The Lion's Lady

The Lion's Lady She Has Taken London Society By Storm Christina Bennett The Ravishing Beauty With The Mysterious Past Rumor Whispers She Is A Princess From A Far Off Kingdom On The Continent But Only She Holds The Secret Until The Night Lord Alexander Michael Phillips, Marquis Of Lyonwood, Steals A Searching, Sensuous Kiss A Proud, Arrogant Nobleman With A Pirate S Passions, He Tastes The Wild Fire Smoldering Beneath Christina S Cool Charm And Swears To Possess Her Before He Is DoneBut Lyon Soon Discovers That His Dream Of Conquest Will Not Be Easily Satisfied The Feisty And Defiant Christina Has No Fear Of Him Or Of Any Other Man She Alone Is Master Of Her Heart, Mistress Of Her Fortune And Though Lyon S Hungry Caresses Dizzy Her Senses Though His Fierce Embrace Arouses Her Desire She Will Not Surrender To His Love For If She Does, She Must Also Forsake At Last Her Precious Secret And Her Promised Destiny

With than 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America s favorite fiction writers.Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation Add in the fa

[Epub] ➝ The Lion's Lady ➞ Julie Garwood –
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 360 pages
  • The Lion's Lady
  • Julie Garwood
  • English
  • 13 February 2018
  • 9780671643607

10 thoughts on “The Lion's Lady

  1. says:

    First off I need to say, I loved the prologue It was so well written and touching that it left me feeling that Black Eagle and Merry were well deserving of their own story.Christina is one of the funniest of Garwood s characters I ve read and Lyon the most determined Together they are a one of my favorite couples in the Crown Spies series.One of the best exchanges between Lyon and Christina takes place at their wedding reception Here is a snippet Lyon shook his head I can t take much of this crowd Let s leave I want to be alone with you Now Now, he announced To show her he d meant exactly what he said, he took hold of her hand and started pulling her out the front doorway.Aunt Harriet cut them off at the bottom step.Christina had the good grace to look contrite Lyon looked exasperated.Aunt Harriet didn t budge from her posistion She reminded Lyon of a centurion, for her hands were settled on her hips, her bosom was heaving forward like a solid plate of armor.A smile suddenly softened her rigid stance I ve put Christina s satchel inside your carriage, Lyon You ve lasted a good hour longer than I imagined you would Aunt Harriet wrapped Christina in a suffocatingly affectionate hug, then released her Be gentle this night, she instructed Lyon I shall It was Christina who gave the promise Both Lyon and his aunt looked at her She means me, Christina, Lyon said dryly.I m not going to go on and on, singing the praises of the hero and heroine Suffice it to say that this one is being added to my Must re read shelf.

  2. says:

