If You Like….

If you like Judith McNaught, you’ll probably also like….

— Gaelen Foley’s The Duke or Devil Takes a Bride, featuring those trademark innocent heroines and tortured heroes;

— Lisa Kleypas’ Secrets of a Summer Night, whose entrepreneurial hero reminds me quite a bit of Jason from Once and Always;

— Elizabeth Stuart’s Heartstorm (with apologies, since this one may be hard to find– but it’s very McNaught-esque and it was also my favorite book for the entire summer of sixth grade. Who can resist a seventeenth century Scottish laird?);

The Temptation of the Night Jasmine (I generally try not to plug my own books here, but this was my McNaught tribute book).

I’ve been thinking mainly of her historicals, but for those aficionados of Perfect and Paradise out there:

— Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ It Had to be You;

— Kathleen Gilles Seidel’s Again.

And I’m drawing a blank. Any other suggestions?


  1. Céline on August 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    No suggestion but a question… which Judith McNaught do you recommand to begin with? And is there one of her books in particular that inspired Night Jasmine?

  2. Lauren on August 25, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Hi, Celine! I started with “Almost Heaven”, which is still my favorite, and the one that most influenced “Night Jasmine”. But “Something Wonderful” is also great fun.

  3. Céline on August 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Thank you very much for the precision Lauren! I think I’ll start with the one that inspired Night Jasmine. I sooo loved Charlotte’s story!

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