Jude Deveraux Books In Order

Montgomery Books In Publication Order

  1. The Black Lyon (1980)
  2. The Velvet Promise / Judith (1981)
  3. Highland Velvet (1982)
  4. Velvet Angel (1983)
  5. Velvet Song (1983)
  6. Twin of Ice (1985)
  7. Twin of Fire (1985)
  8. The Temptress (1986)
  9. The Princess (1987)
  10. The Raider (1987)
  11. The Awakening (1988)
  12. The Maiden (1988)
  13. A Knight in Shining Armor (1989)
  14. Wishes (1989)
  15. Mountain Laurel (1990)
  16. The Duchess (1991)
  17. Eternity (1992)
  18. Sweet Liar (1992)
  19. The Invitation (1994)
  20. A Holiday of Love (1994)
  21. A Gift of Love (1995)
  22. The Heiress (1995)
  23. Someone to Love (1997)
  24. Simple Gifts (1998)
  25. High Tide (1999)
  26. Forever… (2002)
  27. Forever and Always (2003)
  28. Holly (2003)
  29. Always (2004)

Montgomery Books In Chronological Order

  1. The Black Lyon (1980)
  2. The Maiden (1988)
  3. The Velvet Promise / Judith (1981)
  4. Highland Velvet (1982)
  5. Velvet Song (1983)
  6. Velvet Angel (1983)
  7. The Heiress (1995)
  8. The Raider (1987)
  9. Mountain Laurel (1990)
  10. Eternity (1992)
  11. The Duchess (1991)
  12. Twin of Ice (1985)
  13. Twin of Fire (1985)
  14. The Temptress (1986)
  15. Wishes (1989)
  16. The Awakening (1988)
  17. The Invitation (1994)
  18. The Princess (1987)
  19. A Knight in Shining Armor (1989)
  20. Sweet Liar (1992)
  21. A Holiday of Love (1994)
  22. Simple Gifts (1998)
  23. High Tide (1999)
  24. Holly (2003)
  25. Someone to Love (1997)
  26. Forever… (2002)
  27. Forever and Always (2003)
  28. Always (2004)
  29. A Gift of Love (1995)

Lanconia’s Royal Family Books In Publication Order

  1. The Princess (1987)
  2. The Maiden (1988)

James River Books In Publication Order

  1. Sweetbriar (1983)
  2. Counterfeit Lady (1984)
  3. Lost Lady (1985)
  4. River Lady (1985)

Peregrine Books In Publication Order

  1. The Taming (1989)
  2. The Conquest (1991)

Legend, Colorado, USA Series Books In Publication Order

  1. Legend (1996)
  2. The Teacher / Upon a Midnight Clear (1997)

The Summerhouse Books In Publication Order

  1. The Summerhouse (2001)
  2. Return to Summerhouse (2008)
  3. As You Wish (2018)
  4. Met Her Match (2019)

Edenton Books In Publication Order

  1. First Impressions (2005)
  2. Carolina Isle (2005)

Edilean Books In Publication Order

  1. Lavender Morning (2009)
  2. Days of Gold (2009)
  3. Scarlet Nights (2010)
  4. The Scent of Jasmine (2010)
  5. Heartwishes (2011)
  6. Moonlight in the Morning (2011)
  7. Stranger in the Moonlight (2012)
  8. Moonlight Masquerade (2013)
  9. Change of Heart (2014)

Moonlight Trilogy Books In Publication Order

  1. Moonlight in the Morning (2011)
  2. Stranger in the Moonlight (2012)
  3. Moonlight Masquerade (2013)

Nantucket Brides Books In Publication Order

  1. True Love (2013)
  2. For All Time (2014)
  3. Ever After (2015)

Providence Falls Books In Publication Order

  1. Chance of a Lifetime (2020)
  2. An Impossible Promise (2021)

Summer Hill Books In Publication Order

  1. The Girl from Summer Hill (2016)

Medlar Mystery Books In Publication Order

  1. A Willing Murder (2018)
  2. A Justified Murder (2019)
  3. A Forgotten Murder (2020)
  4. A Relative Murder (2022)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. The Enchanted Land (1978)
  2. Casa Grande (1982)
  3. Remembrance (1994)
  4. An Angel for Emily (1998)
  5. The Blessing (1998)
  6. Temptation (2000)
  7. The Mulberry Tree (2002)
  8. Wild Orchids (2003)
  9. Secrets (2008)
  10. Meant to Be (2021)

Short Stories/Novellas In Publication Order

  1. Just Curious (1995)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. A Gift of Love (1995)

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Jude Deveraux Books Overview

The Black Lyon

Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, Ranulf de Warbrooke was the bold conqueror they called The Black Lyon. Feared by men and women alike, he had no match until he met Lady Lyonene, the green eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. And she dared to love the man no woman could tame…
THE GREEN EYED LYONENEThrough a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side. And when jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Irish Sea and into grave danger, only one man could save her The Black Lyon. He alone could destroy the ruthless plot that had driven them apart, and renew the bond of love they had vowed would never be broken. Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, Ranulf de Warbrooke was the bold conqueror they called The Black Lyon. Feared by men and women alike, he had no match until he met Lady Lyonene, the green eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. And she dared to love the man no woman could tame…
THE GREEN EYED LYONENEThrough a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side. And when jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Irish Sea and into grave danger, only one man could save her The Black Lyon. He alone could destroy the ruthless plot that had driven them apart, and renew the bond of love they had vowed would never be broken. Darkly handsome and rich beyond imagining, Ranulf de Warbrooke was the bold conqueror they called The Black Lyon. Feared by men and women alike, he had no match until he met Lady Lyonene, the green eyed beauty whose fiery spirit matched his own. And she dared to love the man no woman could tame…
THE GREEN EYED LYONENEThrough a whirlwind romance and stormy marriage, she endured every peril to be by his side. And when jealousy and vicious lies drove her across the Irish Sea and into grave danger, only one man could save her The Black Lyon. He alone could destroy the ruthless plot that had driven them apart, and renew the bond of love they had vowed would never be broken.

The Velvet Promise / Judith

All of England rejoiced on her wedding day. But Judith vowed that her husband would get only what he took from her!

At the flower bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into her golden eyes and burned with desire for her…
but his heart had been pledged to another.

Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body, but rejected her love…
never admitting her fear of losing him.

But destiny held another fate for Judith…
a fate that would keep at last
The Velvet Promise.

