Julie Garwood Books

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Julie Garwood born in Missouri is an American romance novel writer born in Kansa City Missouri. Julie has written over 27- romance novels in both suspense and historical subgenres. She was born and grew in Kansas, Missouri. She is sixth of the seven children of an Irish family. At the age of six, she underwent tonsillectomy, a surgical procedure to remove tonsil, this made her miss much school, and this denied her time to get educated as other children of age. She was not capable of reading at the age of 11years and her math teacher; Teacher Elizabeth devoted most of her time during the summer teaching Garwood on how to write and read. Teacher Elizabeth devotion bore fruits and transformed Garwood life for the best.

Order of Girls of Canby Hall Series

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1 What's a Girl to Do? 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Crown's Spies Series

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1 The Lion's Lady 1988 Description / Buy
2 Guardian Angel 1990 Description / Buy
3 The Gift 1991 Description / Buy
4 Castles 1993 Description / Buy

Order of Lairds' Brides Series

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1 The Bride 1989 Description / Buy
2 The Wedding 1996 Description / Buy

Order of Highlands' Lairds Series

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1 The Secret 1992 Description / Buy
2 Ransom 1999 Description / Buy
3 Shadow Music 2007 Description / Buy

Order of Claybornes of Rose Hill Series

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1 For the Roses 1995 Description / Buy
2 One Pink Rose 1997 Description / Buy
3 One White Rose 1997 Description / Buy
4 One Red Rose 1997 Description / Buy
5 Come the Spring 1997 Description / Buy

Order of Buchanan-Renard-MacKenna Series

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1 Heartbreaker 2000 Description / Buy
2 Mercy 2001 Description / Buy
3 Killjoy 2002 Description / Buy
4 Murder List 2004 Description / Buy
5 Slow Burn 2005 Description / Buy
6 Shadow Dance 2006 Description / Buy
7 Fire and Ice 2008 Description / Buy
8 Sizzle 2009 Description / Buy
9 The Ideal Man 2011 Description / Buy
10 Sweet Talk 2012 Description / Buy
11 Hotshot 2013 Description / Buy
12 Fast Track 2014 Description / Buy
13 Wired 2017 Description / Buy
14 Grace Under Fire 2022 Description / Buy

Order of Wildfire Series

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1 The Summer of the Sky-Blue Bikini ( By: Jill Ross Klevin) 1978 Description / Buy
2 That's My Girl ( By: Jill Ross Klevin) 1980 Description / Buy
3 A Kiss for Tomorrow ( By: Maud Johnson) 1981 Description / Buy
4 The Best of Friends ( By: Jill Ross Klevin) 1981 Description / Buy
5 Dreams Can Come True ( By: Jane Claypool Miner) 1981 Description / Buy
6 An April Love Story ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1981 Description / Buy
7 He Loves Me Not ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1982 Description / Buy
8 Searching Heart (Short Story) ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1982 Description / Buy
9 Senior Class (Short Story) ( By: Jane Claypool Miner) 1982 Description / Buy
10 Cindy ( By: Deborah Kent) 1982 Description / Buy
11 Christy's Choice ( By: Maud Johnson) 1982 Description / Buy
12 The Boy For Me ( By: Jane Claypool Miner) 1983 Description / Buy
13 Nancy & Nick ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1983 Description / Buy
14 Make a Wish (Short Story) ( By: Nancy Smiler Levinson, Owen Brown) 1983 Description / Buy
15 Saturday Night Date ( By: Maud Johnson) 1983 Description / Buy
16 Holly in Love ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1983 Description / Buy
17 Christy's Senior Year ( By: Maud Johnson) 1984 Description / Buy
18 Call Me ( By: Jane Claypool Miner) 1984 Description / Buy
19 Nice Girls Don't ( By: Caroline B. Cooney) 1984 Description / Buy
20 Miss Perfect ( By: Jill Ross Klevin) 1984 Description / Buy
21 Christy's Love ( By: Maud Johnson) 1984 Description / Buy
22 The Boy Next Door ( By: Vicky Martin) 1984 Description / Buy
23 Loving That O'Connor Boy ( By: Diane Hoh) 1985 Description / Buy
24 Love to the Rescue ( By: Deborah Kent) 1985 Description / Buy
25 Senior Dreams Can Come True ( By: Jane Claypool Miner) 1985 Description / Buy
26 A Girl Named Summer 1986 Description / Buy
27 Dating Blues ( By: Maud Johnson) 1986 Description / Buy
28 Brian's Girl ( By: Diane Hoh) 1986 Description / Buy
29 Secret Love ( By: Barbara Steiner) 1986 Description / Buy
30 Sixteen Can Be Sweet ( By: Maud Johnson) 1988 Description / Buy

