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Something Wonderful Hardcover – 1 Jan 1990


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  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd (1 Jan 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0727840177
  • ISBN-13: 978-0727840172
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 14.6 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,015,609 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Judith McNaught is truly the spellbinding storyteller of our times".-- Affaire de Coeur --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Alexandra Lawrence was certainly well-born - but that was about the sum of her attractions. She was seventeen, and had a face and figure more suited to a cheeky boy than a young lady. The fact that she could shoot, fish, and ride like a man was hardly likely to attract many suitors, and her relatives were no help either. Great-uncle Montague never drew a sober breath and her mama had long ago retreated into bad-tempered petulance. Alex was the only one who kept the impoverished and bizarre household together. She was, one would have said, the last person that Jordan Townsende, Duke of Hawthorne - cool, possessed of the devil's own charm, and utterly contemptuous of women - should ever have married.

And so the hilarious and passionate progress of their marriage began - a marriage beset with every possible complication the pair of them could devise. But Alex never gave up believing that one day something would happen - something wonderful. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By ambersaxon696 on 6 Sep 2002
Format: Paperback
"Something wonderful" is a beautifully written, sometimes funny, sometimes touching and a very entertaining tale set in Regency England.Alexandra Lawrence is the main female character who is well-born but poor. She is 17 and very innocent in the ways of the world. She lives in a remote place with her strange relatives, she knows more about Latin and Greek than the gentlemen at Oxford and she dreams about a beautiful love.
Jordan Townsende, Duke of Hawthorne is a wealthy, handsome and well-known member of the ton. He is also bored with his life and the whole of society and his opinion about women is low and full of contempt.These two very different people meet and because of some strange coincidence of circumstances marry, and an interesting, exciting, funny and touching tale begins. Alex is so plane and innocent that society and Jordan's family cannot comprehend why he married her. Jordan doesn't understand himself either but he hasn't got much time. He has deadly enemies who try to kill him and he spents a long time in a French prison before he manages to come back to England. Alex is trying very hard to fulfill her duties as Jordan's duchess. She is heartbroken when Jordan disappears and she thinks him dead.The story gets even more exciting when Jordan returns and he can't believe his eyes to see Alexandra changed into a beautiful woman.
Ms. McNaught is a master story-teller, she knows her characters very well and she describes Alex's change from a naive innocent country girl into a sophisticated and beautiful duchess with rare talent.She is the first to fall in love with her husband and her love is so strong that she never gives up on him. She believes with all her being that "something wonderful" will happen to them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 19 April 1999
Format: Hardcover
This was one of my favourite Judith McNaught books. She writes with so much passion so that you can actually feel the characters's emotions. Jordan is a handsome duke dissatified with life until he meets Alex. I loved the way Alex matured through the plot and how she grows from an ugly ducklng to a beautiful young woman. It was a great read, especially for a cold winter's night.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Sep 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book is one of the best I have ever read. From the moment one meets the heroine, Alex, it is impossible not to love her - She is a tomboy and a survivor, but also filled with fun and honour.
This book made me laugh, it made me cringe, and it took my breath away in parts. The plot is excellent - I won't tell too much here, because I read it knowing nothing about it, and the unfolding of the story was just perfect.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 July 2000
Format: Paperback
I am a huge fan of JMC and when a friend recommended that I read this, I just had to get this book. You will fall instantly in love with both the hero and heroine - they are both extraordinary characters. There is a lot of humourous moments and sharp wit exchanged between Alexandra and Hawthorne, which will make you laugh out loud. However there are also many tender moments which will touch your heart. I know for a fact that without these stories, I would not be able to keep up my belief in true love. So well done Judith, and keep the work up!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By becky on 13 Aug 2013
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I learnt a long time ago that Judith mcnaught is beyond amazing at what she does, its just so sad that she hasnt brough much out recently *sniff*. Go out and get yourself a handful of books, kick you Husband/boyfriend/mum/dad/ out for the night get yourself a duvet, and dive in! you wont be disappointed!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sian Louise VINE VOICE on 26 Sep 2011
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Ooooo another great read from JM.

Loved both the main characters of Alexandra and Jordan.

Jordan (like a lot of men in this genre) is a rake. He takes his pleasure from women, doesnt particularly like them and has no intention of getting married.
Alexandra even though she was barely 18 in the beginning of this book, she is very sheltered and naive, unaware of the type of life men like Jordan live and the marriages that happen within the Ton.

Anyway they meet when Jordan was being held at gunpoint, Alex rides in and saves him and prompty faints. He thinks she is a young boy...well for one she is dresses in trousers and she doesnt have huge breasts...so duh obviously she is a boy (right! lol).

Anyway because he thinks she is a boy he takes her to an inn to see if she has any injuries...but hey she is a girl but before long the gossips gossip about how she has been compromised and they cant have a girl like that living in their village or marrying any of their sons.

BLAH BLAH BLAH you know how that goes in HR's.

He ended up marrying her, and 4 days into their marriage he gets whacked up the head and put on a ship, then ends up in a French prison.
1 year later he escapes and makes his way home only to learn not only has his cousins taken his Dukedom (is that a word?) but he is marrying his wife, so he has to rush to stop that before Alex becomes a bigamist.

Now the good stuff starts, Jordan is back, Alex is livid with him, they make a deal and eventually they both start to fall in love with each other. Before its all doom and gloom again. With a lot of conclusions jumped to and a lot of hard work, finally they can live happily ever after.
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