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Almost Heaven (Sequels, #3) In This Classic Novel Of Two Willful Lovers Caught In A Breathless Adventure Of Deception And Betrayal, New York Times Bestselling Author Judith McNaught Has Created A Powerful And Unforgettable MasterpieceELIZABETH CAMERONThe Countess Of Havenhurst Possessed A Rare Gentleness And Fierce Courage To Match Her Exquisite Beauty But Her Reputation Is Shattered When She Is Discovered In The Arms Of Ian Thornton, A Notorious Gambler And Social OutcastIAN THORNTONA Dangerously Handsome Man Of Secret Wealth And Mysterious Lineage, His Voyage To Elizabeth S Heart Is Fraught With Intrigue, Scandal, And A Venomous RevengeDestined For Each Other, Yet Wary Of Each Other S Motives, Elizabeth And Ian Engage In A Dance Of Suspicion And Passion That Tests The Very Soul Of Their Star Crossed Love As A Twisting Path Of Secrets Takes Them From London S Drawing Rooms To The Mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth Must Learn The Truth Is Ian Merely A Ruthless Fortune Hunter At Heart There s been many books I can say I couldn t put down, but I can truly say there s also been just a handful of books where it was sometimes physical impossible to stop reading, and putting the book away Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught was one of those books Through the hardships,tears and yes, misunderstandings I couldn t put this book down, I wanted, no needed to keep reading to find out what happen next to these two amazing leads Elizabeth Cameron was one of those heroine s you love on the There s been many books I can say I couldn t put down, but I can truly say there s also been just a handful of books where it was sometimes physical impossible to stop reading, and putting the book away Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught was one of those books Through the hardships,tears and yes, misunderstandings I couldn t put this book down, I wanted, no needed to keep reading to find out what happen next to these two amazing leads Elizabeth Cameron was one of those heroine s you love on the spot, she was smart, beautiful but she had most of all courage and bountiful amounts of love to give After having her uncle force her hand in an unwanted marriages, Elizabeth is face once again with her past, one where in order to save her home and her brother from debts she was to get married to a rich, kind man and she felt foolish enough to fall in love whom she thought was the wrong man and only wanted her for a quick tumble in the sheets, and with a vengeful friend out to destroy her, Elizabeth s reputation was in ruins Elizabeth without her brother whom up and left and only her home to go back to, keeps moving on Elizabeth may have been brought down to a low, but she was strong enough to face whatever came her way, and it s her strength that shows many of times, as she has to fight many battles along the way, but she stays strong and keeps hope in her heart Ian Thornton, Ian, how I adore thee Ian was one of those men you wish you could meet in real life, he felt so real at times, I thought he just jump off the pages, where I could yell at him for being mule headed but hold him when he was hurting Ian was at times such a complex man and at times so simple Ian s life hasn t been a bed of roses, the son of a disowned peer and a sister of a Scottish vicar, Ian s life was quickly turn to the worse when his family suddenly die in a fire Ian goes through life making gambles and money hand over fist, but never truly happy, until he finds love and heartbreak with Elizabeth Ian like Elizabeth get caught in a tangle of misunderstandings, but these misunderstandings bring them back together Ian is very open about his passion and later his love of Elizabeth and shy about himself Ian was at times heartbreaking sweet and mule headed pain in the butt, but I loved learning about him every second, and I loved him deeply Ian and Elizabeth have a long road ahead of them, and it s their love and their forgiveness that heal their hearts and the sadly the wounds they inflicted on one another through things beyond their control, but their love was stronger and able to overcome their hundles and find peace and love in one another There was so many memorable characters plotted around the story, from Elizabeth s childhood friend Alex to Ian old time friend Jack but my favorites were Lucy Elizabeth s companion, who may have been stern but had a quick witted mind and knew how to handle a mean horse And Ian s grandfather who knew his mistake and wanted to make it up not only to Ian s father, but to Ian himself, and was willing to let go of his pride in the end to do that.Overall This book was beautiful from start to finish and yes, I have I did cry buckets, butoften then not they were tears of joys as two great souls Ian and Elizabeth finding one another This book wasn t Almost Heaven to read but truly Heavenly Another re read Another hit Seriously, Ms McNaught is the Queen of Historical fiction well in this series anyway I do think she left the best til last, even though I did love the first two in the series also Ian Ian, Ian, Ian I think I loved Ianthan Jordon and Jason although while I was reading about them, I was totally in love with them maybe it is