voices, however, she consistently destroys male voices. Has anyone else noticed that all of these books have basically the same plot? Grocery check out rack, good summer read This is not going to be an easy go for anyone who is familiar with history, especially medieval life.

Want to Read saving…. While I can’t say that Honor’s Splendour is my personal favorite Garwood book, it is a good read that I would certainly recommend. Lynda X October 5, at The book started out, well, interesting. Not a young hard, but gorgeous, warrior and noble man year Don’t like your audiobook? I especially got a kick out of the parts where Duncan teases Madelyne by purposely pushing her buttons.

Jan 29, Lelyana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Splendoe Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. I don’t remember the last time I jus What will you get if you decide to read splendod book?

When the battle is over, Duncan is disappointed to find that Louddon is absent, since the coward Baron escaped to London soon after Duncan was “captured”, thinking of establishing an alibi for Duncan’s death.

She has a fierce temper, and is not affraid to stand up to Duncan, when even his soldiers would cower in fear of him. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Her heroines are child-like and their behavior is fairly absurd to me.