    One of my favorite Garwood books I love her heroines, and Christina Bennett, raised by Native American Indians, is a fish out of water in Regency England Not that that stops her from taking the city by storm while riding bare back and finding her fierce Lyon Some classic LOL moments in this book And my favorite scene Lyon dismounted, slapped his horse on the hindquarters as a signal to take to the stables, then called out to Christina s former butler Elbert What are you doing with my shoes The madam s orders, my lord, Elbert answered Didn t know a man could own so many boots, he added Been at this task near an hour now Up the stairs and down the stairs, then up Elbert Give me the reason why, Lyon interrupted, his voice irritated And what are you doing at Lyonwood Did Christina invite you to visit Hired me, sir, Elbert announced I m to be Brown s assistant Did you know how worried she was about me She knew I wouldn t last with the old bat Your misses has a good heart I ll do my part, my lord I won t be a shirking me responsibilities to you Christina did have a good heart His gentle wife knew Elbert wouldn t be able to find work with anyone else He was simply too old, too feeble I m sure you ll do fine, Elbert, Lyon said Glad to have you on staff Thank you, my lord, Elbert returned.Lyon notice Brown standing in the open doorway then His butler looked upset Good afternoon, my lord, Brown called out It is so very good to have you back, he added His voice sounded strained to Lyon, relieved as well Did you see your shoes, sir I m not blind, man Of course I saw them Would you care to explain what in thunderation is going on Your wife s order, Brown announced Past wife, Elbert interjected with a cackle.Lyon took a deep breath What are you talking about He addressed his question to Brown, believing his young butler would make sense than the old man snickering with laughter behind him You re being divorced, my lord I m what Brown s shoulders sagged He knew his lord wasn t going to take the news well Divorced Cast out, my lord, pushed aside, forgotten, dead in her heart I get you meaning Elbert, Lyon muttered in exasperation I m aware of what the word divorce means Lyon continued into the house The old servant shuffled after him Those were her very words My mistress is divorcing you the way her people do She said it was quite all right to get rid of a husband You have to find someplace else to live I what Lyon asked, certain he hadn t heard correctly.Brown s insistent nod indicated he had You re cast out, pushed aside For God s sake, Elbert, cease your litany, Lyon demanded He turned back to Brown What is the significance of the shoes They signify your departure, my lord, Brown said.The butler tried not to stare at the incredulous look on his master s face He was in jeopardy of losing his control He stared at the floor instead Let me get this straight in my mind, Lyon muttered My wife believes the house belongs to her And your mother, of course, Brown blurted out She s keeping her Brown was biting his lower lip Lyon thought he might be trying not to laugh Of course, Lyon drawled.Elbert tried to be helpful once again It s the way her people do, he interjected, his voice gratingly cheerful Where is my wife Lyon asked, ignoring Elbert s comments.He didn t wait for his servants to answer him but took the stairs two at a time to reach the bedrooms A sudden thought made him pause Did she cut her hair he called out She did, Elbert shouted before Brown could open his mouth It s the way of it, Elbert insisted Once the hair s cut well, then you re as good as dead to her You re set aside, cast I ve gotten her message, Lyon shouted Brown, bring my shoes inside Elbert, go sit somewhere Well worth the read

  3. says:

    4 StarsOverall Opinion This was a cute story full of some fun banter and great characters I enjoyed it I m liking what I ve been doing lately with throwing in some historical romances along with my go to contemporary romances just to mix things up So, if you have any great HR books that you d recommend please let me know The characters in this were both really likable, and I really enjoyed the banter and miscommunication between them I had quite a few moments where my husband and kids gave me funny looks because I was literally laughing out loud and that alone says this worked for me Brief Summary of the Storyline This is Christina and Lyon s story They meet when Christina is new in town with her aunt, and Lyon is instantly intruiged by her odd ways and mysterious past After a few flirty encounters, they find it hard to fight the pull they feel towards one another When Christina finds out she must marry someone within the next few months in order to get the inheritance from her grandfather, Lyon is the first person she thinks of for the job There is some family and friend drama, a little suspense, some sexy times, and some laugh out loud momentsand they get a HEA ending.POV This alternated between focusing mainly on Christina and Lyon in third person narrative.Overall Pace of Story Good The first chapter was a little slow, but I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well otherwise.Instalove No, but instant connection and attraction.H rating 4.5 stars Lyon I liked him He was possessive but not OTT , sweet, and sexy.h rating 4.5 stars Christina I really liked her She was strong and sweet, and she wouldn t let the H get away with anything.Sadness level Low, no tissues neededPush Pull Yes view spoiler The h pushes away emotionally for a while ecause of her upbringing The H is the main pursuer of the relationship hide spoiler

  4. says:

