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Bestseller del New York Times, una vez más, Judith McNaught, crea un mundo inolvidable. Tiene tierna sensualidad.

English Translation: New York Times beselling author, Judith McNaught does it again with Remember When.

Paperback, 365 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Atlantida (first published January 1st 1996)
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Jan 02, 2009 Barbara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
As you all know McNaught is one of; if not my number one author... So with that said I have to give this book a low rating. I felt like "Remember When" was a lazy write and it mirrored (almost exactly) one of her other books. I will say it started out as a "could not put it down read", but somewhere around the middle it fell apart. I know she can bring more than this to the table and that's why this review is so negative. If you've never read McNaught DO NOT start with this one. Try "A Kingdom o ...more
Jo Guasque
Mar 21, 2011 Jo Guasque rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, recommend
I have observed that a lot of people dislike this book. But I guess I can't help it. I really do love this book. Every page of it. Would you believe that I did finish this book in just two days. I am totally in love with its plot. It reminds me so much of Paradise. Well, I did notice that Matt Farrell was mentioned in this book.:) To be honest, I love romance books especially those that involves corporate CEO's. I don't know but I'm sure that I'm a sucker for those kind of stories.

I especially
Jun 09, 2014 Mo rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

“There will be a few times in your life when all your instincts will tell you to do something, something that defies logic, upsets your plans, and may seem crazy to others. When that happens, you do it. Listen to your instincts and ignore everything else. Ignore logic, ignore the odds, ignore the complications, and just go for it.”

A good read but not as gripping as other McNaught books I have read. Loved reading about their younger life.

The stars came out, one by one ...

Brooding, rich, self-made
Feb 01, 2015 Mai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-book, mairead-2015

Kenapa ya suka kisah ini?

Suka Cole lebih dari Matt *ngeeeee
Suka kisah Diana Foster mungkin sebab dah mula kenal dia dari buku sebelum ni,
Simple Gifts: Just Curious / Miracles / Change of Heart / Double Exposure
Suka ada kesinambungan kisah Corey dan Spencer,Yang kurang mungkin kisah ni lambat pick up Cole sangat misteri kesabaran diperlukan disini.

P/S Saje je x nak genapkan bintang nanti tak adil untuk Royce.
Creo que uno de los principales méritos de este libro, y de la autora por supuesto, es lograr que de un conflicto argumental muy simple, haya logrado una novela de más de 500 páginas en que el interés por su lectura no decae en ningún momento. Por el contrario, es casi imposible parar de leer y saber cómo seguirá la historia, la cual encanta precisamente por su simplicidad y sentido de la realidad.

La autora recurre a una impecable descripción del mundo de los negocios y lazos familiares, a trav
Sophie ♥
Rate: 4.5 stars (rounded to 5 just because it's Judith)

Book Overview
Steam: 2/10 I'm not sure I even recall the sex scenes, definitely not memorable
Style: romantic suspense/contemporary romance
Hero: 8/10 A very typical hero from Judith - successful, wealthy businessman (think Matt in Paradise)
Heroine: 5/10 I loved Diana as a child but her adult character did not appeal to me)

There's something about this book that I can't put my finger on. Going into it I had plenty of doubts about whether or not
Ana Fernandes
Dec 22, 2016 Ana Fernandes rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
3,5⭐ para ser mais exacta.
É uma leitura compulsiva... lê-se c mta facilidade e c mt vontade de saber o k vai acontecer.
Apesar de ser descritivo, n é maçante, mas peca por tem um final "a correr", contraditório c resto do livro.
Rose Strong (Kljuc za knjigu Book Blog)
Sjećate se Shreka, zelenog ogra? Ima jedna scena u tom filmu kad on i magare nekamo putuju, a magare dosađuje pitanjima Jesmo stigli? A sad? A sad? doslovno svake tri i pol sekunde. Sad mi je jasno što je jadni magarčić proživljavao jer sam se slično i sama osjećala kad sam čitala ovaj roman. Osim što se moja pitanja nisu odnosila na fizičku destinaciju, nego sam ja sa svakom novom stranicom čekala da napokon dođemo do dijela kad će se u ovom romanu nešto početi događati.