Highland Velvet

Bronwyn MacArran was a proud Scot. Stephen Montgomery was one of the hated English. He came to Scotland as a conqueror, saw her beauty and was vanquished. But still she would abhor him. She owned a temper hot enough to forge the armors of battle or inflame a valiant soldier’s passion. Yet still she would resist him. She became his reason to live, his reason to love. And still she would deny him. But while clan fought clan, while brother took up sword against brother, and the highlands ran with blood their destiny was made…
and this mighty warrior pledged himself to his woman’s pride, her honor and her name and made of their love a torch to burn through the ages!

Velvet Angel

She came to him as a precious gift, a naked angel rolled in a rug. Once he gazed into her green eyes, saw her tangle of honey blonde hair, he was undone with passion.

Elizabeth would never surrender. He was a hated Montgomery she was a Chatworth and the blood war between their families raged on, a wildfire of rape, murder, and betrayal.

Elizabeth vowed to fight the handsome lord, to resist the burning desire in his eyes no matter how great the temptation.

Velvet Song

They were both outcasts by a harsh decree and on the brink of a shared destiny of passion! With her father murdered, her home burned, lovely Alyx Blackelt fled to the woods and sanctuary in the camp of Raine Montgomery, a nobleman outlawed by the king’s edict. There she hid her beauty in the guise of a boy, and her sorrow in her work as Montgomery’s squire. But how long could such loveliness as hers be hidden? How long could such a gallant man’s desires be blind? And how soon even as a blood feud raged between the Montgomerys and the Chatworths, as angry swords clattered in the name of family honor one woman’s love would make all the difference…
one woman’s love would inflame a hero’s passion, touch a king’s pity, and raise a song of praise in every English heart.

Twin of Ice

Jude Deveraux entwines the frontier adventures of two unforgettable sisters demure beauty Houston Chandler and her independent, hot tempered twin Blair who discover heartfelt passions as powerfully compelling as ice and fire…
. Twin of Ice Happily betrothed to Dr. Lee Westfield, Houston is every bit the good girl she was raised to be. So when faced with Kane Taggert’s brash marriage proposal, Houston is outwardly shocked. But beneath her gracious demeanor lies a woman of hidden longings and her defenses begin to melt the second this rugged stranger touches his hungry lips to hers. Meet Houston’s impetuous sister, Blair Chandler, in Jude Deveraux’s Twin of Fire available from Pocket Books!

Twin of Fire

entwines the fronteir adventures of two unforgettable sisters demure beauty Houston Chandler and her independent, hot tempered twin Blair discover heartfelt passions as powerfully as compelling as ice and fire…

Twin of Fire

While dreaming of practicing medicine, Blair falls in love with her placid sister’s fiance , himself a doctor. Blair’s impetuous spirit has won her a medical degree in a man’s world and captured Lee Westfield’s heart. But even as the couple’s ardor grows, there are nights when Lee disappears only to return exhausted, haunted. His silence imperils their love, but the truth would imperil her life.

The Temptress

Jude Deveraux brings her bestselling Montgomery family to America…
with a marvelous new hero*ine! With the blazing spirit of a true Montgomery, heiress Christian Montgomery Mathison bravely defies the two men who abduct her. Forced into the primitive rain forests of the Washington Territory, she is swept into a thrilling adventure. Amid schemes of greed and intrigue, the bold beauty resists the wooing of one captor, and uses all her whiles to entice the other, the mysterious Tynan…
a dark, fatally handsome man who desires her…
but who must refuse her love at all costs!

The Princess

Her name was Aria…
a beautiful, arrogant princess from a small European kingdom. Stranded in a storm of intrigue near the Florida Keys, she is swept ashore and into the arms of dashing J.T. Montgomery, an officer of the American Navy. Disdainful at first, Aria is secretly tantalized by the handsome Lieutenant’s brash independence…
and beneath her proud reserve, J.T. discovers a woman of sensuous fire. To escape her enemies, they return to her royal domain with Aria posing as an American bride. But if their daring charade succeeds, Aria must choose between the kingdom she was born to rule, and the man she was destined to love!

The Raider

Jude Deveraux continues her beloved Montgomery saga in America with this dramatic, passion filled tale of rebellion and love a breathtaking adventure to be savored all over again or discovered for the first time!

The Raider

In colonial New England, the British are hunting a fearless, masked patriot whose daring foils them at every turn. He’s known simply as The Raider.

Jessica Taggert, a proud tempered beauty, thrills to The Raider‘s scorching midnight embrace, but despises Alexander Montgomery, the drunken town buffoon.

In truth, the cleverly disguised Montgomery lives two lives…
and only his triumph over the hated Redcoats will free him, at last, to know the full pleasure of Jessica’s love.

The Awakening

Amanda Caulden led a sheltered life on her father’s California ranch until the day Hank Montgomery stormed into town. A hot blooded union organizer and a natural born ladies’ man Hank sensed the fire that smoldered beneath Amanda’s prim beauty…
and he vowed to make her his own.

Hank’s assault on her orderly life made Amanda furious and all the more enticing. Slowly, he drew her into a world of sensuous pleasure: sumptuous meals and moonlit dances, carefree laughter and stolen kisses…
gently stirring the sleeping embers of passion. But even as a fierce love rose between them, violent rebellion threatened to destroy the Caulden ranch and their lives!

The Maiden

He was wise, strong, and brave. His destiny was to be king. She was young, beautiful, a warrior princess. Her destiny was to love him.

But when first they met, it was not as princess and king it was as man and woman only, consumed by a passion so sudden, so deep that the very world exploded with one kiss. Only later, with his touch still burning on her lips, did Jura discover that the knight of her secret tryst had been none other than the hated Prince Rowan! Rowan, who had returned from far away England to usurp her brother’s throne…
Rowan, who vowed to unite the wild clans under his rule.

Furious, Jura swore her enmity to the golden haired prince whose glorious visage tormented her days and haunted her nights. But nothing would stop Rowan from ruling over the warring tribes…
and nothing would stop him from winning the fierce and lovely Jura as his bride, his Queen, his love…

A Knight in Shining Armor

‘Once upon a time…

as a fair maiden lay weeping upon a cold tombstone, her heartfelt desire was suddenly made real before her: tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in distress…
. A Knight in Shining Armor Jude Deveraux’s beloved bestseller has captivated readers the world over; now in a special edition featuring new material, this timeless love story greets a new generation. Abandoned by her lover, thoroughly modern Dougless Montgomery finds herself alone and brokenhearted in an old English church. She never dreamed that a love more powerful than time awaited her there…
until Nicholas Stafford, Earl of Thornwyck, a sixteenth century knight, appeared. Drawn to him by a bond so sudden and compelling that it defied reason, Dougless knew that Nicholas was nothing less than a miracle: a man who would not seek to change her, who found her perfect just as she was. But she could not know how strong were the chains that tied them to the past or the grand adventure that lay before them.


