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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  13,194 ratings  ·  418 reviews
Across the vast ocean sailed Victoria Seaton, a free-spirited American beauty left suddenly orphaned and alone. Eager to claim her long-lost heritage, she was amazed at the formal elegance of Wakefield, the sumptuous English estate of her distant cousin...the notorious Lord Jason Fielding. Sought after at plays, operas, and balls by London's most fashionable ladies, Jason...more
Paperback, 375 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Pocket Books
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"Loving someone who doesn’t love you is hell! Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you can be happy with someone who doesn’t love you"

Words of wisdom from Papa!

Quick question before I do my review - Why, oh, why do a lot of you NOT read Historical Romance? You are missing out on such a great genre. I know some of you like your dark, gritty reads but you can do both. Take Soraya Naomi for example and I am sure she won’t mind me putting her on the spot but some of the stuff she reads I would n...more
Shell Schroth
This is the one.. The one that started my chemical embalance towards everything historical romance...

I was an avid reader, in elementary school. (Anyone out there remember Fear Street? lol) Mostly horror, mystery and suspense. Anne Rice and Stephen King ranking among my top authors.

Then life happened, and I stopped picking up books for well over a decade.

2 1/2 years ago, I started a new job, and met many new people, making friends among my co-workers. One, of course being Rhonda Krieger, a fe...more
May 11, 2013 Susanne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Susanne by: ❤Summer
Shelves: buddy-reads

I've found a potentially new favorite author, but unfortunately not a new favorite book. There was so much going for this book, but in the end I am still battling over how many stars it deserves.

I really don't know how to explain any of this without spoiling the book. So beware, there might be mild spoilers below. It was a high-quality, well-written regency romance. There were parts that truly sparkled and at one point I was sure it was going to make it to the top.

There was an unmistakable aura...more
In terms of writing ability and talent, Judith McNaught will always be a 5 star for me. Her gift for drawing the reader into the very emotions of the characters is amazing! As is her ability to reveal all the layers of the soul, bit by bit until discovery and redemption are not only found but felt.

As with all things, with great gifts come great responsibilities, however. If we, the readers, are drawn into the heart of a tortured soul, we need also be allowed to experience the process of redempti...more
Apr 13, 2013 Keertana rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Keertana by: Anna
Shelves: why-the-hype
You might as well get out your popcorn, because this promises to be entertaining. Over the past few days I have been stressed - incredibly stressed, and rightly so. As such, I didn't want to pick up any novels that required too much though, just mere enjoyment, and as I had enjoyed historical romance so much just a few months back when I binged on Lisa Kleypas's Hathaways Series, I decided to give some more titles a try this week. Needless to say, this has not been a particularly successful ende...more
Feb 05, 2011 Shawna rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of angsty historical/regency romance & tortured, cold heroes
3 ½ stars – Historical/Regency Romance

This is my first McNaught read and it certainly twisted my emotions. I admired the heroine’s kindness, strength, and fortitude, but the hero was an utter, unforgivable ass. Yes, he suffered a horribly abusive childhood, a manipulative first wife, and agonizing grief, and for that I understood his cynical, detached coldness. But Jason’s continual abominable treatment of Victoria and the repeated misunderstandings were exasperating and exhausting, and he just...more
Sophie ♥
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Rate: 5+ stars

This is my second Judith McNaught book and I loved it just as much as I loved the first. After reading one of her contemporary romantic suspense novels and now one of her historicals, I have to say I'm blown away by the talent she has for switching between genres so beautifully. Usually an author's style of writing limits them to a certain genre and when they try to change genres it usually isn't that effortless... but wow. Judith McNaught is...more
Once and Always is an earlier release for Judith McNaught and though I know I've read it before it's been so long, I had forgotten all about it. Because of this, I felt like I was coming to a brand new McNaught novel. Reading Once and Always was such a pleasure because it still holds up- after all these years- and it packs a powerful emotional punch. (Although I must admit not so much now as it would have back in the day because so many authors have copied her style.)

