Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ever After by Jude Deveraux

Ever After: A Nantucket Brides Novel (Nantucket Brides Trilogy)
Ballentine Books
June 23, 2015 

Idgie Says:
I used to read Romance novels like they were on fire and soon to be lost to the flames forever.  But by far, hands down, Jude Deveraux was my favorite. 

Her characters were always immensely likable, had strong attitudes and wit (incredibly important).  Yes, the men were always ridiculously attractive, with the tall, thin, aristocratic variety and also the big burly, athletic variety.  Something for everyone.  

Her stories are romance stories, true - but they are also family stories - no one stands alone.  Also, there tended to be a paranormal backstory which was appealing.

I don't really read romance books anymore, real life wore me down from that - but I will ALWAYS pick up a new Jude Deveraux novel.

Book Description:
New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s eagerly awaited third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy continues the spellbinding saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance.

Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly’s acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie’s boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down: Not only has a mysterious relative left Hallie a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Desperate to put her troubles behind her, Hallie impulsively flies to Nantucket.

New trouble, however, has already settled into Hallie’s guest room in the form of her newest client. Hallie is told that wealthy, young James Taggert has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn throughout his recovery. His attentions draw her out of her shell—but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. She suspects there’s more to his injury than he’s letting on.

On this gorgeous island rich in history, magic is everywhere, even in Hallie’s own backyard. As Jamie’s relatives arrive for a wedding gala, something wonderfully unusual is in the air. There’s an aura of romance—enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colorful island legend. In their own little corner of the world, Jamie and Hallie unravel the timeless secrets of their own hearts, and a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after.


Jude Deveraux is the author of more than forty New York Times bestsellers including Moonlight in the Morning and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career.

EVER AFTER A Nantucket Brides Novel by Jude Deveraux
Ballantine Hardcover | 978-0-345-54185-7 | On Sale June 23 |$27.00 | 368 pages