Shadow Music by Julie Garwood
A Novel

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Throughout her acclaimed writing career, Julie Garwood has captivated readers with characters who are compelling, daring, and bursting with life. Now one of the most popular novelists of our time proudly returns to her beloved historical romance roots–in a thrilling tale of love, murder, adventure, and mystery set against the haunting landscape of medieval Scotland.

For Princess Gabrielle of St. Biel, Scotland is a land of stunning vistas, wild chieftains, treacherous glens, and steep shadows–skullduggery, betrayal, and now murder. Prized for her exquisite beauty, the daughter of one of England’s most influential barons, Gabrielle is also a perfect bargaining chip for a king who needs peace in the Highlands: King John has arranged Gabrielle’s marriage to a good and gentle laird. But this marriage will never take place.

For Gabrielle, everything changes in one last burst of freedom–when she and her guards come upon a scene of unimaginable cruelty. With one shot from her bow and arrow, Gabrielle takes a life, saves a life, and begins a war.

Within days, the Highlands are aflame with passions as a battle royal flares between enemies old and new. Having come to Scotland to be married, Gabrielle is instead entangled in Highland intrigue. For two sadistic noblemen, underestimating Gabrielle’s bravery and prowess may prove fatal. But thanks to a secret Gabrielle possesses, Colm MacHugh, the most feared man in Scotland, finds a new cause for courage. Under his penetrating gaze, neither Gabrielle’s body nor heart is safe.

A gripping novel that delves into the heart of emotions–unyielding passions of love, hate, revenge, and raw desire–Shadow Music is magnificent gift from Julie Garwood and a crowning achievement in her amazing career.

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About Julie Garwood

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With tens of millions of books in print and numerous New York Times bestsellers, Julie Garwood has clearly earned a position among America’s favorite fiction writers. Her reputation as a masterful storyteller is solidly founded in her ability to deliver stories with appealing characters, powerful emotions, and surprising plot twists. Readers claim that it’s the humor as well as the poignancy of her novels that keep them laughing, crying, and thoroughly entertained. She lives in Kansas and is currently working on her next novel. When her schedule allows time away from family and career, she devotes her efforts to promoting literacy, and especially enjoys sharing her love of reading with student groups. For more information, visit her website at
Published December 26, 2007 by Ballantine Books. 449 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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All About Romance

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This was going to be my gift to myself after a busy holiday season, and I was so looking forward to a book that measured up to Garwood's earlier work.

Dec 30 2007 | Read Full Review of Shadow Music: A Novel

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“He looked strong enough to lift a horse and not break a sweat… His strength somehow made her feel secure.” Colm’s kisses make Gabrielle “come alive.” One kiss and their fates are sealed --- Colm will marry Gabrielle to protect her honor and pay a debt to his best friend Laird Brodick Buchanan.

Jan 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Shadow Music: A Novel

All About Romance

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This is all well and good, but Colm and Gabrielle don’t meet face to face until page 145 - almost halfway through the book!

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The Good, The Bad and The Unread

I’m looking at the huge TBR pile I have with so many books I wish I could get to faster, and thinking I’m not in a hurry to get this with all those others I’m more excited to read.

Dec 28 2007 | Read Full Review of Shadow Music: A Novel

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It’s a great, in-depth story with love, a mystery and the return of one of may favorite old Garwood heroes in a secondary role.

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