A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga #1)
Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as "The Wolf"; his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing...more
Royce turned out to be a wonderful hero. After a less-than-thrilling introduction, he slowly (but steadily) started to grow on me, up to the point where I unders...more
Kingdom of Dreams is one of the best books I've read!
The story is full of vibrant and richly developed characters, a plot that's riveting, emotional, provocative, and a prose that's exceptionally well written. To top it off, this book has one of the best ending I've read. It was amazing, extremely poignant, and very powerful. I'm still an emotional mess hours later.
Judith McNaught is an exceptional storyteller and I'm embarrassed it's taken me so long to read one of her books.
Re-read…AGAIN!! One of my favorite go-to-comfort-inspiring reads! How is it possible that it keeps getting better?! One of the best fight-to-the-finish love stories! It doesn’t come easy and it comes at a cost, but it’s so worth it!!!
5 Stars!! I am a blubbering mess. The last six paragraphs in the book, before the epilogue, where Royce contemplates the recent events in his life, just undid me. This is an intense, well written, passionate romance.
A wonderful journey, as Royce and Jenny discove...more
I am at a loss for words – I seriously don’t know how to review this book – which words to use to do it justice. Kingdom of Dreams is my first read by this author and it will not be my last.
I was instantly captivated by the characters who are deeply complex, wonderful people trying to make their way through a rough, and oft times unfair world – and do it while keeping their honor and integrity intact. The storyline with its twists and turns fascinated me from the first page and held my attentio...more
Lately I seem to have a thing for fluffy books. Having just upped my yearly book challenge on here to 50 books, one might suspect I turn to these 'snacks' fearing I otherwise won't meet my goal. Considering that I've read two, maybe three, Harlequins in high school and found them unintentionally funny at best (something I was quite pleased with at the time, for a new found addiction would've meant ongoing struggles to hide corny cover a...more
This novel was written almost 25 years ago (1989) and I'm so grateful that some goodreads friends chatted about it a few weeks ago. I could well have missed it in another 25 years and it had been a real loss for me.
A Kingdom of Dreams ...
... would be a goodreads with 10 ★★★★★★★★★★.
In a camp on the border between England and Scotland year 1497 begins an epik love story. The Scots and the...more
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This is romance at its best!
I've come to the conclusion that all the books I said I loved in the past, I didn't. I was wrong. I'm realizing that I lusted after them, not truly loved. This book is love.
The way I wrote my review for Whitney, My Love, is going to be the same way I write my review for this book. There isn't anything I can say that hasn't already been said about this book. It is a phenomenal book and everyone should read it regardless if yo...more
A Kingdom of Dreams, by Judith McNaught, is probably my favorite love story of all times. Romance is not my preferred genre, but this book definitely has all the magical elements to make you believe in fairy tale love and a knight in shining armor. I love the two main characters of this novel, and when they meet, you become captivated by their fierce battle of wills and ultimately their undying love for each other. This story is filled with a perfect blend of romance, a...more
This book had some decent, at times funny dialog between 2 main characters, the bedroom scenes were fairly steamy without being graphic, but other than that, it was a typical historical roman...more
So, obviously I love it. It's one of my favorite books, period.
And, as I read it this time I was surprised, and awed, at that even more. It has several tropes that I absolutely despise. Things that I'd never set out to read.
Big Misunderstandings. Yes, plural.
But it also rights these wrongs. In a thoroughly just manner, in my opinion. The...more
This was an emotional roller coaster of a read! It raises your interest quickly then drops, twirls and wrenches every feeling possible until you shakily close the back cover, exhausted but exhilarated. What a ride!
