Something Wonderful

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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 man...the man Alexandra married. Now, she will fight for his very life...and the rapturous bond they alone can share.

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Editorial Reviews

Rendezvous
An extraordinary story.
Affaire de Coeur
Judith McNaught is truly the spellbinding storyteller of our times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671737634
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/1991
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 126,747
  • Product dimensions: 4.00 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Judith  McNaught

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.

Biography

USA Today has said, "When it comes to writing romance, Judith McNaught is in a class by herself." Interestingly, while McNaught's career as a bestselling author has been thriving for many years, she has led the life of a Renaissance woman, dabbling in the fields of radio, film, and finance before settling into her writer's role. The first female executive producer at a CBS radio station, McNaught also served stints as an assistant director of a film crew, a comptroller of a major trucking company, president of a temporary employment agency, and president of an executive search firm.

McNaught first clicked with the reading public when her book Whitney My Love (considered by many to be the first full-length Regency historical novel) was published as a paperback original in 1985, promptly winning the Romantic Times Award for Best New Historical Novel. As a result of her newfound fame, two previously published romantic tales were reissued with commercial success. By the 1990s, McNaught had switched to contemporary romance, and with 1998's Night Whispers, she segued into romantic suspense, an area she has honed to polished perfection.

A spectacular storyteller with legions of loyal fans, McNaught proves her chops with each successive book. Honors and awards have followed in a steady stream. In addition to the Affaire de Coeur Golden Pen Certificate, she has received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award honoring her entire body of work. Hers was the first romance novel ever chosen as a main selection by the Book-of-the-Month Club; and her titles consistently turn up on The New York Times bestseller list.

In between books, McNaught devotes herself to several charities and is active in the promotion of women's literacy.

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  • Posted October 13, 2014

    Love Judith McNaught and what does a person have to do to get he

    Love Judith McNaught and what does a person have to do to get her books on Nook.

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  • Posted September 11, 2013

    After reading Once and Always, I wasnt sure I could possibly lik

    After reading Once and Always, I wasnt sure I could possibly like a different story. This is definitely just as good if not even better in some aspects because I think Jordan is more likable than Jason. Great read. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    we need e books from you

    we need e books from you

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    love love love this book..!

    Judith McNaught is by far my most favorite author.! She can weave a story better than anyone..I did not want Something Wonderful to end..It had me from the start, it kept me wanting more and more..I was in love with the characters, hated them sometimes, loved them to pieces other times..& it just was "something wonderful" to read..Thank you Judith for another great book..Never stop writing, please.!!

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  • Posted December 13, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    love it,

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  • Posted April 18, 2011

    Liked it..

    I'm a hug fan of Judith McNaught. Her heroes and heriones are always characters I love..which makes the book good for me. With this book..however, I love Jordan and Alexandra but the story line was just too slow for me in the middle. Maybe because Jordan wasn't a part of it. =) Jordan's the type of guy who melts my heart. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. Can't wait to read more by Judith McNaught.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

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    A Must Read!

    All of Judith McNaught's stories make you want more. I truly cannot pick a favorite when it comes to her. I love them all! I love her heros! Read all her books! There just aren't enough of them!

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Love it

    Another great story from Judith McNaught!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2010

    EXCELLENT!!!

    OMG!!! What an amazing book. I couldnt put it down for a second. 1st book ever to make me cry! Beautifully written, loveable characters and extremely touching. It was BEAUTIFUL!!!Loved it!!

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  • Posted February 26, 2010

    Alex Rules

    Alexandra Hawthorne Rocks!! This book was such a mini-adventure. You didn't know what was going to happen next. But it's such a blast you won't be able to tear yourself away. A marvelous read. Judith delivers again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2008

    good

    really enjoyed this book and the interactions between the characters-especially when jordan comes back from the 'dead'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2008

    Enthralling!

    Another Judith McNaught classic that should be on every historical romance fans' list. Judith McNaught has such a way of devising plots with dynamic characters, which mature and develop in depth as you turn the page. She takes her readers through a roller coaster of emotions with her character conflicts. Highly recommend all Judith McNaught novels, but especially this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2008

    Absolutely Delightful

    I actually laughed out loud. The book was a refreshing change from the other 'romance novels' out there. I loved everything about it, the way the characters fell into place, the story line. It was funny and at the same time heartbreaking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2007

    A reviewer

    this is my absolute favorite book ever! the characters were the best ever written. this was the first book of judiths books that i read and it made me cry and laugh and ofcourse scream at the book when they were trying so hard to stay away from each other when you know all they wanted to do was fall into each others arms. i swear that this book had it all love,betrayal,suspence laughter, and so much more. i recomend this book to anyone and everyone i don't know what else to say to get you to read this but i promise you you wont be disappointed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2007

    an absolute must read

    something wonderful has to have been the most wonderful book ever written.its funny its got witty characters and its an absolute must read for all intrested in romantic reading and also i can truthfully say its my one favourite novel ever. Its simply splendid

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2007

    To Good to be True

    There are no words to describe this utterly fascinating novel. I finished it in less than a day and during that whole time I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. This, in my opinion, is JM's greatest book by far. I love her wit and her characters are absolutely tantalizing. I laughed throughout the whole book and cried at the end. Why can't you rate something more than five stars? Nothing has moved or inspired me more than this novel. I wish I could say more to describe this flawless book but what else IS there to say except that it is horrifically amazing?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2006

    THE BEST!

    Of the HUNDREDS of historical romance novels I've read, this ranks as one the very, very best. Everything aout the book, its storyline, characters, JM's style and use of words... it was simply beautiful, touching and sooo sweet. For me, what makes a historical romance novel interesting is without a doubt the spirited, beautiful heroine, but JM throws in a twist. Also, I love how Alexandre stays true to her character. It's rather annoying and exasperating when the characters deny eachothers' feelings till almost the last page, and then BOOM, all is great. JM makes Alexandre seem like a REAL person because as much as we admire a strong woman, we all know that when a woman loves a man, it's hard to be indifferent. I found Jordan mean and cold and downright undeserving at times, but finding out about his past and the things he does later to make her happy fully redeems himself. We also see HOW vital Alexandre becomes a part of Jordan's life, because of the things she did- NOT only because they slept together. This book is definitely a keeper.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2006

    Fabulous Historical Romance Novel

    Judith McNaught provides a romantic and suspensful plot. While the story itself is intriguing and kept me needing to read more, perhaps the greatest element of the novel is McNaught's clever use of characters. Not only are the hero and heroine divine, but the smaller characters are neither static or predictable. The novel makes you wish to know even the smaller ones more. I loved it all so much, that I was disappointed when I was finished reading it, and wanted more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2006

    It is definitely 'Something Wonderful' indeed!

    'Oh My God,' the first words out of a hopeless romantic's lips once she finished this breathtakingly amazing story. 'Oh My God.' I love Judith McNaught. She is incredible! The story is so unique, heartrending, and oh so undeniably real...Ahhh, it's absolutely amazing! I cried. It was soooo touching.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2006

    Somthing Wonderful indeed!

    I have read all of Judith McNaught's books and this remains one of my very favorites! Alexandra is so innocent and has such heart you can't help but love her! Jordan is a character that you almost want to hate, but you end up falling in love with him regardless! An amazing story with such strong characters! It is a must read!

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