Jude Deveraux captures love’s magic in this heartwarming novel about desires that are unexpectedly fulfilled. Jace Montgomery was a stranger in Chandler, Colorado. Tall, proud, and rugged, he would make any woman s heart beat faster even shy, sweet Nellie Grayson s. Nellie, who has always been pleasantly plump, worked tirelessly to help her beautiful younger sister, Terel, to become the belle of the town. But it is Nellie who catches Jace s eye. For the first time, she is the center of a man s attention. And with their first kiss, Nellie finds herself falling helplessly, unexpectedly in love. But with her newfound joy comes the certainty that Jace will, sooner or later, be won over by Terel s charms. With the help of an enchanting new friend, Nellie discovers that her flirtatious sister might not be the woman for handsome Jace Montgomery after all .

Mountain Laurel

A new novel from the author of ‘A Knight in Shining Armor!’ Jude Deveraux’s heart stopping blend of romance and adventure has won her millions of fans. Now, from the harsh American frontier to the warmth of a lover’s whisper, the Deveraux magic comes alive in a storytelling experience that will sweep you away. The last thing Maddie Worth needed was a soldier. Traveling in a bright red coach, calling herself LaReina, the Singing Duchess, Maddie is really on a secret mission to free her sister, Laurel, from kidnappers and frontier soldier Ring Montgomery could only get in her way. But Ring has his orders, and is determined to see them through. While Laurel’s life hangs in the balance, Maddie has no choice but to let the brute accompany her…
Ahead of them lies an adventure of hardship and intrigue. Behind them are the secrets of their pasts. And falling in love is just their first mistake.

The Duchess

From the New York Times bestselling author of Mountain Laurel…
Jude Deveraux has captivated her listeners with her irresistibly romantic love stories. Now she creates an absorbing tale set in the verdant hills of late nineteenth century Scotland, where nobility and time honored customs rule supreme, the majesty of love flourishes, and one beautiful American heiress hopes to become…
The Duchess. What is an ‘acceptable’ man? Claire Willoughby had good reason to wonder she had to marry one in order to inherit her grandfather’s millions. While in London, Claire thinks she finds the perfect candidate: Harry Montgomery, the blond, handsome eleventh Duke of MacArran. Their engagement quickly announced, Claire travels to Bramley, the Montgomery estate in Scotland, to meet the Duke’s eccentric family. What she doesn’t count on, however, is meeting Trevelyan an exasperating, mysterious, arrogant, know it all of a man who lives in secret in the most ancient part of Bramley. Undeniably attracted to Trevelyan, Claire is reluctantly drawn into his hidden world, where she discovers the truth about the Montgomery family shocking secrets that could rock the very foundations of Bramley…
and bring Claire and Trevelyan ever closer…


Carrie Montgomery had grown up with seven adoring older brothers, and she was used to getting her way rather easily. Joshua Greene was only looking for a hardworking, practical mail order bride to help with the farm and feed and clothe his children. Yet from the moment Carrie saw his photograph, saw his devastatingly handsome, sorrowful smile, the petite and pampered beauty knew she was the perfect wife for him. Josh didn’t see it that way. Wed by proxy, he refused to be charmed by his new bride’s blond curls and effervescent laughter, or impressed by her trappings of wealth…
even if his son and daughter believed she was a fairy princess come to life. He was furious and ready to send her packing, until a near tragedy convinced him that her beauty was more than skin deep. But even after he had yielded to the wild desire that surged between them, Josh could not admit how much he truly needed her. Then an old scandal threatened to re emerge, and he realized that he could lose her forever…

Sweet Liar

It was her father’s dying wish that Samantha Elliot search for her grandmother, who’d disappeared from Louisville when she was a baby. So here she was, in big, dirty New York City…
her parents were dead, her divorce was final, and she was all alone…

Michael Taggert was Samantha’s landlord, and he was easily the most beautiful man she’d ever seen. He was charming, too his zest for life was so contagious that in his presence Sam bloomed like a flower after the rain. Yet Mike could only get so far with her when he tried to get closer, it was like running into a brick wall.

But Mike wouldn’t give up. As they probed her grandmother’s past, he was slowly uncovering the joy and affection Samantha had buried long ago and leading them closer to the dangerous truth about a bloody spring night in 1928, and a seductive blues singer named Maxie…

The Invitation

Jackie O’Neill was a daredevil pilot and a true American hero*ine…
a woman so beautiful men stopped in their tracks to watch her walk down the street, her long confident strides eating up the earth. After years of nonstop excitement of traveling around the globe in a chaotic rags to riches to rags whirl with her late husband, Charley Jackie had returned to Eternity, Colorado, near her hometown of Chandler. She wanted to put down roots, start a business, maybe someday fall in love again. But she never dreamed that the man who might make all her wishes come true was William Montgomery…
little Billy, the lovesick boy who dogged her every step when she was a teenager…
little Billy, who was now definitely a man, handsome, sexy, rich, and still madly in love with Jackie O’Neill…

A Holiday of Love

When the weather outside is frightful, what better way to warm up than with four magnificent new tales of love and adventure from your favorite romance authors? Slip into a bubble bath or curl up in front of a roaring fire and let Jude DeverauxJudith McNaughtArnette Lamb & Jill Barnett whisk you away…
to New York in the late 1800s, where a beautiful but clumsy angel turns a lonely man’s life around…
to medieval Scotland, where intrigues surrounding a Christmas Mass imperil two Highland lovers…
to Regency London, where a world weary lord receives an outrageous proposal…
to modern day Colorado, where a daring and clever twelve year old plays matchmaker for his bighearted, impractical mother…
to a world where love always reigns supreme!

A Gift of Love

A Gift of Love captures holiday magic as it transports us…
to New York City, where a schoolteacher slips an antique gold ring on her finger and travels back in time to a man who desperately needs her love…
to a village in Victorian England, where an embittered earl seeks a governess for a lovely, defiant little girl named Noelle…
to a starry London night, on which a Christmas pony heralds a gift greater than any king’s ransom…
to the snow covered hills of Virginia, where a young widow learns during a holiday trip that miracles really do come in the least expected packages…
and to a reclusive tycoon’s Newport estate, where a determined young woman sets out to unlock the secrets of a man’s heart. Let A Gift of Love open the door to worlds of passion and adventure, where love and miracles are always in the air!

