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Preview — Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
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...more
That ending ... and Epilogue!
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"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 n ...more
“What is it you think is going to happen?”
Alexandra shivered deliciously. “Something wonderful."
There is always something about historical romance that can get me out of a book slump. There’s just something about them that pulls on my heart strings with their one of a kind love stories. And Something Wonderful didn’t disappoint.
When seventeen-year-old Alex, daughter of a lord and a commoner, saves Jordan, the Duke of Hawthorne from some highwaymen, well that’s when something wonderful begin ...more
Let me just start out by saying that no book has had a more appropriate title. And I must add that every single Judith McNaught book that I’ve read could have been titled the same.
I absolutely loved this! These two characters, Jordan Townsend and Alexandra Lawrence are the perfect blending of angst and love. And the old adage that opposites attract could not be represented in a better way.
Jordan Addison Matthew Townsend was an only child, and heir ...more
Loved the humor, the chemistry between the main characters and the secondary characters. Definitely wor ...more
4.6 Stars - Old quality in the very best romantic HR style. - A sparkling sweet and gripping emotional fairy tale
Something Wonderful is one of Judith McNaught's older, so beloved, grand historical romances. This one, her first #1 New York Times bestseller, is from 1988. ~ Loved and high raited by all my HR reading GR friends.
"Regarded as one of the most beloved writers of all time in popular fiction, Judith McNaught is the author of thirteen...more
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 ...more
Though I'm extremely disappointed with the publisher for the ebook version being RIDDLED with errors; missing punctuation points, typos, etc. For the price point of the book, the amount of errors is completely unacceptable.
However, I've just happily purchased the paperback version because I absolutely adored the story. ...more
We have sweet, smart, strong and big hearted heroine, Alexandra who rescues the hero from some bandits one night. She's a seventeen year old young women/girl who's returning from a birthday party dressed in her costume as a knight (yep armor and all). She comes upon our hero, Jordan being held at gun point about to be shot. She accidentally kills the assailant but saves Jordan. Circumstances develop that have the ...more
"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
I really liked this book, but I think Jordan needed to do more groveling. Alexandra forgave him instantly and the ending was very rushed.
Original review (February 4, 2017) 4.5 stars
I loved it!!! I liked all the angst and passion that this book had. Jordan was your typical Duke that did whatever he wanted, specially with women, but in this case he really is a product of his upbringing. I hated his father! How could he do that to his son? Still when Jordan gives h ...more
Overall Opinion: This was a fun read! I really liked the h! I enjoyed their banter and how the h got the grumpy H out of his shell. My biggest issues were the length and the abrupt ending. I also didn’t feel like the H groveled nearly enough for the few times he messed up. I like this authors writing style and her characters, so I might try another one of hers soon!
Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Alexandra and Jordan’s story. Alexandra is trying to keep her mismatched family a ...more
Thank you for the wonderful buddy read my dear Supreet.. I had blast. Muah! ...more
I loved this novel. Alexandra was, like all of Judith McNaught's heroines, a true original. Elizabeth from Almost Heaven will always be my fav McNaught heroine but Alexandra was wonderful. She's a funny, energetic and cute little tomboy when she first meets the H. Jordan the H, is too jaded by the overblown women on the ton and the slutty actresses and opera singers with whom he consorts, and is far too cynical about women. I Guess that cynicism goes with being a mu ...more
First Time: sigh. He grovelled. Oh how he grovelled! So beautiful.
Three years Later: What on earth did I ever see in a sort of but not bipolar 'hero' who cannot make up his mind and thinks it is alright to sleep around and pull your wife's hair? ...more
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 my ...more
MILD SPOILERS AHEAD
The hero has very little to redeem himself here as he is your basic entitled "gentleman" who does nothing but sleep around and party.
Along come a waif with big blue eyes to save his miserable life no once but 3 times throughout the book. She is just about the most loving forgiving person ever. She needed and deserved a better hero and only at the very end does she ...more
The something wonderful in SW is definitely the heroine. Sweet and whimsical, Alexandra could fall into Mary Sue territory all too easily, but no. She’s charming and adorable without being cutesy. Was it saving the hero dressed as a knight, staring down the H’s Dowager Duchess grandmother, or almost beati ...more
In this book the total opposites of cynic and bright eye lover meet and from their first meeting Jordan the duke of Hawthorne begins to melt, albeit slowly but nevertheless. I have absolutely adored them both.
I loved their personal growth and the growth of their relationship together. This is exactly what I want to see in ro ...more
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Judith McNaught is a #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author, with more than forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries and more than thirty languages. She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station. McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical ro ...more