Something Wonderful

Something Wonderful 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 Loyalty Swept Into The Endlessly Fascinating World Of London Society, Free Spirited Alexandra Becomes Ensnared In A Tangled Web Of Jealousy And Revenge, Stormy Pride And Overwhelming Passion But Behind Her Husband S Cold, Arrogant Mask, There Lives A Tender, Vital, Sensual Manthe Man Alexandra Married Now, She Will Fight For His Very Lifeand The Rapturous Bond They Alone Can Share

McNaught is a 1 New York Times Best Selling Author, with than forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries and 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 romance subgenre.

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  • Paperback
  • 418 pages
  • Something Wonderful
  • Judith McNaught
  • English
  • 10 April 2018
  • 9780671737634

10 thoughts on “Something Wonderful

  1. says:

    Re read for me I.LOVED.IT Every single bit of it OMG, seriously, this books is P.E.R.F.E.C.T.I.O.N That ending and Epilogue ORIGINAL REVIEW BELOW 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 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 fat clouds and three thin ones There is mistrust, misunderstanding, dickhead hero, friendships, falling outs It is my custom to have sherry in the drawing room at eight thirty and supper at nine In future, please join me here promptly at eight thirty, Alexandra Fire ignited in Alexandra s eyes, but she managed to keep her voice level You ve already told me where I may sleep, where I may go, who must accompany me, and when I must eat Would you care to instruct me as to when I may breathe Eventhough the ould biddy annoyed me in the beginning I liked her in the end.And if you guys have not watched NORTH and SOUTH, think it might be a BBC adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell s novel, go and watch it Richard ARMITAGE as John Thorntom Le Sigh She was a gentle dreamer He was a hard realist She was, in fact, such a dreamer that she actually believed something wonderful was going to happen which wasn t that surprising since she also believed wet dirt in the springtime smelled like perfume Are you patronizing me I love you, he thought with each thrust of his body I love you, his heart shouted with each thunderous beat I love you, his soul cried out as Alexandra s spasms clenched him tightly I love you The words exploded in his being as he drove into her one last time and poured his life, his future, and all the disillusionment of his past into her tender keeping And when it was over, he held her in his arms, filled with a joy that was almost past bearing as he gazed at the white clouds floating in the powder blue sky All of them had shapes and meaning to him now All his life had shape and meaning to him now This author is wonderful I can feel her writing Alexandra was goodness and gentleness and trust And love She was flowers blooming on the hillsides and laughter floating through the halls.

  2. says:

    A million Wonderful Stars Buddy Re read with Awesome Karez If I had to pick one author in the romance genre, who is my all time favorite, it would be Judith McNaught I love her writing style I love her characters I love her dramatic, old school plots She is the one who got me hooked on romance and as we all know, we can never forget our first love Her books are extremely special to me.This is my thirdor maybe fourth time reading this and I still loved the heck out of it Usually, I refrain from casting heroes in my review Mostly, because I suck at it and also, because all those fantastic heroes appear so much appealing in my head than in real life But for this book, I HAVE TO.So here it is people, My Jordan Townsende, Duke of HawthorneIsn t he wonderful Anyway, So far I have been appalled by the books I have read in the past year and the high ratings I gave them How can I be so stupid as to like some of them Our taste changes and evolves but some things remain the same over the years, at least for me For me to love and adore a story, I need..Flawless writing that never gets old.Amazing, lovable characters.Sizzling chemistry.Humor.Genuine conflict.Angst mixed in with sweet moments.Alright, that s all I can think of right now And this book has every single one of those The story Alex our heroine rescues Jordan our hero and in the process, ruins her reputation Jordan is forced to marry her and he is extremely unhappy about it However, Alex falls in love with Jordan and cant wait to start a life with him But fate has something else in store for them Jordan disappears and Alex is left grieving for him Through twists and turns, they meet again and thus begins the process of them falling in love with each other.I felt bad for Alex She was such a strong, lovable though frustrating at times, character Jordan was an asshole in the beginning but, no matter what I couldn t hate him He was justperfect And towards the end he was just so much than perfect Just like himIf you haven t read any of JM s work I urge you to give her a chance She is an amazing author and her books never get old You will laugh, you will cry, you will smile, you will feel the angst And that s why we read, isn t it To feel good, bad and often than not, to feel SOMETHING WONDERFULOh God, I am gonna cryI just love this book so much A special thanks to wonderful Karez, who read this with me We should do this often babe I loved re reading this with you 33

  3. says:

