Shadow Music: A Novel

Kobo eBook available

read instantly on your Kobo or tablet.

buy the ebook now

Shadow Music: A Novel

by Julie Garwood
Read by Davina Porter

Random House Audio Publishing Group | December 26, 2007 | Audio Book (CD)

Shadow Music: A Novel is rated 3.25 out of 5 by 4.
Throughout her acclaimed writing career, Julie Garwood has captivated readers with characters who are compelling, daring, and bursting with life. Now one of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots–in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland.

For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows–skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England’s most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle’s marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place.

For Gabrielle, everything changes in one last burst of freedom–when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty. With one shot from her bow and arrow, Gabrielle takes a life, saves a life, and begins a war.

Within days, the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new. Having come to Scotland to be married, Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue. For two sadistic noblemen, underestimating Gabrielle’s bravery and prowess may prove fatal. But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses, Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, finds a new cause for courage. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle’s body nor heart is safe.

A gripping novel that delves into the heart of emotions–unyielding passions of love, hate, revenge, and raw desire–Shadow Music is magnificent gift from Julie Garwood and a crowning achievement in her amazing career.


From the Hardcover edition.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.48 × 6.27 × 1.03 in

Published: December 26, 2007

Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0739357565

ISBN - 13: 9780739357569

Found in: Romance

save 5%

  • Out of stock online

$34.00  ea

$34.00 List Price

Cart

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Item can only be shipped in Canada

Downloads instantly to your kobo or other ereading device. See details

All available formats:

Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it... What a waste of hours of reading. The worst historical romance she has written to date!!! What is happening to her writing??? She is losing all connection with her characters. This is certainly no Jamie and Alec (The Bride) or Judith and Ian (The Secret). NO chemistry and stupid plot.
Date published: 2010-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from They were made for each other Princess Gabrielle is beautiful and charming, she is also an excellent shot with a bow and arrow. Gabrielle uses her talents to save a man from being buried alive. Her and her four guards take him to the monks at the Church that she is to marry a Scottish Laird. With Gabrielle the Laird is to receive a much sought after parcel of land that was added to her dowry by the English King John. To English Lords follow Gabrielle to the wedding each with their own plans on making her their own. The Laird that Gabrielle was to wed is murdered and a woman comes forth with a shocking claim. That Gabrielle was with a man before the wedding. The Lords discrete her and send her out into the countryside. Gabrielle and her guards try to find her father, only to discover that doing so would but him in greater danger. The only way to protect her is to make her Scottish. Laid Colm is willing to take her on to repay a dept to her Scottish cousin. Little does Colm know that the man that saved his brother from being buried alive was Gabrielle. Lord Coswold in particular is not willing to let Gabrielle get away. He starts looking throughout the countryside. Coswold plans to hide her away so that she will always be ready for him for the rest of her life, willing or not. With the help of a greedy Scottish Laid, Coswold makes plans to get Gabrielle away from Colm. Colm has vowed to protect Gabrielle, loving her was just an unexpected surprise, after all he is half English and the most stubborn women he has know. With another Laird trying to kill Colm he may not live to do so. Book three and the last in the series is a good book. After reading the first two outstanding books, this book was a little of a let down. But it was a hard act to follow. Without comparing this book to the others, it is still a great storey. This storey also has all the plots and subplots that make Garwood an excellent writer.
Date published: 2010-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must be a Romantic I really enjoyed this book and Julie Garwood is quicly becoming one of my favorites. All her stories, including Shadow Music, have strong plots with good characters. As I made my way through this book I found it easy to relate to Princess Gabrielle and fell a little in love myself with Colm and even her guards. My favorite part about this novel is that princess Gabrielle, like many of Garwoods other female leads, is a strong, passionate woman who know what she wants and is willing to fight for it. A must read for fans of Garwood.
Date published: 2008-09-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Restoration of faith I got this book as soon as I could. I had been waiting for Julie Garwood to return to historical romances for quite some time. I approached it with hesitation and I was plesantly surprised. This book contains all the elements that make a Julie Garwood romance great. I couldn't put the book down. Readers familiar with Julie Garwood will recognize familiar techniques and characters. New readers will be drawn in to her world. If possible I would give this book 4.5/5 stars. It wasn't the best book she's ever written nor the best I've ever read, but this book reminded me how much I like her stories. It was a good story, with likeable characters and an intriguing plot. The only criticisms I have are that the development of the romance between the two characters wasn't as developed as it could've been and that some of the plot twists she used were very similar to her previous works and weren't as well used as they had been before. All in all a very good read.
Date published: 2008-01-08