because Ian is a Commoner and he is Scottish, well, half Scottish I do love Scotland I have already reviewed the book Another re read Another hit Seriously, Ms McNaught is the Queen of Historical fiction well in this series anyway I do think she left the best til last, even though I did love the first two in the series also Ian Ian, Ian, Ian I think I loved Ianthan Jordon and Jason although while I was reading about them, I was totally in love with them maybe it is because Ian is a Commoner and he is Scottish, well, half Scottish I do love Scotland I have already reviewed the book on first reading it, so won t bore you any It s such a pity that this author doesn t write Historicals any And that Epilogue I have said it before and I ll say it again, every book should have an epilogue.ORIGINAL REVIEW IS BELOW Five Heavenly Stars If I could give itstars, I would Elizabeth Cameron, with her angelic beauty, golden hair and shining green eyes, had taken London by storm She was not a rage She was the rage I could not put this book down I am not sure if any review can do it justice I think it might have become one of my favourite books ever Look, Elizabeth, isn t he divine in a sort of mysterious, wicked way Divine, divine you say Ian, Ian, Ian, I loved you Such a torturned hero I felt for him I really don t want to say much about the storyline as it is a wonderfully woven tale that is best discovered by yourselves I think, he said softly, that you are magnificent Their love story is not a straightforward tale There are trials and tribulations, misunderstandings, lies, mistrusts It had it all But it was worth it I swear I could literally start the book from the beginning straight away I loved it that much Elizabeth s entire body started to tremble as his lips began descending to hers and she sought to forestall what her heart knew was inevitable by reasoning with him A gently bred Englishwoman, she shakily quoted Lucinda s lecture feels nothing stronger than affection We do not fall in love His warm lips covered hers I m a Scot, he murmured huskily We do Dance with me, Elizabeth And for this of you who think there are NO sex scenes in Historicals there are And very nice they are too Because, he said quietly as she stood up, until you walked into it, this was an ordinary garden Puzzled, Elizabeth tipped her head What is it now Heaven I loved meeting with Jordan and Alex from the previous book and the Dowager I wish Ms McNaught would writeHistoricals I know she has written contemporaries also but I think she shines in the Historical genre The sight that Ian beheld when he looked up make his grin fade as tenderness and awe shook through him Spread out before him in colorful splendor were the most magnificent flower gardens I an had ever beheld The other heirs of Havenhurst night have added stone and mortar to the house, but Elizaebeth had given it breathtaking beauty It was the longest three weeks of his life It was the shortest of hers I feel I could wax lyrical about this book for ages and ages but I d better not As I have said before to those of you who do NOT read historicals, please give them a try The three books in this series have been solid FIVE stars, if notfor me.And I got my Epilogue And what a wonderful Epilogue it was It was Heaven Almost Heaven No this bookWAS Heaven Going back to other books I ve read from this author I feel like I m still holding grudges against Clayton, Jason, and Jordan Their actions against their partners were horrible I found them way too ruthless but their stories were compelling enough to enthrall me to the very end Almost Heaven is a long book, 475 pages long, and I stopped reading it at page 370 The writing, as always with McNaught, was brilliant, and even though I found Elizabeth s character unlike other McNaught sinter Going back to other books I ve read from this author I feel like I m still holding grudges against Clayton, Jason, and Jordan Their actions against their partners were horrible I found them way too ruthless but their stories were compelling enough to enthrall me to the very end Almost Heaven is a long book, 475 pages long, and I stopped reading it at page 370 The writing, as always with McNaught, was brilliant, and even though I found Elizabeth s character unlike other McNaught sinteresting heroines shallow and predictable, the story was interesting enough to keep me engaged Sadly, the main character s immensely stupid action made me dislike her so terribly, and my annoyance with her idiocy was such, that I lost interest in a book in which I d had invested so much of my time Bah I m pretty sure but not positive that Judith McNaught is actually a god like being who writes romance from the sky, just for me Now, maybe that s a little presumptuous of me, but eh, how else could she know how to make me love every one of her books You have another idea Didn t think so Just like Whitney, My Love or A Kingdom of Dreams, Almost Heaven is deeply developed, with dimensional characters full of sizzling chemistry whose romance grows on you until it burns into your heart Th I m pretty sure but not positive that Judith McNaught is actually a god like being who writes romance from the sky, just for me Now, maybe that s a little presumptuous of me, but eh, how else could she know how to