Christmas Awards 2011

Sunday 22 August 2010

The Secret Diaries of Miss miranda Cheever

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn

Publisher: Avon

July 2007

ISBN: 978-0-06-123083-7

Pages: 373

England 1810, 1819

Miranda Cheever knew even at the age of ten that she was no great beauty. What she didn’t realize that she would grow into her looks. Miranda has always observed those around her so she has a better understanding of what is going on a lot of times when others do not. She also tends to see what others would prefer to keep hidden. The one person she has always watched from the time she was ten is Turner. She also fell in love with him when she was ten.

Nigel Bevelstoke, Viscount Turner was known to everyone as Turner as he had never liked his given name. Turner told ten year old Miranda that one day she would grow into herself and would be as beautiful as she was smart. Turner has always seen Miranda as a little sister as Turner’s younger sister, Olivia has always been best friends with Miranda. What Turner never expected was the day when he suddenly sees Miranda for the remarkable woman she has turned into.

Turner’s life hasn’t always been kind to him over the years. Miranda’s got better as she grew older. Now Miranda is determined to see if she just might have a chance to have the one thing that has always meant the most to her, Turner. First she is going to have to convince him to let go of the past and to see what is possible in the future. She is also going to have get Turner to see her more as a woman than the little sister he has always seen her as. That just might not be as hard as she first thought it would be. Miranda knows that if she has the chance she can help Turner heal from the tragedies in his past. And in healing Turner she just might have her own dreams come true.

This story will be tugging on the readers heartstrings from the very first chapter. This is a wonderfully written story that the reader will not want to put down. The humor in it keeps the story from getting too intense. Miranda is a character most people can identify with and is a lot of fun to read about and get to know as the story moves along. This is one story that the reader will not regret reading.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

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