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for Something Wonderful
Date of Review: 09/28/04
I loved Jordan and Alex's story. It is so touching and wonderful. The power of love is an amazing thing and is shown in this story. If you have never read McNaught this is a great first story. I have re-purchased this book twice since I wear them out re-reading them. In fact this story gets better with each re-reading. Alex is a young girl that still believes their is good in everyone including her selfish family. Jordan is a disolutioned soul who find nothing good in anyone. One chance meeting and Alex in the role of unlikely heroine saves Jordan. He takes her home to her unusual family and is dismayed to see how she lives. Still Jordan has made himself a promise and that is to always keep himself on guard against those that would only take from him. Alex teaches Jordan that not everyone is out to get something from him. He is slowly learning this when tragedy happens and he is taken away from Alex. What follows is the growing up of one young girl, and the faith that she inspired in a tired soul (Jordan) as a way of motivating Jordan to get back to her.
A must read if you are a McNaught fan, and it is a great first read if you have never read McNaught before. This is classic McNaught at her best.
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for Something Wonderful
Date of Review: 04/04/02
I love love love this book ! Readers will notice the two extremes environments, personalities and attitudes of the leading characters in the first chapter. Jordan, the future Duke of Hawthorne, with his title, looks and wealth, does not believe in the goodness of anyone, including himself. Marital fidelity is almost non-existent to him and love is definitely not what he believes in. Alexandra, however, is an optimistic girl who believes something wonderful will happen and love brings happiness to everyone. Not sure about others but I fall in love with Jordan and Alexandra right from the first chapter. The story has several light-hearted scenes and dialogues, mostly due to the innocent Alexandra who has never been involved with a man and Jordan, with his vast experience, tries to improve her knowledge. What have been more meaningful are the lessons Alex has given him - to love and to trust. Not an easy task but all go well eventually. An equally meaningful epilogue where you will see the new reformed Jordan, all thanks to his beloved duchess.
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