Books by Judith Ivory

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Angel in a Red Dress

Angel in a Red Dress was first published in 1988 as Starlit Surrender, Judy Cuevas's first novel. The good news is that much of Judith Ivory's signature style is already apparent here. The bad news is that the book does have a number of flaws, including a premise that hinges on a gross historical i ...

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Sleeping Beauty

It has been two years since I first read Sleeping Beauty (published in 1998), and as I reread this favorite of mine recently, I found it an even greater delight the second time around. While most romances fade from my memory rather quickly, this is one I clearly hadn’t forgotten and I found myself ...

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Untie My Heart

Admittedly, Untie My Heart is not for everyone. But those of you who love sensuous romance tinged ever so delicately with a hint of decadence - and you know who you are - should plan right now to settle down under your favorite blanket and surrender yourself to this incredible writer. If you have ...

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Beast

Beast by Judith Ivory is one of my two all-time favorite romance books and also simply one of the best books I have ever read. When I read books or watch movies, afterwards I have a certain feel for them, a textural sensation. Beast has left me with one of the richest, most voluptuous "feels" ever. ...

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The Indiscretion

What a good writer Judith Ivory is! The Indiscretion neatly divides into two parts, and if I could have graded simply the first part, it would have been an A+. It is in this part of the book that main characters Sam Cody and Lydia Bedford-Browne are forced to spend time on the moors in Dartmoor. The ...

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The Proposition

The Pygmalion myth gave George Bernard Shaw the idea for his play Pygmalion which was turned into the wonderful musical My Fair Lady. Judith Ivory takes this story and gives it a twist, (and a lot more romance than grumpy old GBS did). Edwina Bollash, linguistics expert and tutor of gauche young lad ...

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Sleeping Beauty

I like an author that knows her audience is intelligent. Judith Ivory writes elegantly and is not afraid to use larger words. She writes like she knows we can understand the more complicated phrases, like she knows we can hold an idea in our heads for longer than a page. Sleeping Beauty, although sl ...