Posted by: Jennifer | January 14, 2007

The Gift – Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood. The Gift.(New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991) 0671702505.

Main Characters: Sara Winchester, Nathan Clayton Hawthorn Baker, Marquess of St. James.

Related Works: The Gift is the third in a series: The Lion’s 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 Hawthorn Baker, the Marquess of St. James (Jade Baker’s brother),  and Lady Sara Winchester is the third. The last is Castleswhich is the story of Colin, the Marquess of Cainewood’s brother, and Princess Alesandra.

Description from the book:

A child bride, Sara Winchester had grown into a winsome beauty, joyfully anticipating the day when her husband Nathan, Marquess of St. James, would return to claim her at last. Charmingly innocent, she dismissed the ancient feud that divided her and Nathan’s families . . . and she was totally unaware of his past exploits as the notorious pirate, Pagan. The man who now stood before her was perplexing, arrogant and powerfully handsome . . . a warrior-gentleman whose gentle touch aroused her to the wildest, deepest pleasures of love. Nathanhad never bared his soul to any woman, but he was soon utterly beguiled and exasperated by Sara’s sweet, defiant ways. Aboard his ship, The Seahawk, she was brave, imperious and determined to win his heart completely . . . yet upon their return to England, her love would be sorely tested as a most desperate conspiracy sundered them from one another. Now, as their future trembled in the balance, they would discover the true destiny of their passion . . . for all time!!! 

My Thoughts: 

Very cute story!! My favorite scene has to be the prologue where the actual wedding between the four year old Sara and fourteen year old Nathan takes place. The fighting between Sara and her extremely overbearing father, the Earl of Winchester is comical. I also think it is a riot that fourteen years later, Sara is tired of waiting for Nathan to come and get her. The way she takes matters into her own hands and goes to her Uncle Henry’s house to rescue her Aunt Nora is quite endearing.

Read again: January 12, 2007.



  1. […] 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 […]

  2. how can i get online the full story copy of the gift by julie garwood? can u kindly email it to me? ill be waiting for your reply…

  3. HEy nicky….just go to and type the gift by juliegarwood and read….happy reading girl its super dupper enchanting and entertaining

  4. I love reading Julie Garwood! The first romance novel I read happened to be the Guardian Angel, and since then Julie Garwood became a favorite of mine. I like her books because it really tickles your funny bones. And yes, I also like her prologues, from The Secret to The Wedding. I hope she makes another romance novel, preferably one hailing from the highlands.

  5. My favorite book in the spies crown series. I found some continuity issues between some minor details of book 2 and 4, but they are not relevant to the plot. I actually read this book with out knowing it was a series, and the book works without the others. Also. I like so many details of this book. The weeding was amazing, specially when Nathan becames her protector, a role that he will fulfill always. In additio to this, Sara is different from the other eroines. She does not know how to use a weapon, or how to fight, and despite this, Nathan treats her better than Caine and Lyon treat their partners. He did not seem to mind having a strong woman, and as a prove, he decided to teach her how to punch someone, and how to swimm.

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