Review: Miracles

BY Shriya Garg IN B+, Historical Romance, Judith McNaught, The Westmoreland Series 2 COMMENTS short stories

By Judith McNaught. Westmoreland #4. Grade: B+

Miracles is a novella based on the famous Nicki Du Ville, an impressive presence from the two Westmoreland books: Whitney, My Love and Until You. Miracles is part of the anthology, A Holiday of Love.

Nicholas Du Ville is bored and looking for entertainment when Julianna, the wise daughter of a mother who is trying to fend her off to a wealthy husband with embarrassingly obvious methods nearly falls in his lap.
Julianna is tired of her mother’s wishes to see her married because all she wants to do is live alone and write her books. She finally comes to a conclusion: to save herself from marriage and possibly a boor of a husband, she would ruin herself, a truly scary prospect in eighteenth century England.

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Review: A Kingdom Of Dreams

BY Shriya Garg IN A, Historical Romance, Judith McNaught, The Westmoreland Series NO COMMENTS YET suspense, Tragedy

By Judith McNaught. Grade: A

A Kingdom of Dreams is a prequel or sequel (it is supposed to be first in the series but was written after Whitney, My Love) to her smash hit Whitney, my love. It narrates the love story of the first Duke of Clarymore who is referred to many times in the book.

Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing arrogance. Boldly she challenges his will .

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Review: Whitney, My Love

BY Shriya Garg IN C, Historical Romance, Judith McNaught, The Westmoreland Series 6 COMMENTS

By Judith McNaught. The Westmoreland Series #1. Grade: C

Judith McNaught writes stories that one can dream about forever. The sort that makes young girls – and even not the so young ones – sigh in pleasure days after they’ve turned the last page and hug themselves in delight. She makes you want to lose yourself in the fantasy and throw caution to all winds, and fall in love. I have loved her and her writing ever since I picked up her first book by a random chance and haven’t regretted it ever since.
With the possible exception of her debut novel, Whitney, My Love.

Whitney Stone’s teenage crush on a neighbor has her cold, unfeeling father banishing her to Paris into the care of her aunt and uncle.

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Review: Until You

BY Shriya Garg IN A, Historical Romance, Judith McNaught, The Westmoreland Series 2 COMMENTS

By Judith McNaught. Westmoreland Series #2. Grade: A

After the disastrous Whitney, My Love, I wouldn’t have picked up its sequel if I hadn’t liked Stephen so much in the first book. Readers begged Ms. McNaught to write his story, and like always, the lady delivered!

From the back cover:

A teacher in a school for wealthy young ladies, Sheridan, Bromleigh is hired to accompany one of her students, heiress Charise Lancaster, to England to meet her fiancé. When her charge elopes with a stranger, Sheridan wonders how she will ever explain it to Charise’s intended, Lord Burleton.

Standing on the pier, Stephen Westmoreland, the Earl of Langford, assumes the young woman coming toward him is Charise Lancaster — and informs her of his inadvertent role in a fatal accident involving Lord Burleton the night before.

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