The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
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... show more
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 . . .
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 26th 2007
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
Series: Bevelstoke (#1)
I've generally enjoyed the Quinn books I've read, but this is a dud. Mismatched couple, dickish dude, doormatty lady. The first act complication -- love interest abandons Miss Cheever, who must weather an unplanned pregnancy alone -- was so awful I was done with main man completely. Second act compl...
It was all rather sweet, writing definitely on the more sophisticated side in this genre. This whole "why won't you love me" thing got on my nerves. It dragged on for too long. The characters of Turner and Miranda were inconsistent. But I did not dislike either of them so that was ok. This book remi...
I’m a big fan of Julia Quinn and her awesome historical romances, but The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever (by the way, her diaries are really not a secret) just didn’t work for me. Well, more precisely, I didn’t like the hero, Turner. I like dark, brooding heroes in my HR as well as the next ...
As I was reading a bit serious books so wanted some “lighthearted-book” dose. And what could be more entertaining than a JQ book which will be filled with witty and sharp dialogs with a peculiar female protagonist. So that’s how I picked up this books. But this was a bit disappointing. It started of...
Torture. It was a real torture to read this awful book. Miranda was so pathetic and Turner, an ass. Their conversation for about a quarter of the book was about her beauty.. or lack of. And when she was only 10-year-old, it was like she was a teenager:- Miranda: people say I am plain.- Turner: you a...