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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

Paperback, 448 pages
Published January 1st 1991 by Pocket Books (first published 1988)
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"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 sh
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 t...more
descriptionI adored Jordan Townsend and Alexandra Lawrence. Something Wonderful was a perfect blend of angst and romance. It is truly a beautiful love story. I loved it!

Dec 15, 2009 Dina rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Dina by: Fani
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AAAGGGGGHHH. I just never learn. Re-reading these books has been like re-reading "The Catcher in the Rye": they're just not the same after adolescence. Hero mistakes ugly duckling for a boy (with the requisite "he was annoyed with himself for his strange attraction to the young male. Had he become so jaded that he was turning to boys?" moment, because, as we all know, being a "rake" leads to pedophilia.) and has to marry her. He gets knocked on the head and disappears, everyone thinks he's dead,...more
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Why oh why have I not read more historical romance novels. Being only my second HR Something Wonderful was just that, something wonderful.

This story had me captivated right from the beginning. I quickly found myself submerged into the world of the characters and experiencing something different.

I truly loved Jordan and Alexandra’s story. I guess you could say it was love at first sight for Alexandra. It may have been because she was naïve but I would like to believe it was because her heart wa...more
Nov 23, 2010 ~♡♥♥♕♏46613♕♥♥♡~ rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sannn~~~
Recommended to ~♡♥♥♕♏46613♕♥♥♡~ by: Aline
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5 STARS ★★★★★
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Let me just start out by saying that no book has had a more appropriate title. And I must add that every single Judith McNaught book that I’ve read could have been titled the same.

I absolutely loved this! These two characters, Jordan Townsend and Alexandra Lawrence are the perfect blending of angst and love. And the old adage that opposites attract could not be represented in a better way.

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Jordan Addison Matthew Townsend was an only child, and heir to his father’s title and estat...more
Sophie ♥
The memorable parts ~

"You lost the fish!"
"That was not a fish," Jordan retorted, looking up at her. "That was a whale with large teeth."
"Only because it got away," she retorted, laughing.
Her laughter was as infectious as her enthusiasm, and Jordan couldn't stop himself from grinning even though he tried to sound stern. "Kindly stop belittling my whale and let's open those baskets. I'm starved."

...Goaded by her insinuation that he possessed no imagination, Jordan narrowed his eyes and stared hard...more
Maya Vienda
I read almost all of Judith McNaught's novels but "Something Wonderful" is definitely my favorite. I've read this book for, like, 10 times and every time I read it, it always feels like it's my first time. I totally fell in love with the story and the characters.

There's this one scene when Alexandra got shot and Jordan thought she would die, the words Jordan uttered just give me pinches in my heart every time. I'm not a cry-baby but I was picturing this scene in my head, and I felt a lump in thr...more
Every once in a while, a 5-star book comes along that makes me want to go through all my other 5-star ratings and demote them, because they weren't as perfect, as beautiful, as heart-warming as this one. Something Wonderful is one such story, and I'm so glad I own a physical copy of it because I'm sure I'll be rereading it for many years to come.
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Love Jordan and Alex, they definitely MFEO ^0^

Love Jordan, even though earlier in the story I found him so very exasperating.. A rake, scoundrel, womanizer, but oh, so very irresistible!! LOL But at the end he proves that he is a man who could truly appreciate his wife, and able to love her the way she deserves to be loved..

Love Alex, although at the beginning a bit naive and childish (well, actually she IS a child when she married her rake of a husband ^-^) in two years she proves that she cou...more
The second book I read from Judith Mcnaught. There's nothing I can say about this book. It's totally AMAZING. thanks to my friend for recommended Something Wonderful to me.

Alex is the most heroin I like. I'm so proud with her, depend on her naive, she can survive and not totally lost when she knew her husband's secret in London. By the way, she can manage it even though I can see her soul is suffering.

Jordan, likely other hero, not just being very handsome, he keeps his emotion deep in his dar...more
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Mar 02, 2008 Kristine rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a refreshing love story.
I absolutely love, love, LOVED this book. I don't know how many times I laughed out loud while reading it. While McNaught writes characters that all share similar traits, there was something about this heroine Alexandra that made her seem like a breath of fresh air.

This story is about Alexandra Lawrence who at the start of the book is a young and naive country girl who's been carrying the burden of her household for the past few years. One night on her way home from a neighbor's jousting/birthda...more
*Warning* Do not pick up this book unless you have an entire day with no interruptions, to finish it.

Yes, it is that good. Yes, I totally ruined everything else I was supposed to be doing once I started reading this story. It is one that literally drives you nuts wondering what will happen next. The only way around it is to keep reading. Nothing else gets done well until it is finished!

