Sunday, October 10, 2010

Recommendation of the Week: 10/10/2010 - 10/17/2010

'The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever' 
by Julia Quinn
"2 March 1810 . . .
Today, I fell in love.

At the age of ten, Miranda Cheever showed no signs of Great Beauty. And even at ten, Miranda learned to accept the expectations society held for her—until the afternoon when Nigel Bevelstoke, the handsome and dashing Viscount Turner, solemnly kissed her hand and promised her that one day she would grow into herself, that one day she would be as beautiful as she already was smart. And even at ten, Miranda knew she would love him forever.
But the years that followed were as cruel to Turner as they were kind to Miranda. She is as intriguing as the viscount boldly predicted on that memorable day—while he is a lonely, bitter man, crushed by a devastating loss. But Miranda has never forgotten the truth she set down on paper all those years earlier—and she will not allow the love that is her destiny to slip lightly through her fingers . . ."Source

My Thoughts- I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BOOK! 'The Secret Diaries of Miranda Cheever' is one of my favorite Julia Quinn novels. Many reviewers pointed out the inconsistency of the characters and the annoying back-and-forth of the hero's feelings. I really hate books that go back-and-forth, but this JQ novel had plenty of high points and sweet moments to make this 'grievance' bearable. (Call me a sadistic) I loved the fall from grace and painful past the dashing Nigel Bevelstoke had to go through. And also appreciated how Miranda helped him back to the right path. So cute how she's always been in love with him and she finally gets her chance- or the opportunity to MAKE her chance. It was a beautiful story(with an ending that will make you want to cry), and I am planning to re-read soon! I can't bring myself to be too constructive or give any other reason why I recommend this book other than through the inadequacy of words like: Great. Super. AMAZING. It did it for me, and hopefully it will do it for you too. I'll get a review up soon. But in the meanwhile, do yourself a favor and check it out!

-Read an excerpt from 'The Secret Diaries of Miranda Cheever' : here
-Read a review of 'The Secret Diaries of Miranda Cheever' at The Romance Reader: here

There's your Recommendation for the Week of October 10th, 2010 thru October 17th, 2010

Until Next Post<3...


  1. I know it's not a typical JQ book, but I love this one, too. I think it might be because the hero's feelings are somewhat messy (kind of like real life), because I can identify so well with the heroine, and because there's so much angst. I'm a sucker for some good angst. =) Great pick!

  2. This is a great read. I'd read this book so many times.

  3. I enjoyed this book (certainly more than 10 Things I Love About You, which I STILL haven't been able to finish), but I was ticked with the ending. Also, Turner annoyed me on several occasions. Not about the back and forth feelings, actually, but about his treating her like a child -- and her acting like one! BUT, I still liked it and would recommend it...



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