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Judith McNaught

Autor(a) de A Kingdom of Dreams

30 Works 18,154 Membros 245 Críticas 54 Favorited

About the Author

Judith McNaught is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including "Night Whispers", "Remember When", & "Until You". She lives in Kemah, Texas. (Publisher Provided) Judith McNaught was born in San Luis Obispo, California on May 10, 1944. She graduated from Northwestern University in mostrar mais 1966 with a degree in business. Her first novel, Tender Triumph, won the Critics Choice Award in 1983. She won it again in 1988 for Something Wonderful. She received Best Historical Novelist honors for Whitney, My Love in 1985 and for Once and Always in 1987. She received the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She was also the first female executive producer at a CBS radio station. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Judith McNaught

A Kingdom of Dreams (1989) — Autor — 1,628 exemplares
Whitney, My Love (1985) — Autor — 1,607 exemplares
Paradise (1991) — Autor — 1,373 exemplares
Perfect (1993) — Autor — 1,363 exemplares
Until You (1994) — Autor — 1,354 exemplares
Almost Heaven (1990) — Autor — 1,282 exemplares
Once and Always (1987) — Autor — 1,234 exemplares
Something Wonderful (1988) — Autor — 1,222 exemplares
Night Whispers (1998) — Autor — 1,152 exemplares
Every Breath You Take: A Novel (2005) — Autor — 1,057 exemplares
Remember When (1996) — Autor — 1,023 exemplares
Someone to Watch Over Me (2003) 961 exemplares
Double Standards (1984) — Autor — 813 exemplares
Tender Triumph (1983) — Autor — 551 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
McNaught, Judith
Nome legal
Smith, Judith Spaeth McNaught
Data de nascimento
1944-05-10
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
Amerika
Local de nascimento
San Luis Obispo, Californië, Amerika
Locais de residência
St. Louis, Missouri, Amerika
Clear Lake, Texas, Amerika
Houston, Texas, Amerika
Ocupações
Auteur
Prémios e menções honrosas
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award

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Judith Spaeth was born in May 10, 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Before majoring in Business at Northwestern University, Judy married a dentist from St. Louis, Missouri, and they had two childrem. The marriage didn't work out, and at 25, she became a divorced mother to two.

She re-married in 1974. Following her husband's death in 1983, she married for a third time and now lives in Texas.

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Judith McNaught is the master of emotional peaks. I have noticed that her plots are very soapy, but they work because of realistic emotional reactions by the characters. the plots hinge on the fact that these books are coming of age stories where teenagers are trying to navigate relationships with more experienced adults. They are misunderstandings that snowball into each other because while a nineteen year old may seem older than her years, she only has the experience of a nineteen year old girl. The thing about nineteen year old girls is that they are really good at knowing when they are in love, but usually don't know that there is more to a relationship. The problem for the main character is that she loves her husband, but she is unable to trust him because of past actions. Her husband's problem is that he is older, a genius, but is also kind of bad at relationships by making snap judgements and being kind of unforgiving. His main problem is that he forgets that he is married to someone who is much younger than him and hasn't figured out the things he has, so he treats her like they are on equal footing even though they are not. There is knowledge he has that she doesn't simply doesn't because she is sheltered and inexperience and she gains experience throughout the story. It's kind of like how the plot of Romeo and Juliet doesn't make any goddamn sense until you realize that Romeo and Juliet are overwrought thirteen year olds trying to be adults. This is the same thing. The plot seems to be a bit out of control with all the big things that are happening, but you have to remember that things are spiraling out of control because the main character is nineteen. Normally a large age gap is something I ignore in romances because it is extremely uncomfortable but this story simply doesn't work without it.… (mais)
 
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kittyfoyle | 19 outras críticas | Apr 23, 2024 |
A disappointment. The writing is fine but the characters and everyone in their surroundings suck.
 
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s_carr | 34 outras críticas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Wife learns truth about husband after his death.
 
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bentstoker | 12 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
I kept thinking we had come to the end only to have essentially the same plot repeat on itself. It was good, but much too long.

*SPOILERS*
Honestly, the 'love' story in this book hasn't aged very well. Yes it is passionate but it actually reads more like an abusive relationship than anything else. They routinely punish each other for every imagined transgression and I was honestly disgusted by the way the strong 'heroine' has to give him some indication that she's forgiven what was essentially rape. The context, his reasons, they don't matter the brutality he showed in that moment ruined him for me and I do not understand how it didn't ruin him for Whitney.… (mais)
 
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carolovestoread | 31 outras críticas | Jan 14, 2024 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
30
Membros
18,154
Popularidade
#1,214
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
245
ISBN
415
Línguas
17
Marcado como favorito
54

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