One of the best loved authors in historical romance fiction would be Judith Mcnaught and she has written among the greatest bestsellers of her time. Almost Heaven tells the story of passion, intrigue, scandal and romance set in the early 1800s. The novel relates about the story of an indebted heiress, Elizabeth Thornton, the Countess of Havenhurst and the handsome and enigmatic Ian Thornton.
Elizabeth Thornton is a young woman of great beauty and is purported to be the most beautiful noblewoman of her time. To save her home, she plans to wed for wealth but was ruined when she was discovered in the arms of Ian Thornton, a man whom society assumed to be a fortune hunter and gambler.
Dropped and rejected by society, she became an outcast and lived in poor seclusion for three years until a chance of fate reconciled her path with the very man who caused her current misfortune.
Ian Thornton had fallen in love deeply for the lovely aristocrat years before and had vowed not to fall for her charms again. Older and wiser, he fights his fierce need and desire for her, knowing that the road to her heart would not be an easy task.
Furious and hostile at first, he gradually began to view her as the courageous, honorable woman he’d fallen for and not as the vain, shallow socialite that the society has portrayed her to be.
Their attraction to each other in the past has caused great pain for these lovers and this reunion gives them a second chance to find out whether the attraction they felt was as strong as it was before. Now, as they battles to win the love of the other, the path between them was further challenged as it was marred by jealousy, malice and betrayal as there were people among the society whom did not their match to come to fruition.
Almost Heaven is a heartwarming tale of two lovers, separated by the evil deeds of others but finding it their hearts to forgive and to love one another with a bond that would last forever.