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Jude Deveraux Biography & Facts

Jude Deveraux (born September 20, 1947; née Jude Gilliam) is an American author of historical romances. Deveraux has written over 40 novels, many of which have been on The New York Times Best Seller list, including such titles as A Knight in Shining Armor and Remembrance; she has sold over 50 million copies as of 2016. Deveraux appeared as herself in the 1987 romance novelist documentary Where the Heart Roams. Literary work Known for her historical romances with storylines centered on strong, capable heroines, Deveraux has written stories set in several time periods, including post-Revolutionary America, nineteenth century Colorado, and nineteenth century New Mexico. Many of her books follow the Montgomery and Taggert families and contain recurring characters. She has written several time-travel romances, and her later novels have had a contemporary setting. Many of her more recent books feature paranormal storylines. In 2009, she was one of four authors who produced works for the debut of Vook, a company which produces "video books" by combining text, video and internet links into a single experience. Deveraux wrote A Girl From Summer Hill, a contemporary reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice in 2016. Personal life Deveraux was born in Fairdale, Kentucky. She was married to Richard Sides from 1967 to 1969. In the late 1960s, she met Claude White, whom she began living with in 1970. They married in 1987 and divorced in 1991. In 1991, while on a tour of Egypt with White, she met Mohammed Montassir. They eventually married and had a son together, named Sam Alexander Montassir. Their son died in 2005, at the age of eight, when he was hit by a truck near their home in North Carolina. Association with Rose Marks In 1991, Deveraux first met psychic Rose Marks, whom she knew as "Joyce Michael". She initially visited Marks for a psychic reading, due to problems with her marriage to White and with infertility. The relationship strengthened after her son's death, and Marks isolated Deveraux from her friends and family. Marks offered her the ability to continue to contact her son as well as to save him from being "caught between heaven and hell". Over the course of 17 years, Marks extracted between 17 and 20 million dollars from Deveraux, leaving her with almost no money despite her lucrative writing career. Marks told Deveraux as well as other victims that their money and valuables were cursed by malign influence and needed to be given to her for "cleansing rituals" and that they would be returned; yet the items never were returned. She was found guilty of fraud in a trial in 2013, and lost an appeal of her sentence in 2016. Bibliography The Montgomery/Taggert Family Chronological order The Black Lyon (1980) [Ranulf de Warbrooke & Lyonene Tompkins, 1275] The Maiden (1988) [Prince Rowan & Princess Jura, 1299] The Velvet Promise (1981) [Gavin Montgomery & Judith Revedoune, 1501] Highland Velvet (1982) [Stephen Montgomery & Bronwyn MacArran, 1501] Velvet Song (1983) [Raine Montgomery & Alyxandra Blackett, 1502] Velvet Angel (1983) [Miles Montgomery & Elizabeth Chatworth, 1502] The Heiress (1995) [Axia Maidenhall & Jamie Montgomery, 1572] The Raider (1987) [Jessica Taggert & Alexander Montgomery, 1766] Mountain Laurel (1990) [Maddie Worth & Christopher Hring "'Ring" Montgomery, 1859] Eternity (1992) [Carrie Montgomery & Joshua Greene Templeton, 1865] The Duchess (1991) [John "Trevelyan" Montgomery & Claire Willoughby, 1883] Twin of Fire (1985) [Leander Westfield & Blair Chandler, 1892] Twin of Ice (1985) [Kane Taggert & Houston Chandler, 1892] The Temptress (1986) [Christiana Montgomery Mathison & Tynan Dysan, 1896] Wishes (1989) [Jocelyn "Jace" Montgomery & Nellie Grayson, 1896] The Awakening (1988) [Amanda Caulden & Henry "Hank" Montgomery, 1913] "The Invitation" from The Invitation (1994) [Jacqueline O'Neill & William "Billy" Montgomery, 1934] The Princess (1987) [Jarl Tynan "J.T." Montgomery & Princess Victoria Jura "Aria" Cilean Xenita, 1942] A Knight in Shining Armor (1989) [Nicholas Stafford & Dougless Montgomery, 1988-1564] Sweet Liar (1992) [Samantha Elliot & Michael Taggert, 1991] "Matchmakers" from The Invitation (1994) [Cale Anderson & Kane Taggert, 1991] "Change of Heart" from Holiday of Love (1994) [Frank Taggert & Miranda Harcourt (Stowe)] "Just Curious" from A Gift of Love (1995) [Macallister J. Taggert & Karen Lawrence] High Tide (1999) [Fiona Burkenhalter & Paul "Ace" Montgomery] Holly (2003) [Nick Taggert & Hollander Latham] Someone to Love (2007) [Jace Montgomery & Nightingale Smythe, 2005] Met Her Match (September 17, 2019) [Nate Taggert & Terri Rayburn] Forever Trilogy (Montgomery/Taggert) Forever... A Novel of Good and Evil (2002) [Darci T. Monroe & Adam Montgomery] Forever and Always (2003) [Darci Montgomery & Lincoln Ames] Always (2004) [Darci Montgomery & Jack Rose, 2004-1843] Nantucket Brides Trilogy (Montgomery/Taggert) True Love (2013) [Alixandra Madsen & Jared Montgomery Kingsley VII, 2012] For All Time (2014) [Toby Wydnam & Graydon Montgomery] Ever After (2015) [Hallie Hartley & James Taggert] The James River series Chronological order Sweetbriar (1983) [Linnet Tyler & Devon Macallister, 1784] Counterfeit Lady (1984) [Nicole Courtelain & Clayton Armstrong, 1794] Lost Lady (1985) [Regan West & Travis Stanford, 1797] River Lady (1985) [Leah Simmons & Wesley Stanford, 1803] The Peregrine Family The Taming (1989) [Rogan Peregrine & Lianna Neville, 1445] The Conquest (1991) [Zared Peregrine & Tearle Howard, 1447] The Legend series Legend (1996) [Cole Tarik Jordan & Kady Long, 1996-1873] "The Teacher" from Upon a Midnight Clear (1997) [Cole Jordan & Kathryn DeLonge, 1880s] The Summerhouse series The Summerhouse (2001) Return to Summerhouse (2008) As You Wish (2018) The Endenton series First Impressions (2005) Carolina Isle (2006) The Edilean series Chronological order Days of Gold (2009) [Edilean Talbot & Angus McTern, 1766, Scotland and Virginia] The Scent of Jasmine (2010) [Catherine "Cay" Harcourt & Alex McDowell, 1799] Promises VOOK (2010) [Ethne McTern & Jamie Armitage, 1800] Lavender Morning (2009) [Jocelyn Minton & Luke Connor] Scarlet Nights (2010) [Sara Shaw & Mike Newland] Heartwishes (2011) [Gemma Ranford & Colin Frazier] Change of Heart (2014) [Eli & Chelsea] (Sequel to the short story Change of Heart in A Holiday of Love) The Moonlight Trilogy This trilogy takes place in Edilean, VA. It is not part of the original sequence but contains characters that appeared within it. Moonlight in the Morning (2011) [Jecca Layton & Dr. Tristan Aldredge] Stranger in the Moonlight (2012) [Kim Aldredge & Travis Maxwell] Moonlight Masquerade (2013) [Dr. Reede Aldredge & Sophie Kincaid] Summer Hill Novels The Girl from Summer Hill (2016) Met Her.... Discover the Jude Deveraux popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Jude Deveraux books.

