Posted by: Jennifer | January 9, 2007

The Wedding – Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood. The Wedding(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996). 0671871005.

Main Characters: Lady Brenna Haynesworth and Connor MacAlister.

Related Works: Connor MacAlister was raised by Alec Kincaid from The Bride. Both Alec and his wife Jamie appear in this book. 

Description from book:

Journeying from England to Scotland to wed a highlander, Lady Brenna had resigned herself to the arranged match. But when a band of fierce, painted warriors captured her en route, she fearlessly met their demand to marry their leader–the quick-tempered laird Connor MacAlister. She couldn’t know that her capture was merely the first act of vengeance against her betrothed, Connor’s sworn enemy.

Brenna harbored no illusions that her husband was in love with her; after a hasty forest wedding, MacAlister assured her she could return home once she had borne him a son. But she could not deny that she had once proposed to MacAlister–ten years ago, when she was just a child, and the visitor to her father’s castle charmed her with his dazzling, unexpected smile. Now, as she sets out to win the brave chieftain whom she has come to adore, a legacy of revenge ensnares Brenna in a furious clan war–and only her faith in her gallant hero can save her . . .

My favorite part of this book is probably the first chapter which details how Brenna, as a young child, met Connor. The description of her chasing the piglets (and catching one) always makes me laugh. My second favorite part is near the end when Connor sends his medallion with Father Sinclair to Brenna who is inside an abbey. The medallions were very special to Brenna – a tradition started by her parents. They gave each of their eight children one. The idea was any of the children could send their medallion to their parents if they needed help. Of course, Brenna made one for Connor after they were married.  

Read again: January 8, 2007.



  1. […] Works: Both Alec Kincaid and Jamie appear in The Wedding. Alec raised Connor MacAlister after the loss of his […]

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