    Another Garwood, another fun read It must be my destiny to read and enjoy all her books This book is set in the Regency Era, but it s far from being a typical Regency Romance Yes, you have the ton, the balls and the somewhat rakish hero, but you also have a most unusual heroine, a white Englishwoman who has been raised by and is a proud member of the savage Dakota tribe of Native American indians Very interesting When she was only 2 years old, Christina Bennett was adopted by the Dakotas after a series of events that ended with her English mother being murdered while trying to escape her Christina s vicious father The story takes off when Christina, almost 19 years old now, returns to England to avenge her mother s death and to finally fulfill a promise her deceased mother was unable to see through She s introduced to the ton as Princess Christina and the air of mystery that surrounds her past entices and charms the English breed that s how she calls them in her mind.Lyon, the Marquess of Lyonwood, is a scowling and feared member of the English breed who, due to his 1st wife and his brother s betrayal, doesn t trust easily When he meets Christina at a party, the strong attraction between them is unexpected and he s intrigued enough to follow her and try to unearth her mysterious past He s a former spy and confident enough to believe he ll make Christina tell him all her secrets in no time To his surprise, he soon finds out that she s a master at evading his questions and confusing the hell out of him with her lying skills.Christina tries to stay away from Lyon, not only to save her disguise but also to save her heart She intends to go back to her Dakota family as soon as her task in England is completed, and she knows that won t happen if she falls in love with Lyon Obviously, destiny plays its hand and Lyon and Christina end up married But the HEA is still far away, as Christina hasn t come clean about herself to Lyon and her life might still be in danger Will Lyon be able to protect her if he doesn t know what s happening I really enjoyed this read, especially the way Ms Garwood chose to reveal what Christine s reason for returning to England was See, Christina s mother left her a journal narrating the events that led to her untimely death and asking Christina to unmask her Christina s evil father and avenge her death Each chapter of this book begins with an excerpt from that journal, and it was very nicely done.Lyon and Christina were also very likable He was the typical Garwood hero strong, dominant, protective and utterly arrogant, but he s so completely in love with Christina that I can t help forgiving and loving him Just because this is Romancelandia, of course In real life, I d have to smack him in the head and leave him in the dust, LOL Luckily for him, Christina was than a match for him and she knows when to listen to him and when to ignore his lectures completely Atta girl So, why wasn t this a 5 star read to me Well, as much as I had fun with Lyon and Christina s banter, her refusal to tell him the truth about her past lasted longer than I liked How many times the man had to tell and show her he loved her before she trusted him Silly girl I also felt a little unhappy unfulfilled with the ending Have no fear, the HEA was there and it was definitive But I couldn t help wondering about Christina s Dakota family As the book ends, she s happily settled and reproducing with Lyon in England, and there s no mention of her ever visiting her NA family again I know that traveling from England to the American colonies, and back, wasn t an easy feat in their time, but I was annoyed by the fact that Christina didn t seem that upset by the idea of never seeing her family again Just sayin

  5. says:

    This book was fun I had a blast with the banter between Christina and Lyon Its not one of my favorites by Julie Garwood but it was a good book overall.

  6. says:

    I forgot how funny this story wasJulie Garwood was one of the first romance authors I read as a teenager and her historical romances are still my favourites Sassy heroines and bossy heroes are something that Ms Garwood excels at The Lion s Lady gives us a fantastic and original character in Christina, who sleeps on the floor because it s comfortable , with a knife under her pillow Lyon is gruff and snarly on the outside with a loving inside that he shares only with Christina The two of them appear so different but as we get to know them, realise they re both warriors I loved that Lyon could scream the house down in displeasure and Christina would yell right back She wasn t intimidated and gave back as good as she got.Unfortunately, the narrator did not live up to my expectations Her reading was fine but her character portrayals when doing the dialogue was not my favourite Every time Christina has to whisper something it made me shudder and she did a LOT of whispering Lyon was a bit nasally Not all accents or characters were bad but the worst ones were Lyon s and Christina s which alas were the most used.Even though the narrator wasn t my favourite, listening to The Lion s Lady was a lot of fun I was laughing out loud at the clashes between combatants when Lyon wanted to protect his lioness and his lioness had just sharpened her claws for the fight I did not remember laughing this much when I was younger but maybe I didn t get married humour back in the day.I will definitely listen to in this series sometime in the future Not changing my rating here as I love the story I would allocate 3 stars for the audio, though.

