Judith McNaught Books In Order

Publication Order of Westmoreland Books

Whitney, My Love (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kingdom of My Dreams (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Until You (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miracles (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Chronological Order of Westmoreland Books

When reading the Westmoreland series in chronological order, A Kingdom of My Dreams should be read prior to Whitney, My Love.

Publication Order of Sequels Books

Once and Always (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Wonderful (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Heaven (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Second Opportunities Books

Paradise (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Whispers (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Every Breath You Take (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Foster Saga Books

Double Exposure (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remember When (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Tender Triumph (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Standards (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone to Watch Over Me (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Judith McNaught is a New York Times Bestselling author from America who is famous for writing a number of popular novels based on the romance and historical fiction genres. She is particularly known for writing down the highly successful Westmoreland Saga series. McNaught was born on May 10, 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California, United States. She has more than 40 million printed copies of her novels that are sold in more than 8 countries worldwide. They have been translated into more than 30 foreign languages. Apart from being a well known author, McNaught also worked as the first female executive producer for the CBS radio station. By writing her novels in a unique style and mixing the history and romance genres, she has to her credit the invention of the modern Regency Historical sub-genre of romance. After being born and raised in San Luis Obispo, McNaught graduated from the Northwestern University with a major in Business. Later, she married a dentist from St. Louis and got blessed with a couple of children, a son named Clayton and a daughter named Whitney. After a some years into her marriage, Mcnaught got divorced. McNaught began pursuing her dream of becoming a novelist at a very young age. But, before trying her hand at writing novels, she began working as an assistant director in the crew of a film. After that, McNaught also worked as an assistant controller at a major truck company and also became the presidents of an employment agency and an executive firm. It was during her stint as the assistant director for a film by the General Motors Division that she met with her second husband, Michael McNaught. Michael was working as the public relations director in the same company during that time. Together they nurtured 7 children, 2 from her previous marriage and 5 from his previous one.

After knowing that she has an interest in writing novels, Michael began encouraging her to write. He even bought a new typewriter for for ease of writing. He was also very supportive of her during her initial years as a writer when her novels were getting rejected by many publishers. McNaught wrote her first manuscript between the years 1978 and 1982, but faced a lot of difficulties in selling it to the publishers. After being supportive throughout her struggling days, Michael lost his life in an accident in June, 1983. It was during the same time that McNaught saw her first major success as an author when one of her novels was published by a major publishing house. But, her loving husband was not present to witness her success after a lot of struggles. McNaught has lived in a number of cities including Saint Louis, Missouri and Dallas, Texas. She says that she fell in love with Dallas during a book tour and hence, decided to move in. McNaught went on to marry for the third time to an engineer and professional golfer named Don Smith. This one also ended after a few years and since then, she has lived peacefully in a friendly environment. She was so much overwhelmed at the breakup of her third marriage that she threw a huge party, inviting around 160 of her friends to celebrate the beginning of a new phase in her life. As of today, she lives in Frisco, Texas and remains actively involved in children’s charity and other social causes. McNaught also worked to improve the literacy rate, for which she asked her publishers to add a response card in her books so that those who read them can come forward to volunteer as tutors for the needy illiterate people. McNaught always tried to help people to learn to read and write.

One of the novel series written by author Judith McNaught is the Westmoreland Saga series. It consists of a total of 6 books published between the years 1989 and 1994. The first novel of the series was published by the Pocket Books publishing house in the year 1989. It was titled ‘A Kingdom of Dreams’ and featured the main characters in the form of Royce Westmoreland, Brenna Merrick, Jennifer Merrick, and Stefan Westmoreland. The plot of the novel is set in England, United Kingdom during the time of the year 1497. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Jennifer Merrick is introduced as a beautiful and headstrong Scottish girl. She gets abducted by Royce Westmoreland from her convent school, but does not wish to surrender to him. Royce Westmoreland is introduced as the Duke of Claymore, who wants Jennifer to surrender herself easily, but she refuses to do so. Royce is well known as ‘The Wolf’ and only his name is enough to strike a huge terror in the hearts and minds of his enemies. But, despite being held a captive by him, Jennifer feels proud of herself in not accepting his terms as she thinks that she has nothing to do with him. However, the handsome and the rogue English warrior keeps taunting her with his fierce arrogance. Jennifer keeps challenging the will of Royce boldly until one night when he embraces her with his love and awakens an irresistible hunger in her. After that, Jennifer finds herself in a bewildering web of a dangerous trap of seduction, passion, loyalty, pride, and an overwhelming love.

The second novel of the series was published in the year 1985 by the Pocket Books publishing house. It was titled ‘Whitney, My Love’ and revolved around the lives of the main characters Clayton Westmoreland and Whitney Stone. The plot of the novel is set in London, England, United Kingdom and Paris, France during the time of the years 1816 and 1820. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Clayton Westmoreland is introduced as the Duke of Claymore. Also, Whitney Stone is described by the author as a ravishingly beautiful and sensual woman, after growing up from a saucy hoyden. She goes to witness triumph in the Paris Society and being still fresh with her win, Whitney returns to England with the intention of winning the heart of her childhood love, Paul. However, her bankrupt father bargains her to the handsome but arrogant duke, Clayton Westmoreland. Whitney becomes very much outraged after learning about her miserable fate and decides to defy her new lord. Clayton keeps on trying to seduce her with his smoldering passion and wishes to gather her in his strong storm of desire. But, Whitney does not wish to relinquish his dream of a perfect love at any cost. The novel serves as a timeless best seller in all the senses. The readers found it to be rich with laughter and tears. It also has the power of dreams that tempted many readers to turn towards it again and again in order to savor its majesty and beauty.

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