I will share with you Judith McNaught books in the list below. Good thing is that You will also get to read some of the reviews.
Born in the United States of America in 1944, Judith McNaught has about 18 published books and has sold more than 40 million copies.
Well, what do you get from Judith McNaught books? This brilliant author writes about romance and historical fiction.
Judith McNaught is known for her enthralling Westmoreland books series which was received very well and read by millions of her books lovers.
In addition, her books have been translated into more than 30 languages worldwide and read by millions.
This list will be in a chronological order starting with the earliest publications. Furthermore, there will be reviews for some of these books.
Judith McNaught books list in order
1. Judith McNaught books >>> Westmoreland Series Books
1. Whitney, My Love (1985)
2. A Kingdom of My Dreams (1989)
3. Until You (1986)
4. Miracles (1995)
In addition, kindly see how to read these fantastic books;
Chronological Order of Westmoreland Series Books
When reading the Westmoreland books, a kingdom of my dreams should be read first followed by, Whitney, My love then, until you and finally miracles.
2. Judith McNaught books >>> Sequels Series
1. Once and Always (1987)
2. Something Wonderful (1988)
3. Almost Heaven (1990)
In addition, to this list above, below I will share reviews of these three amazing books.
1. Once and Always book review
Ahhhh nothing like a good regency romance to while away a rainy Sunday afternoon.
We are introduced to American Victoria Seaton who has to go live with her distant relatives in England after both her parents pass away.
Saddened by their death, Victoria and her sister have to leave behind the only home they have known to move to England and join with her mother’s distant relatives.
Lord Jason Fielding is a distant cousin to Victoria. Having lived a very harsh and difficult life, he looks forward to spending time with his young son, who is, his joy and pride.
Knowing this, his wife Melissa, a conniving and greedy woman, cheats on him repeatedly and eventually tries to run away with her lover.
In addition, she plans on taking the boy with her in the hopes of demanding a ransom from Lord Jason
Her plans do not work out as their ship capsizes, killing them all.
Distraught and desolate, Jason throws himself into work, he chooses to take lovers than to ever get trapped in a loveless marriage again.
Both Jason and Victoria are thrown together in a plan that is bigger than both of them could have imagined.
Jason’s first sight of Victoria Seaton is when she appears at his door, near dusk with a squirming, screaming runaway piglet in her arms.
Not a very good first meeting, but slowly, Jason who has had his heart locked in cold storage starts to thaw and enjoy Tory’s company and eventually falls in love with her.
Once and Always is carried in its entirety by young Victoria, her beauty, charm, and levelheadedness all pool together to carry this book from beginning to end.
The butlers are also not left behind and personally I enjoyed their assistance in opening up a dark home to a lonely orphan and making it as comforting as could be.
Like all good regency romance novels, you will expect to find the femme fatale always has curly hair, be it flame-colored, raven or blonde,
Furthermore, she is always the outspoken (but innocent) one,
Well, the raging tomboy, the one who nabs the much sought-after rake with the bad reputation (and tames him), and finally,
she always has shy and retiring sisters.
Oh, and the men are always rude, overbearing and always correct. Predictable but wholly satisfying.
This book is recommended to you who loves romance and historical fiction. In addition, I promise you that you will love the other two books.
2. Something Wonderful book review
The world Alexandra Lawrence grew up in was a simple one surrounded by her doting grandfather, her mother, and servants who were as close as family.
Furthermore, every now and then her glamourous father would pop round from London to come and see them in the countryside.
But after his death, Alex and her mother soon realized two things – the first is that he left them penniless, the second is that he had a mistress.
In addition, he had an entire family stashed away in London who were more important than they were.
well, Alex’s mother is crushed and descends into a deep depression, leaving Alex to carry the weight of her family on her shoulders as her mother can’t or won’t.
Growing up in the countryside with only her grandfather, the servants, and a few close friends, she grows up with an innocent outlook on life.
Miles away in London we meet Jordan Townsend, a young titled man who has a cynical outlook to life because of his surroundings and those around him.
Well, Jordan has grown up seeing how his mother has been unfaithful to her marriage and because of this sees women as a pleasurable dalliance.
The two meet up in a most unlikely way and what unfolds between the two is both painful and poignant.
A day after their wedding, Jordan disappears and Alex is heartbroken.
She carries the love she has for her missing husband around with her until one day Jordan’s cousin finally tells her the truth about the womanizing lifestyle Jordan had before his marriage.
Alex is stunned, hurt and mortified. She hardens her heart and buries the love she had for her still-missing husband deep in her heart never to be dug up.
Judith McNaught once again serves up a regency novel that has a strong female heroine who despite her setbacks and heartbreaks derives pleasure from the simple things around her.
In addition, and chooses to see the best in those around her.
Her writing is simple and the story flows after the first few chapters.
Ms. McNaught is a consummate storyteller that even when the story is lagging, one of the characters comes in to swiftly carry the tale along.
I like how the butlers are given a voice within the pages of the book and how Alex manages to give them hope.
In return, they offer her hope and much support and.
Get Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught as it is a lighthearted read and is perfect as a travel companion when you just want to while away the time.
3. Almost heaven book review
Ms. McNaught has really outdone herself with this story.
If you are an avid reader of her books, you may start to feel a niggle of discomfort during the opening chapters of the book.
Fear not gentle reader, the story soon picks up and takes a very opposite route from the one you thought it would take.
