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Publication Order of Girls of Canby Hall Books

What's a Girl to Do? (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Crown's Spies Books

Publication Order of Lairds' Brides Books

Publication Order of Highlands' Lairds Books

Publication Order of Claybornes of Rose Hill Books

Publication Order of Buchanan-Renard-MacKenna Books

Publication Order of Wildfire Books

Beautiful Girl (By: Elisabeth Ogilvie) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Summer Love (By: Elisabeth Ogilvie) (0)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Summer of the Sky-Blue Bikini (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
That's My Girl (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Kiss for Tomorrow (By: Maud Johnson) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Friends (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams Can Come True (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
An April Love Story (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Young To Know (By: Elisabeth Ogilvie) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
He Loves Me Not (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Searching Heart (By: Barbara Steiner) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Senior Class (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cindy (By: Deborah Kent) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christy's Choice (By: Maud Johnson) (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy For Me (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nancy & Nick (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Make a Wish (By: Nancy Smiler Levinson,Owen Brown) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saturday Night Date (By: Maud Johnson) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Holly in Love (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christy's Senior Year (By: Maud Johnson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Call Me (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nice Girls Don't (By: Caroline B. Cooney) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miss Perfect (By: Jill Ross Klevin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christy's Love (By: Maud Johnson) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Next Door (By: Vicky Martin) (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Loving That O'Connor Boy (By: Diane Hoh) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love to the Rescue (By: Deborah Kent) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Senior Dreams Can Come True (By: Jane Claypool Miner) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Girl Named Summer (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dating Blues (By: Maud Johnson) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brian's Girl (By: Diane Hoh) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Secret Love (By: Barbara Steiner) (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sixteen Can Be Sweet (By: Maud Johnson) (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Gentle Warrior (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rebellious Desire (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prize (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Honor's Splendour (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saving Grace (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince Charming (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Julie Garwood was a well known American author who wrote in the Contemporary, Young Adult, Romance, and Historical Fiction genres.

Julie passed in 2023.

She had 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 focused 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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37 Responses to “Julie Garwood”

  1. Jackie Carey: 10 months ago

    I have read all of your books not twice but three times and I love them every time I read them. I look periodically to see if there is a new one coming out. Thank you so much, I will continue to read them until I can’t read anymore Lol.

  2. Adele Zeversenuke: 11 months ago

    Hello, I have most of your books and I re read them every spring. Thank you for writing wonderful stories.

  3. Laura: 12 months ago

    So sorry to hear Ms. Garwood has passed. Prayers of Peace to her family and friends. Truly a sad loss for all ger fans too.
    I will now spend my time rereading all her series and trying to imagine if she was going to align Xavier with the last Buchanan sister or MacKenna sister. So many plots running through my head.

  4. Colleen: 1 year ago

    So sorry to see that Julie passed away. I have all of her books and re-read them every few years. Always looked forward to a new one. So great full for all the wonderful stoies:)

  5. Debbie McKoy: 1 year ago

    I was so sad to hear that Julie passed away. She wss one of my favorite authors. I have read all of her books several times over. The literary world lost a wonderful write. She was a beautiful person.

  6. Kathy C: 1 year ago

    I have read every book with tremendous enjoyment. Always looked forward to the next book. I was so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. A great loss. I am truly saddened. Prayers for her family and that she is resting in peace.

    • Nancy S.: 12 months ago

      Julie Garwood was the first writer that I ever read. Her books made me laugh, cry, and finally made me happy. I have read every book over and over. She was a great writer. I will miss her stories. Her books make you feel like you are there.

  7. Rita Carswell: 1 year ago

    I just read where Julie died on June 8. So devastated to hear this. Prayers to her family.

  8. Taschea Dewar: 2 years ago

    I have read all your books more than twice for each and still love them as if I’m reading them for the first time, my favorite is Saving Grace, it was first that a romance novel had me laughing and loving and crying at the same time. Started a book club in my office with just that one book lending it to my coworkers and they truly enjoyed it, until someone took the book and loan it to someone outside of the office and I never got it back. Continue with the Good work. God bless you and your family 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  9. Jean Frost: 2 years ago

    Just finished reading ‘Saving Grace’ and will be reading nothing more by Garwood. a”Hot Harlequin” in a medieval theme is not literature in spite of its hard-cover presentation.

