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Almost Heaven (Sequels #3)

4.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  19,570 Ratings  ·  566 Reviews
No beauty in England could outshine Elizabeth Cameron, Countess of Havenhurst. But beneath her exquisite emerald eyes and cloud of golden hair, lived a girl of rare gentleness, good humour, and a splendid, even ferocious courage. In Ian Thornton's powerful embrace, Elizabeth felt the first stirrings of a passion that blazed through her senses. Yet for Thornton, a dangerous ...more
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Published February 13th 1992 by Corgi (first published 1989)
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Dina
Apr 28, 2011 Dina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: K.
I absolutely LOVE this book! This is what I posted at the RF (Amazon) when I read it for the 1st time, and I'm simply copying my post here on GR because I'm lazy and don't feel like writing a full review...

Well, I've just finished reading Almost Heaven and I'm glad to say that I'm in love with Ian, Elizabeth, and everyone and everything else in the book. :) I especially loved Ian for having no fear admitting to himself he was in love with Elizabeth without knowing if she felt the same, and I ado
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Karen
Nov 18, 2014 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 SOLID STARS
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“Because,” he said quietly as she stood up,
“until you walked into it, this was an ordinary garden.”
Puzzled, Elizabeth tipped her head. “What is it now?”
“Heaven.”


And… once again, I am SPEECHLESS!!! Words just can not express the love I have for Judith McNaught and her incredible books. And with such appropriate titles. Every time I finish one, I want to flip back to the beginning and read it all over again. I am convinced that NO ONE can write a romantic character as well. …th
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Mo
Jun 11, 2014 Mo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five Heavenly Stars. If I could give it more stars, I would.


Elizabeth Cameron, with her angelic beauty, golden hair and shining green eyes, had taken London by storm.
She was not a rage She was the rage


I could not put this book down. I am not sure if any review can do it justice. I think it might have become one of my favourite books ever.


”Look, Elizabeth, isn’t he divine in a sort of mysterious, wicked way?”


Divine, divine you say. Ian, Ian, Ian, I loved you. Such a torturned hero. I felt f
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Barbara
Oct 27, 2009 Barbara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Almost Heaven? No this book...WAS Heaven!
Rane
Jun 13, 2010 Rane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rane by: Dina
There’s been many books I can say I couldn’t put down, but I can truly say there’s also been just a handful of books where it was sometimes physical impossible to stop reading, and putting the book away. Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught was one of those books. Through the hardships,tears and yes, misunderstandings I couldn’t put this book down, I wanted, no needed to keep reading to find out what happen next to these two amazing leads.

Elizabeth Cameron was one of those heroine’s you love on the
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Jana
Dec 03, 2011 Jana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's very typical Judith McNaught, still very different from the rest of her books. Ian for instance isn't English, but 'brutal Scot' and just because he's Scot seemed like McNaught saved all of her best words and emotions for this man. But like in most of her books, her dialogues are so beautifully written that are you pulled into her world, with this book even more because English ton doesn't approve showing public emotions, Ian approves them very much. Dialogues between him and Elisabeth who ...more
Zeek
I needed an escape read/ go-to the other week, so I went straight to Dame McNaught. I’m sad that she doesn’t write any more, but her oldies still do it for me. (although rumor has it… 2017?)

It’s been awhile since I read Ian and Elizabeth’s story, but the first sentence reeled me back in. There is something to be said about that.

Elizabeth, The Countess of Havenhurst, is practically destitute, despite her title. But she’s okay with that. She loves managing the estate, which she’s had to do since
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Victoria
Going back to other books I've read from this author I feel like I'm still holding grudges against Clayton, Jason, and Jordan. Their actions against their partners were horrible. I found them way too ruthless but their stories were compelling enough to enthrall me to the very end. Almost Heaven is a long book, 475 pages long, and I stopped reading it at page 370. The writing, as always with McNaught, was brilliant, and even though I found Elizabeth's character (unlike other McNaught's more inter ...more
Sarita
Feb 12, 2009 Sarita rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Keia, Garrace, Julie, Haliegh
Recommended to Sarita by: Barbara
GREAT BOOK!
I got so caught up in this book! I couldn't put it down! My husband even made the comment, "You're gonna be reading that one all day, I can tell." lol
It was a wonderful story. My heart was hurting, beating, crying, and shouting for joy! hahaha

Thanks Judith McNaught for creating another 5 star story.
Yolanda
Feb 18, 2016 Yolanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maravillosamente ideal. Precioso
Dinjolina
I loved the heroine so much I actually cried when Ian told her why he wanted a solicitor.I got sniffy about a book.I really did.Weird!

