Bookworm Express: The Secret – Julie Garwood

Hello and welcome back to the Bookworm Express on Scribbler Alliance! As promised, we have a new book recommendation for you guys.

Do you like historical books? Are you a fan of books with the English-Scottish dispute? Do you find yourself intrigued by the tales of Scottish Highlanders? Then the first book of Julie Garwood’s Highlands’ Lairds series, The Secret, is a must read for you.

The Secret

Julie Garwood has a way of making you fall in love with her words. Her narrative will not fail to draw a vivid and utterly breathtaking picture of the Scottish highlands for you.

In The Secret, you’ll get a glimpse of a beautiful friendship that defies all boundaries—social and geographical. You’ll have a headstrong heroine in Judith who will make you believe in the bond of love and friendship … and most of all, the bond of humanity. And if that’s not all, you’ll get a Scottish Laird who is a hard-headed highlander in the outside, but a caring brother and a man of honor in the inside.

Based on a promise made to her Scottish childhood friend, Frances Catherine, Lady Judith sets off to help her friend deliver her first child. What follows is a tale of adventure, drama and love as Iain, Frances Catherine’s brother-in-law, escorts Judith from England to Scotland where her friend awaits her.

Here’s an excerpt from The Secret to tell you how heart-warmingly perfect this book is to cuddle up with a nice mug of hot cocoa:


“Why won’t you look at me?”

“I can’t.”

“Why can’t you?” Judith asked. She twisted the hem of her pink gown into a wrinkle while she waited for an answer.

“I have to watch the bee,” Frances Catherine answered. “It wants to sting me. I have to be ready to swat it away.”

Judith leaned closer. She spotted the bee flittering around the girl’s left foot. “Why don’t you swat it away now?” she asked in a whisper.

“I’m afraid to,” Frances Catherine answered. “I might miss. Then it would get me for certain.”

Judith frowned over that dilemma a long minute. “Do you want me to swat it for you?”

“Would you want to?”

“Maybe I would,” she answered.


How can a friendship forged in order to defend against evil bees be anything but perfect? So get your hands on this classic novel right now and get reading!

Thank you for visiting. We’ll try to recommend and review a book every week for you bookworms out there. If there’s any book you’d like us to review, let us know in your comments. See you next time! 🙂





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