    • Jennifer L Schmick: 1 year ago

      How utterly pretentious of you. To belittle an author for entertaining people and the readers that are entertained. You obviously have an inability to enjoy the lighter side of life. Just to help you out, not everything has to mean something. Some things can just be fun and pure escapism. Good luck on the joy you must bring others on a daily basis.

  10. CeeCee Brooks: 2 years ago

    LOVE ALL your books!!! I own all of them!! Now that you just did a book on KGrace Isabel MacKenna, will you be doing a book one on the last sister – Kiera or a book on the youngest Buchanan kids – Zach and Sidney Buchanan? Or on the brothers of Finn MacBain from Hot Shot?

    • Tabatha: 1 year ago

      I would love to know the same thing. Please let me know I love the Buchanan family!

      • Ann Harrison: 1 year ago

        I love all of your books, but I think Grace Under Fire is the best. I would love to get an answer to Tabatha’s question on the other siblings.

  11. Rachel Iselin: 2 years ago

    Love your writing style. Are you going to write a book about the oldest McKenna sister the doctor?

    • CeeCee Brooks: 2 years ago

      I’m hoping she does as well. And a book for Sidney Buchanan.

  12. lorraine buchan: 2 years ago

    what story follows the secret ? you are an excellant author i have all of your historical novels i read over and over i was wondering what will happen with laird maclean and judith will there be a next story or is that the end god you are GREAT i hope theres a next story please write me and let me know GOD BLESS YOU for all your talent <3

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      As per the list above – Ransom.

  13. Van: 2 years ago

    What about the MacAlister cousins, and Zachary,Sidney and Kiera and Remy
    Just a thought ! Love your books

  14. Kat Hoper: 2 years ago

    I wish you would write another in The Bride/ The Wedding series. Or The Secret/The Ransom/Shadow Music.

    • Kathy: 2 years ago

      I agree. A third book that has Brenna’s sister, Faith as the main character from The Wedding book.

      • Kelly: 2 years ago


  15. Kristen J Schmidt: 3 years ago

    Does Marshall Cooper ever get his own story? I love him so much!

    • Debby McCanna: 2 months ago

      I was so sorry to read of Julie’s passing. I have read and re-read all of her books. I was just checking to see if she had anything else coming out. I guess not. Rest in peace, Julie. To her family, I have enjoyed her books immensely. Thank you for sharing her with us.

  16. Ann Harrison: 3 years ago

    Is their a Second Book on Shadow Music.

    • Graeme: 3 years ago

      Shadow Music is the third and final book in the Highlands’ Laird series.

  17. Roxane Nowicki: 3 years ago

    I would love to find out what happen to Crispin and Quinlin from the Wedding. Have you any plans on another book about them.

    • Tanya: 3 years ago

      Also would love to know. But Authors don’t respond here.

    • Diana Carpunky: 2 years ago

      I also would love to see a story on this. One of my favorite books.. We need to have closure. .ha
      please and thanks….

  18. Verna Tavares: 3 years ago

    I’ve enjoyed reading your book for years. I have ever book on my Kindle and Audible! What’s next ? Stay safe.

    • Jane lester: 2 years ago

      I wish you would write a story about Daniel and Mary in your series of the Bride. I have most of your books. So please write a story of those two. I have loved all your books.

  19. L Alexander: 3 years ago

    Love your work. Hope you are well and enjoying life. Also staying safe from COVID. I miss reading a new book but certainly understand if you don’t write another one. I hope you know how much your books are loved. Take Care.

  20. Irma Mesa: 3 years ago

    When is your new book coming ,I love them all , please write another one soon.

  21. Carolyn Whetstone: 3 years ago

    Are you writing about the rest of the Buchanan’s. What’s next after WIRED. I’ve been waiting for the next one. I’ve read about Theo, Nick, Alec, Noah and Liam. And what about Aiden’s brothers Spencer and Walker? I am so ready to read their stories.

  22. Joan Holt: 3 years ago

    What is the next book that features the women from Murder List?

    • Elisha Cauley: 3 years ago

      The next book after Murder List is Fire and Ice then Fast Track

      • Rebecca Stewart: 2 years ago

        I just read Grace Under Fire. I loved it. Are you writing again with the next book. Thanks for your books. Rebecca


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