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The Secret

by Julie Garwood

Pocket Books | January 31, 1999 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from 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, however, 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 spirited clash of 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!

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 2.66 × 1.65 × 0.42 in

Published: January 31, 1999

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671744216

ISBN - 13: 9780671744212

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The Secret

by Julie Garwood

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 384 pages, 2.66 × 1.65 × 0.42 in

Published: January 31, 1999

Publisher: Pocket Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0671744216

ISBN - 13: 9780671744212

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From Chapter One Iain Maitland was a mean son of a bitch when he was riled. He was riled now. The black mood came over him the minute his brother Patrick told him about the promise he''d given his sweet wife, Frances Catherine. If Patrick had wanted to surprise his brother, he''d certainly accomplished that goal. His explanation had rendered Iain speechless. The condition didn''t last long. Anger quickly took over. In truth, the ridiculous promise his brother had given his wife wasn''t nearly as infuriating to Iain as the fact that Patrick had called the council together to render their official opinion on the matter. Iain would have stopped his brother from involving the elders in what he considered to be a private, family matter, but he''d been away from the holding at the time, hunting down the Maclean bastards who''d waylaid three unseasoned Maitland warriors, and when he''d returned home, weary but victorious, the deed had already been done. Leave it to Patrick to take a simple issue and complicate the hell out of it. It was apparent he hadn''t consider any of the ramifications of his rash behavior. Iain, as the newly appointed laird over the clan, would now be expected to put his duties to his immediate family aside, his loyalty, too, and act solely as the council''s advisor. He wasn''t about to meet those expectations, of course. He would stand beside his brother no matter how much opposition came from the elders. He wouldn''t allow Patrick to be punished, either. And
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Judith Hampton was as beautiful as she was proud and loyal. Her dear Scottish friend from 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, however, 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 spirited clash of 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!

About the Author

Julie Garwood has enchanted readers since her first

novel was published in 1985; today there more than

thirteen million copies of her books in print. The

Wedding was a New York Times bestseller, along with

ten of her previous novels: The Bride, Guardian Angel,

Honor''s Splendour, The Gift, The Prize, The Secret,

Castles, Saving Grace, Prince Charming and For the

Roses. Ms. Garwood lives in Leawood, Kansas.

From Our Editors

The author of Guardian Angel offers a novel of passion and romance set in the Scottish Highlands. Proud, beautiful Judith Hampton journeys from her English home to meet the father she has never known. But even her escort, the powerful Laird Iain Maitland, cannot prepare Judith for the truth about her father--and the devastating secret that might change her life forever. Original
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