The Heiress

Jamie Montgomery, an impoverished Elizabethan knight, is elated when he is assigned to escort Axia, the Lancaster heiress, to the castle of her betrothed. If only she will fall in love with Jamie 00 as Jamie’s devoted older sister predicts 00 the family’s financial woes will be solved. But Axia, who has spent her life closely guarded by her father’s servants, is not the shy, cossetted flower Jamie expects. She’s a hoyden, hell bent on enjoying her precious moments of liberty before her marriage to a man chosen by her remote, eccentric father. After curtly informing Jamie not to bother declaring his love for her as all poor, handsome men seem wont to do Axia makes his life a misery, sneaking off to the marketplace, nearly breaking her neck on a runaway horse, and doing everything possible to delay the trip. Though she dare not admit it, even to herself, Axia dreads being wed to a stranger. Suddenly Jamie realizes that he savors even her most barbed words life the rarest nectar.. that he is falling desperately in love with this bold, maddening beauty. Now he must contrive a daring plan to win her freedom and win her proud, defiant heart for his own!

Someone to Love

After three years, Jace Montgomery is still grieving over his fianc – e Stacy’smysterious suicide. He hasn’t been interested in another woman since her passing, and her family still blames him for her death. While flipping throughone of her old paperbacks, Jace discovers a photo of a house stuck between thepages, bearing the cryptic message, ‘Ours again. Together forever. See you there.’ The note was dated the day before her death. Obsessed by the possibilityof understanding Stacy’s suicide, Jace seeks out the property – Priory House, abig brick fortress in Margate, England – and buys it.

It doesn’t take long to learn that the house is haunted by a headstrong andfeisty ghost, Ann Stuart, whom he must tangle with if he’s ever to solve themystery. Ann died under circumstances similar to those of his late fianc – e, andhe has a hunch that there is a connection between the two. Through his owninvestigations and with the help of a beautiful foreign correspondent who is worn out by what she’s seen in the world, Jace is forced to reconcile hisfianc – e’s life and her death. What follows is a satisfying and seductive discovery of both time and love by one of America’s favorite storytellers.

Simple Gifts

New York Times bestselling authors Jude Deveraux and Judith McNaught shine with love’s magic in this wonderful collection. Chosen from the acclaimed anthologies A Gift of Love and A Holiday Of Love, these are dazzling tales to treasure time and again, stories for all seasons and for every romantic at heart…
. Jude Deveraux In the snow covered hills of Virginia, a young widow finds that miracles really do come in the least expected packages, in ‘Just Curious,’ praised as ‘one of Deveraux’s best’ Philadelphia Inquirer. ‘Change of Heart,’ set in modern day Colorado, is the touching story of a clever twelve year old who plays matchmaker for his bighearted, impractical mother. Judith McNaught This celebrated author magically portrays Regency London in ‘Miracles,’ the enchanting tale of a world weary lord and an outrageous proposal. In ‘Double Exposure,’ a determined young woman arrives to photograph a magnificent wedding at a reclusive tycoon’s Newport estate, and manages to unlock the secrets of a man’s heart.

High Tide

In all of her wonderful ‘New York Times’ bestsellers, Jude Deveraux crafts more than just a magnificent story: she creates positively unforgettable characters who live on long after the last page is turned. In this sizzling new novel, she features a hero from one of her best loved families the dashing Montgomerys and entwines thrilling sensuality, warmhearted wit, and hotblooded suspense. A rising star at a Manhattan corporation, Fiona Burkenhalter is a New Yorker through and through, with a New Yorker’s disdain for anywhere but the city’s bustling streets. When her boss inexplicably sends her to handle a new account in the Florida Everglades, it may as well be another planet to city slicker Fiona. But this is no ordinary business meeting: Fiona is to join her client on a rustic fishing expedition, accompanied by a guide with the larger than life name of Ace Montgomery. More than a little steamed at this detour from the executive fast track, Fiona never imagined that she’d embarked on the wildest adventure of her life or that the rough hewn, undeniably handsome Ace Montgomery from the Southern backwoods would become her closest ally. But hair raising circumstances pull her deep into trouble from the moment she steps off the plane. Only in Florida could Fiona get arrested for smashing to smithereens a frighteningly lifelike mechanical alligator. And only in the heart of the swamplands could she get lost in a maze of intrigue and become the prime suspect for a shocking murder with Ace as her presumed accomplice. Suddenly, they discover that they have inherited the murder victim’s vast fortune and they are now Florida’s most wanted couple! Joining forcesis a matter of survival for Ace and Fiona. Following a string of jumbled clues tied to childhood memories a fabulous yarn that Fiona’s father once told her, a long lost treasure map they desperately attempt to decipher their connection to the deadly inheritance. As they wade into the murky waters of past secrets, an irresistible chemistry flares and Fiona surrenders to the legendary Montgomery charm. Now, with their lives ‘and’ hearts on the line, they turn up the heat in their desperate search for a killer. Take off on a wild ride with ‘High Tide,’ and discover once more why Jude Deveraux and her marvelous Montgomerys have won the hearts of millions.


From A Knight in Shining Armor to The Mulberry Tree, Jude Deveraux’s bestsellers sparkle with stunning originality, heartfelt wit, and adventurous passion. Now, this superb storyteller mixes the flavor of a classic fairy tale with a very modern love story set in a town locked in the shadows of an abiding evil in this imaginative new novel. Forever…
Darci Monroe overcame a childhood of neglect with an ebullient spirit, a positive attitude…
and extraordinary determination. Now the resourceful young woman, hired as Adam Montgomery’s personal assistant, devotes more than just professional attention to this devastatingly handsome millionaire. But one thing bars Adam from accepting Darci’s love: he is intent on discovering the secret of his parents’ disappearance, for she possesses the otherworldly abilities needed to help him fight a terrifying mistress of the dark arts. What Darci ends up offering is a gift greater than Adam ever hoped for, for Darci loves with all her heart, and all her soul, Forever…

Forever and Always

‘This is Jude Deveraux at her most pleasurable,’ hailed Booklist in praise of her powerful bestseller Forever…
. Now Deveraux brings back her gifted hero*ine, Darci Monroe, in a riveting new novel of endless love and shadowed secrets. Forever and Always Darci’s psychic abilities have always guided her through hardship…
and into a once in a lifetime love with her rich, powerful husband, Adam Montgomery. When Adam vanishes in a mysterious accident, a grief stricken Darci is left alone to raise their young daughter. But her instinct tells her the reports of Adam’s death are untrue. When the FBI enlists her intuitive talents to solve a heinous crime, she agrees if they’ll help to uncover the truth about Adam. It may be a tougher deal than Darci imagined: she must go head to head with Jack Rose, a criminal whose mind power matches Darci’s at every turn. Now Darci must discover if those in the highest circles of authority have her best interests at heart or if someone intends to sever the everlasting bond she shares with her one true love.