Jason Fielding, embittered b...more
Taryn at My Secret Romance
There isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said about this book. It has been out since 1987, you see. So I'm sure it will not come as a surprise to you when I say this was a beautifully written magnificent novel. Judith shines once again in this heartbreaking story of love, deceit, and redemption. I can't wait to read another book by her. It was exactly what I love in a romance novel!

Like the last few books I've read by this author, I will include my favorite parts of this book- but at...more
Once and always, one of the best novels I read. I love reading this novel, again and again I read it. Judith Mcnaught's novel has a strong attraction to get the reader's attention.

Victoria was a good daughter because of a single scene between her father and mother, she felt upset. She always thinks her mommy and her father was a lovely couple, but they don't.

“I was a fool! Loving someone who doesn’t love you is hell! Don’t ever let anyone convince you that you can be happy with someone who does...more
Karen Booklover
Buddy read with susanne <3
I hated the hero. Their relationship was such a mess. They just kept going in circles over and over and, you guessed it, over again! Once was fine, you need to build your story. Twice, acceptable, but then again, again, again... *throws book through the room*

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I love Judith McNaught and I enjoy all of her novels, especially her historical romances. However, this novel is probably my least favorite. For me, it was a bit too long and dragged in many places. Secondly, I couldn't warm up to Jason, "our hero". There was nothing likable about his character or personality. He was rude, mean and obnoxious most of the time. I know the author was trying to portray his pain from betrayal in a prior marriage, but sometimes you just got to get over it. I can't ima...more
Che posso dire di questo romanzo? Non conoscevo l'autrice e ora mi sono innamorata di lei e della sua storia. L'ho letto in meno di un giorno. I romanzi storici sull'Inghilterra dell'800 sono una mia grande debolezza e "Sarà per sempre" mi ha rapita dalla prima pagina in cui conosciamo il protagonista maschile Jason, un figlio bastardo che con la sua forza d'animo ha saputo conquistarsi un posto di rispetto nella nobiltà e nel mondo degli affari. Ma il suo passato è lastricato di disperazione e...more
I loved this book! Victoria was so compassionate and giving; all she wanted in life was to have someone to love and be loved in return. When Victoria’s parents died she was shipped to England under the care of Charles Fielding who had plans of his own to see that Victoria marry his illegitimate son, Jason (whom he claims as his nephew). Jason was not too thrilled when his father announced to the ton his engagement to Victoria. But he decided to let the ton believe there was an engagement so that...more
I don't know what to say, Judith McNaught is an amazing author.

Victoria and Jason are so different but they are exactly what they need for each other. It was so beautiful to read how they fall for each other slow, how they change to become something better. Victoria is such a frees spirit that it is pleasure to read for her, how she can make everyone smile and feel better, how she makes the children from the village happy, and how nice is she with everyone. And of course her love for Jason. It w...more
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Jason Fielding é o meu mocinho "number One"! Que homem maravilhoso gente!!!

Não vou fazer a resenha da estória em si, porque todos já sabem, mas PRECISO deixar as minhas impressões sobre mais um maravilhoso romance da DIVA, Judith McNaught!!!

Tive a oportunidade de ler o livro no original em inglês (comprei o pocket book na net), e digo bem aqui, a tradução do ebook em português, deixa a desejar em algumas partes, pois omite varias partes do texto original que, na minha modesta opinião, são impres...more
Once and Always foi a minha estreia com esta autora. Descobri-a no Clube Nora Roberts e fiquei tão curiosa devido às boas críticas das meninas que já a tinham lido que decidi arriscar. E ainda bem que o fiz!

Jason não é o homem ideal...pelo menos à primeira vista. Sim, ele é lindo, alto, rico, inteligente e tem um título. Porém, não é o que se pode chamar um gentleman: ele é rude, frio, indiferente e arrogante. Mas por debaixo dessa fachada esconde-se um homem atormentado por um passado que lhe d...more
I must admit that when I read Ms. McNaught's stories I feel like I'm 6 years old again and my mother is telling me my favorit fairy-tales: all sighs and stars in my eyes!

Her way of writing is so incredibly poetic and so powerful in its simplicity that I'm awed!

The story is pure romance in a style that reminded me of Gone With The Wind: almost epic.

Jason and Victoria together are fantastic in their love-war. Jason is a fantastic ass, while Victoria is pure flame! WOW!!!

I enjoyed immensely this bo...more
Adwina Ralston Cumberbatch
nih novel udah gw baca ulang 5 kali.bneran deh, kalo Jason itu bneran ada di dunia nyata, pastinya gw bakalan canggung banget. Gimana ngga? dy tuh sinis luar biasa. Dy tuh kagak ada lembut2nya ama cewe. tp pas dy udah sayang ama satu cewe, beeuuhh dy bakalan cinta bgt deh ama tuh cewe!

gw sukaa bgt ama quotenya pamannya ttg si Jason
"he will love only one, for always"

meskipun gitu, Jason ttp gw masukin ke hero favorit gw deh. Gw ngga bisa ngebenci dy.. I dunno why.. hmm kira2 sapa nih yg pantes ja...more
Barbara M.
I loved this book! To all my friends... you know if I rate something a 4 or 5 Star then it's a must read for you! The only draw back is that I couldn't put it down! I started reading "Once and Always" this morning and didn't get anything done today because it totally sucked me in. I know you would all enjoy this book!
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i'm sorry but i dont like this one.

i dont like jason and i'm not so fond of victoria either.
i cant buy it when jason said he loved her when she arrived at his doorstep. ok, u love her then.. then u sleep with your mistress?

although his childhood and 1st marriage experience were very painful, but when he thought he loved her, why the terrible gesture? i dont buy it. he's an ass. no matter how 'crazy' he became thinking she'd died, i just dont like this guy.

victoria on the other hand, i thot sh...more
Hanife Albayrak
Kara Panterim Jason <3 Başında daha bu adamı yüreciğim cız etti çocuğunu kaybetmesiyle. Çok seviyorum Jason a katusuz ayu mayu ama geçmişi yüzünden hep yaptıkları. Adamın karşısına bir doğru insan çıkmamışki a dostlar! Başına gelmedik şey kalmamış! Böyle bir adamın kötümser ve kimseye güvenememesi normal değil mi! Neyse bırak acıtasyonu hanife diyip konuya dönüyorum :D hikayemiz çıtı pıtı kızımız Vİctoria nın Ailesinin ölmesi ve Nişanlısından da ses seda çıkmaması üzerine akrabası olan bir Dü...more
Amelia Fransiska
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Once and Always is a very well-written book by Judith McNaught. The overall story was enjoyable, though I preferred her other story Kingdom of Dreams. This novel, however, I only rated 3 stars (possibly 3.5) merely for the fact that it was alittle too angsty for me. Good but angsty. I understand that Jason went through an abusive childhood, he was scarred both physically and emotionally, but I felt his woman-hater attitude took alittle too long to change. Thankfully that attitude and his charact...more
Victoria is my favorite type of heroine and holds this somewhat loosely plotted story together.

McNaught's hero Jason on the other hand was a bit harder to enjoy. I was completely immersed in his ordeal with the first wife and his sad childhood. He is jaded and hardened to love. This wonderful woman enters his life and I am waiting for his his heart to heal and find love but boy you needed a blow torch to get this guy warm.

The ongoing mention and relationship with his mistress also made it hard...more
The story started off great. I was already half in the love with the story and the heroine, Victoria. Then came the big moment when the hero and heroine meet for the first time. The few chapters following that big moment was a big "WTF!" for me. Jason is one cold, snobbish peacock and I was totally against them being together! It was a weird reaction coming from me because I've always love the hero; it was the heroine that usually ruined a story for me.

If there's anything that I will always rem...more
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Judith McNaught is a bestselling author of over a dozen historical and contemporary romance novels, with 30 million copies of her works in print. She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station. McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical romance subgenre.
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“I do not believe that grief is ever so great that it can not be contained within.” 40 likes
“(...)Did she really tell Roddy Carstairs she could outshoot him with his own pistol?"
"No," Jason said dryly. "She told him that if he made one more improper advance to her, she would shoot him- and if she missed, she would turn Wolf loose on him. And if Wolf didn't finish the job, she had every faith I would." Jason chuckled and shook his head. "It's the first time I've been nominated for the role of hero. I was a little crushed, however, to be second choice after the dog.”
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