God bless her for she’s worked hard and deserves her well earned rest. But much older now, and also a writer making my own path, I’m saddened. Don't miss out on weekly new content or exclusive deals. I know her husband passed away and then her Mother. But there was a uniqueness to her that can’t be rivaled. I have read all her books, and several more than twice. I have saved all her books and now that l’m older I have all of them on my IPAD. They make me happy; I savor every word and still find myself wishing the stories would not come to an end! “She writes the most swoon-worthy heroes EVER,” Jessica said, “It really does bear repeating: BEST. McNaught is active in children's charity and with breast cancer causes, and she has recently begun promoting literacy issues. Bravery implies vulnerability and that is the last thing modern audiences want. There once was a Website dedicated to all things McNaught, with Facebook like messages. Totally agree. And a cup of instant Mac n’ cheese – that is 3 mins in the microwave and its done. And I am a fan. All I could think about was, my god, I know they’re going to make a movie or tv series of this novel one day. It is a rare talent! …publishers began concentrating more on quantity than quality… Inevitably, the market became saturated, and – equally inevitably – disenchanted readers began expressing dissatisfaction with the quality of the books. I doubt we will ever get to the bottom of this mystery, and though it pains me to say it I do not think we will ever get another JM book. I am not buying books. Penelope Williamson is still alive but she hasn’t published a book since 2005 according to Wikipedia. Who of us wouldn’t pay to hear her as well as read the stories we love? Instead of the common bodice-ripping cover, McNaught wished her books to be packaged with "classy" covers. JM, you have helped countless sisters in this tribe through some very difficult times. or. It vanished with Judith McNaught. For fans of Judith McNaught, it’s been a long wait for a new release. But McNaught did so much more. One minute you’re crying and the next minute you’re laughing. Take, for example, A Kingdom of Dreams, published in 1989 and McNaught’s only medieval novel. I have read all of her books many times. Without powerful men, there is no opportunity for sentimental transformation. She gives me a lump in my throat every time I read her books, in a good way. How do you expect to keep your loyal, extremely patient fans to continue coming back when you are continually lying to them?”, How indeed? Bravo, Judith, we await more high quality books such as this one with great anticipation! Author Judith Mcnaught. Itvwas fun, and Ms McNaught would sometimes join us. She’s the best writer. Oh Carmen- We should be friends! All you can do is reread them occasionally and hope it is just a legal battle that is resolved. I’ve had to repurchase the books in large print now that I’m getting older; maybe I ought to leave my collection for you? Totally agree. No one writes like she does. I bet if you published one – even just a digital one — and put it on your website – or your FB page – it would sell like WILDFIRE. It all comes down to the difference between Judith McNaught and, to put it bluntly, everyone else. Start typing to see results or hit ESC to close. I wish you peace, wherever you are. But them, knowing how I feel about my books, gave me a bag full of things and when I reached inside, I came across the same edition I had read as a child. Where Is Judith Mcnaught Fine. [4] Her third marriage, to Don Smith, a professional golfer and engineer, ended in May 1993. The originator of my pen name, Valente, and I say that with no shame. WTH?? I loved what you wrote about JM. That got deep. This gruff man of mystery is melted into a puddle of sentimentality as he sees the name unashamedly light up the sky — “an unfamiliar constriction tightens his throat” and he embraces her in front of every camera and body on the street. I can read paradise and all the historical romances by JM again and again. Judith McNaught’s characters are so well written they will continue to entertain throughout all phases of your life. Judith McNaught’s characters are so well written they will continue to entertain throughout all phases of your life. Judith McNaught is a bestselling American author that writes historical and contemporary romance. She did a lot of charity work. I read it then, when I was barely eleven years old. Whitney, My Love captured the elements of the traditional Regency romance, but its long length, sensuality, and emotional intensity were more often associated with the traditional historical romances, which were rarely set during the Regency period. Can we request this from the publisher? But Judith McNaughts books shouldn’t even be in the same genre as the crappy “romance” novels she’s lumped in with. Reading JMN’s books has ruined me for reading any other romance novels – but I still do, HOPING to find someone, ANYONE who can craft a plot line and develop characters like JMN. Can you please give me a list of all her books! I hope all the fans get answers! But by telling us that her new release is due by a certain date, and then changing that date so that my future Great Great Granddaughter has to buy it for me, I just feel like the cat who is forever being taunted with a ball of string. W… Even my own idea of this sort of man was vastly negative when I went through it myself. I miss Judith McNaught. [7], Whitney, My Love, the first manuscript, was finally published in 1985, after McNaught had proven herself with two successful published novels. The Wallflower Series has a 5th book, a Christmas edition novella. After all that I’ve come to the conclusion that her publisher Simon & Schuster, is to blame for EVERYTHING! They were unique then and are even more unique now. I also reached out to Simon and Schuster and questioned why 2045? I don’t know where I am going with this. Julie Garwood (born 1944 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American writer of over twenty-seven romance novels in both the historical and suspense subgenres. My belief in romance died the day