The Secret

The Secret

Book - 1992
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Travelling back to Scotland to visit an old friend, Judith Hampton takes the opportunity to meet the father she has never known. Along the way, she falls in love with the Scottish laird Iain Maitland, who tries to shield Judith from the truth about her father, the Laird Maclean.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©1992.
ISBN: 9780671744212
Branch Call Number: Fic Garw
Characteristics: 379 pages ; 18 cm


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Jan 29, 2020

This was a reread for me and still an absolute favorite of mines by Julie Garwood! The dialogue was witty and the characters were enchanting. A great feel-good romance!

Cathie1216 Dec 01, 2015

I loved this book as well as it's sequel, Ransom.
Julie Garwood writes about Scottish history with some romance thrown in. It's a great book and I recommend the series to anyone who likes Historical Romance.

BajanPlaywright Mar 03, 2015

The cover is new and so is the cover story. If not for Ian Maitland and Judith Hampton, I would have thought this was a book I've never read.

I remember the story as follows: Judith Hampton and Mary Catherine became friends before they realized that they were suppose to be enemies. Judith, an English lady promised her lowland Scottish friend Mary Catherine that she would assist with her pregnancy. The Maitlands didn't encourage visitors to the Highlands, so Mary Catherine had to go before the council to get permission.

It was a funny, and entertaining read. Enjoy!


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Feb 13, 2010

Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud, as purposeful as she was loyal. The dear Scottish friend of her childhood was about to give birth, and Judith had promised to be at her side. But there was another, private reason for the journey from her bleak English home to the Highlands: to meet the father she had never known, the Laird Maclean...Nothing prepared her for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land...Iain Maitland, Laird of his clan, a man more powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

In a clash of spirited wills and customs, Judith reveled in the melting bliss of Iain's searching kisses, his passionate caresses. Perplexed by her sprightly defiance, bemused by her tender nature, Iain felt his soul growing into the light and warmth of her love. Surely nothing would wrench her from the affection and trust of Iain and his clan...not even the truth about her father, a devastating secret that could shatter the boldest alliance, and the most glorious of loves!


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Jan 29, 2020

“Don’t you dare weep,” he commanded.
“You’ve broken my heart.”
“I’ll fix it later.”


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