Jude Deveraux, the dazzling ‘New York Times’ bestselling author of ‘Wild Orchids’ and ‘Forever and Always’ delivers a delightful and passionate yuletide tale sure to become a classic this and every holiday season. Hollander ‘Holly‘ Latham can’t believe her good fortune. After endless calls, letters, emails, and promises, she’s finally persuaded her parents to buy Spring Hill Plantation just outside beautiful, historic Edenton in eastern North Carolina and strategically located near Belle Chere, the purest, most untouched plantation site in America. At the tender age of thirteen, Holly fell in love with Lorrie Beaumont, who inherited the Revolutionary period estate when his heiress mother died during childbirth. Though more than a decade has passed since Holly last locked eyes with her childhood love, the passion she felt in her young heart has never come close to extinguishing that is, until charming, ruggedly handsome Nick Taggert unexpectedly waltzes into her life and treats her to an unforgettable weekend of laughter and intense passion. Despite Holly‘s undeniable attraction to this dazzling stranger, she knows he’s not marriage material. What Holly doesn’t know is that Nick Taggert is actually Dr. Nicholas Taggert. Having been with more than his share of women only interested in money and pedigree, Nick decides to test Holly and conceal his more refined qualities. Will Holly be seduced by Lorrie’s wealth and privilege, or will she choose the simple gift of love that Nick has offered her? The answer is unveiled on a starry Christmas night, when passion, hate, and greed collide to reveal bitter truths that will forever change the course of Holly‘s charmed life. With’Holly,’ Jude Deveraux once again uses her golden touch to conjure up a tale full of dazzling intrigue and inspiring romance. It is a story for all seasons and one to remember always.


Darci has never given up searching for her kidnapped husband, Adam Montgomery. But her quest has taken her deeper into the world of psychic phenomena than she ever dreamed or dared to go. When the FBI enlists her help in locating the missing father of undercover agent Jack Rose, Darci signs on for the covert operation, not knowing that her attraction to handsome, sexy Jack is about to lead her into deadly territory and into an era long past. For Jack has a protector, a mysterious nineteenth century lady who pulls them into a time and place where Darci is stripped of her abilities. Can she find the key that links to the modern day crimes she’s set out to solve? And will a showdown with a wicked force from the past hold her hostage…
for all eternity?


In a few terrifying moments, her life was changed forever.

Linnet plunged into the Kentucky wilderness, leaving behind the remnants of her life in London. But a savage Indian attack on the wagon train wiped out her fellow travelers, and left her alone in a harsh land…
at the mercy of a fierce Shawnee tribe.

When a handsome young brave claimed her, in perfect English, as his own, Linnet knew she was safe. Until the jealousy of his powerful chief forced them to flee on a hazardous journey, fraught with peril and treachery…
a journey that threatened both their lives, and their very special love!

Counterfeit Lady

Nicole was a passionate French beauty, kidnapped by mistake and swept accross turbulent seas…
to be the bride of a stranger. In eighteenth century Virginia, the lush lands embraced the rivers that bounded the great plantations. There Clayton awaited his English lady…
but when he showered his bride with ardent kisses, the woman he found in his arms was Nicole Courtalain!

Lost Lady

Jude Deveraux touches the heart with this captivating novel of unexpected passion, adventure, and second chances. Lost Lady Forsaken by her guardian and narrowly escaping marriage to a money hungry suitor, Regan flees Weston Manor, the only home she’s ever known, determined to rule her own destiny. When Travis Stanford, a big, rugged American, finds Regan on London’s docks, he vows to protect her unaware of the magnificent, iron willed beauty she would become, or the dangerous, passion filled future that awaited them both. From England’s bawdy wharves to Virginia’s elegant mansions, their love was kindled by chance, and flamed by the thrilling pursuit of unknown tomorrows.

River Lady

Jude Deveraux portrays the power of a woman set on a bold course for true love and the glory of fulfilling a magnificent promise. River Lady Handsome plantation owner Wesley Stanford would barely recall the poverty stricken young girl named Leah Simmons who adored him from afar years ago. Now, in an unexpected twist of fate a chance encounter on the Virginia riverfront he will become Leah’s reluctant husband. Determined to forge a new life in untamed Kentucky, Wesley discovers that the bride he hopes to abandon is passionate, proud, and brave and may be the woman he cannot live without.

The Taming

England’s most valiant knights paid court to wealthy Liana Neville, but only the infamous warrior Rogan Peregrine made no secret of his powerful desires. His very caress melted Liana into liquid fire, and she vowed to capture this manificent, wild man. Boldly the delicate beauty gave him her hand and Britain’s richest dower. Yet he was bound to a bitter feud: for love betrayed, brothers killed, and ancestral land usurped. In Rogan’s war ravaged castle, Liana would lay her tender seige…
to redeem his embattled spirit and win his untamed heart!

The Conquest

Lovely Zared Peregrine was the pride of her family, a treasure her rough hewn brothers would strive at any cost to protect from their ancient enemies, the Howards. The Peregrines had suffered loss enough. Thus Zared’s brothers trained her in the arts of war, and dressed her in boy’s clothing. Beyond the castle walls, none knew that the youngest Peregrine was a girl…

Yet when the magnificent Knight Tearle Howard returned from a lengthy sojourn in France, it took him but one glance to discover that Zared was most definitely female, and beautiful. Now, as the enmity between their families raged on, Tearle would mount a bold campaign to win the ravishing spitfire’s heart and save her from his brother’s dark and deadly obsession!


Her wedding fast approaching, celebrated chef Kady Long knew she was the luckiest woman alive…
until she slipped into a delicate satin wedding dress she found in an antique flour tin and was overcome by an odd dizzy spell. When she came to, Kady was in the dusty western town of Legend, Colorado where a hanging was about to commence! With quick wits and more than a little moxie, Kady halts the proceedings, much to the relief of one Cole Jordan, a tall, thankful, and very appealing man. Now it’s Kady’s turn to enlist his help to find a way back home. But before long, Kady discovers a passion that she knows can only live in Legend until Cole reveals a secret that unites them in a way Kady never could have imagined.

