I love of all of Judith McNaught’s creations but this one definitely stands out. It’s good old classic romance. Picky readers might find trouble with the dated references as well as the lengthy plot but I’m all for the delayed gratification. Romance seems believable that way.

If you’re new to McNaught, please be warned that her main conflicts always revolves around miscommunication. If you get easily annoyed because of that, again, you might not like this one. But why am I so in love with this book? Simply because McNaught made characters with great chemistry and created dreamy scenarios for them. I love the world she built for these two special people, the emotions she played with. It’s one of my most memorable reads. Please take a chance on it!



by Judith McNaught

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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“Some people feel love in their hearts, Julie. Some of us feel it all way into our souls. We’re the ones who can’t forget.”


Corporate raider Matthew Farrell had come a long way from the poor, scruffy kid of Indiana’s steel mills. A long way from the country club where, feeling like an outsider, he had dared to fall in love with a beautiful blonde named Meredith Bancroft, and known a once-in-a-lifetime passion and betrayal that sill haunted his memory… Now world leaders courted him, the media watched his every move, and he was ready to move in on the Bancroft empire.

A cool, poised executive in her family’s legendary department store chain, Meredith had once defied her father for the sexually magnetic, intense Matt Farrell — and their brief, ill=fated marriage was the disastrous outcome. Now, as the Bancroft firm is threatened by a hostile takeover, Meredith is forced to confront Matt. As tensions build between them, bittersweet memories rise to the surface, leaving them suspicious, restless, and uncertain. Will they be able to believe in each other — and grasp the tender miracle that is before them?

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