A Kingdom of Dreams – Judith McNaught

This is another one of my rereads, I saw some else post about this book and so decided it’s time I reread it. I really enjoy Judith McNaught books, but I have to admit the big misunderstanding in her books do annoy me a little bit because I’m such a big believer or communication in relationships but for some reason her books are my guilty pleasure.

Warning this book has some mature content 


Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf”; his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this handsome rogue who taunts her with his blazing arrogance. Boldly she challenges his will . . . until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. And suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering web . . . a seductive, dangerous trap of pride, passion, loyalty, and overwhelming love.

Rating: 3.5 Stars

I would like to say this book may offend some people so I thought I’d mention it in my review. At the start of the book Jennifer ‘talks’ to god and he replies to her in her head. This may cause someone offence and so if it does please do not read this book.

I first read this book when I was 19 and will admit I loved it more then, I still do think it is a good book but I do not think it is an amazing book. The synopsis of this book pretty much sums up the story and I do not want to say too much more as it will spoil the story. With Judith McNaught books as I mentioned before there is always a big misunderstanding and I felt so sorry for Wolf. I did like Wolf as a character, he was intriguing and even though he had a fearsome reputation he had a sweet side which you could tell as he was so weary of warring all the time. We all know ‘fearsome’ reputations are never accurate and over exaggerated. I did have some niggles with this book, Jennifer being one of them. I felt she was too childish, however I am willing to be a little lenient as she was only 17 years old.  Even though Jennifer was childish she was a good strong character, I did feel though that Wolf loved her more than she loved him. He done much for her than she did in return. My other niggle with the book was I did not know what to feel about what happened to Jennifer’s brother William. I can see why it happened but I’m not sure what to feel about the way.

The writing in this book was good, the plot was interesting and I was not bored at any point in the story. Nearing the end of the book it made me cry for Wolf, I really did like him even though he did kidnap Jennifer and ‘stole’ her virtue.

I know this is a short review but there’s not much more to say.

Happy reading!!


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