I just adore anything that author Jude Deveraux writes, and her latest novel, "True Love," is another great example of her brilliant storytelling skills.
About The Book:
Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman’s relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix—fresh from a romantic breakup—but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend’s storybook wedding.
But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House’s ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago. If that wasn’t troubling enough, Alix must deal with the arrogant (and extremely good-looking) architect Jared Montgomery, who is living in the property’s guesthouse.
Unbeknown to Alix, Jared has been charged with looking after her while she lives on the island—an easy task for him, considering the undeniable chemistry between the two. But Jared harbors secrets of his own, which, if revealed, may drive a wedge between the pair.
With a glorious Nantucket wedding on the horizon, sparks fly, and the ghosts of the past begin to reveal themselves—some of them literally. Finding their lives inextricably entwined with the turbulent fortunes of their ancestors, Alix and Jared discover that only by righting the wrongs of the past can they hope to be together.
Jude Deveraux always amazes me with the way she creates a fascinating story, filled with intriguing characters, and sprinkled with a touch of magic to bring the entire novel together. And "True Love" is a prime example of her skills.
She brings modern, contemporary characters together with a ghostly presence from the past, and uses the topic of reincarnation to make this story a thrilling experience.
For fans of Jude Deveraux's Montgomery and Taggart families, "True Love" will be like a delightful trip back in time as she brings beloved characters from those books into her new story. But first time readers will have no problem understanding the back story and enjoying this first installment of Deveraux's new Nantucket Brides series.
I'm already looking forward to her next book!
About The Author:
Jude Deveraux is the author of forty-one New York Times bestsellers to date, including Moonlight in the Morning and A Knight in Shining Armor. There are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.
Jude Deveraux was born in Fairdale, Kentucky, the eldest of a family of three girls and one boy. After earning a degree in art from Murray State University and studying teaching at the University of New Mexico, she taught fifth grade in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She left when her first book, The Land of Enchantment, was accepted for publication by Avon books.