    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 to start playing tennis for fuck s sake, cause just behind my building are tennis courts, I need to do something proactive and physical I end up carrying this book to toilet, hating myself that I can t stop myself from reading it slower It s mind numbing and I feel very stiffened and my muscles are atrophying And then I think how come she is not popular, because she is brilliant And I m hooked It s the same as with Pat Conroy I ve been delaying reading his The prince of tides for years Every time I see it in the library I say next month, or next year, and I know that when I get my hands on that book, I won t leave my flat for days because Conroy s geniusness makes my skin ache I have a friend who said the same thing about Conroy, who as well had been studying in Citadel just like Conroy and he s very proud of his military ring, but even he who is ruthless when we play social games like Pictionary because the way his mind works is utterly strange because his instincts and creativity are immaculate and eyes widening, this friend of mine says that when he reads Conroy he feels violated but in a good way He can take him in small dozes I can take Conroy in small dozes Just as Marilynne Robinson and William Trevor and Flannery O Connor and Raymond Carver Because they are all too much They are too good, but too sad and too realistic I adore each one of them and I ll read them repeatedly McNaught isn t making the same effect on me, but it s very close in a different way She makes me fall in love with reading Again and again I adore her characters and these perpetual and fatigued games they play with each other She writes about romance troubles and rakes and dukes and scoundrels and virgins and tons and castles and field fighting and society rules and naive girls and bad steel gray eyed men and all these books they could have been very flat and with flaws and books for spinsters with cats, and there you would have a problem if you looked at them like this, but truth to be said Judith McNaught writes utterly spectacular stories which make me scream with laughter and enjoy them immensely.This is why I ll never write an insincere review because you can say that 500 pages of romance book is easy to write because you obviously just need rakes and dukes and scoundrels and virgins and tons and castles and field fighting and society rules and naive girls and bad steel gray eyed men, but to melt all of the written into something wonderful really is Something Wonderful.

  4. says:

    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 begins It isn t all flowers and rainbows that s what I love about Judith McNaught s novels It s a rollercoaster of emotions Jordan is a rake, manwhore, player call him what you want He does not deserve Alex She has life is wonderful goggles over her eyes is kind, selfless, so trusting, and so na ve She thinks of Jordan as a god, when he s nothing but a libertine I had a smile on my face the entire beginning of Something Wonderful After certain circumstances arise, Jordan and Alex are forced into a marriage Neither wants it But Alex makes it known that she will accept it And her young heart immediately falls for Jordan God, I was cringing at her naivety and declarations of love, for only Jordan to say Thank you But it was also so endearing to me It showed my black heart how selfless and true young love can be And hers was When Jordan disappears and is declared dead, Alex is broken But it was her husband s wish that she be accepted into society, and so she worked hard to become what he wanted At first, she was so na ve, and so in love with Jordan that she made a fool of herself, because she didn t know the kind of man he was She was unknowingly complimenting his mistresses looks, and becoming the laugh of the ton Until she changes it all around and realizes how Jordan had played her, and who he really was When Jordan returns, it s to find Alex about to marry his cousin The only reason he got through the torture he d been through, was thoughts of getting back to her He realized she was it for him, and he wanted a life with her A five star read for me if I didn t find some parts a bit slow But still a very enjoyable one, nonetheless Something Wonderful takes us on a journey of jealously, betrayal, lust and love Another great one by Judith McNaught, and I d absolutely recommend to lovers of historical romance Something wonderful had happened.

  5. says:

    Ahhhhhh Loved this one This was definitely better than Once and Always I liked Alex better and Jordan was definitely romantic than Jason As per usual, Alexandra is the typical McNaught special snowflake heroine I m not complaining though because I personally liked her character Jordansighhe s definitely a typical emotionally scarred McNaught hero but he isn t cruel or abusive Loved the humor, the chemistry between the main characters and the secondary characters Definitely worth the re read.

  6. says:

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  7. says:

    When I finish reading a book, I usually know right away how I m going to rate it In this case, I didn t have a clue Did I love it Yes Did I hate it Also yes I tossed and turned in bed last night, trying to reach a conclusion, and I woke up this morning still undecided I m starting to write this review in hopes of gathering my thoughts and getting a clearer insight into how much I liked or disliked this book This can easily become a rambling rant with some spoilers somewhere along the way, so I apologize in advance if I step on anyone s toes.Jordan Townsende, the Duke of Hawthorne, is a cynical, cold and heartless rake who despises all women in general, thanks to the less than stellar examples given by his mother while he was growing up and by the countless paramours he s had since he reached adulthood He just doesn t trust women, period.Alexandra Lawrence is Jordan s opposite She s an innocent, optimistic and loving country girl who always tries to see the good in life, even in her most dire circumstances She s too na ve for her own good, but have no fear because ruthless Jordan will crush that in no time Jordan and Alexandra should have never met in normal circumstances, but hey, this is Romancelandia So they meet, he compromises her inadvertently, they re forced into a marriage of convenience and the stage is set for an emotional rollercoaster designed to turn me into a basket case Big and Small Misunderstandings, a Long Separation, deception, suspicion, murder attempts, unexpected allies, surprise villains I loved it I hated it I was a puppet in Ms McNaught s hands.Jordan was a hard character to love If you followed my status updates while I was reading this book, you might have guessed that he kept me on the verge of a nervous breakdown Over and over again, he threatened to to something hateful to Alex and sometimes he did But then, he would go and do something sweet and thoughtful, and I forgave him I guess the selling point for me was, I understood his behavior Yes, I wanted to smack some sense into him a couple of times, but he was a result of his parents upbringing That didn t excuse everything he did, but I just couldn t hate him There was some good writing there, Ms McNaught As for Alex, she was really the something wonderful mentioned in the title of this book I loved her to bits She was too good and too sweet to be true in the beginning, but that made her falling in love with Jordan so quickly believable In her na vet , she worshipped a Jordan that never existed, so she was bound to be sorely disappointed sooner or later When she finally found out that her dream man wasn t real, I was as hurt as she was, even though I already knew what a cad he was In the end, I think she should have made him grovel and work harder to win her love back, but I guess she just wasn t as petty as I am Besides Jordan and Alex, several secondary characters helped to keep the story interesting, but the way they popped up and disappeared all of a sudden was a bit jarring Alex s mother, Alex s uncle, Alex s friend Mary Ellen, Jordan s grandmother, Jordan s aunt, Jordan s cousin Bertie, Jordan s prison inmate One moment they were there, having their say the next they were gone, sometimes never to be mentioned again I understand that secondary characters aren t supposed to be on stage all the time after all, they re not the protagonists of the story but some of them played key roles and deserved than to simply vanish into thin air.That leads to another problem I had with this book Jordan s imprisonment and alleged death The man was kidnapped, tortured, beaten and spent 15 months in a French prison, comes back from the dead just in time to prevent his widow from marrying his cousin, gets angry and all that jazz, and then resumes his life as if he d been away only for a weekend Huh Okay, I guess Jordan s mind was stronger than I d thought In his place, I d be having nightmares for months.So Based on what I ve written above, you d think I didn t like this book, right Well, I did like it Ms McNaught knows how to write compelling emotional scenes and she made me care for Jordan and Alex despite or maybe because of their flaws I was emotionally committed to them, as they made me smile and cry, sigh with happiness, frown with worry, shout in anger and cheer in joy No bland emotions there, and I was a mess The ending was touching and wonderful It was somewhat abrupt Jordan could have definitely groveled some but even so, it left a smile on my face.All in all, I can t say this was an enjoyable book I mean, I don t enjoy resembling an emotional yo yo when reading a book, LOL but it was certainly worth reading This was only my 3rd book by Ms McNaught, but I believe I can already say that her books will never be comfort reads to me because she sure knows how to push my emotional buttons For better or worse.

  8. says:

    Written Decembeer 10, 20144.6 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 novels with than 30 million copies in print I has slowly with a few chapters each day listening to this 16 hours audio CD edition from 1993 Very well narrated by Jill Ferris I read some parts as well and I just loved Something Wonderful from the first page to the last Another WOW romance England 1815Alexandra Lawrence, an innocent soon to be 18 years old country girl, finds her forced, after unfortunate mistake and an inn room, to marry the older and very powerful Duke Jordan Addison Matthew Townsende, the 12th Duke of Hawthorne, Marquess of Landsdowne, Earl of Marlow, Baron of Richfield a lot of names. , a great looking man, is a blase nobleman with a mistress who feels pity for this young still innocent childlike, but so cheerful, girl Reformed rakes often make the best husbands The dukes does his duty, and soon he has a young maiden wife in young Alexandra A wife without a very fine noble birth or ancestry but with an intellectual and good literary education from her beloved grandfather A shimmering pearl that never faced the dangers of a big city or the risks involved in meetings with the London society I love life, even when bad things happen to me I can t stop loving it Every season of the year comes with a promise that something wonderful is going to happen to me someday There are next to 15.000 GR members who s marked this as read Almost 500 of them left a review as well I don t think another long arguing, thought out and maybe also splendid interesting. smiling review will make any difference or pushing romance readers to this book Short and sweet I feel like most readers Magical reading This writer is a stunning master writer of this HR genre Do you plan to only read one single historical m f romance in the coming year Please, select one written by Judith McNaught, you can not but be happy and satisfied Grand and great, and so neat and well told I loved it all There will be JMN romances in my Read shelf Many many hopefully.I LIKE OF COURSE, who doesn t

  9. says:

    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, etc Everyone falls in love with the heroine of course and when our hero returns, he has to fight his lust for her Why Because the plot says so He s mad because she was about to get remarried when he came back Because she was supposed to die of grief when he went missing Or enter a convent Or something At any rate, he finally accepts her love and they go on to make tons of babies The end.

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