Meet Elizabeth Cameron, a beauty who took away the breath of the ton during her Coming Out party and even managed to get a total of fifteen suitors.
All the suitors asking for her hand in marriage in less than four weeks!
This all changes when a handsome newcomer to the Quality is tricked into meeting her unchaperoned and the fallout is tragic.
Elizabeth is soon shunned by the same ton who not one minute ago was all in her favor.
Mired in debt, Elizabeth returns to her country mansion and tries to hang on to the home that was passed on to her after her parents’ death.
Unfortunately, her uncle is not a happy camper and after a two year wait for her to get a titled and monied suitor to no avail, takes up the matter to find her one.
He sends out fifteen invitations to the suitors who had first asked for her hand and out of those, only three of them send their replies.
One is an aging old roué, the other a retiring country gentleman who loves to fish and hunt more than he loves to socialize and lastly a Scotsman who is rumored to be an avid gambler.
Elizabeth is to spend a sennight with each of these men to see who will re-ask for her hand in marriage.
What transpires in the ensuing visits is hilarious and well thought out by Elizabeth and her friends.
When she finally meets the gambling Scotsman, sparks fly and they get hotter as the pages turn.
A few characters in her previous books make a welcome drop-in.
But, I assure you that Ms. Mchaught comes up with a new bunch even more hilarious characters who make for pleasant reading.
Almost Heaven is pleasantly real when it comes to such aspects as to how fickle and two-faced the ton can be to a newcomer.
One that is not their own over a titled lord and how money truly does bring out the monster in people.
In addition, We also see how hard it was for women back then because a recurring voice is a fact that most women could not hear about.
We also see how scholarly matters were taken seriously as opposed to other than ‘womanly pursuits’.
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught is one of a kind story that leaves you smiling after you turn the last page. A gentle romance that has a heart.
3. Judith McNaught books >>> Second Opportunities Series
1. Paradise (1991)
2. Perfect (1993)
3. Night whispers (1998)
4. Every Breath You Take (2005)
4. Judith McNaught books >>> Foster Saga series
1. Double exposure (1995)
2. Remember when (1996)
Kindly see the reviews below.
1. Double Exposure book review
It’s funny how a single action can make or break a person.
In Double Exposure, we meet Caroline ‘Corey’ Foster a world-famous photographer and the lead photographer in the family-owned magazine.
Corey’s sister Diana Forster breaks the good news to her family about having landed a stellar deal that will introduce a new addition to the magazine.
This is a wedding photo shoot that will be held in Newport.
The only thing is that the person sponsoring the wedding is Spencer Addison – Corey’s teenage crush and the man who not only broke her heart but also humiliated her several years ago.
In a way, I understand that Corey was crashed by the let down she received, but I feel that her reaction was rather harsh and uncalled for.
To build her life on the foundation of this one-sided obsession that was never returned was to my opinion a waste of several years of one’s life, even if said time is in book years.
The fact that Spencer walked around during all this time without a care in the world and with no feeling of wrongdoing is kind of funny.
I like how he rises up and manfully accepts his mistake and how he proceeds to make amends.
In my opinion, I feel that during all the time that Spencer and Corey were friends, he had always shown her that he was reliable and trustworthy so why she would react the way she did still baffles me.
This book sadly did not resonate with me and was a chore to read.
Judith McNaught has at times given a hidden boost to a lagging book by including a quirky character or two or a sudden change in the direction that was unexpected.
In Double Exposure expect none of that.
2. Remember When – book review
When Diana Foster’s father dies, she, her stepsister and step mum are faced with cold harsh reality.
This reality is that they have almost no money to continue on with the comfortable, pampered lives they have known all their lives.
Diana happens upon a brilliant idea that soon soars beyond any of their expectations.
As the media darling, all eyes are on Diana and she knows that at all times she must be perfect and fitting of her profile.
When a sleazy tabloid publishes news of her fiancé’s marriage to an Italian heiress, Diana is not only heartbroken, she also fears how the public will view her break up and the impact on the family business.
The business puts home, family, marriage at the heart of what makes The Foster Image, an image that Diana is not.
A few nights later, Diana attends a Ball that is also attended unbeknownst to her by Cole Harrison, an old friend who she knew and loved when she was younger.
Cole attends this Ball with only one intention in mind – to propose to Diana.
A ruthless billionaire, Cole needs to marry a woman befitting his status in a hurry as per his uncle’s stipulations otherwise half of the business Cole has worked so hard to build will go to a distant cousin who has no head for business.
From page one, I find that Diana is a people pleaser and will willfully put her wants and desires to the side to help out anyone even if she will knowingly lose out or get hurt.
Going from teenager to adult with this same mentality I find that all that unhappiness was bound to come bubbling up.
Didn’t really like this book, I found it slow and predictable.
Actually, the romance felt kind of forced.
In addition, also, was it just me or was both Diana and Cole’s character a repeat of most of Judith McNaught’s characters in her other books.
The same red hair, nice girls faced with an uphill battle to love their rich, bitter and cynical men who are willing to hurt and use even the people they love?
5. Judith McNaught books >>> Standalone Novels
1. Tender Triumph (1983)
2. Double Standards (1984)
3. Someone to Watch Over Me (2001)
4. Can't Take My Eyes Off of You (2017)
5. The Sweetest Thing (2018)