Dočekala sam taj dio otp
I was a little skeptical reading this book considering the low ratings but as soon as I finished the first chapter, I knew this was one I would not be able to put down. I was right! Judith McNaught's Remember When was simply amazing. Think of it as a modern Cinderella story with a twist. Actually, make that a huge twist with a round-a-bout and many U-turns.

Cole Harrison is a stable boy turned multi-billionaire and after years of working to get on top, his world takes a wild surprise when his unc
This was not so bad, it was just not memorable like JM's other books. Why? Because I think JM just got tired. Or bored by her own characters. So much so that more than half the story was concentrated on other characters, table settings, hand-painted knickknacks, homegrown organic vegetables and yadda yadda yadda that added nothing to the plot, character development or romance. It's like she was so fascinated with the emerging world of the Martha Stewart empire that she forgot she was writing wha ...more
Mar 15, 2013 Adeeba rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wonder how people gave this novel less than 5 stars. 'Remember when' was my fourth book by Judith McNaught and I LOVED IT. Well even that wouldn't sum up how much I adored this novel. It was Perfect in all senses of the word. I had been thinking of reading it for a long time but tbh the beginning kind of kept putting me off because it was a little slow but then I was amazed. I finished this book in about 3 days and I was thinking about it all the damn time. Even read a lot of chapters more tha ...more
Andreia Silva
Oct 29, 2016 Andreia Silva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Esta autora nunca me desilude . Este foi o primeiro livro dela não época que li e simplesmente adorei. Desde famílias atribuladas , amores proibidos e destinos trocados , a história leva a que não queremos perder uma linha . Gostei particularmente da criação do pedido de casamento do cole a Diana , foi deveras extraordinário . Recomendo vivamente . 10**
Tania Martins
Estava à espera de algo mais arrebatador, gostei mais dos anteriores da autora não sei se pelo facto de serem romances históricos, esta história mais contemporânea entre a Diana e o Cole faltou-me mais chama, gostei mais do passado dos dois do que do romance da atualidade, achei tudo muito abrupto e aquele final? Wtf? Leu-se bem e rapidamente mas...ficaram alguns ses!!!
Judíth McNaught es una de mis escritoras contemporáneas predilectas, pero esta historia se quedó super corta, todo fue tan rápido, de un segundo a otro ya todo mundo se quería eran felices y comían perdices :/ tenía una base excelente para lograr algo más y solo en eso se quedó
May 23, 2014 Anisashraf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, judith-mcnaught
one of my favorites!
Feb 27, 2015 Mary rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: weddings

El primer libro de Judith McNaught que leo. Creo que lo primero que hay que considerar es que este libro se publicó en 1996, al leerlo y después leer libros de romance contemporáneo de hoy, la diferencia es abismal. No es una mala historia, es interesante pero hasta ahí llega. Me gusta que Cole y Diana se conocieran cuando fueran adolescentes y establecieran una conexión en ese momento que a pesar de todo lo que pasa y del tiempo sigue imperdurable. La familia de Diana es espectacular, un gran s
Dec 30, 2010 Ash rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the first contemporary book by McNaught that I have read. It was "so so", but almost not even that if I were to compare it to her other books. I like that she took a different approach to the plot, having the characters know each other when they are younger and only admit their feelings to one another when they meet again (years later). The problem I had with the book is that the main female character is TOO perfect, literally. She is a perfectionist in everything she does, she has model ...more
Hace ya varios años que leí esta novela, pero todavía recuerdo lo aburrida y decepcionante que fue. No es que no fuera lo que yo esperaba, es que no fue lo que prometía. La sinopsis hablaba de una preciosa historia de amor, de dos amantes que en su adolescencia se amaron y que en el presente, en su madurez se reencuentran. Pues bien, nada fue como se prometía.

