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Almost Heaven: A Novel

Almost Heaven: A Novel

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by Judith McNaught

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Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on


Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook.

Elizabeth Cameron, the Countess of Havenhurst, possesses a rare gentleness and fierce courage to match her exquisite beauty. But her reputation is shattered when she is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, a notorious gambler and social outcast. A dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, Ian’s interest in Elizabeth may not be all that it seems. His voyage to her heart is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge. As a twisting path of secrets takes them from London’s drawing rooms to the awe-inspiring Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth must learn the truth: is Ian merely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?

“Well-developed main characters with a compelling mutual attraction give strength and charm to this romance set in nineteenth-century Great Britain” (Publishers Weekly).

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Sequels Series , #3
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Meet the Author

Judith McNaught is the New York Times bestselling author who first soared to stardom with her stunning bestseller Whitney, My Love, and went on to win the hearts of millions of readers with Once and Always, Something Wonderful, A Kingdom of Dreams, Almost Heaven, Paradise, Perfect, Until You, Remember When, Someone to Watch Over Me, the #1 bestseller Night Whispers, and other novels. There are more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She lives in Houston.

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Almost Heaven 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Even 50 stars can't do this book justice.I'm yet to find a book to rival Almost Heaven. I still remember the first time I read it: it made me laugh and cry with the two main protagonists and sometimes it made me want to strangle them whenever they were being hurtful to each other.It showed just how much these special hero and heroine affected me all the way to the soul with their depths and characterisations. I never cared for other couples like the way I did for Ian and Elizabeth. Ian is not the usual romance hero. Yes, he's arrogant, tough,stubborn, indomitable, ruthless, world-weary and unable to trust easily (you know, the usual characteristics of a JM hero), but he possesses other things that make him stand head and shoulders above the other JM heroes, if not above the rest of other heroes that have ever been written. He's a genius who can calculate in his head and read a book faster than lightning, he teach the heroine about love, he's able to see his opponents' point of view that makes it easy for him to defeat them, he loves Elizabeth shamelessly and unconditionally from the very beginning and is very proud of her.In fact,there are thousands other reasons that make him stand out from the rest. A very special and magnificent man he is: lover, husband, teacher, student, genius, artist, tycoon and many other things. Elizabeth, Countess of Havenhurst, is too, a very special heroine. Beautiful, intelligent, proud, stubborn, sweet, free-sprited, optimistic, adventurous and has an extraordinary ability in bargaining. Like the hero, she's strong and possesses qualities that endear her to me. She's Ian saving grace, and watching Ian falling deeper and deeper in love with her and struggling towards her love and warmth sent chills up my spine. She has a less-than-perfect childhood and lives in lonely splendour,pretending her dolls to be her friends and God really knows what he's doing when he gives her Ian, a man who gives her love so fierce and absolute. Ian and Elizabeth are two proud, stubborn, unconventional,alive and breathing people (not two gorgeous, beautiful models-but real people). They fight fate to be together and overcome many obstacles that I loved them so much the first time I read their book. I loved them more the second time I read it. And everytime I finished reading, I had this..fuzzy..feeling and contentment that would't go away. Almost Heaven is a book with multi-dimensional plot. A powerfully moving love story, and it's a keeper for me and I'll cherish it forever. I would definitely recommend this to everyone, especially to non-romance readers so that they'll know that romance novels are not rubbish. Treat yourself to Almost Heaven and it's romance at it's absolute best. And lastly to Judith, thank you for bringing me into the lives of Ian and Elizabeth Thornton.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is pretty unfair and annoying that Judith McNaught will not allow her loyal followers the priviledge of reading her works on their nooks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book.Its one of those you cant put down once you start.Ian has a great sense of humor and the book makes you laugh, wanna cry and keeps you in suspence the whole time.Very very good!! Try to read the 3 books in order :Once & Always,Something Wonderful then Almost Heaven.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not find the hardcover book years ago. Now that i can find the ebook, i am happy to have it. It is a sweet story. I hope you enjoy it as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book on a lonely shelf at a thirft shop. When I started reading it, I began thinking that it was a typical Regency novel. Suddenly I couldn't put it down for any reason. I absolutely loved Elizabeth and Ian's first encounter. Apart from Elizabeth and Ian, I would have to say that my favorite character was the Duke of Stanhope. The epilogue, in my opinion, had to be the highlight of the story. To anyone who gets their hands on this book: You are about to read a soon-to-be classic.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I delayed reading the epilogue for a full day because I just didn't want this story to end. It took me as long to read 2 chapters as it did 30. It is one of those stories, so perfect, that one is left with a sense of loss, of melancholy, when finished. Sheer perfection.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I have read all of Judith McNaught's books and have truly enjoyed them all. I am currently still reading it and it is so dull that I am considering not finishing it. It is boring and utterly precictable. It is the first e-book of hers that I've read and the punctuation and typos are horrendous. So bad, in fact, that at times it is hard to follow. I'm ETREMELY disappointed in the quality of presentation. I was so excited to find a book of hers that I had not read before, but I almost wish I hadn't wasted my money. The story line is mediocre at best.
PennylayneOH More than 1 year ago
Loved every minute of this book. Judith McNaught knows romance.
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OSfanbook More than 1 year ago
Just what you'd expect of her novels. Interesting characters and a strong force driving them towards each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I recently purchased Almost Heaven - again.  Owned and read it several years ago.  It's one of my favorites.  JM is absolutely the best.  Only wish her books were available as e-books.  
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oferia More than 1 year ago
love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorites from Judith McNaught, who is my absolute favorite regency author. The characters are wonderful. She always writes in a way that makes me fall in love with the heroine and most importantly the hero. I've read this book several times and still get excited at some parts and choked up at others. It's an absolute MUST READ for anyone who likes regency romance!
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Christy_G More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is by far my favorite that she has ever written. I love all of her books, but there is something about this story that just captures the heart and breaths lives into the soul. Words cannot describe the emotions that you feel while reading the book. It is one of those books that you are required to have a box of kleenex and a day to just read. I could not put it down. The characters are so real and you are right there with them. If you have never read a romance book before then this is the one to start with. Judith McNaught is a master at her best.
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shanin More than 1 year ago
Judith McNaught never disappoints. This book is beautifully written, the characters engaging, and the story intersting.
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