The Teacher / Upon a Midnight Clear

A spirited Irishwoman comes to a rugged Colorado town to govern a young ruffian and learns a love lesson from the boy’s father…
. In the midst of a blizzard, a snowbound woman offers shelter to a mysterious stranger…
. Home for the holidays, an artist proves opposites can attract when she falls for an unconventional doctor…
.A holly berry picking contest in the California hills brings two determined hearts together for the greatest prize of all…
.A lively family reunion on a Montana ranch brings on a flurry of memories for a beautiful young writer and a winter storm that rekindles an old flame…

The Summerhouse

Have you ever wanted to rewrite your past? Three best friends, all with the same birthday, are about to turn forty. They plan to share this momentous occasion together at a summerhouse in Maine, talking up a storm and taking stock of their lives and loves, their wishes and choices. But none of them expect the gift that awaits them at The Summerhouse: the chance for each of them to turn their ‘what might have beens’ into reality…
. Leslie Headrick, Madison Appleby, and Ellie Abbott met nineteen years ago in the most unlikely place: stuck in line at the New York City Department of Motor Vehicles. Not only did they each turn twenty one on that memorable day, but on that day, they shared with each other their past secrets and their hopes for the future. They were three beautiful and extraordinarily talented young women with the world theirs for the taking. But life doesn’t always go according to one’s youthful imaginings. Leslie, now a suburban wife and mother, is refusing to listen to what people are saying about her husband and his beautiful assistant. Instead, she follows the career of a boy who pursued her in college: he’s now a presidential hopeful. What would her life be like if she had chosen differently? Madison dropped a modeling career to help her high school boyfriend recover from an accident, even though he’d jilted her. Years later, he was on his feet again and Madison had met Thomas, the man who was all she’d ever dreamed of. But by that time Madison knew she had no right to Thomas’ love. What if she had said ‘no’ when her old boyfriend had called? Ellie became a famous, bestselling novelist, but when she grew tired of supporting her narcissistic, philandering husband, she divorced him. What was done to her in the divorce court cost her not only all of her earnings from her writing, but also her belief in herself. More that anything, Ellie needed to know why she’d been so brutalized by the ‘justice’ system, and could she prevent its happening the second time around? Now, as Leslie, Madison, and Ellie reunite at The Summerhouse, each nds a puzzling card from a ‘Madame Zoya,’ offering them the chance of a lifetime: to relive any three months from the past. Will the road not taken prove a better path? Each woman will have to decide for herself as she follows the dream that got away…
and each must choose the life that will truly satisfy the longings that live deep inside her heart.

Return to Summerhouse

With her shining gift for ‘exquisite and enchanting’ BookPage storytelling, Jude Deveraux sweeps readers away in a breathtaking follow-up to her beloved New York Times bestseller, The Summerhouse — where a marvelous new adventure awaits.

Magic most definitely resides in the Maine summerhouse where the mysterious Madame Zoya has granted the innermost wishes of its visitors. Now, three women have come to this special place with one thing in common: a painful past they would each like to rewrite. Amy, who hides a heartbreaking loss behind her seemingly perfect marriage and family…
Faith, a widow in her thirties whose deepest grief is for a man from years ago…
and Zoe, an artist shunned by her hometown for reasons she doesn’t know, after a traumatic night erased her memory. With their mystical powers, Madame Zoya and her sister Primrose are about to transport the trio to eighteenth-century England to alter Amy’s ancestry. But although surprises await each of them, will stepping back in time bring the women the happy endings they seek?

First Impressions

A contemporary novel of romance and renewal from perennial bestseller Jude Deveraux, First Impressions is an emotionally charged story of one woman’s bid to start over. Eden Palmer knows how to make it on her own. The forty something single mother has worked hard to raise her beloved daughter, but sooner or later a woman must come into her own, and that’s what Eden tries to do when she moves to Arundel, North Carolina, to take ownership of Farrington Manor. Arriving in the South’s prettiest small town, Eden quickly learns that looks can be deceiving when her move is met with delight in some quarters and jealousy in others. Pursued by two eligible bachelors the rugged Jared McBride and Braddon Granville, small town lawyer and town catch Eden is flattered and more than a little suspicious. Juggling the attentions of two men is hard enough, but soon Eden’s bid to start over plunges her in the middle of a mystery that threatens not just her reputation, but her very life. Can she use one man to save her from the other?

Carolina Isle

New York Times bestselling author and ‘master storyteller’ Literary Times Jude Deveraux uncovers the passions and scandals that take a small town by storm when two cousins switch lives.Ariel and Sara never imagined their high-spirited attempt to step into each other’s shoes would cause such upheaval. The lifelong pen pals, who look exactly alike, meet for the first time in their twenties and embark on a daring adventure of changing identities. Southern belle Ariel is determined to win the heart of a man who doesn’t know she exists, while Sara yearns to leave behind her hardscrabble existence and taste the good life that fate has denied her. But in pretty Arundel, North Carolina, nothing is as it seems-including the dangers that are closing in on their new dream lives, as the deepest of fears and darkest of secrets and betrayals come to light.

Lavender Morning

Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up attending private schools and afternoon teas, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five years old, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce became an outsider until she met Edilean Harcourt. Although she was sixty years Joce’s senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who understood her like no one else ever had.

When Miss Edi pas*ses away, she leaves Joce all her worldly possessions, including an eighteenth century house and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941. In the letter, Miss Edi also mentions that she has found the perfect man for Joce a handsome young lawyer. Joce is shocked to learn that the mystery, the house, and the future love of her life are all in Edilean, a small town in Virginia that Miss Edi never told her about. Hurt that the woman who meant so much to her kept so many secrets, Jocelyn moves to this tight knit village in an attempt to understand the legacy that has been left to her. As she begins to dig into Miss Edi’s mystery, she soon discovers some shocking surprises about her family’s history and her own future and she meets a man with his own mysterious past.

Days of Gold

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux returns to her roots in this sweeping historical romance with a dazzling story that spans two continents and unites two people who are separated by class, wealth, and education. In 1766 Scotland, the laird of the clan, Angus McTern, has everything he wants in life. Although his grandfather lost the family’s land and castle in a card game when Angus was just a boy, Angus takes his duties seriously and is respected by all the men and adored by the women. That is, until Edilean Talbot shows up. Breathtakingly beautiful and born of privilege, Edilean represents everything Angus despises. Still he is as dazzled by her as everyone else is, and he can keep his feelings hidden from her for only so long. When she rejects him he is deeply wounded and, worse, humiliated before his clan. But then the day comes when Edilean needs Angus’s help, to reclaim the gold she inherited from her father, which is on its way to America. At first Angus refuses, but her beauty and her tears so haunt him that he puts aside his pride and decides to aid the heiress. However, when Angus tries to intervene, he’s accused of kidnapping and theft. To avoid being prosecuted, he’s forced to leave behind all that he knows and loves and escape with Edilean to America. There they will overcome almost insurmountable obstacles as they are pursued endlessly by the man who claims the gold for his own. Despite all that tries to keep them apart, Angus and Edilean also find a love as wild and free as the land itself. The second book in the multigenerational Edilean Series that began with Lavender Morning, Days of Gold is filled with passion, humor, exquisite detail, and pulse pounding adventure. Stirring and masterfully rendered, this is Jude Deveraux at her best.