make me love every one of her books You have another idea Didn t think so Just like Whitney, My Love or A Kingdom of Dreams, Almost Heaven is deeply developed, with dimensional characters full of sizzling chemistry whose romance grows on you until it burns into your heart This hero Lord have mercy.I m not one for sweet heroes, and I was unsure even though he had an intoxicating presence about him how much I was going to love a hero who immediately proposes to the heroine, while professing to her that s she magnificent Well, I should have known right away this is Judith McNaught folks, Queen of Conflict that their amicable relationship wouldn t last long, and that their short tryst actually became a nightmare for the heroine I don t particularly like to read about couples who have already met before at least in a romantic way and neither do I like flashbacks to show the scene we weren t there to witness But McNaught does it in a way that makes it feel like it s the present, and the first meeting between Ian and Elizabeth was electric Ian, ahandsome than sin scoundrel without a title nor fortune to keep him in the ton s good graces If it wouldn t come off strange, I would write this entire review swooning over just how hot this hero actually is But, alas, that might make me come off as a lonely creeper Confidence Intelligence An electric sex appeal Ian had it all He went from poor to riches There is nothingattractive than an ambitious man and that is exactly what he was At one point he was aspiring to marry a stunning, intelligent debutante who he met briefly during a weekend party, until he found out she was cuckolding her fiance by looking for a fling with him or so he thought Two years later, Elizabeth s in dire straights, about to lose her home she has spent the past years stringing pennies along to keep She s a social outcast from being caught up in the scandal with Ian, and she wants nothingthan to never see him again But little does she know her uncle has written her past suitors to try to marry her off again Ian being one of them, but only because his incompetent servant agreed to the wrong letter Elizabeth was a fierce, intelligent heroine Her hatred of Ian is greatly returned, and when she shows up on his doorstep in rural Scotland, they both didn t think they d be pulled together like they had that very first time two years past Almost Heaven was so much fun I found myself trying to quell my laughter so my husband didn t wake up and yes, I stayed up way too late to finish it The chemistry between the couple was electric hell, Ian was eletric himself, and there was an abundance of conflict to keep me stuck to the pages A fantastic tale by JM going straight to my favorites shelf It s very typical Judith McNaught, still very different from the rest of her books Ian for instance isn t English, but brutal Scot and just because he s Scot seemed like McNaught saved all of her best words and emotions for this man But like in most of her books, her dialogues are so beautifully written that are you pulled into her world, with this book evenbecause English ton doesn t approve showing public emotions, Ian approves them very much Dialogues between him and Elisabeth who It s very typical Judith McNaught, still very different from the rest of her books Ian for instance isn t English, but brutal Scot and just because he s Scot seemed like McNaught saved all of her best words and emotions for this man But like in most of her books, her dialogues are so beautifully written that are you pulled into her world, with this book evenbecause English ton doesn t approve showing public emotions, Ian approves them very much Dialogues between him and Elisabeth who is a true gem as well left me in awe, because there is this special connection that I feel most of the time when I read McNaught s books and I don t know how she does it She is so mature and effortless writer Ian is definitely the proudest man I have encountered in this genre, but he as well had something that I hadn t seen before a happy and normal upbringing Writing it like this black on white, it doesn t sound like something special, but in this genre where all men are dangerous alphas, he is alpha with irresistible signature It s his awareness, bluntness, softness, emotional intelligence and how properly smart this man really is His perceptions are flawless, he gets under your skin after a few pages because you don t expect some of the things that he does, but again that s why he s so different his roots alienate him from the previous McNaught stories I mean most of rouges in this genre are brain gifted, but I guess I liked himthan the rest was because he was so believable His maturity was touching and this guy was normal, considering the setting And his pace with Elisabeth was incredible I love the floatness of this story and how simple and understandable everything was And it s actually the only book that I read so far that wrote against the British ton that it s not as perfect as this genre wants us to see it, it gave me blacker vision of that society It seemed very accurate, with its unbelievably cruel rules if you are not playing for the same team Yeah, definitely almost heaven experience I needed an escape read go to the other week, so I went straight to Dame