It breaks my heart to share the news of the passing of romance icon, Julie Garwood. She's been a favorite of mine for decades. In fact, her Medieval Scottish romance, Saving Grace is my all-time favorite comfort read. I've worn out at least two paperback copies of it with all the re-reads over the years.
Several years ago, I wrote a blog post about Johanna, the heroine of Saving Grace. Before beginning, I reached out to Ms. Garwood to see if she would answer a few questions for me. I had never met her and I'm sure she had never heard of me, but she very graciously responded to my email and what followed was a wonderful conversation about her inspiration for the book and, especially, the character of Johanna. It was a monumental fan-girl moment for me and further cemented her position as one of my romance legends. Click here if you would like to read that post.
Click here to read Ms. Garwood's obituary and leave a comment, if you'd like, for her family.
Have you read any Julie Garwood books?
Do you have a favorite?
To honor her, I am giving away a copy of my favorite of her novels, Saving Grace to a randomly chosen person who posts a comment before 11:00 PM, June 13.
*Must be 18