Image of The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever


Image of The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

Always one to excel at stories that are both delightful and emotional, Quinn hits her stride in a tale that touches the heart by recalling what it's like to hold on to a girl's cherished dreams and tend them until they grow into a woman's desires.

"March 1811 ... Today I fell in love." Thus begins 10-year-old Miranda's diary. No great beauty, she cherishes the kind words of Nigel Bevelstoke, Viscount Turner, when he proclaims she will grow up to be a lovely woman.

His prediction comes true. As Miranda's world blooms, his falls into ruin. When they meet again he is an embittered man in need of the compassion and love Miranda can provide. But trying to convince him that he's worthy of such devotion is a challenge. Then a moment of unbridled passion changes everything. Forced to marry for the sake of their child, Miranda and Turner discover the healing power of love and the courage to create a new life. (Avon, Jul., 368 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin