The Secret - Julie Garwood

The Secret

By Julie Garwood

  • Release Date: 2011-07-05
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 880 Ratings


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!


  • Delightful

    By Airedales4ever
    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.
  • Amazing

    By Carebearsmom
    First romance novel I ever read, I loved it then and love it now!
  • An Exhilarating Romance

    By Law_Lady
    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.
  • Sample copy mostly not about this novel

    By crescent moon2012
    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.
  • <3

    By Helidhe
  • What I've been looking for!

    By Lindal158
    I have downloaded so many books lately, but none of them were quite right. This book was exactly what I was looking for!
  • Love it!

    By nnweber
    One of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors!
  • The Secret

    By Snowdoggia
    This is one of my all time favorite books. I read it at least once a year and the story never gets old. I love the backstory women's rights and their standing in the Clan. But mostly I love Ian and his gentleness. A very enjoyable read with two wonderfully developed characters and equally developed supporting cast. Julie Garwood is at her best with historical romances. More please.....
  • I absolutely love this book!!!

    By Princessakikai
    The first time I read this book was 18 years ago. When I was browsing for books to buy in the App Store, Julie Garwood's name immediately came to mind. I recall reading 'The Secret' and knew I have to buy it. I remembered how the characters were so alive and believable, and how it evoked so much emotions from me that sometimes I would laugh out loud or just tear up, I swear my grandmother thought I was going crazy. This book is a real page-turner, you never want to put it down. I fell in love with Iain and Judith. I really thought Iain was so handsome that I wondered many nights how he would look like if he was real. I thought I want someone to love me as much as Iain loved Judith. When I started reading the first few pages, I wondered if I will find the book as amazing as I thought it was when I was 14. Now that I have finished it... I still feel the same way. For me, this book is still the bomb!!! So buy it and read it! It's surely worth the money. -princess ❤
  • The Secret

    By Geneseo Band Mom
    This is such a wonderful and sweet romance novel!