– More About This Product –

Shadow Music: A Novel

by Julie Garwood
Read by Davina Porter

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.48 × 6.27 × 1.03 in

Published: December 26, 2007

Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0739357565

ISBN - 13: 9780739357569

Read from the Book

One Wellingshire, England Princess Gabrielle was barely six years old when she was summoned to her mother’s deathbed. Escorting her was her faithful guard, two soldiers on either side, their gait slow so she could keep up with them as they solemnly made their way down the long corridor. The only sound was their boots clicking against the cold stone floor. Gabrielle had been called to her mother’s deathbed so many times she’d lost count. As she walked, she kept her head bowed, staring intently at the shiny rock she’d found. Mother was going to love it. It was black with a tiny white streak zigzagging all around it. One side was as smooth as her mother’s hand when she stroked the side of Gabrielle’s face. The rock’s other side was as rough as her papa’s whiskers. Every day at sunset Gabrielle brought her mother a different treasure. Two days ago she’d captured a butterfly. It had such pretty wings, gold with purple splotches. Mother declared it was the most beautiful butterfly she’d ever seen. She praised Gabrielle for being so gentle with one of God’s creatures as she walked to the window and let it fly away. Yesterday Gabrielle had gathered flowers from the hill outside the castle walls. The scent of heather and honey had surrounded her, and she thought the lovely aroma even more pleasing than her mother’s special oils and perfumes. Gabrielle had tied a pretty ribbon around the stems and tried to fashion
read more read less

From the Publisher

Throughout her acclaimed writing career, Julie Garwood has captivated readers with characters who are compelling, daring, and bursting with life. Now one of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots–in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland.

For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows–skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England’s most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle’s marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place.

For Gabrielle, everything changes in one last burst of freedom–when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty. With one shot from her bow and arrow, Gabrielle takes a life, saves a life, and begins a war.

Within days, the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new. Having come to Scotland to be married, Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue. For two sadistic noblemen, underestimating Gabrielle’s bravery and prowess may prove fatal. But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses, Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, finds a new cause for courage. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle’s body nor heart is safe.

A gripping novel that delves into the heart of emotions–unyielding passions of love, hate, revenge, and raw desire–Shadow Music is magnificent gift from Julie Garwood and a crowning achievement in her amazing career.


From the Hardcover edition.

From the Jacket

Throughout her acclaimed writing career, Julie Garwood has captivated readers with characters who are compelling, daring, and bursting with life. Now one of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots–in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland.

For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows–skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England’s most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle’s marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place.

For Gabrielle, everything changes in one last burst of freedom–when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty. With one shot from her bow and arrow, Gabrielle takes a life, saves a life, and begins a war.

Within days, the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new. Having come to Scotland to be married, Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue. For two sadistic noblemen, underestimating Gabrielle’s bravery and prowess may prove fatal. But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses, Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, finds a new cause for courage. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle’s body nor heart is safe.

A gripping novel that delves into the heart of emotions–unyielding passions of love, hate, revenge, and raw desire–Shadow Music is magnificent gift from Julie Garwood and a crowning achievement in her amazing career.


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Julie Garwood is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Shadow Dance, Slow Burn, Murder List, Killjoy, Mercy, Heartbreaker, Ransom, and Come the Spring. There are more than thirty-two million copies of her books in print.