I read a book entitled Paradise by Judith McNaught. I really enjoyed it and became hooked on her books for some years after that. I preferred her modern stuff rather than her period writings of the gentry, but my favourite has to be Remember When.
I read it so many times, I wore the gilt off the title. This is my dog-eared copy which sadly I don’t have anymore.
‘Paradise’ in the book was a young couple thwarted by their elders who found each other and beat the odds.
Everyone has their own Paradise. It doesn’t have to be riches, glamour or beauty.
For some,meeting the bills, keeping warm and fed and just being loved/being able to love is enough.
Written for FOWC
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
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A friend of mine is obsessed with this book. She’s raved about it so much I don’t even want to touch it. Maybe it’s just me but if a story is too hyped I lose interest in it already.
I put a link into my post about the other books by Ms McNaught I’ve read. Her characters aren’t usually poor, though in two the guys made good BIG TIME.
I loved Remember When (it can still make me cry when Cole goes ‘home’), but preferred Perfect and Every Breath You Take to Paradise, although I did enjoy that too.
I have only read kingdom of dream in a-levels, girls would absess over that book too. Even my English teacher was a big Judith McNaught fan
Ah, what I term as an ‘era’ book. I read Until You and hated it!
It was an era fairy tale. What I remember a very typical story I don’t know why girls around me were so obsessed.
Maybe it just me I was more into suspense and all. R.L. stine. Then sidney sheldon. That was 9th to 12 grade.
Master of the Game! Excellent book!!!
I haven’t read that one. I skimmed the plot, I’m sure I haven’t read this one.
But I don’t remember being disappointed by any of his book.
It was a good film, though the book was way better. She was a bitch!
I read a lot of his stuff and enjoyed them all.