Para empezar, esta historia es muy aburrida. Es sosa, sin chispa, insustancial, decepcionante. No hay nada en ella que la haga brillar. N
Good but not one of this author's greatest. I liked the extended scenes of the hero and heroine when they were young. Forward 17 years and the emotional level wasn't as intense as it could have been. Still I appreciated that the heroine stood by the hero instead of having one of those forced breakups that authors sometimes throw in to add tension. I did wish that the situation with the wife of his enemy had been explained a bit better (view spoiler) ...more
Na minha estreia com esta autora não posso dizer que a experiência tenha sido muito positiva. Achei a sua escrita algo desorganizada e com demasiado recurso a "palha", coisa que nunca me agrada. A história nada tem de inovador, pelo que já li coisas muito semelhantes e bastante mais cativantes. Achei certas partes mesmo bastante aborrecidas e outras muito fracas. Para já não fiquei com vontade de ler mais da autora. Primeira desilusão literária do ano.
Mar 04, 2012 Chanpreet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book from Ms.McNaught! It's one of my favorites by her. I do wish she would write/release a new book. It's been so long since we had anything by her! Diana and Cole are superb characters and the story is quite interesting. I was glad I picked this up to re-read today.
Carla Marques
Jan 17, 2017 Carla Marques rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
É o segundo livro desta escritora que leio e gostei bastante, é um livro grande mas que se lê bastante depressa.
Opinião completa em:
Sep 08, 2012 Holly rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: didnt-finish

As usual, Judith McNaught writes a very involved and detailed plot and cast of characters.
Romance is the strongest thread, however, and I am in the mood for some lighter stuff.
This book started out strong, with a promise of a good plot and well developed characters, and then about 1/2 of the way through, something happened. Its like it kept getting steam and then never going anywhere. We did get to hear that the main romantic characters had sex, after the fact. What? There was no description of
Feb 09, 2011 Renee rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If you love Judith Mcnaught, do youself a favour and DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! this book is evidence that even the best of the best can have a bad day. In the acknowledgements of this book Ms McNaught makes reference to how long and arduous this book was to write. In my opinion she should have binned it.

It started off ok, but certainly did not grab you by the scruff of the neck like her other books (particulalry her historicals) do. I was willing to give her the benifit of the doubt and ploughed on
Mar 05, 2012 Nazrin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Why does it happen that some consistently good authors all of a sudden produce something that is much lower than their usual level?
I think that is the case with this book.
It started well, and was reasonably good until about half way. And from there the quality went down. It felt rushed, not well composed.
There was a part where I could swear that my book must be defective and missing several pages. It's just what happened from one paragraph to the next did not make any logical sense. (view spoil
The first chapters of the book was sweet but then it started going downhill for me when it jumped into the future and Cole was already a billionaire. Some parts of the book were sweet but it really lacked the romanticism that other novels have. I have to say that I was disappointed because I expected so much. It was quite promising if only the author gave it a little something. It's there but not quite there. I didn't even read about Cole saying "I love you" to Diana. I didn't feel that Cole re ...more
This is the first I have read from this. I liked the book overall, characters, story line and the writing. The only thing I found that bothered me while reading, is there should have been more interaction with the H/h. I felt there was too much conversation with everyone else and the couple only had few moments for the length of the book. I liked that all the characters were well formed and I was comfortable with them. The confession of love between the two seemed to fast and not in character wi ...more
Lady Raven RAVE!
This was my fourth Judith Mcnaught book, while reading it I thought it was ok a good read its not like that WOW! feeling you get when a book is mind blowing like her other books PARADISE, PERFECT and WHITNEY MY LOVE. I'm not saying it should be like those books because if all her books were the same with the same plot it would be boring, for me personally it was a simple, nice cuddle in bed read.

The characters were great as always in her books, because as i said before you get to know her charac
It's been awhile that i haven't read a book from Judith McNaught so when i found this book in my bookshelves, i decided to read it. The premise of the book is very promising. I like the idea of two friends reconnecting after several years without seeing each other. JM was doing a really good job portraying Diana and Cole but i felt during the half of the book that she lost her story. I think after chapter 30, she didn't know how keep writting this characters. In one chapter they were saying one ...more
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