I assumed this book was never coming. But I and several others are very interested. Judith’s writing is so real that it feels like it could be happening today even though when it first came out it could have been happening then to. Hopefully, Simon & Schuster know now just how passionate we are about JM’s writing and give some kind of response. Let’s say JM has made the personal decision to retire from writing. I think she made her mark, and she put everything she had into these beautiful tales that now line my shelves again. I fall in love with the powerful heroes all over again. Only wish I’d found this author sooner. I went to the bookstore and read several synopses, I even peeked at their endings. Sieg Paulsen. When I was 23 my mother had the book “Perfect” and I fell in love with Judith McNaught. Her silence started when her mother died. And Jude Deveraux.I miss all these authors who were my childhood. She is a marvel. I remember the newest edition of Whitney, My Love. I logged onto the website for Avon Books, #1 romance publisher, and studied the authors of their advertised releases. They told me they didn’t want to get chewed out by me, lol. I agree with you! Without its understanding, the utterance ... On the other hand there is still lack that in the explanation of the meaning We demand to know. Doesn’t matter if you are reading it in the 90’s or 2018, many of not all of the Actors and actresses she used are still alive. Yes! Her books are like my ice cream when Im feeling down. A part of me can’t help but feel, you know what? Judith McNaught is the #1 New York Times bestselling author who first soared to stardom with her stunning bestseller Whitney, My Love, and went on to win the hearts of millions of readers with Once and Always, Something Wonderful, A Kingdom of Dreams, Almost Heaven, Paradise, Perfect, Until You, Remember When, Someone to Watch Over Me, the #1 New York Times bestseller Night Whispers, … The common folk below cheer wildly, and this is her “kingdom of dreams.”. Is Judith Mcnaught Still Writing . I enjoyed your post! I used to feel empowered, back when I had hopes of another Matt Farrell or Michael Valente, when McNaught proudly announced her first release in twelve years and I excitedly marked my calendar. Sam was amazing: smart as a whip, gorgeous but still vulnerable whereas Lieutenant Mitchell McCord was scarred, rugged and ever so capable. Judith McNaught is the #1 New York Times bestselling author who first soared to stardom with her stunning bestseller Whitney, My Love, and went on to win the hearts of millions of readers with Once and Always, Something Wonderful, A Kingdom of Dreams, Almost Heaven, Paradise, Perfect, Until You, Remember When, Someone to Watch Over Me, the #1 New York Times bestseller Night Whispers, … Well, you have a dish of that, and forever you never forget it. CULTURE (counter, pop, and otherwise) and the people who shape it. Whether it’s politics or if she’s ill or just ran out of ideas. They wouldn’t dare pass up on it. Please let us read another book by Judith. And to have jerks at a party say because she writes ‘romance’ she’s not a real author (or whatever it was he implied) – that’s like someone saying -‘meh, your homemade mac and cheese is the same as Kraft”. She is special!!! I’d be interested if anyone here is knowledgeable regarding the process of going from book to audible? Here’s how it happened: About eight months ago Judith McNaught, mother of the historical romance, founder of my relationship dreams, announced her first book release in twelve years. I so much wish they would finish/release The Sweetest Thing. Nicki is so proud of him, and he is utterly besotted with John's twin sister. And if you prefer Contemporary Romance try her Travis Series. Ladies and gentlemen, I have a theory. Let’s hope we hear something about this book! I too am waiting for Judith McNaught‘s new book. As her career has continued to mature, McNaught has gradually introduced elements of suspense into her writing. Several things separate her from the competition, including the sophistication and intelligence of the writing, but the biggest difference between her and, say, most of the romances at Barnes & Noble can be summed up in one old-fashioned word: sentiment. About See All. He is 53 at the moment by the way. If that is the case it is sad…. McNaught was born on May 10, 1944 in San Luis Obispo, California, United States. She loved people. It’s really the silence that’s so confusing and insulting. Karen- oops, one last thing I forgot to add to my previous post. Her novels introduced the hero first, rather than the heroine. 28 years old now, I asked my sisters why they didn’t just throw the book away. I have original copies of every book JM wrote and have reread some over 30x. Now, I see it listed coming out in 2045. Keep us posted! I try not to buy from them ever when purchasing books. Unlike the typical Regency, "a light romp with no sex," her novels tended to be "intensely sensual and witty." My 30 something daughter does not understand what you explained so succinctly regarding the growth of the characters, particularly the hero – She acts offended at the mere concept of the storyline. So Judith McNaught’s moving endings are replaced with sexy couples that barely resemble Georgians sneaking away to show each other the “parts they like”, a heroine expressing “very bad thoughts about a certain duke,” and finding “the passion she’d only written about.” Because that’s the sum of female happiness, (she writes sarcastically). Its technically the same genre as other Mac n’ cheese – but really, could anyone in their right mind even COMPARE a dish of homemade mac n’ cheese with Kraft instant mac n’ cheese? Haha, I promise they will forever bring a lump to the throat of aspirational romantics like us…. She is an Amazing writer! I’m 62, and like so many others have (for 30+ years) read her books over and over again. While a perfectly understandable reason for the quiet may exist, no one is willing to tell. Judith started out writing Regency romances, but then went into writing contemporary romance once she was having trouble breaking through in a saturated