Well-developed main characters with a compelling mutual attraction give strength and charm to this romance set in 19th-century Great Britain. When orphaned Lady Elizabeth Cameron is discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, said to be a gambler and blackguard, her reputation is destroyed. Elizabeth's half-brother shoots Ian in a duel and disappears, while she becomes an outcast. Finally her uncle decides to marry her off, dangling a generous dowry to entice former suitors to reinstate their offers. A bungling secretary erroneously accepts on behalf of scornful Ian, so, baggage and duenna in tow, Elizabeth lands at the door of Ian's hunting lodge. They eye each other warily, irritation and sheer bafflement vying with passion. McNaught is at her best with these two willful lovers; and fans should welcome the reappearance of Jordan and Alexandra Townsende (from bestseller Something Wonderful ) . Fastidious readers may be irked when McNaught's prose plummets into "the stormy splendor of the pagan kiss" or by an occasional anachronism.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Judith McNaught is the New York Times bestselling author who first soared to stardom with her stunning bestseller Whitney, My Love, and went on to win the hearts of millions of readers with Once and Always, Something Wonderful, A Kingdom of Dreams, Almost Heaven, Paradise, Perfect, Until You, Remember When, Someone to Watch Over Me, the #1 bestseller Night Whispers, and other novels. There are more than thirty million copies of her books in print. She lives in Houston.See all Product Description
This book will appeal to all ladies who love a wonderful exciting love story. The details and action and humor only add to the greatstory. Read morePublished on May 23 2013 by norma a feeley
i've got dozens of romance novels at home and nothing has ever come close to ALMOST HEAVEN. i've read it twice already and im planning to read it again soon for the 3rd time. Read morePublished on June 21 2004 by rochelle
This is such a great novel. Kind of hard to put down and the Thornton character was a really nice change from the polite socialite in Englist society. Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2004
I delayed reading the epilogue for a full day because I just didn't want this story to end. It took me as long to read 2 chapters as it did 30. Read morePublished on Dec 27 2003
While I really do think that most of McNaught's books disserve 5 stars, this one is amongst her best. Read morePublished on Nov. 13 2003 by Alena
Ian Thornton was simply one of the best romance heroes. It was so refreshing to see that he accepted his love for Elizabeth right from the start. Read morePublished on Nov. 4 2003
I cannot add much to what has already been said by more than 100 other readers, but I wanted to register my vote that this is one of the best romance novels I have ever read. Read morePublished on Oct. 10 2003