Books by Jude Deveraux

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Met Her Match

Jude Deveraux’s baffling Met Her Match features two central mysteries. The first is what happened to the heroine’s mother. The second is What Genre Is This Book, which has the cover of a contemporary romance but confused me so much that I had to perform research to make sure that was correct. In ...

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A Knight in Shining Armor (#40 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on June 8, 1997 Back when A Knight in Shining Armor first came out in hardcover, I bought it, read it, loved it, and immediately started reading it again. I was at a friend's house sitting by her pool one afternoon and was pronounced "anti-social" becaus ...

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The Girl from Summer Hill

I had my doubts in the opening pages as the heroine spots a gorgeous naked man on her porch. When I discovered this is another homage to Pride and Prejudice I rolled my eyes. What was I in for? It turns out I was in for a fun romance in which a local theater company is putting on P&P with most o ...

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Ever After

Have you ever gone back to look at a beloved childhood movie or book as an adult and suddenly realized how overly simplistic it was? In children’s stories life is often painted in black-and-white, which is fine, since you wouldn’t expect a young child to understand the nuances of a more complex ...

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Change of Heart

In the Katy Perry song "Teenage Dream" she talks about how her lover makes her feel young again. While I was reading this book I was thinking about how it made me feel like I was living in an adolescent day dream – and what a horrible place that is to be when you are a grown woman. ...

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Stranger in the Moonlight

Ms. Deveraux’s talent as a wordsmith is not enough to overcome the caricatured characters and weakly plotted story. And while it is not immediately noticeable, I was amazed at several themes within the story that are insulting to women.         Twelve-year-old Travis Merritt's lif ...

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Someone to Love

Jude Deveraux is adept at creating worlds that span many different eras and locations. It’s definitely the style in which she excels - whimsical, romantic, and never quite of this world. Even her stories lacking a paranormal aspect always feel rather fantastical. This is what sets her apart from m ...

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Always

The third book (follows Forever... and Forever and Always) in a series-within-a-series revolving around the supernaturally gifted Darci Montgomery, Always initially sets a fast pace with its rather suspenseful and multilayered plotline, only to repeatedly stall and, ultimately, become rather confusi ...

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Wild Orchids

While here at AAR we all do our utmost to approach each book we review with an open mind, I must admit that based on Jude Deveraux's last few reviews here, I didn't have a lot of hope when I opened her newest release. Thirty-six hours later, I closed the book with a sigh. Wild Orchids is a tense and ...

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Sweet Liar

I know Hostess Suzi-Qs are bad for me, but I can't help it. I love 'em. Even reading the list of ingredients on the package doesn't stop me from scarfing the darn things down - there's something about that specific combination of chocolate cake and gooey cream that's irresistible to me. I've thought ...