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Something Wonderful (Sequels #2)

4.29 of 5 stars 4.29  ·  rating details  ·  13,029 ratings  ·  406 reviews

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 l

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Mass Market Paperback, 418 pages
Published April 1st 1988 by Pocket Books (first published 1988)
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Mo

"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
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Jana
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
Dina
Dec 15, 2009 Dina rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Fani
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Beth
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
♥Sharon♥
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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
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Nov 23, 2010 ~♡♥♥♕♏46613♕♥♥♡~ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sannn~~~
Recommended to ~♡♥♥♕♏46613♕♥♥♡~ by: Aline
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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
Dija
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.
Aline
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
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Anisashraf
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
Michelle
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Kristine
Mar 02, 2008 Kristine rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
TJ
*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
Madu
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
Melanie
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
Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
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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
Allie
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
Anna
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
Fiary
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
Netha
Alexandra Lawrence, dibesarkan oleh sang kakek yg mengajarinya segala pengetahuan membuatnya menjadi gadis yg cerdas & berwawasan luas.
sejak kecil alexandra berusaha menjadi putri kebanggaan sang ayah.
alexandra belajar memancing, berkuda & bermain pedang hanya agar saat sang ayah datang dari london dpt bangga pdnya.
alexandra sangat memuja sang ayah.namun dunia alexandra mjd terbalik saat berumur 14 thaun sang ayah meninggal dunia, disaat itulah alexandra mengetahui bahwa ayahnya memilik...more
Hanife Albayrak
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
Zoe
I read the "sequel" before this one but I enjoyed going back to learn about Alex and Jordan.

However, Alex and Jordan seemed really similar to Elizabeth and Ian. Well, particularly Jordan and Ian.

I appreciate that in both of the books the females are extremely strong yet compassionate people, especially for the time period. (That's something about Almost Heaven that bugged me -- I had a heck of a time pinning down the time period. In Something Wonderful it was clear much earlier.)

I can rate book...more
Lisa
Romance novels are a strange thing. Some women read nothing but romances. Other women stay as far away from them as possible.

I love a good romance. Key word "good". I don't like my time being wasted when it comes to any genre. I try to stay away from "chick lit" and by chick lit, I mean those books about twenty-somethings and above, where it's supposed to be humorous in some way with a dash of romance tossed in. I avoid these because most of the ones I've read were HORRIBLE. (with exception to S...more
Kimberly
Alex is an innocent country girl who is forced to marry by the manipulation of her mother Jordon Townsende a rich and powerful duke. Alex falls immediately in love, giving her whole self to a jaded, cold man who doesn't appreciate her. On their honeymoon Jordon is captured and for over a year prisoned. During prison rethinks his life and realizes all the blessings including Alex. Alex matures and learns that the man she married treated woman as toys and viewed their marriage as ridiculous. Mourn...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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“A lie is an affront to the soul, as well as an insult to the intelligence of the person to whom one lies.” 161 likes
“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. "Five more fat clouds
and three thin ones.”
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