I can not write a rew without it having spoils because i just want to rant on and on about all the things that happened.
I...I'm so in love with this book it hurts me that i finished it.
God...
Just...read it,ok?
One word about the plot and it would be one word too many.So...read it.

:snif:
Gamze
Sep 29, 2015 Gamze rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Yazarın öyle harika bir kalemi var ki.. Yarattığı karakterlere hayat dokunuşu yaparken öyle etkileyici şeyler ortaya çıkarıyor ki..

Kitabı okuyalı uzun zaman oldu. Maalesef eskisi gibi okuduğum andan sonra yorum giremiyorum. Ancak kitabı sanki daha dün okumuşum gibi hatırlıyorum. Beni çok etkilemişti.

Zaten dönem kitaplarını acayip seviyorum. Özellikle de beni zamanda yolculuğa çıkarabilecek, o dönemde yaşıyormuşum hissini yansıtan kalemleri daha da bir sevi
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Tash
Dec 26, 2010 Tash rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Judith McNaught is an excellent writer and one of my favourites. No one writes romance like she does but. I decided to stop being biased and vent a little. After reading four Judith McNaught books I'm quite tired of the similar plots and characters she has in every book. It's the same characters with the same misunderstandings and same stupidity and the same sex scenes. The simiar sex scenes are a little creepy sometimes. For example, everytime the hero's fingers go near the 'triangle' every her ...more
jade
Jan 21, 2015 jade rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not keen on romance novels. They are more of a filler to me when I'm too preoccupied to commit to reading. Maybe it's the repetitive plots or the all too familiar faces and personalities, they all seem to blend together and numb me. Well, not this book. It's not the first Judith McNaught book I read, but it's the first that had me glued to the pages. After reading it all night and finishing it, I started to re-read it the next day, and that had not been my expectation at all.

What really hook
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Ana Fernandes
Apr 22, 2016 Ana Fernandes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
4,5 mais exactamente. Mas adorei! ...more
Andrea Hussey
Sep 26, 2013 Andrea Hussey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The story immediately sucked me in. It was intriguing and interesting and it got me curious about her and about him, and why her uncle was sending out letters to all 15 men who had offered for her. That part was well told and hooked me, and 1st pages rarely interest me as much. Then we get to the men themselves, and 1 is aging and has nvr ben married but is with his whore, and details like that just go hand in hand with Judith McNaught. This is why I didn’t want to read her novels, bcuz of the s ...more
Leona
Jan 03, 2016 Leona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my all time favorite Judith McNaught novel! It is about two characters that are initially very attracted to one another, but make some serious mistakes. Elizabeth is set up by her friends and ends up being outcast from society. Ian believes she purposely tries to trap him into marriage so he leaves her in ruin. Years later, Elizabeth is forced to pick a suitor by her uncle. She believes that Ian has offered for her, so she ends up at his residence in Scotland. It is during that trip that ...more
Sabrina Jeffries
The scene in the courtroom is a classic. McNaught is one of my favorite historical authors because she combines heart-wrenching emotion and subtle humor in all her books. This also contains one of my long-time favorite themes: the misunderstood heroine before whom the hero has to grovel when he realizes how badly he misjudged her.
Mai
Mar 08, 2015 Mai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, mairead-2015


Almost Heaven.

Just as for me this story turn out to be something beyond my expectation. I felt in love with both Ian and Elizabeth the love chemistry between them, really light up this story. I must said this the misunderstanding issued between them in a few first chapter is really frustrating and I almost give up. I’m we’re about to put this book down and I’ll talk to Ririn, this story is not as simple as A Kingdom of Dreams (my JM most favorite book so far).
She told me to keep on reading and I
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Mei
Dec 04, 2013 Mei rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I'm not very fond of big misunderstandings, or of keeping information to him/herself, but here it was really, really very well done!

This book make me like things that usually I hate! :D

Everything that has been happening to Ian and Elizabeth was so well described and explained that I was in awe!

