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Subject: Julie Garwood Teaser - Can't remember the title of the book
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 4:19 PM ET
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I read a teaser in the back of one of Julie Garwood's books a few years ago, and I have never been able to find the book. I can't remember the title?!? All I remember is it started with two kids who promised to marry but I believe it was a match their families wouldn't approve of. I think the girl was sent to be raised by nuns? Does this ring a bell to anyone? I have always wanted to finish the story!

Thanks!

Waverly

 



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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 6:20 PM ET
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She has a website that lists all her books.  You might be able to find it that way.    http://www.juliegarwood.com/

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 6:39 PM ET
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Thanks, maybe I am remembering wrong. I prowled through everything she had and didn't see anything that would fit. Thank you very much for the link though!

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:12 PM ET
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Jessica,

  Could it possibly be "The Gift"?  Here, two young girls (one English, one Scottish) become friends and when the Scottish girl marries a Highlander, the English girl goes to help her with her "birthing".  Even if this isn't it, it's a keeper!

   I just finished "Shadow Music" and couldn't believe that I somehow missed "Ransom", and I picked it up on the way home from the library.  That's what I'm reading this week....

 

Marilyn

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:42 PM ET
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It's not The Gift.  I read that one.  She meets the hero for the 1st time when she comes back.  He's the Laird of the friend who's having the baby.  She's a trained mid-wife and has conflict w/the local midwife.  Something like that.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:56 PM ET
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could you be thinking of Castles?

I believe she is in a Nunnery at the beginning of the book

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:43 PM ET
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Ransom was awesome! I just finished it....it made me fall in love with Julie Garwood all over again. I will look at Castles and see!

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:58 PM ET
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Take a look at The Gift - H/H are married when she is 4 yrs old.  Families don't approve, but the King is trying to make them get along.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:22 AM ET
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I think it's the one with Alec Maitland...and Judith .  I can't remember the title and I just reread a couple of weeks ago.  I think it was THE SECRET



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Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:25 AM ET
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The Secret starts out similarly like what you described. It has two little girls who meet when they are about 4. The scottish lass gets stung by a bee and when her father finds them he find both girls wailing away. He comforts both and they promise to be best friends forever. When they grow up Judith (the English girl) goes back to Scottland to help with the birth of her best friend's first. I do think that her presence was upsetting to the midwife of the village who was pretty snarky to her.

ETA1: Someone beat me to the punch.

ETA2:Had to fix some embarrassing typos.



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Date Posted: 4/3/2008 1:58 PM ET
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The books sounds like "The Gift"   Its set after "Castles" Nathan and Sara (I think) were married a young age.   Nathan and Sara's families HATE each other!

"The Secret" is when two little girls meet and become friends, one Scottish and the other English.  The hero/heroine meet when the english girl is helping her scot friend as a midwife.

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 2:06 PM ET
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perhaps it was a preview of a different author's work?  They often do that.

Date Posted: 4/3/2008 3:25 PM ET
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Broken Wing -

It very well could be. I read it a long time ago. I really thought it was another Garwood book though. Do y'all think they may have changed it a bit after releasing the teaser? Because the two didn't marry in the begining they just promised too. So later when I believe the boy was pushed to marry he wanted to check and see if the little girl had married another because he felt compelled to uphold his promise?

Thanks again for all your responses!