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Julie Garwood has also written one young adult novel under the pseudonym Emily Chase (used by various writers).
- The Secret 1,470 copies, 26 reviews
- The Bride 1,456 copies, 38 reviews
- Ransom 1,415 copies, 23 reviews
- The Wedding 1,265 copies, 15 reviews
- Heartbreaker 1,234 copies, 9 reviews
- Murder List: A Novel 1,195 copies, 10 reviews
- Saving Grace 1,133 copies, 19 reviews
- Killjoy 1,127 copies, 7 reviews
- Mercy 1,125 copies, 10 reviews
- Honor's Splendour 1,048 copies, 22 reviews
- The Prize 1,043 copies, 13 reviews
- Shadow Dance 1,014 copies, 21 reviews
- The Lion's Lady 1,010 copies, 14 reviews
- Castles 1,002 copies, 9 reviews
- The Gift 970 copies, 11 reviews
- Slow Burn: A Novel 954 copies, 10 reviews
- For the Roses 941 copies, 11 reviews
- Prince Charming 938 copies, 8 reviews
- Gentle Warrior 800 copies, 6 reviews
- Guardian Angel 794 copies, 7 reviews
- Come the Spring 770 copies, 5 reviews
- Shadow Music 745 copies, 15 reviews
- Rebellious Desire 737 copies, 4 reviews
- Fire and Ice: A Novel 664 copies, 18 reviews
- Sizzle: A Novel 524 copies, 20 reviews
- The Clayborne Brides (One Pink Rose/ One White Rose/ One Red Rose) 483 copies, 5 reviews
- The Ideal Man 480 copies, 27 reviews
- One Pink Rose 337 copies, 1 review
- Sweet Talk 336 copies, 21 reviews
- One White Rose 323 copies, 1 review
- One Red Rose 304 copies, 2 reviews
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Julie Murphy was born in 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to a large Irish family. At the age of six, Julie had her tonsils removed and complications from the surgery resulted in a long period of recuperation. She fell hopelessly behind in school and never caught up. "I was a slow, slow reader," Julie says. "I hated it." At the age of 11, her mother discovered her daughter's secret and promptly enrolled her in a summer remedial reading class. "When I got there the nuns immediately realized I wasn't even remedial, and Sister Mary Elizabeth was drafted to tutor me." Julie came to know Sister Elizabeth as a friend and mentor. "She taught me to love the written word. Of course, some of the vocabulary was beyond me so I had to look up a lot of words. I sat on a large dictionary -- got up, looked up a word, sat back down." Julie jumped up and down like a jack-in-the-box all summer.
Julie married young and had three children. She began her writing career when the youngest of her three children entered school. After the publication of two young adult books, she turned her talents to historical romance fiction. Her first romance novel, Gentle Warrior, was published by Pocket Books in 1985 -- there have been over 20 novels since then. Her name appears regularly on bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly, and her books are enjoyed in many languages around the world. Her reputation as a masterful storyteller is based on 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.
Julie lives with her family in Leawood, Kansas. 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.
has also written one young adult novel under the pseudonym Emily Chase
(used by various writers).
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