Scarlet Nights

What if you learned that your fianc was not who he claimed to be? Engaged to the charming and seductive Greg Anders, Sara Shaw is happily anticipating her wedding in Edilean, Virginia. The date has been set, the flowers ordered, even her heirloom dress is ready. But just three weeks before the wedding, Greg gets a telephone call during the night and leaves without explanation. Two days later, a man climbs up through a trapdoor in the floor of Sara’s apartment, claiming that he is the brother of her best friend and that he s moving in. While Mike Newland is indeed telling the truth about his identity, his reason for being there reaches far deeper. He s an undercover detective, and his assignment is to use Sara to track down a woman who is one of the most notorious criminals in the United States and also happens to be the mother of the man Sara plans to marry. Mike thinks the job will be easy if he can figure out how to make a good girl like Sara trust him, that is. But Mike has no idea what this mission has in store for him. He s worked hard to keep private his connections to Edilean, which date back to his grandmother s time there in 1941. But as Mike and Sara get to know each other, he can t help but share secrets about himself that he s told no one else. And in return, Sara opens up to Mike about things she could never reveal to Greg. As the pair work together to solve two mysteries, their growing love begins to heal each of them in ways they never could have imagined.

The Scent of Jasmine

Would you risk your life on the love of a lifetime? Charleston, 1799: A daughter of Southern gentility and a gifted painter, Catherine Edilean Harcourt has no lack of suitors at home in Virginia, waiting to fulfill her dream of marriage and family. But Cay’s adventurous spirit, fostered by growing up with her three brothers, is piqued while visiting her godfather in South Carolina. Bedridden with a broken leg, he asks Cay to fill in for him on an urgent task: on her way to a fancy dress ball, she must deliver a packed horse to an old friend s son who also happens to be an escaped convict charged with murdering his wife! Cay agrees to the plan, which doesn t go at all as planned…
whereupon she finds herself fleeing Alexander McDowell s captors, riding blind into the night with the fugitive Scotsman. Though she should fear him, Cay finds herself overwhelmingly attracted to Alex, and drawn into his tale of misguided justice and his innocence as they seek refuge in the steamy Florida everglades. Will trusting him be the worst mistake of her life? Or will falling in love be the salvation both of them have been looking for?


Gemma Ranford wants the job cataloging the documents of the Frazier family so much that she is ready to do battle to get it. Fascinated with history, and desperately trying to finish her dissertation, she’s hoping against all hope that the papers will yield new information to invigorate her research. What she didn’t expect to find is references to the Heartwishes Stone believed by most to be pure legend and said to grant wishes to anyone named Frazier. As Gemma learns more about the family and even begins falling in love with the eldest son, Colin it becomes increasingly clear that their wishes are actually coming true. Together, Gemma and Colin must work together to find the stone that’s been missing for over one hundred years and with an international thief also on the hunt, the clock is ticking. Because in the wrong hands, no one named Frazier will ever be safe.

Moonlight in the Morning

In an all new trilogy set in blissful Edilean, Virginia, Jude Deveraux weaves together the tales of three young women, best friends since college, and the lives, loves, and dreams that await them. Sparks are flying between Jecca Layton and Dr. Tristan Aldredge. At the urging of her dear friend Kim, Jecca put the ruthless New York City art world on hold to spend the summer pursuing her passion for painting while enjoying Edilean’s tightly knit artistic community. For years, Kim s cousin Tris the town s handsome and dedicated doctor felt a deep connection to Kim s college sister Jecca, though they had met only once before; now, Jecca is swept off her feet by this strong, sensitive man in a summer of sensual delights. But when long shadows announce Jecca s return to real life and the big city, the lovers must decide: Can they survive the distance? And who will sacrifice the life they ve created for themselves to be together?

The Enchanted Land

For beautiful Morgan Wakefield, that land lay west of the bluegrass splendor of her Kentucky home…
and within the powerful embrace of Seth Colter the handsom rancher with whom she had struck a bargain that would change her life.

Beneath the star studded New Mexico skies Colter awakened in Morgan a womans passion, stoking the sensuous fires of a bold tempestuous romance. Though fate wauld make them enemies, theirs was a love that would endure, never to be forsaken.

Casa Grande

A new romance from the author of THE HEIRESS, REMEMBRANCE and VELVET PROMISE.


Bestselling romance writer Hayden Lane has never been so obsessed with one of her fictional heroes before so entranced that she barely notices when her fianc breaks their engagement. Desperate to discover more about him, she visits a psychic who tells har that in a past life, Hayden was Lady de Grey, a promiscuous woman of Edwardian England whose ghost is said to haunt her husband’s home. Warned not to investigate further, Hayden is more intrigued than ever and can’t resist being subject to a hypnotist’s magic. But the trick goes wrong, and instead of merely remembering her past as Lady de Grey, Hayden is living it right down to her too tight corset. Now, Hayden will discover quite a different story about a woman history considered a trollop, a spectacular, brooding man, and the rapturous love that would be hers if she dared open her heart to the most mysterious adventure of all…

An Angel for Emily

Emily Jane Todd has just found her guardian angel. Actually, the small town librarian had just been stood up by her fianc when she ran into the errant angel with her car. And while he appears to be unscathed, ‘Michael’ continues to insist that his pedigree is quite legitimate. Emily just hopes his brain hasn’t been scrambled in the accident; besides, she’s not inclined to believe that an angel could be so dangerously sexy. Yet Michael quickly reveals the most astounding things about her, and makes her laugh in a way she never has before. What’s more, he declares that he’s been sent to save her. At this point, the only rescue Emily has in mind is her upcoming marriage, and she’s ready to bid her most attractive angel good bye. But when he lets slip that he also looks at souls and hers is a rare beauty Emily’s ready to risk heaven in his arms. Their journey will break every angelic and earthly rule before it yields her one wish: a love divine.

