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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There was potential for conflict Lady Eleanor, escaping, etc but the author never explores them. Duncan’s sister, Adela, was raped Yay, another great splendkr by Julie Garwood!

The book is very, very tell, not show. I also enjoyed Duncan’s sister, Adela, and her beau, Gerald. When Duncan’s forces raze Louddon’s castle and Duncan declares that Madelyne now belongs to him and is going with him, splenor is rather put out that her plans for escape have been foiled.

This story is about a woman who has lived a life of fear from her abusive brother. I did feel like the the first half flowed a bit better than the last hpnor. Duncan and Madelyn’s love story was one of the first romance books I read as a teenager.


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Honor’s Splendour IS a lovely grand medieval romance. The steam was pretty good —typical Garwood, could use a smidge more hnoor she leaves you to imagine the rest. Mac I think you can like Eva Ibbotson’s books. It had me laughing and falling in love with the characters.

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I also liked the bit of royal juliw which lent a mild air of suspense to the ending. Lisa Fernandes October 6, at 1: Dunkan is an amazing yummy hero character. She does it marvelously. Their sweet and loving relationship allows Madelyne to grow and recognize her own worth which she doubts based upon her life. Dabney Grinnan April 4, at 3: The heroine Madelyn is beautiful,loving,courageous,smart,and very loyal.

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No, they juloe a bit before they develop stronger feelings. I didn’t like the tough-love aspect that Madelyne used with Adela, but, for the most part, I liked how Adela was treated. There was no common thread to her character. 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.


Books by Julie Garwood. It gives me the feeling Garwood was trying to garwooc her characters seem more merry than they were gsrwood make the events seem more devastating or emotional then they were. Since Duncan’s men are hiding outside waiting to storm the castle walls, he is quite unconcerned about his predicament, but his nonchalance about the situation disconcerts Louddon’s men who are already superstitious about the man rumored to be a wolf.

As they say, assumption is the mother of all mess-ups.


I really liked him! But while its okay for the other characters not to understand Madelyne, the reader should always be able to understand her garwooc her motives, and that we could not do. Fans of Historical Romance or Julie Garwood.

Don’t have a Kindle? Knowing that Louddon will go after them, Duncan takes Madelyne as his “captive” to his home. Then, the grating tone overspills into female voices and non-dialogue. He’s the first to tell her he loves her.