Bestselling Author Judith McNaught Masterfully Portrays A Remarkable Heroine, And An Unforgettable Passion, In This Powerfully Moving Love Story One Of Her Most Beloved Novels Of All Time The Tempestuous Marriage Of Alexandra Lawrence, An Innocent Country Girl, And Jordan Townsende, The Rich And Powerful Duke Of Hawthorne, Is About To Face Its Ultimate Test Of Tender Loyalty Swept Into The Endlessly Fascinating World Of London Society, Free Spirited Alexandra Becomes Ensnared In A Tangled Web Of Jealousy And Revenge, Stormy Pride And Overwhelming Passion But Behind Her Husband S Cold, Arrogant Mask, There Lives A Tender, Vital, Sensual Manthe Man Alexandra Married Now, She Will Fight For His Very Lifeand The Rapturous Bond They Alone Can Share Re read for me I.LOVED.IT Every single bit of it OMG, seriously, this books is P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N That ending and Epilogue ORIGINAL REVIEW BELOW I m glad, she said softly I wouldn t want you to be hurt I don t want to say too much about this one as you are better off just reading it blind.I loved it A lie is an affront to the soul, as well as an insult to the intelligence of the person to whom one lies A lot of my friends do not read Historicals Their loss is all I can say.Girls, there are sexy scenes in Historicals too What are you looking at Jordan demanded finally, watching her A dragon When he looked bewildered she lifted her arm and pointed to the sky in the southeast Right there that cloud what do you see when you look at it A fat cloud Alexandra rolled her eyes at him What else do you see He was quiet for a moment studying the sky Fivefat clouds and three thin ones There is mistrust, misunderstanding, dickhead hero, friendships, falling outs It is my custom to have sherry in the drawing room at eight thirty and supper at nine In future, please join me here promptly at eight thirty, Alexandra Fire ignited in Alexandra s eyes, but she managed to keep her voice level You ve already told me where I may sleep, where I may go, who must accompany me, and when I must eat Would you care to instruct me as to when I may breathe Eventhough the ould biddy annoyed me in the beginning I liked her in the end.And if you guys have not watched NORTH and SOUTH, think it might be a BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell s novel, go and watch it Richard ARMITAGE as John Thorntom Le Sigh She was a gentle dreamer He was a hard realist She was, in fact, such a dreamer that she actually believed something wonderful was going to happen which wasn t that surprising since she also believed wet dirt in the springtime smelled like perfume Are you patronizing me I love you, he thought with each thrust of his body I love you, his heart shouted with each thunderous beat I love you, his soul cried out as Alexandra s spasms clenched him tightly I love you The words exploded in his being as he drove into her one last time and poured his life, his future, and all the disillusionment of his past into her tender keeping And when it was over, he held her in his arms, filled with a joy that was almost past bearing as he gazed at the white clouds floating in the powder blue sky All of them had shapes and meaning to him now All his life had shape and meaning to him now This author is wonderful I can feel her writing Alexandra was goodness and gentleness and trust And love She was flowers blooming on the hillsides and laughter floating through the halls. A million Wonderful Stars Buddy Re read with Awesome Karez If I had to pick one author in the romance genre, who is my all time favorite, it would be Judith McNaught I love her writing style I love her characters I love her dramatic, old school plots She is the one who got me hooked on romance and as we all know, we can never forget our first love Her books are extremely special to me.This is my thirdor maybe fourth time reading this and I still loved the heck out of it Usually, I refrain from casting heroes in my review Mostly, because I suck at it and also, because all those fantastic heroes appear so muchappealing in my head than in real life But for this book, I HAVE TO.So here it is people, My Jordan Townsende, Duke of HawthorneIsn t he wonderful Anyway, So far I have been appalled by the books I have read in the past year and the high ratings I gave them How can I be so stupid as to like some of them Our taste changes and evolves but some things remain the same over the years, at least for me For me to love and adore a story, I need..Flawless writing that never gets old.Amazing, lovable characters.Sizzling chemistry.Humor.Genuine conflict.Angst mixed in with sweet moments.Alright, that s all I can think of right now And this book has every single one of those The story Alex our heroine rescues Jordan our hero and in the process, ruins her reputation Jordan is forced to marry her and he is extremely unhappy about it However, Alex falls in love with Jordan and cant wait to start a life with him But fate has something else in store for them Jordan disappears and Alex is left grieving for him Through twists and turns, they meet again and thus begins the process of them falling in love with each other.I felt bad for Alex She was such a strong, lovable though frustrating at times, character Jordan was an asshole in the beginning but, no matter what I couldn t hate him He was justperfect And towards the end he was just so muchthan perfect Just like himIf you haven t read any of JM s work I urge you to give her a chance She is an amazing author and her books never get old You will laugh, you will cry, you will smile, you will feel the angst And that s why we read, isn t it To feel good, bad andoften than not, to feel SOMETHING WONDERFULOh God, I am gonna cryI just love this book so much A special thanks to wonderful Karez, who read this with me We should do thisoften babe I loved re reading this with you 33 When I read Judith McNaught I feel like I m transferred to some other dimension So you have this huge 500 pages long book with pitiful title and a truly awful cover and yet I very much think about when it s the right time to start reading it, because her books consummate my time completely I sincerely cannot think about anything else It s drastic and extreme and I tell myself that during my weekends when I have enough time to go for a walk or for a swim because the sea is still very warm or to start playing tennis for fuck s sake, cause just behind my building are tennis courts, I need to do somethingproactive and physical I end up carrying this book to toilet, hating myself that I can t stop myself from reading it slower It s mind numbing and I feel very stiffened and my muscles are atrophying And then I think how come she is notpopular, because she is brilliant And I m hooked It s the same as with Pat Conroy I ve been delaying reading his The prince of tides for years Every time I see it in the library I say next month, or next year, and I know that when I get my hands on that book, I won t leave my flat for days because Conroy s geniusness makes my skin ache I have a friend who said the same thing about Conroy, who as well had been studying in Citadel just like Conroy and he s very proud of his military ring, but even he who is ruthless when we play social games like Pictionary because the way his mind works is utterly strange because his instincts and creativity are immaculate and eyes widening, this friend of mine says that when he reads Conroy he feels violated but in a good way He can take him in small dozes I can take Conroy in small dozes Just as Marilynne Robinson and William Trevor and Flannery O Connor and Raymond Carver Because they are all too much They are too good, but too sad and too realistic I adore each one of them and I ll read them repeatedly McNaught isn t making the same effect on me, but it s very close in a different way She makes me fall in love with reading Again and again I adore her characters and these perpetual and fatigued games they play with each other She writes about romance troubles and rakes and dukes and scoundrels and virgins and tons and castles and field fighting and society rules and naive girls and bad steel gray eyed men and all these books they could have been very flat and with flaws and books for spinsters with cats, and there you would have a problem if you looked at them like this, but truth to be said Judith McNaught writes utterly spectacular stories which make me scream with laughter and enjoy them immensely.This is why I ll never write an insincere review because you can say that 500 pages of romance book is easy to write because you obviously just need rakes and dukes and scoundrels and virgins and tons and castles and field fighting and society rules and naive girls and bad steel gray eyed men, but to melt all of the written into something wonderful really is Something Wonderful.
McNaught is a 1 New York Times Best Selling Author, with than forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries and than thirty languages She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical romance subgenre.
- 418 pages
- Something Wonderful
- Judith McNaught
- 05 October 2017 Judith McNaught