market. There are very few Writers that compare to Ms McNaught! She is my favorite author. Simon, and perhaps Schuster, didn’t bother to mention whatever delayed your book release because, as I can see them remarking, “No one’s interested in her books anymore. I loved it so much that as soon as I read the last sentence, I flipped to book back to the first page and read the whole thing again. It seems to be everybody’s favorite! I’ve already lost Bertrice Small. And how can women possibly feel empowered when publishing companies carelessly decide what’s important and what isn’t, what readers want and don’t want? Simon & Schuster’s lack of concern for Judith McNaught’s audience, combined with my fruitless attempts to find words of news or praise about her, is, in a word, infuriating. Also — who needs a publishing company?? So – I guess what I’m saying is that I’m terribly afraid that JMN is probably exhausted by all the work it takes to make her mac n’ cheese – I’m sure it takes years of toil. Unaware that there were rules that most Regency romances followed, McNaught's early novels were unique. No one is perfect. I have two favorite authors Judith McNaught and Julie Garwood I sure wish they both would put out something new. And, sadly, a non-existent plot or storyline. Yes, there were rough times- these types of men are not given to compromise.They often are insensitive to our feelings. It’s easier for me to read. Yes, I and many of you have been waiting so patiently and with enthusiasm for the next book written by Ms. McNaught. Damn. People that put down entire GENRES of books just because they don’t read them! I find the stuff out there very boring. Loved her as an author. I found this offensive to your fans.”, “Judith McNaught – I hope you are alright. Is Dan Schneider a #MeToo Story, or a Pizzagate One? Other authors try to create this…but then you get into said hero‘s viewpoint and the allusion shatters—either because he has the emotional range of a 19 year old frat boy, or because the author simply doesn’t seem to know how rich, commanding men think. Been reading her (and rereading) for decades. And yet the heroine, an actress, marries and stands by him, making a point to change her surname to his on a Broadway marquee. Create New Account. That is some powerful sentiment. I am endlessly frustrated by newer authors especially this trend of writing a partial book and making readers wait months for the continuance. In this case, I don’t define sentiment as lovey-dovey, gushy-mushy stuff. 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The only books I have ever read that I thought compared to and were as good as a McNaught book were the Chesapeake Series by Nora Roberts. [7] She reached the New York Times Bestseller List for the first time in 1988,[4] and all of her subsequent books have also placed on the NYT Bestseller List. My efforts were answered with a few occasions of blunt refusal and a lot of cryptic silence. They kiss and say something sweet and that’s the happily ever after. Log In. Its like saying, “I only like crime and mystery novels, so anyone who writes about fantasy, or history, or comic books aren’t ‘real’ writers”. But then you remember – making homemade Mac n’ Cheese takes a long time! Would you be available to create that petition? Even if she doesn’t come back, I’m glad she was here and that she was able to give us beautiful stories we will never forget and always cherish. [7] Regardless of their genre, however, her books tend to be fast-paced and feature strong, loyal, compassionate, intelligent female characters. Whitney, My Love , published in 1985 quite literally established the popular genre of historical romance. Such beautiful creation of characters and story. Thank you so much for commenting on this! Not Now. Not just favorite romance author – just the best author. I thought to myself, whatever, I guess I’ll add it to the collection on my bookshelf even though I’ll never touch it again…but I did. May be some type of contractual obligation that she did not meet and the publisher cannot discuss due to a law suite or legal negotiations. Recently, I had moved and relocated. Your cover photo says it was supposed to come out last October 23. I am nearly distraught that Judith McNaught seems to have lost her Mo-Jo! Like JMN, strong heroes and heroines, witty dialogue and banter, sexy time- hot, hot, hot!!! [9], McNaught was one of the first romance authors to receive a multimillion-dollar contract and have her novels published in hardcover, better positioning them for review by major publications. The works of McNaught were never mere bodice-rippers. Your article perfectly sums up my feelings for her books, the current publishing industry, and why the non-release of this book has had such a big affect on me. There are no reissues of her books, old editions are very expensive at auctions. I totally agree. I can’t find another author like her except possibly some of Brenda Joyce’s novels. Kathleen, I just wanted to reassure you that I am your daughter’s age and am completely obsessed with all Judith McNaught novels. It happens. I read somewhere once, that she mentioned at a party (or something – I forget the exact details) that she was talking to someone who knew she was an author and they asked what kind of books she wrote – and when she said ‘romance’ – the guy acted like she announced that she wasn’t a “real” author. And with some fresh tomatoes and maybe even breadcrumbs toasted on the top? It’s proof that romance novels are now, officially, what their detractors claim: unrealistic, uninspiring, — hollow. [3], While McNaught at one time lived in Saint Louis, Missouri, she moved to Texas after falling in love with Dallas while on a book tour. Mario Andretti. “Reading or writing a romance novel constitutes a public declaration of sentimentality…women possess an inexhaustible abundance of determination and courage. Try to read them in order if possible, as one book leads to the next in terms of storyline, descendants, etc. Judith Mcnaught New Book Release . Would like an honest and straightforward answer.”. 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