Posted by: Jennifer | January 14, 2007

Guardian Angel – Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood. Guardian Angel(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990) 0671670069.

Main Characters: Jade Baker, “Pagan,” and Caine, the Marquess of Cainewood.

Related Works: Guardian Angel is the second in a series: The Lion’s Lady with Lyon, The Marquis of Lyonwood and Christina Bennett (Princess Christina) is the first. The Gift, with Nathan Clayton Hawthorn Baker, the Marquess of St. James (Jade Baker’s brother),  and Lady Sara Winchester is the third. The last is Castles which is the story of Colin, the Marquess of Cainewood’s brother, and Princess Alesandra.

Description for the book:

The Emerald flew across the seas, its black hull teasing the waves, its sails whipping on the wind. Aboard was the pirate Pagan–despised by the ton, whose riches this scoundrel plundered: beloved by the poor, whose plight was eased by the pirates’ gifts.

The Marquess of Cainewood vows to hunt down the pirate wretch in revenge for his brother’s death. But when Jade, an enchanting vision of rippling red hair and eyes of fire-green, appears at his door to beg desperately for his protection, the Marquess agrees to keep her safe from the villains who want her dead. Jade is infuriating, exasperating and gorgeous; Caine is noble, strong-willed and powerful. No woman has ever befuddled him so, nor so deeply roused his desire. But as Jade responds to his knowing caresses with an innocent, wild abandon, they are drawn into a web a treachery that will test the very heart of their love.

My Thoughts:

I love this book – it is one of my all time favorites. I couldn’t even possibly count how many times that I have read it. It is laugh out loud funny. Jade had me fooled at the beginning – and I was as amazed as Caine was that she was indeed the notorious pirate Pagan. The butler Sterns was comical. However, without a doubt, the best character of the novel had to be Uncle Harry or Black Harry (who gave himself the nickname because of his black heart). The scene where he attempts to steal Caine’s stepmother Gwyneth is so incredibly humorous – and all intended to make sure that Caine and his stepmother actually care about each other.

Read again: January 12, 2007.

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Responses

  1. […] Ladywith Lyon, The Marquis of Lyonwood and Christina Bennett (Princess Christina) is the first. Guardian Angel is the second with Jade Baker and Caine, Marquess of Cainewood. The Gift, with Nathan Clayton […]

  2. […] Lady with Lyon, The Marquis of Lyonwood and Christina Bennett (Princess Christina) is the first. Guardian Angel is the second with Jade Baker and Caine, Marquess of Cainewood. The Gift, with Nathan Clayton […]

  3. […] Garwood’s Castles – I first fell in love with Colin (aka dolphin) in Julie Garwood’s Guardian Angel. I was thrilled when he got his own story – and had to contend with Princess Alesandra. Alesandra […]


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