Thursday, November 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition #9

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Happy Thursday, everyone! And welcome to a new feature on Buried Under Romance and Love Saves the World.

What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition:
Since Mary of Buried Under Romance and I are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, we've decided to focus on our beloved genre.

Here are our rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

Here's my pick for the week:

Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught, published 1992


Elizabeth Cameron
The 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 outcast.

Ian Thornton
A dangerously handsome man of secret wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth's heart is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge.
Destined 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 might be a small chance that I will end up featuring all of Judith McNaught's books for Throwback Thursday because she is _that_ amazing. While this story is now 21 years old, it still retains the same power and magic that captivated me the first time I read it ... almost 21 years ago (Can you figure out how old I am? ^_^).

McNaught is a master at writing highly dramatic moments -- and I think I've cried through all of her books.

To find out more about Judith McNaught and her books, click below:

Head over to Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Ki Pha of Doing Some Reading for their picks for Throwback Thursday..^_^

Fellow historical romance readers are welcome to join us. Enter your link below so we can visit your TBT: HR Edition post for the week! (Then go here to copy the Link code to your blogs.)


  1. aww, Tin. I love Judith McNaught. Even after all these years, her stories are some of the most memorable stories I've ever read. Haha.. I totally get why you would feature all her books in TBT: HRe :)

  2. Ooooo I haven't read Judith yet but heard great things about her books. She's like in the same line as Julie Garwood!!! :)

  3. @Ki Pha, they are the 4 Js for me: Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood, Jude Deveraux and Johanna Lindsey -- they made my teen reading years so, so wonderful. ^_^

    @Camille -- I am patiently waiting for her to come up with a new book. The last I heard, it will be a contemporary, which I will still read because it is McNaught. ^_^

  4. I don't think I've ever read a McNaught novel and I'm not sure why. I'll check this one out soon.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I read this book to about half way then stopped. Just fell asleep then forgot about it! lol Need to pick this up again. :)

  6. I haven't read this one, but its on my list. I am currently reading Whitney my love, and its my first book from this author, so I am excited to read more of her.



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