The Montgomery/Taggert Family series

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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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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. Elijah J. Ha ...

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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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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 ...

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A Knight in Shining Armor

A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux is truly the definition of a Desert Isle keeper for me. If I could only have ten books to read for the rest of my life, I would want this to be one of them. I knew this book was something special when I read it for the first time while I was in college. I s ...

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Twin of Fire and Twin of Ice

Jude Deveraux's Twin of Ice and Twin of Fire, originally published separately in 1985, have now been reissued in one volume. The two novels have parallel, simultaneous plots and work best read together. Twin of Ice describes Houston Chandler's relationship to her husband Kane Taggert; Twin of Fire t ...

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High Tide

I started reading romance seriously a little over six years ago, and since then I have read every new book Jude Deveraux has published, and most of her backlist as well. After reading High Tide, I am starting to ask myself why I have been such a slavish Deveraux devotee. Like many of Deveraux's rece ...

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The Velvet Series

Of all of her wonderful books, the four titles in Jude Deveraux's Velvet series are classics and particular favorites of mine. In these books, Deveraux introduces us to the wonderful, proud and gorgeous Montgomery brothers. We meet Gavin Montgomery in Velvet Promise in which he marries, sight unseen ...