Books by Jude Deveraux

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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 ...

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Forever....

Imagine, if you will, Cameron Diaz starring in The Blair Witch Project or The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, and you'll begin to understand some of the difficulties I had in reading Jude Deveraux's latest release. I was never sure what I was reading: is the book a paranormal (there are witches and telepa ...