  7. says:

    Totally loved this story Loved the prologue Laughed a lot My only complaint was Christina s patience with her aunt But I loved her and Lyon Wished they had gone to visit her family though Minor OW drama Former paramour tried to warn her off Christina gave her ALOT tan she was expecting It was hilarious

  8. says:

    ADORED this one even then The Bride Perfect hero and heroine I loved how enchanted by her he was from the very beginning And her wild spirit and sassiness were fantastic They really brought to surface his OTT alpha protectiveness even though she could defend herself better than anyone and possessiveness, as well as love and caring Completely swoon worthy Lyon and his Lioness really were PERFECT

  9. says:

    Knife attributed to Crazy Horse on display at This is a review of the audiobook Man oh man Susan Duerden does a wonderful job of narrating this one Her voices are spot on, especially her despicable Aunt Patricia Her pacing is good, her male voices are than acceptable, I liked her accents and inflections, and she sounds interested in the story Always a plus Surprisingly, my least favorite voice was Christina s, the heroine s, making her sound I thought at first a bit too young While I loved her toddler Christina declaring, My Eagle , I had to step back and think about how she does her as a young lady I didn t realize how much Christina switched dispositions, flying off the handle at Lyon, the hero, or starts crying However, Christina at 18 is young alas, honestly, Ms Duerden delivered her multiple moods and tones suitably, too Being a big Julie Garwood fan, I just have to re read one of her Historical Romances every once in a while I say re read because she has gone on to Contemporary and Romantic Suspense Luckily, some of her older Historical Romances are coming out on audio now The Lion s Lady spans from an Indian encampment in the early American West to the ballrooms of Regency England where Princess Christina finds Lyon, the Marquis of Lyonwood, her destiny and her warrior There is a lot of humor and fun in this novel la Garwood, as Christina is a charming fish out of water Nevertheless, it is equally a good mystery, with the right amount of suspense for a Historical Romance novel Each chapter starts with another snippet from Christina s mother s journal, which reveals of why she fled her country while pregnant with Christina This is a novel filled with memorable secondary characters Of course, there is the malicious, machinating Aunt Patrica a woman I love to hate Other brilliant secondary characters are Lyon s best friend, Rhone, who comes with his own little mystery, and Lyon s naive and oblivious younger sister, Diana, who gushes awkwardly over the newly arrived Princess, and worries over what she ll do with her grief stricken mother I also enjoyed the unsavory cutthroats in Bleak Bryan s tavern, who become bespelled with the fiercely independent Princess Still, if you want to read my favorite scene in the book, look at my review of the paperback edition here Ms Duerden does a delicious Elbert, too, which elevates this hilarious scene between perplexed master, Christina s ancient servant, and Lyon s young butler, Brown LOL I highly recommend this audiobook All in all a GoodRead or listen Crazy Horse was NOT depicted in this novel however, he was from the Dakota area, which is where Christina was raised I thought her knife, which played such a major role in the story, could have looked like this one.From Wiki Crazy Horse, literally His Horse Is Crazy or His Horse Is Spirited, was a Native American war leader of the Oglala Lakota He took up arms against the U.S Federal government to fight against encroachments on the territories and way of life of the Lakota people, including leading a war party to victory at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in June 1876.

  10. says:

    Thoughts on my first Julie Garwood novel This book was an enjoyable, engaging read with a great story.Lyon and Christina, both have been raised in different cultures and this led to a lot of funny moments Christina was raised by Native Americans, Lyon in conventional London, so this was a fresh, unconventional pair Christina was focused, brave and compassionate, very easy to love She thought of herself as strong which made her worry about the people around her She was bothered by the hypocrisy prevalent in Victorian London and proud of her Dakota heritage.Lyon had been betrayed in the past but never used it as an excuse to act like a jerk He was wary but treated Christina with care and affection Lyon had a mysterious past which added an edge to his character The banter between Christina and Lyon was funny and sweet, they were a great couple The writing takes you back in time and this is a huge plus for any historical novel Each character had preconceived notions but with time they saw things differently This was shown in a subtle way but did wonders for character growth This book would be perfect with hot chocolate it goes on my re read list.

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