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Judith McNaught
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1 April 1988
One of today's best-loved authors, Judith McNaught launched her stellar career with this dazzling bestseller. Hailed as "the ultimate love story, one you can dream about forever" "(Romantic Times)," "Whitney, My Love" lives on in the hearts of millions of McNaught's devoted fans. This very special hardcover collector's edition, available for the first time, features a brand new ending and endows familiar characters with new depth. Now, savor the beauty and majesty of this timeless classic all over again. Under the dark, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden into a ravishingly sensual woman. Fresh from her triumphs in Paris society, she returned to England to win the heart of Paul, her childhood love...only to be bargained away by her bankrupt father to the handsome, arrogant Duke. Outraged, she defies her new lord. But even as his smoldering passion seduces her into a gathering storm of desire, Whitney cannot, will not, relinquish her dream of perfect love. Rich with emotion, brimming with laughter and tears, "Whitney, My Love" is a powerful and unforgettable adventure of the heart. The unwavering popularity of this stunning novel confirms once more why "Judith McNaught is truly one of the spellbinding storytellers of our times" "(Affaire de Coeur)."
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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (1 April 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671671383
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671671389
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.4 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 345,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught soared to stardom with her stunning bestseller WHITNEY, MY LOVE. Since then she has gone on to win the hearts of millions of readers around the world with her breathtaking novels. Visit her at www.judithmcnaught.com

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Jude Deveraux "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Blessing" A wonderful love story...fast-paced and exciting...great dialogue! --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Whitney Stone was not really conscious of the Duke of Claymore, a dark and rather sardonic figure, who watched her grow from a cheeky hoyden into a ravishingly beautiful but quite outrageous young woman. Fresh from her triumphs in Paris, she returned to England determined to win the heart of her childhood love. But she had reckoned without her profligate and bankrupt father, and the arrogant Duke of Claymore. In order to save himself from ruin, her father had come to an arrangement with the Duke, and Whitney was the price.

As a resentful and smouldering bride, Whitney was quite a handful, and in spite of the unexpected sparks of passion that flamed between them, she would not, could not, relinquish her dreams of the perfect love. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars mixed opinions 1 Mar 2005
By A Customer
I loved this book so much... I know some people have some problems with Clayton and his treatment of Whitney, but i think it just shows his vulnerability beneath his strong facade, he is a complete dreamboat... and as for the chuckled complaint.. i thought it added to his character! i didn't find it at all wearying.. but maybe that is just me. this is a book i will always treasure, i have bought it twice now.. thanks to a very cunning thieving sister! and everytime i read it, it makes my heart explode into a million thousand pieces, It is just so beautiful, it draws me to it like a moth to a flame! i get caught every time.... please please please read it!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterfully written historical romance 29 July 2002
"Whitney my Love" is a wonderful historical romance set in England during the Regency period. I've read many Regency romances and I've thought Georgette Heyer and Marion Chesney were the leading ladies in this genre. I must admit though that Judith McNaught's novel is just as good as their novels.
I like the style in which the author writes about the era and brings its characters fully alive and very colorful.
The main characters are Whitney Stone and Clayton Westmoreland the Duke of Claymore. Whitney is a clumsy hoyden when she is sent to Paris to learn good manners and to conquer society and to find a rich husband.She wants to show to everybody especially her childish first love that she has changed into a beautiful well mannered society lady.
Clayton Westmoreland is rich and handsome and very experienced with the ladies. She literally buys Whitney from her father who values money more than his daughter.Whitney hates him at the beginning, ignores him and fights him all the time but at the end she can't resist Clayton's charm. For Clayton Whitney is a challenge and he vows to make her fall in love with him but he falls for her nearly at the same time.
Both leading characters are very likeable and complicated. Their confrontations are very exciting and enjoyable. Judith McNaught describes the period very well and the reader can imagine being swept back in time and join the characters at their different society gatherings.
There are many Regency romances around but not all of them keep the reader turning the pages faster and faster or staying up all night. "Whitney my Love" is one of those books I will always cherish and read again and again. I recommend it to all historical romance readers.You will not be disappointed.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Please - No more "misunderstandings" 3 Nov 2009
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I'm really commenting on all Judith McNaught's books, not just this one.

I am so tired of the Judith MacNaught "misunderstandings"! Please make them stop!
I have read a lot of her books and while she is undoubtably a hugely talented writer (Paradise and Perfect were wonderful) her stories have fallen into a completely predictable pattern.

