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FREE EBOOK ê The Wedding ë It s a classic plot a marriage of convenience that lays the groundwork for true loveJourneying from England to Scotland to wed a highlander, Lady Brenna had resigned herself to the arranged match But when a band of fierce, painted warriors captured her en route, she fearlessly met their demand to marry their leader the quick tempered laird Connor MacAlister She couldn t know that her capture was merely the first act of vengeance against her betrothed, Connor s sworn enemyBrenna harbored no illusions that her husband was in love with her after a hasty forest wedding, MacAlister assured her she could return home once she had borne him a son But she could not deny that she had once proposed to MacAlister ten years ago, when she was just a child, and the visitor to her father s castle charmed her with his dazzling, unexpected smile Now, as she sets out to win the brave chieftain whom she has come to adore, a legacy of revenge ensnares Brenna in a furious clan war and only her faith in her gallant hero can save her I really loved The Bride and was really disappointed by The Wedding 2.5 starsThe book gets 2.5 stars because 1 Brenna tried to be clever to get her way I say tried, because it didn t happen as often as I expected.2 The scene with the wedding vows I hope the book hadbanter and a defiant Brenna She will honor me, protect me, obey me only when she believes I m being reasonable but I shouldn t hold out hope that that day will ever come try to love me before she s an old woman, and I d bet I really loved The Bride and was really disappointed by The Wedding 2.5 starsThe book gets 2.5 stars because 1 Brenna tried to be clever to get her way I say tried, because it didn t happen as often as I expected.2 The scene with the wedding vows I hope the book hadbanter and a defiant Brenna She will honor me, protect me, obey me only when she believes I m being reasonable but I shouldn t hold out hope that that day will ever come try to love me before she s an old woman, and I d better get it straight in my mind that she will respect me until or unless I do something to prove I m not worthy, and God save me then Have I left anything out, Brenna Nay, Connor, she answered You made better sense out of my vows than I did Half Star Connor is clueless but tries to keep Brenna happy and comfortable I cannot guess what you want You have to tell me, Brenna The book loses 2.5 stars because 1 Brenna was such a needy, people pleaser This got on my nerves and I was irritated by the way she dealt with Connor s despicable relatives It s difficult to sympathize with her because of her dedication to being a martyr Something Connor never demanded.2 As a child Connor has been instructed to find the traitor to his clan and avenge his father When you discover who the traitor is, it feels anti climatic and too convenient.Half star Who forgets a child and leaves them behind More than once No offense to the Home Alone movies.Brenna s family makes a habit of this and this issue is never addressed or explored.I love Julie Garwood, this one was difficult to finish and rate While I liked this one too I didn t like it as much as the first one The heroine was just to much of a push over trying to please people and it bugged me but other than that a cute read Sheesh, it sucked to be a woman back in these days I know, I say that a lot But, it really really sucked to be a woman back then First, her father basically sells her to be married to some asshole they ve never met and the father only tells her hours before she is sent to her new husband that this will happen She ll never see her family again, has no idea what to expect, and is sent on horseback to journey hundreds of miles to get to the guy Ha She should be so lucky as to have it this easy Sheesh, it sucked to be a woman back in these days I know, I say that a lot But, it really really sucked to be a woman back then First, her father basically sells her to be married to some asshole they ve never met and the father only tells her hours before she is sent to her new husband that this will happen She ll never see her family again, has no idea what to expect, and is sent on horseback to journey hundreds of miles to get to the guy Ha She should be so lucky as to have it this easy Then, she gets kidnapped by the prospective groom s enemy and forced to marry him instead She has to agree to marry him or else he will kill all of her father s soldiers that are with her I d rather have a gun..Then, this stranger kidnapper decides that they will consummate their wedding vows on the dirty ground in the middle of their camp, surrounded by his men Yes, she will lose her virginity to a filthy guy who forced her to marry him in the most demeaning way possible Or, after being terrorized, kidnapped, and forced to ride on horseback for hours on end either way. After losing her virginity the night before, she is expected to ride a horse for the entirety of the following day until her horse can no longer go on, at which time her new husband decides to abandon her horse Her beloved pet is left in the woods to fend for itself this doesn t end well He also decides to abandon her belongings because they were too much trouble to carry That s good, because your needs were back in that suitcase we tossed because it was too heavy.Finally, when he gets her to her new home a fortress he takes off for a couple of weeks, leaving her in an unfamiliar country, with no friends or family, barely knowing the language Welcome to your new life The worst part of all this It was normal crap for back then Women were simply servant baby makers Don t forget to make him a sandwich when you are done.Can we all just get down on our knees and thank God that we were born in this era Still, the story in this book was cute and funny Even though women had no rights or the ability to resist what was being done to them, I like that our heroine still found ways to manipulate her overlords the men around her She was clever and sweet The man, however, was an ass until the very end So it happened I found a book by Julie Garwood that I didn t love Not that it was bad, it was just not up to par with the other Garwood books I ve read.