Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.
For my first foray into this Thursday meme, I’m featuring one of the very first historical romance authors I’ve read and whose works are really close to my heart: Judith McNaught.
Something Wonderful, published in 1991
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.
I adore this book. It will forever remain as one of the most memorable historical romance stories I’ve ever read. This book encompassed a pretty lengthy time frame but the beauty of that is that you just can’t help but get attached to the wonderful characters. Alex and Jordan have really gone through a lot in this book and reading them go through every milestone or every pivotal scene, because there were a lot, done beautifully by McNaught, you really feel like you’ve gone through the same journey with them. Judith McNaught writes such powerful scenes, wonderful dialogue, and heartfelt emotions. And the romance, you guys, the romance. Heart and Soul.