The initial concept behind WML is original and interesting and then the horribly contrived misunderstandings start. At about a quarter of an inch from the end I thought here we go... just enough room for some sort of misunderstanding that will be all cleared up in time for the happy ending.

Every book of hers that I've read follows this same pattern. Don't get me wrong, I really do enjoy reading them - until the predictable misunderstandings get underway then I start to feel frustrated, the level of which is directly proportional to how contrived each misunderstanding is.

I know it must be tempting to stick to a formula that has worked before but I really wish she could create something a bit, well, more creative. Something that will really have me guessing. Shame that such a talented writer is playing it so safe that I now think there's no point in reading any more of her books because I know vaguely what's going to happen next after I've read the first third of it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!! 24 Feb 2005
By A Customer
absolutely loved it, i think ive read it nine times! (and that's not counting each time i skipped to my favourite bits!) -whitney when she spars with clayton over the dinner table!!) each time more than the last... i think i may have failed my exams because i spent all my time reading and no time whatsoever revising! i love all McNaught's Historicals, and have read every single one until my eyes wouldn't physically stay open and i realised i hadn't slept for two days!
Simply Perfect!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Mass Market Paperback
Once again we are transported from the mundane lives we lead into pure fanstasy. The Duke of Claymore is everything you could ask for in a hero. Whitney is a lovely heroine, this story is by far the best from Judith McNaught.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the best romantic novel I have ever read. 29 May 2000
By A Customer
I have read dozens of romantic novels, particularly Johanna Lindsey's and Judith McNaught's, and have loved most of them. This book stands out as being the very best, Clayton and Whitney are adorable. Anyone thinking of buying this book is in for a real treat, just make sure you can free up a day or two to read it, as it is un-putdownable. I am about to purchase Until You, the sequel to the above, in the hope that it will come close to matching the original.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite revisited 1 Sep 1999
By A Customer
Okay, so I guess I'm a little biased. I've read the original version three times already and couldn't keep my hands off the new version.
In 1820 the Duke of Claymore falls for a "nobody" beautiful Whitney Stone. Realizing that her uncle is turning down every offer, he goes to her father and pays a fortune to become betrothed to her. Whitney is mortified, she's already in love with someone else. As Clayton's luck would have it, things don't work out too well with Whitney's first love and he finds Whitney in his arms.
Oh how I love this book! This book is so wonderful. The new version has several added chapters that, while charming, could have been easily left out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My 3rd JM novel
Another breathtaking romantic novel by the amazing Judith Mcnaught. Romance, laughter, love, and a happy ever after - perfect novel.
Published 5 months ago by Maria
5.0 out of 5 stars fabulous
Beautifully written laughed cried -loved it. Mcnaught deserves her following pity that her publisher will not allow her books for kindle-have read all her historical romances and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Jill
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ignore negative reviews this is a must read the way the guy is described he can do ten times worse to me if he fell for me any day hell even one night would do it lol go out there... Read more
Published on 22 Mar 2012 by allana
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read!!!
This book by Judith McNaught is a brilliant read and I'm only half way through the book!!

I first read "A Kingdom of Dreams" also another good read by the same author,... Read more
Published on 31 Dec 2010 by Rosie
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing !!
Absolutely !! Every one of her books is extraordinary (possibly with only two exceptions) but THIS IS THE ONE !!Don't miss it.
Published on 20 Nov 2008 by H. Spiros
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not put it down
This is the second JM I have read - Kingdom of Dreams being the first and the one that got me hooked. Was Whitney as good - definitely. Read more
Published on 5 Mar 2008 by J. Stone
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Romantic Read
This is the first historical romance I ever read and I was so surprised at how JM just grabs you from the offset and sucks you straight in, I just could not put it down. Read more
Published on 2 Jan 2008 by Cecily Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars So maybe it is that good....
Well what a book, first Judith book I've read and since reading it I have bought all the others I could find on Amazon. Read more
Published on 5 April 2007 by Ms. R. V. Ward
5.0 out of 5 stars most beautiful novel
I have read this book so many times and never grown tired it's my very favourite book of all time and i've read thousands over the years but none have ever touched my heart the way... Read more
Published on 7 April 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars Pass the kleenex!
I read this only following a wonderful recommendation by 'captive8122' and I cannot thank you enough!
I'm not normally a big reader of Judith McNaught...until now! Read more
Published on 27 July 2004 by Daniel Browne
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