Order of Julie Garwood Standalone Novels

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1 Gentle Warrior 1985 Description / Buy
2 Rebellious Desire 1986 Description / Buy
3 The Prize 1991 Description / Buy
4 Honor's Splendour 1991 Description / Buy
5 Saving Grace 1993 Description / Buy
6 Prince Charming 1994 Description / Buy
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While she was training to be a Registered Nurse, Garwood took Russian history and this sparked her interest in history and thus decided to pursue in both Nursing and history. The high quality of Garwood essays impressed her professor who motivated her to write. Because of this persuasion, she wrote a children’s book named A Girl Named Summer and authored her very first historical book, Gentle Warrior. She later married, and she had three children; Elizabeth, Bryan, Gerry and she reside with her family in Leawood in Kansas.

Garwood novels are famous for the quirkiness of their protagonist with the ability to change direction and the persuasion to get acceptance from the other people. One of her best books is themed on spousal abuse, and she is not afraid to handling stressful situations.

Garwood historical romance category has had great success, and despite this, she decided to venture into a genre of romantic suspense books and just like the other books these still give an emphasis on the family relationships between a group of friends, or blood relatives.

Some of the books written by Julie Garwood include; Gentle Warrior published in 1985, Rebellious Desire (1986) The Prize (1991)


Heartbreaker was adapted as a film and serialized in a Cosmopolitan magazine.


Ransom: Gillian was very young when she witnessed the killing of her biological father by the evil Baron Alford. She was claimed as Baron Ward but was very lucky to be brought up by her Uncle Morgan. Later she is called back to Baron Castle for he needs to produce Arianna box- a treasure golden box ordered by King John and failure to which the king would kill Baron. The king is still infuriated and never forgiven Gillian, father for killing his beloved-Arianna. However, the king is satisfied that Gillian would have the knowledge of the existence of the box and the particular location the box was hidden.

However, Gillian has no ideas of where the box is hidden, but she is sure that the would torture and kill her uncle if she does not find the box. She is also sure that they would murder Alec, the child of Highland chieftain sooner they see that they had the wrong child. Gillian is left with no choice. Thus she flees with Alec to find her lost sister and return Alec to his parents.

Gillian needed assistance help to locate her sister and to save her Uncle Morgan. She meets with Brodick Buchan- a stubborn man, and regardless of the person’s character, she ends up loving him. Regardless of their differences and Gillian being English, Brodick cannot help but fall in love with Gillian beauty and helps her locate her sister. However, by the fact that he married Gillian it does not mean that she is set to obey him.

Saving Grace: Johanna is a girl who had an abusive husband. When she discovers that he died, she is relieved, and the last thing that she now wants is to get married again. She is then married to Gabriel McBain, a scot, however; she has her fears as she trusts no one except her brother. She marries the Scotland man since she has no option.

During their marriage, the couple learns to love each other, and soon Johanna realizes that Gabriel loves her. A desperate intrigue, however, threatens to ruin the great love that the couple shares at all cost. This novel examines the gradual changing relationship between Gabriel and Johanna from indifference and distrust to one of trust and love.

When Does The Next Julie Garwood book come out?

Julie Garwood doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Grace Under Fire and was released on July, 19th 2022. It is the newest book in the Buchanan-Renard-MacKenna Series.


5 thoughts on “Julie Garwood”

  1. Love her books, cracks me up laughing, hooting and hollering, at some of the dialogue especially in Ransom, my, my, my never laughed so much, and most importantly….she NEVER uses the Lords name in vain, like so many of her contemporaries. Love her, not many like her.

  2. I own all her books! Keep hoping a new one would be out soon! I have my friends loving her books. I like to re-read them! She is the best!!!

  3. I’ve only read the Claybornes’ Brides (Rose Hill) series and I absolutely loved them. I re-read from time to time, even though I rarely reach for books over 300 pages. They’re that good! I’m anticipating other works by Julie Garwood are just as good but I don’t know where to start. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

    1. You need to read all of them. They are all fantastic. Just begin with the next series. I can’t put any of them down. I wish she had more books coming.

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