Title: Something Wonderful (The second book in the Sequels Series)
Author: Judith McNaught
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.
Genre: Historical Romance
Thoughts on the Book
This book is so romantic that I can't put it down. I slept late just to finish it.
I love how McNaught wrote Alexandra and Jordan's love story. I like how she added a little bit of suspense towards the end. I like how she established the characters.
My favorite character in this book is the dowager duchess, Jordan's grandmama. Every time I try to imagine how the characters might look like, I always see Meryl Streep as the Grandmama. I find her amusing though she's reserved. Her character is quite strong and most of the time she speaks meanly. I guess it's a way of showing that even though she's a woman, she should be treated with respect and not taken for granted.
Jordan Townsend is rather the most charming character among the guys in the trilogy. He is my favorite among them.
I just find it funny how ignorant women were back then when it came to baby making. LOL! Even grade schoolers today know how it's done. I realize how different this generation is from the generation back then.
This is a must read for the avid readers of historical romance. I love it. If you have enjoyed reading Once and Always, then you'll enjoy this one too. This is my favorite among the trilogy.
Quotes from the Book:
"There are two mistakes people make when it comes to marriage. The first mistake is marrying the wrong person. Once you are married to the right person, the second mistake is denying any part of yourself or your love to him. When you give your husband your unconditional love, he then has it to return to you."
"If you don't trust, you'll never be disappointed by someone. But you will also cheat yourself of the chance to ever be completely happy."
"If being wealthy costs you the right to relax and enjoy life, then the price of wealth is altogether too high."
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