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Julie Garwood is a well known American author who likes to her novels based on the Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, and Historical Fiction genres. She has written more than 27 romance novels in the suspense and historical sub-genres. The books written by her have gone on to sell more than 35 million copies all over the world and have frequently featured in the New York Times bestselling list. Julie was born in the year 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri, United States and since then, she has lived there all her life. She belongs to an Irish family and has 6 more siblings, 5 of whom are her sisters. Julie had to miss the initial phase of her education due to an infection and by the time she started going to school at the age of 6, she was not able to read like the other children of her age. Her mother realized that she was not able to read because of missing much of her schooling, but she had reached the age of 11 by then. She hired a math teacher named Sister Elizabeth, who taught her how to read during the whole summer of that year. Julie was also taught to understand and enjoy the stories that she used to read. Sister Elizabeth had a huge influence on the life of Julie Garwood and had named her daughter Elizabeth because of her closeness to Julie while trying to teach her to read. After her schooling, Julie chose the subject of Russian history at the graduation level and began getting intrigued by the historical events. She also studied nursing and did a double major in nursing and history. When a professor, impressed by her high quality essays, suggested her to write, she decided t give it a try. At first, Julie wrote a children’s books and her first historical novel named Gentle Warrior. Before becoming a full time writer, Julie married at a very young age and became the mother of three children soon. The names of her children are Elizabeth, Gerry and Bryan. She lives along with her family in Leawood, Kansas, United States.
Initially, Julie just used to enjoy writing and was not serious about pursuing a career as an author. Hence, did not become a professional writer till her youngest child began going to school. Before that, Julie used to do several freelancing jobs as a writer in order to support her family. In her free time, she used to write some long stories only as a hobby and for own amusement. When she started getting time from her responsibilities of being a mother, as her children had grown up enough to take care of themselves, Julie started attending writers’ conferences of the local associations. In one such conference, she met an agent. Julie was able to sell her historical novel and the children’s book to a publishing house with the help of the agent. She began to see some success as a writer as the publishing house was impressed by her writings and asked her to write more historical romances. The novels written by Julie have a particular style in which the heroines of her novels are often shown as quirky, clumsy and have a charming ability to turn a conversation into something else, which often results in frustration and consternation. The heroines, however, become successful in making the other party come to their terms in the end. Julie often takes up the difficult social issues related to the condition of women in the society. She has also written on the topic of spousal abuse which was appreciated by many people. Julie also has the habit of giving an accurate description of the historical events in her novels. She does that by trying to find at least 3 sources from the library at the University of Kansas, which confirm a particular fact before including it in one of her novels. After her success as a historical romance writer, Julie Garwood tried her hand at the contemporary romance and suspense novels. Those were also focussed on relationships between family and friends, just like her historical novels. As of today, Julie’s name often appears in the bestseller list frequently, being a successful author. Many major publications of the country have appreciated her works. The novels written by Julie have been translated into a number of languages all over the world. One of her bestselling novels, ‘For The Roses’ was adapted for the Hallmark Hall Of Fame TV movie named Rose Hill. Julie Garwood has used a pseudonym Emily Chase once for writing her first Young Adult novel.
Julie has written a total of 5 novel series’, one of which is the Highlands’ Lairds. This series consists of 3 novels published between the years 1992 and 2007. The first novel of the series was titled ‘The Secret’ and was published in the year 1992 by the Pocket Books publishing house. The plot of the novel is set in Scotland, United Kingdom during the time of the 13th century and features the main characters Iain Maitland and Judith Hampton. In the opening plot of the novel, Judith is shown as a beautiful, loyal, purposeful, and a proud lady. Her childhood Scottish friend was about to give birth and she had promised to be there with her. However, the main reason for which Judith was travelling from England to the Highlands was to meet her unknown father, Laird Maclean. She was not prepared to face the powerful Iain Maitland, who escorts her to his own land. In the battle of customs and wills, Judith falls in the passionate love of Iain. Iain too begins to feel the need for her in his life. Judith gets determined to spend her life with Iain and his clan, unaware of a devastating secret about her father that was about to turn her life upside down.
The second novel of the series was published in the year 1999 by the Pocket Books publishing house. It was titled ‘Ransom’. The plot of the novel is set in England and Scottish Highlands in the United Kingdom. The main characters of this novel include Lay Gillian, Ramsey Sinclair, Brodick Buchanan and Bridgid KirkConnell. The novel begins with the introduction of Gillian as an innocent child, whose father gets slaughtered by the power-hungry and ambitious British ruler Baron Alford. This leaves her family in tears. Baron Alfor seem to be determined to recover his jewel box, which he had planned to give as a gift to King John. The precious treasure gets lost for a decade. After a few years, Gillian grows into a beautiful woman and begins to leave her troubled past behind by indulging herself with Brodick Buchanan and Ramsey Sinclair, the Scottish chieftains. With the help of the courage of the two and one her friends, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian decides to fight against Baron Alford in order to claim her home and the reputation of her father. However, she begins fell for the love of Bridgid and thinks that it could risk everything if she surrenders to his is love.
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