I must say Jennifer and Royce are two of the most complex characters I have read in an historical romance in a while. I vacillated between loving and hating each one numerous times, depending on what chapter I was reading at the moment. In the end, Royce became the hero of all h...more
Jennifer Merrick, the eldest child of the Laird Merrick has been kidnapped by Royce Westmoreland, the Wolf, a man with a reputation for ruthlesness and cruelty; a man who merrily crushes the enemies of England under his large and bloody boots. However, that is not quite what Jenny finds, and what ensues is a battle of wills between the headstrong Jenny...more
Judith McNaught is famous for writing heroines with modern-day dreams and aspirations, no matter what setting her characters are in whether it be medieval or contemporary. This novel was no different.
this novel is something every self-respecting romance reader should at least have read, if not have for keeps. i've probably read this a dozen times and i never get tired of it. full of passion, humor, and even a dash of action. and very rich in that deep emotional turbulence that only ms mcnaught can deliver--not just conflict in the feelings between the hero and the heroine, but also among the other characters. what i also really loved abou...more
The basic story line is a Scottish girl gets captured by an English soldier and for some reason they have to get married. There were a lot things that I hoped would happen in this book, and they did, and some stuff I didn't see coming. I really enjoyed it and if you need some romance in your life pick it up.
But putting all the passages of the - "gazing into his stunning gray eyes" and checking out his chiseled foxy body and him staring down at her beautiful milky complexion - fantasy crap aside. Oh yeah and the PAGES of sex (I personally think that reading the Other Bolyn Girl was a bit sexier)- it was REALLY good. I co...more
This is an odd book for me to review because I liked it, but not as much as most people. I can’t explain why I liked it as much as I did though because I didn’t really like the H/h for most of the book. For me to really love a book I have to love both the H and h. Here, I enjoyed their story and I wanted them to have a HEA because there was definitely some inexplicable force drawing them together, but many times, this love/hate plot made me feel like I was reading a story about an exasperating o...more
Although I prefer Regency or Victorian era romances, "A Kingdom of Dreams" (set in the late 1400's) had me...more
Düşler Krallığını her okuduğumda yüreğime dokunmasına hala alışabilmiş değilim.Her okuyuşumda bambaşka bir tat bırakıyor..Historical Romanlarının belki en klasiği bence en güzellerinden biri...Bir historical okuyucusu Judith Mcnaught'un bu romanını okumamışsa bence kendisini historical okudum olarak görmesin..
Çünkü bu romanda bambaşka bir büyü,masalımsı bir tat var..Yazarın kitaplarına başka bir...more
Another group read so there was some fun in reading this. I was curious about the book since a friend told me it’s really good so I was hoping for a bit of awesomeness or something. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me. Why? It’s not because it’s a bad book, it’s actually really good for a historical romance, but it didn’t catch me in the right mood. So caution! If you are not in the mood to read something dramatic don’t bother. I guess if I reread it another time I might...more
Back before the wedding, Jennifer dan saudara tiri nya Brenna yg bertugas sbg biarawati bermaksud menyambut ayah mereka yg pulang perang. Di kejutkan ayah nya, bahwa Jenny akan di nikah kan dengan seorang Laird tua yg lebih tua dari ayah nya. Anak yg baik, jenny menurut.Namun di perjalanan pulang ke rumah , mereka di culik oleh pasukan Inggris pimpinan Royce "The Wolf" Westmoreland,D...more
Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing arrogance. Boldly she challenges his will . . . until...more
İlk tarihi aşk romanım ve sevme sebebim. Yeri bende ayrı. Çok güldüğüm, ağladığım, çıldırdığım nadir kitaplardan biri. Ahh Royce! Judith Mcnaught'un yazdığı kitapları arasında favori karakterim. O bir savaşçı, o bir efsane, o bir aşık, o aşkı uğruna ölümü göze alan adam, o bir Royce sayın okuyucular!
Kitabımız kızımız olan Jenny'nin yaramazlıkları yüzünden kapatıldığı manastır Royce'un kardeşi tarafından kaçırılmasıyla başlıyor. E tabii, orta...more
Royce, first Duke of Claymore, thought that the Scots would back down if he held hostage the daughter of his enemy. Jennifer heard scary stories about the "Wolf" who held her captive but she was not afraid of him. In fact she did e...more
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