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The Prize
The Prize
Author: Julie Garwood
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671702519
ISBN-10: 0671702513
Publication Date: 8/1/1991
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 388 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Excellent medival romance - strong heroine, stronger hero.
Recommended
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I loved this series, wonderful characters that you will come to love.
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One of Garwood's early historical books, hard to put down, a great read.
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Another good one from Garwood
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Loved it!
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Saxon captive Nichola is forced to marry a norman noble. A warrior who isn't as fierce as he would like to be precieved, but he isn't prepared for the feelings his captured bride brings out in him
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This is the first book I have tried to read by this author and honestly I'm disappointed. It started out and I felt totally captivated. Strong hero, strong heroine, their both warriors! I mean, seriously appealing! I was loving it. But as the story when on I felt like it was getting boring and repetitive and annoying.

The power struggle between the H&h is understandable, but so repetitive. The strong heroine we see in the beginning, seems like a complete ditz later, is completely naive and rather accident prone. The hero gets all soft and squishy when he thinks about her (which normally I wouldn't see a problem with but this is just kinda silly) and they both are just ridiculously stubborn.

I think this story had lots of potential, but there is no way I'm going to even waste my time finishing it. Nothing really seems to be changing. I feel no connection to the character, less the further I get, and that's unusual for me, as I usually over empathize with a character.

Obviously a lot of people really like this book, but it did nothing for me after about the 4th chapter.
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England has been invaded by the Normans and William the Conqueror has sent his most fierce warriors to find those Saxon's who resist. Lady Nicholaa has managed to resist capture until Baron Royce secures her holdings. He takes Nicholaa with him to London to be presented as "The Prize" to the winner of a tournament. Instead, Nicholaa saves the niece of the Queen and is given the right to pick her own husband among the Norman warriors. She chooses Royce, knowing he is ever patient with her and his vassals.

This is a cute medieval romance with very likable characters. Royce and Nicholaa are perfect for each other. Nicholaa's younger brother, Justin, is also an interesting character. She should have written a book for him too. My rating: 4 Stars.
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A terrific read that I compelted in just 24 hours. It was an exciting read with a shocking twist at the end!
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Julie Garwood is a wonderful author and has magic when spinning tales of historical romance. In this book the Saxon Nicholaa is forced to choose a Norman husband by order of King William. She choses Royce, a baron warrior and also the man who captured her and her castle in the first place. Nicholaa is determined not to give in to Royce despite his patience and gentlness. Royce is determined that Nicholaa should accept her fate and give in to him. Its a battle of wills even though their fate is written in the stars. Its a great story and I know you will enjoy it. And one note also, the book I am offering has a different white cover then whats shown above.
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Good historical romance.
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This was a very enjoyable book, but then most of Garwood's books are.
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A saxon captive must choose a husband.
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A king demanded her conquest...she surrendered only to love.
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This is a good story about the Norman invaders and the Saxons. With a lilttle romance tossed in.
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fun read, one of my favorites of Garwood
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one of my favorites by julie garwood
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The lady of the keep was brought to the norman king as a prize.
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Garwood has woven a wonderful romantic tale. She is the only writer that makes me want to call in sick and read (although I never have!) Royce and Nicholaa and a perfect match. I enjoyed reading about them falling in love and Justin's story, which was incredible.

This joins the others-- Saving Grace, The Secret and Honor's Splendour comes in as ultimate love stories. I am working my way through all Garwoods work and will be sad when there are no more to read.
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I liked it.
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Awwwww, I loved this book. It was a joy to read. It didn't pull at my heartstrings or leave me on hooks of tension, but I liked their caring relationship and their battles of wills. One of the better romances that I've read in a long while.
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great reading
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Read all of Julie Garwood; such a great author!
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great summer reading
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great read!
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In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her. Ferocious in battle, seasoned in passion, Royce was surprised by the depth of his emotion whenever he caressed his charming bride.

In a climate of utmost treachery, where Saxons still intrigued against their Norman invaders, Royce and Nicholaa revelled in their precious new love...a fervent bond soon to be disrupted by the call of blood, kin and country!
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In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the lovely Saxon captive Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband from the assembled Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not concel his chivalrous and tender heart. Resoureful, rebellious and utterly naive. Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her. Ferocious in battle, seasoned in passion , Royce was surprised by the depth of his emotion whenever he caressed his charming bride.
In the climate of utmost treachery, where Saxons still intrigued against their Norman invaders. Royce and Nicholaa revelled in their precious new love... a fervent bond soon to be disrupted by the call of blood, kin and country.
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In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London court, the loveley Saxon captive Nicholaa was forced to choose a husband fromt he assemble Norman nobles. She chose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tend heart. She vowed to bend Rouyce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings, he aroused in her. Royce was surprised by the depth of his emtion whenever he caressed his charming bride.
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My book has a different cover. It has a castle surrounded by a moat with swans in it.
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The cover is different..but is the same book..
In the resplendence of William the Conqueror's London cort, the lovely Saxon captive Nicholaa was forced to choose Royce, a baron warrior whose fierce demeanor could not conceal his chivalrous and tender heart. Resourceful, rebellious and utterly naive, Nicholaa vowed to bend Royce to her will, despite the whirlwind of feelings he aroused in her, Ferrocious in battle, seasoned in passion, Royce was surprised by the depth of his emotion whenever he caressed his charming bride. In a climate of utmost treachery, where Saxons still intrigued against their Norman invaders, Royce and Nicholaa reveled in their precious new love..a fervent bond soon to be disrupted by the call of blod, kin and country.