McNaught I m sad that she doesn t write any , but her oldies still do it for me although rumor has it 2017 It s been awhile since I read Ian and Elizabeth s story, but the first sentence reeled me back in There is something to be said about that Elizabeth, The Countess of Havenhurst, is practically destitute, despite her title But she s okay with that She loves managing the estate, which she s had to do since I needed an escape read go to the other week, so I went straight to Dame McNaught I m sad that she doesn t write any , but her oldies still do it for me although rumor has it 2017 It s been awhile since I read Ian and Elizabeth s story, but the first sentence reeled me back in There is something to be said about that Elizabeth, The Countess of Havenhurst, is practically destitute, despite her title But she s okay with that She loves managing the estate, which she s had to do since her half brother disappeared several years ago, even with a diminished staff and no money She bargains like the shrewdest market trader, keeps the books and a budget, and loves her flower garden She has no family left just the staff who stayed behind No family, but one her uncle And he wants her married and out of his hair.So he does the unthinkable he sends letters to any gentleman that previously offered their hand in marriage to Lady Cameroneven though they were summarily rejected Because Elizabeth is quite the beauty, that number is pretty significant One problem The scandal that ruined all her prospects Now she must endure the shame of having her uncle practically selling her off to the lowest bidder But this is why I love Elizabeth she doesn t let such things settle on her Nope, she figures out a way to outsmart him well him and the three gentleman who actually agreed to the ludicrous request.Now she must spend time with each and make her choice And she s determined to be her very worst with each except one Mr Ian Thornton The source of the scandal Why this man agreed to the arrangement she ll never know, but she s about to find out.Ian has no idea what prankster got it in their head to play such a cruel joke on him in the guise of a marriage offer to the empty headed beautiful young woman who nearly derailed him 3 years ago But he wants none of it Thinking he dismissed the offer with a resounding no, imagine his surprise at having her show up at his family homestead in Scotland Due to a miscommunication on his part however, he s unable to get rid of her and they settle in for the pre requisite time But it s just enough time to fall in love once again.Despite the fact they seemed to be destined for each other, lies and secrets lie between them and with two equally willful people, it s bound to tear them apart.I love these two Ian because he s uber intelligent and broody and very like the Mr Thornton of Elizabeth Gaskell s North and South dreamy sigh Elizabeth because she s clever and so well read and mostly because she can hold her own with Ian while still remaining sweet and likeable I want to be her friend There isthan one misunderstanding in this book I know, I know everyone hates the big misunderstanding plot twist, including me right about now, but McNaught is the reason everyone uses it because when it s done right, like she always manages it just works There s many painful and beautiful moments in the this story, but for some reason, the one that remained with me through all these years since I first read Almost Heaven, was the epilogue Ian Thorntan with his son That little interaction never left me and I m not sure why So 5 stars because Judith McNaught 5 SOLID STARS image errorBecause, he said quietly as she stood up, until you walked into it, this was an ordinary garden Puzzled, Elizabeth tipped her head What is it now HeavenAnd once again, I am SPEECHLESS Words just can not express the love I have for Judith McNaught and her incredible books And with such appropriate titles Every time I finish one, I want to flip back to the beginning and read it all over again I am convinced that NO ONE can write a romantic char 5 SOLID STARS image errorBecause, he said quietly as she stood up, until you walked into it, this was an ordinary garden Puzzled, Elizabeth tipped her head What is it now HeavenAnd once again, I am SPEECHLESS Words just can not express the love I have for Judith McNaught and her incredible books And with such appropriate titles Every time I finish one, I want to flip back to the beginning and read it all over again I am convinced that NO ONE can write a romantic character as well the arrogance, the depth of feeling the intelligence, strength and wit are just astounding Not to mention the battle of wills and the angst that always sets the characters against each other, bounding through fields of torment and longing, love and self loathing absolutely FUCKING BRILLIANT image error Lady Elizabeth Cameron, the Countess of Havenhurst, was a rare beauty She had a face that could bring any man to his knees, but she also possessed immeasurable grace, wit and charm, innocence and pride She was gentle, loyal, and incredibly courageous for someone so young But surpassing all of these desirable qualities were the most captivating emerald eyes Ian Thornton had ever seen Losing both her parents by the time she was