The Blessing

‘Another delightful and entertaining story with characters who walk off the pages into the reader’s heart…
truly a winner,’ said Rendezvous about Jude Deveraux’s An Angel for Emily. ‘All sorts of clever turns and surprises. Definitely a keeper…
wow!’ raved the Philadelphia Inquirer. Now the beloved New York Times bestselling author concocts a charming, piquant tale about a take charge businessman and a daffy but wise young widow, the special bonds of brotherhood, and the eternal love between mother and child, all set in a small Kentucky town during Christmas, the season of…
The Blessing When wealthy, hard driving corporate genius Jason Wilding reluctantly takes a break from his business and his husband hunting girlfriends for a Christmas visit to his hometown in Abernathy, Kentucky, he has no idea what his physician brother, David, has in store for him. It seems that Amy Thompkins, a whimsical young widow with definite artistic talent, has captured David’s heart, but courting her with a demanding baby in tow has been difficult. In order to pursue her, he persuades Jason to move into her home and take care of her spoiled but adorable son, Max, for a week. For a fiercely efficient CEO, it’s an impossible scene: a falling down old house; buckets on the dining room floor to catch the rain; a widow living on next to nothing, with no marketable skills. But Amy’s joy for life, her love for her son, and her sparkling humor are irresistible and tiny Max adores Jason beyond reason. Soon, Jason sees Amy and her future as a prime target for his strategic planning. Importing his private chef to prepare the little one’s food and buying a baby store so that his mother can get real bargains are just the beginning. Because enigmatic Jason is thawing the tender feelings and longing he has buried for years are begging to be heard. And when he smiles, Amy is reminded of a Mount Rushmore monument finally cracking up in the best possible way. The mutual attraction is glowing bright, but what to do about David? Once again, Jude Deveraux’s deft hand and loving vision conjure up a novel full of surprises and delights, in a story that will warm all our hearts and make us believe in the power of miracles, large and small. It’s a tale for all seasons, and a love story to remember always.


The year is 1909, and Temperance O’Neil is a woman ahead of her time. At 29, she is happily married to her work helping single mothers on the streets of New York. Unfortunately, Angus McCairn her new stepfather controls the purse strings to her substantial inheritance. Angus insists she quit her career and live in his house in Edinburgh. Temperance heads for Scotland with one mission to drive Angus crazy. Angus asks her to pose as housekeeper to Angus’ nephew, James, in a secret attempt to find him a wife. If she succeeds in matchmaking, she will be allowed to return to New York. Although James McCairn is Laird of Clan McCairn, he’s no cultured gentleman he’s a strapping, rough mannered giant interested only in farming. His stables are immaculate, his horses gleam with care, and he lavishes personal attention on his sheep but there are pigeons roosting in the kitchen and chickens in the bedrooms. Temperance, is determined to win her return passage at any cost. But the cost may be her heart…
for as Temperance O’Neil attempts to open James’ eyes to the wonders of love, it is she herself who is liberated by the power of an overwhelming passion.

The Mulberry Tree

‘He needed me.’ For nearly twenty years, those three words dictated the life of Lillian Manville. Quiet, unassuming, and overweight, Lillian did anything and everything to please her husband, the illustrious self made billionaire James Manville. Since the tender age of seventeen, she had obeyed this powerful older man’s every command and in return she received a life beyond her wildest dreams. Elaborate mansions. Trips around the world. The finest jewels and the most luxurious fashions. ‘Whatever I wanted, he gave me long before I knew I wanted it.’ But when Jimmie dies suddenly in a plane crash, Lillian’s pampered life comes to an abrupt halt. She learns that Jimmie has bequeathed all of his riches to his devious siblings, Atlanta and Ray. All, that is, except an old farmhouse in small town Calburn, Virginia. Although Lillian is devastated by Jimmie’s death and apparent betrayal, she soon discovers a well of secrets connected to Jimmie’s past that originate in Calburn and to a long ago tragedy concerning a group of boys hailed as the ‘Golden Six.’ Uncovering those secrets, Lillian thinks, will help her to better understand the man she loved and mysteriously lost. What Lillian doesn’t foresee is how her unexpected circumstances quickly transform her. She loses weight, changes her name to avoid further harassment from the press, and, with the help of Matthew Longacre, a kind, handsome local man, begins to renovate the farmhouse and establish friendships with Calburn’s quirky townspeople. In time she develops her own thriving business and an inner strength she never knew existed. But, though Lillian’s new life seems as strong as The Mulberry Tree firmly plantedoutside her farmhouse, there remain secrets and lies that threaten to uproot the past she cherished and the future she will fight to protect.

Wild Orchids

Straight from the heart of ‘New York Times’ bestselling author Jude Deveraux comes a story of love, tragedy, and mystery in a small North Carolina town brim*ming with secrets. ‘Have you ever lost someone who meant more to you than your own soul?’ Ford Newcombe has. For years, he loved his wife, Pat, more than anyone and anything in the world. She came into his life when he was just an inexperienced college student with big dreams of becoming a published author. With love and humor, she guided him down the path that would eventually lead him to more success than he ever dreamed possible. Since Pat’s death six years ago, Ford has lived a life of solitude, barely able to put pen to paper, and rumors are flying that it was Pat who actually created the books the world so loved. If there’s one thing that Ford needs it’s inspiration, and it finally comes in the guise of Jackie Maxwell a smart, sassy university researcher with just enough attitude to match Ford’s sharp intellect. But it’s her intimate knowledge of the story of a young woman’s friendship with the devil and what the townspeople did to her that persuades Ford to hire Jackie as his assistant and to move to Cole Creek, North Carolina, where the story is said to have taken place. They soon learn that even though the inhabitants of Cole Creek try to deny it, they are still plagued by the consequences of the otherworldly tale of passion and death. As Ford and Jackie work to unravel the truth, they discover a connection between their lives and the past, a connection that not only helps them solve a long ago crime but offers the promise of new love. Loved by readers and critics alike for her ‘golden touch”Publishers Weekly,’ Jude Deveraux has once again created a story that pulls at readers’ heartstrings, titillates their imaginations, and uncovers a long buried passion that far surpas*ses the boundary between life and death.


At age twelve, Cassandra Madden fell in love with Jefferson Ames, a young man she met at one of her mother’s business conferences. Over the years, during periods of loneliness and struggle, Cassie held on to this unrequited love in order to cope with her isolated heart and the pain of a cold mother. Even when Cassie grew up, went off to college, and met a man she thought she’d marry, her heart yearned for Jeff.

In a decisive moment, she breaks off the pending engagement and travels to Williamsburg, Virginia, where the now widowed Jeff lives with his young daughter. Cassie becomes the child’s nanny, but, even though she sees the object of her desire every day, Jeff has yet to even notice her.

Then, one day, she hears shots coming from the mansion of Althea Fairmont, an eccentric woman who is thought of as the world’s greatest living actress. Cassie runs to investigate, and, in an instant, her safe little life is turned upside down. She begins to learn that all the people around her aren’t who they claim to be. Everyone has Secrets and until Cassie unravels those Secrets, she and Jeff will never have a chance to be happy together.

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