The characters are believable, the angst is palatable, the romance aspect real, the story is gripping (although...more
Kim  *Mo Chridhe*
Some fifteen years or so ago I was this bored teenager who got tired of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield's suburban drama and decided to peruse her aunt's historical romance collection for a change. That was when I picked up Almost Heaven, my first Judith McNaught book, and it was love at first sight read. To this day, that book remains a favourite, along with Something Wonderful. I re-read this on a whim when I woke up around three this morning and craved a light, fairytale-like read to lull me...more
I remembered some scenes from this book...I think the ending was too fast and that too much was lost on the first part of the book(even if it was necessary, Alexandra was too naive for my taste)
But I quite enjoyed it and it was a good read
It was just what its name promised... It made me laugh, made me cry, and I can't believe I was so reluctant to read Judith McNaught's books after WML! This one is now one of my fave HRs:-) Amazing story, hero and heroine!
Barbara M.
Something Wonderful Indeed!
abi rafon
Alexandra Lawrence was definitely my favorite heroine from Judith Mcnaught. I love her character as well as her story. It was the first time that I actually admired the hero’s flaws because it made Alex’s very admiring characteristic revealed.

I can also say that this one was the most ‘remorseful’ novel I ever read. i can’t forget how it broke my heart the time Jordan learned Alex's life as a child and as a daughter. i can hardly stop my tears too as Jordan saying 'i love yous' for it was a littl...more
Milka Bago
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This book is so romantic that I can't put it down. I slept late just to finish it.

I love how McNaught wrote Alexandra and Jordan's love story. I like how she added a little bit of suspense towards the end. I like how she established the characters.

My favorite character in this book is the dowager duchess, Jordan's grandmama. Every time I try to imagine how the characters might look like, I always see Meryl Streep as the Grandmama. I...more
Hıhımm :D Jordan beni deli etmenin, kafamın tasını attırarak çığlıklar atarak manyamamın sınırına getiren adam :D İkinci Clay vakası bende bu adam :) Ama Clay kadar kızamıyorum buna "hem kibar, hem ukala, hem kaba, hem kıskanç, hem zengin(avrupanın en zengini), hem yakışıklı, hem çapkın, hem anlayışlı, hem kibirli, hem inatçı, hem aşık, hem hovarda" hera nın tabiriyle :D Ama Alex i salak gibi başından kullanması hele o evlendikten sonraki sahneler! kızı bir eve kapatıp çekip gidicek olması ! oh...more
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
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Teresa Medeiros
Judith McNaught has always combined fine writing with wonderful storytelling and she brings both to a culmination in this delightful and classic Regency historical. Her secondary cast of characters (loveable servants, a crusty grandmother, a sardonic "fairy godfather" type, the hero's sympathetic and sexy brother/cousin/friend) have become archetypes in the romance genre since this book was published. The end always leaves me sobbing (but in a joyful way). (Alternates: A KINGDOM OF DREAMS, ALMOS...more
3 stars, but a "totally hooked me in and kept me up all night" 3 stars!!!!!!! And 3 stars for me means it was good! I really liked these characters a lot. All of them actually. I am always back and forth with this time period because of how they regarded women. I get that that is how it was, but I don't like my hero beating his wife or hooking up with a mistress. That is just not going to work for me and I know that going in. I am glad to say, we avoided those problems in this book. The reason I...more
I confirm all I said before about Ms. McNaught's writing: it's one of the best in historicals!

Also here the sparks fly between the hero and the heroine, but first, when they first meet, the heroine is very young and very naive. Still it is her sweet naivete that leaves a lasting impression on the callous and disillusioned hero.

The forced distance and the fact that the hero is presumed dead, make Alex grow and made her realize that her sweet, gentle and loving Jordan is not really a romantic hero...more
Oh well! What can I possibly say about Something Wonderful that will do this book justice? Honestly, this book is so much better than words can possibly describe, so good that I'm staring dreamy eyed even while I'm writing this review and think about it all over again!

Something Wonderful is maybe the best Historical Romance I have read to this day! Yeah, that good! It's so sweet, so well written, so incredible, that I urge everyone to read it, if you haven't already! You gather by now, that I re...more
novel yang sangat-sangat menarik, 2 jempol….sejak halaman pertama baca gak bisa brenti hingga halaman terakhir…, novel yang mengharu-biru emosi pembaca dengan karakter tokoh yang kuat. Ditambah lagi terjemahan dan editing yang oke banget.

Kita akan dibawa tertawa, menangis dan rasa sayang yang dalam secara bersamaan kepada Alexandra yang lugu, polos, cerdas yang tidak menyadari kecantikan dan daya pikatnya…, dan kita juga akan dibawa hanyut dengan pesona Jordan dan juga rasa gemas, kesal kepada J...more
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