seventeen, Elizabeth had been left, along with her half brother Robert Cameron to manage their family s estate But large gambling debts incurred by both her late father and her brother, had left Havenhurst stripped of it s former splendor Trying desperately to save her family s legacy, Elizabeth is left to manage the estate on her own, and suffer the pursuit by numerous debtors image error Meanwhile, Robert Cameron, her half brother, and her Uncle Julius, have decided that an advantageous marriage to a wealthy and titled suitor just might solve all of the families financial troubles So she is to be presented in London s finest society functions, where the ton s most elibible bachelors will be gathering to select a wife image error Elizabeth is a smashing success, and receives an unprecedented number of offers for her hand But while Robert is busy squaring up the betrothal agreement for Viscount Mondevale s offer, Elizabeth is off wandering through the gardens at a society party and unknowingly catching the eye of yet another gentleman image error Ian Thornton is a notoriously wealthy, and dangerously handsome man Rud to be the bastard son of the Marquess of Kensington, he has earned a reputation as a high stakes gambler, and a ruthless businessman as well as an unspeakable rake He is not well respected as a gentleman, and is frequently the subject of malicious gossip amongst the ton But he is also quite charming and often irresistible to the ladies And Elizabeth is no exception.Caught completely unaware of his questionable reputation, Elizabeth is pressured by her new found friends to coax him into dancing with her Little did she know that her association with him was going to change her life foreverAnd as to needing to know who I am, that s very simple to answer His hand lifted, grazing her pale cheek, then smoothing backward, cupping her head Gently he explained, I am the man you re going to marryimage errorYour eyes arelethal than dueling pistols, my sweet he said wryly They could make a saint forget his goalAnd as it goes, seizing on their opportunity, Elizabeth s jealous friends, maliciously set her up for a scandal that will tear her down, ruin her reputation, and destroy any chances she might have had at landing a husband image error When he finally dragged his mouth from hers Ian kept his arms around her,and Elizabeth laid her cheek against his crisp white shirt, feeling his lips brush the hair atop her head That was an even bigger mistake than I feared it would be, he said, and then he added almost absently, God help us bothAnd the results are catastrophic Not only are her offers withdrawn, but duels are waged, blood is spilled, and reputations are ruined Elizabeth s brother is so enraged by the turn of events and the advances of this notorious blackguard, that he goes on a murderous rampage to defend her honor, and then just disappears leaving Elizabeth alone to pick up the pieces of her shattered life With mounting debts and little left of her reputation, Elizabeth must find a way to survive on her own, and find some way of keeping her family s estate from the auctioners blockDying over an argument isn t honor, it s a waste of a man s lifeAND that is just the introduction I loved every minute of this story Good and bad So much scandal and passion, so many regrets And Ian sweet baby Jesus, Ian Thornton so in love with the girl he can barely control his wits, yet so incredibly prideful that he won t EVER be made of fool of He leaves her to her fate.Oh, there will be a HEA but it will tear your heart out first, chew it up and spit it out And you will beg forHis gaze held hers, and his voice was tender and rough Love me, ElizabethWhat a story I could go on and on, but I ve already said too much I was on the edge of my seat the entire time Watching like a hungry voyeur I can say noI am choked up with joyous exultation Ok maybe that was laying it on a bit thick But you get my meaning image errorIf you would take one step forward, darling, you could cry in my arms And while you do, I ll tell you how sorry I am for everything I ve doneI highly recommend all of these incredible books to anyone who has a love of love, unforgettable dialogue and great writing This is ROMANCE PORN in it s most explicit 19th century form image error Absolutely one of the most emotionally satisfying endings and epilogue in a historical romance for me anyway.I wish there wherebooks authors that gave as much detail, closure, emotion to the ending of a love story s like JM Loved Ian and Elizabeth and their love story, so touching, moving, sad, affecting and poignant


About the Author: Judith McNaught

You can find Judith McNaught in facebook McNaught is a 1 New York Times Best Selling Author, withthan forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries andthan thirty languages She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical ro You can find Judith McNaught in facebook McNaught is a 1 New York Times Best Selling Author, withthan forty million copies of her novels in print, in over eighty countries andthan thirty languages She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station McNaught is credited with inventing the modern Regency Historical romance subgenre


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