I loved Ian with his inflexibility, with his brilliant mind, with his ability to put himself into his adversary's mind. I loved him for his passionate, sweet, total love for Elizabeth. For only love like
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Andreia Silva
Nov 07, 2015 Andreia Silva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
E cresceu em mim um desejo insaciável de terminar esta história .. E depois de terminar ficou o vazio . Este terceiro livro lido desta autora só demonstra que a escrita dela tem evoluído . Livro muito bom . Já anseio pelo próximo desta escritora fantástica ..
Célia Loureiro

Fiquei muito decepcionada com este livro da Judith. Mas já previa… 600 páginas de um romance deste género, só podiam estar pejadas de repetições e de intriga fácil. Aquilo que a autora tem de melhor, face a todas as outras autoras do género, é o bom senso de que reveste as suas personagens. O modo como estas são sempre fiéis àquilo que sentem, mesmo quando há rumores a tentarem destruir a sua paz. É impossível não cair de joelhos pelo Ian, mas a Elizabeth é uma mosca morta. Primeiro, não gosto m
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Deniz
Dec 30, 2015 Deniz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Adorei!
Quinn
I shouldn't have loved this book as much as I did. The regency era is my least favourite historical romance period, and I'm not a fan of the big misunderstanding being relied upon as a primary plot device (and this had a couple of them). I've read only one other 'beloved' McNaught (A Kingdom of Dreams), which I liked well enough, but didn't love.

But. Almost Heaven has found its way into my heart. It's one of those books that gives you (well, me) that indefinable feeling when reading it.

Elizabeth
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Cik Aini
I'm not ashamed to admit after re-reading Something Wonderful, I ran to her other book sitting on my bookshelf and started to read this with vengeance. Oh my, I don't know how I can I ever forget that Mc Naught is one of the best romance authors around. Oh by the way, being older when I last read this book, I realise that I still laughed at quirks written in the book, and had myself holding a tissue to dab the tears running down my cheek. And I thought I am jaded and seasoned though.

The plot of
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Roksana
Hmmmm....It was very well written book, but even this could not stop me from feeling displeasure....

I had so much dislike for the "Hero"...he was cold, cruel and dispassionate for the majority of the book and his own hypocrisy got on my nerves!!!

He was accusing her for being a woman of ill repute and a whore, but himself was indulging in debouchery sexual escapades with questionable women..even his friend pointed that out...

“Can’t say as I ever noticed you took the petticoat set in aversion,” h
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abi rafon
the first mcnaught that i read. the dialogues were simply the best, heart warming awesome and ah, almost heaven. there are so many conflicts but i really, really enjoyed it. i think ian thornton and elizabeth are just meant for each other. it took me a day or two to totally lessen the feelings i had when i reached it's ending.

the book was beautiful.

unforgettable scenes and unforgettable dialogs especially this one:

"If you would take one step forward,
darling, you could cry in my arms. And whil
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Kay
Re-read: July 17-19, 2012
I didn't think it would be possible for a book I've read before to keep me awake until 4am. But it can happen just as how ALMOST HEAVEN allowed me only 2 hours of sleep before I had to wake up for work the next day. This just shows that Ms. Judith McNaught should come out of hiding and grace us with her books again!!


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First read: June 27-28, 2010
You just can't go wrong with novels by Judith McNaught. Almost Heaven w
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“If you would take one step forward, darling, you could cry in my arms. And while you do, I'll tell you how sorry I am for everything I've done -" Unable to wait, Ian caught her, pulling her tightly against him. "And when I'm finished," he whispered hoarsely as she wrapped her arms around him and wept brokenly, "you can help me find a way to forgive myself."
Tortured by her tears, he clasped her tighter and rubbed his jaw against her temple, his voice a ravaged whisper: "I'm sorry," he told her. He cupped her face between his palms, tipping it up and gazing into her eyes, his thumbs moving over her wet cheeks. "I'm sorry." Slowly, he bent his head, covering her mouth with his. "I'm so damned sorry.”
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“Listen carefully to me, darling, because I'm giving you fair warning that I won't let you do this to us. You gave me your love, and I will not let you take it away. The harder you try, the harder I'll fight you. I'll haunt your dreams at night, exactly the way you have haunted mine every night I was away from you. You'll lie awake in bed at night, wanting me, and you'll know I'm lying awake wanting you. And when you can't stand it anymore you'll come back to me and I'll be there waiting for you. I'll cry in your arms, and I'll tell you I'm sorry for everything I have done and you'll help me find a way to forgive myself.” 178 likes
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