Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever



Miranda often have lessons with Olivia and her twin brother Winston thus making her spend lots of time with them. Olivia and Miranda became the best of friends and when the twins eleventh birthday was here Miranda was invited to the party. Many other children were invited and because of Olivia's parents' ranking in the society, many parents were excited to come pick up their children in order to have a chance to converse with  the Earl and Countess. Miranda's mother was visiting her own family in Scotland and her father is busy working on manuscript translations which left no one to come pick her up.

Miranda suggested a maid to escort her home but the Countess did not like the idea and then ordered her son Nigel to do it instead. Nigel is the twins' older brother and he escorted Miranda home on a horse while she sat on a mare. When Miranda called him Nigel he winced and then she asked why. He told her he a secret that his name is Turner and she may call him by that name instead of Nigel or my lord(because he has a viscount title). Miranda was feeling self conscious all the while and after being tease as ugly by Fiona Bennet she was unhappy. Turner tried to cheer her up by saying that one day she will grow into herself and she will be as beautiful as she is already smart and she should keep a journal to jot down the memory. One day when she read back she would save a smile for Turner for this day. Miranda went home and ask for a notebook for her father to start her journal and the first page she written "Today I fell in love". 

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever by Julia Quinn is about a girl who fell in love with a boy since she was ten and the boy was nineteen. The years went by and she still loved him when she turned twenty but is she able to get his love?  I picked up this book because I wanted to read more from this author and I was glad I did. I was only reading the prologue and it already got me hooked and I spent my night from 12 a.m. till 5 a.m. to finish the book. Long have I since felt this excited reading a book and neglected my sleeping for it. I love how the characters are and how they interact with each other. I especially love the plot of the whole novel which what keeps my attention. I'm impressed that the story was not predictable and I also love that after marriage is not the ending of a book but there's a little bit more to get that happy ever after.

I have to say besides the Bridgerton's this book is now one of my favorite following Brighter than the sun. This book was really interesting to me not because of the female character but the hero instead. His personality and struggles really made the story wonderful. After I finished the book, I read back some parts that I love and if given the time I'll read this book again when I run out of new books to read. It's worth every penny I spent on it for sure. If you like conversations where there is a lot of teasing then this is the book you'll enjoy which I did.

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