The Secret

The Secret Summary

A beautiful English lady falls for a Scottish highlander in this delightful historical romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood.

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!

Book Reviews

boogey girl

Wonderful book5 star

I have read this book about 7 times now and I find something new and exciting every time. It’s very well written.55

Number1Ranger fan

The Secret5 star

I thought this was a very nice story. I could not put the book down.55


Favorite5 star

My favorite writer. Love this book and could put it down.55


Excellent story!5 star

Another great book by Julie Garwood. This book kept me up at night because I could not stop reading.55


My favorite book!5 star

This story is fantastic! My favorite of Garwood’s books. Fantastic characters, creative plot. I cannot recommend this book enough. Simply amazing!55


Delightful5 star

I only recently discovered Julie Garwood’s historical romance books and have been going through them like a devouring flame. I really enjoy her sense of humor. "The Secret" is one of my favorites, right up there with “The Gift”. I wish Julie Garwood would continue writing historical romances and continue developing some of the secondary characters in “The Secret”. I’d absolutely love to read about Brodick & Ramsey’s bride hunting expedition to England, tons of potential there. —And also something fun about poor Douglas, Judith’s brother, although it was funny when Iain kept flipping Douglas around like an irritating ferret. Yes, Douglas needs some love. Helen is another character I can see with a happy-the-second-time-around mature love story. I’m not so keen on contemporary romances, so please, PLEASE show us some mercy Julie Garwood.55


Amazing5 star

First romance novel I ever read, I loved it then and love it now!55


An Exhilarating Romance5 star

This novel gives one a great appreciation for historical romances. It makes fiction come to life in the most pleasant way, making one wish to experience those times for at least one day.55

crescent moon2012

Sample copy mostly not about this novel5 star

I love the novel but the sample copy is mostly excerpt of another novel. I almost didn't buy it. Anyways love the book. I recommend anyone to also read Ransom, The Wedding, and The Bride. If you liked this novel.55


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