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  • The Blessing synopsis, comments

    The Blessing

    Jude Deveraux

    The New York Times bestselling author of the Summerhouse series crafts an inspirational love story that has “plenty of romance, fun, and adventure” (San Antonio ExpressNews) follow...

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    Chance of a Lifetime

    Jude Deveraux & Tara Sheets

    In one century she loved him madly, and in another she wants nothing to do with himIn 1844 Ireland, Liam O’Connor, a rogue and a thief, fell madly in love with a squire’s daughter ...

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    Double Standards

    Judith McNaught

    “Judith McNaught not only spins dreams, but she makes them come true.... She makes you laugh, cry, and fall in love again” (RT Book Reviews), especially in this romance that takes ...

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    Remember When

    Judith McNaught

    Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s contemporary romances that will make “you laugh, cry, and fall in love again”...

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    A Gentleman Always Remembers

    Candace Camp

    New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp’s delectable Willowmere series continues with the story of the accomplished and pretty widow who takes on the American Bascombe siste...

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    Carolina Isle

    Jude Deveraux

    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...

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    A Cup of Silver Linings

    Karen Hawkins

    Discover the “sometimes whimsical, often insightful, always absorbing” (Shelf Awareness) Dove Pond series with this novel that explores the magic in the tea leavesfrom New York Tim...

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    Jude Deveraux

    New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux plunges a modernday woman into the mysteries of the pastwhere an enchanting love awaits...Bestselling romance writer Hayden Lane has...

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    Late Summer in the Vineyard

    Jo Thomas

    'Love this book ... makes me want to live on a vineyard in the South of France!' Lisa Zupan, Producer of P.S. I Love You Escape to France with LATE SUMMER IN THE VINEYARD Jo Thoma...

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    The Affair

    Santa Montefiore

    Previously published as The Perfect HappinessWonderfully wise Santa Montefiore will capture your heart with this "bittersweet and thoughtprovoking" novel about a modern wife who mu...

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    As You Wish

    Jude Deveraux

    One fateful summer, three very different women find themselves together in Summer Hill, Virginia, where they discover they have much more in common than they realized…Sixtyyearold ...

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    An Unfinished Murder

    Jude Deveraux

    Sara Medlar may be retired as a bestselling author, but her career as an amateur detective is facing one final mysteryand it’s a killer. Retired romance novelist Sara Medlar has be...

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    Judith McNaught

    New York Times bestselling author “Judith McNaught comes close to an Edith Wharton edge” (Chicago Tribune) in this sensual and sweeping romance of two former lovers who mix busines...

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    Until You

    Judith McNaught

    Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spe...

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    Counterfeit Lady

    Jude Deveraux

    Return to the New York Times bestselling Jude Deveraux’s James River series with this passionate, enchanting, and breathtaking romance classic!Nicole Courtalaina passionate French ...

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    Tender Triumph

    Judith McNaught

    Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in this story of new beginnings and uncertain endings by Judith McNaughtthe New York Times bestselling author that USA TODAY raves “...

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    The Summerhouse

    Jude Deveraux

    Jude Deveraux’s marvelous New York Times bestseller is a touching and delightful exploration of the longings that live deep inside every woman’s heart, featuring three friends who ...

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    Finding You

    Carla Neggers

    The New York Times bestselling author of Harbor Island delivers nonstop suspense and pulsepounding romance in this thrilling mystery that “proves once and for all that opposites no...

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    Emma And The Outlaw

    Linda Lael Miller

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller continues the Orphan Train trilogy continues with this second book about a sizzling romance between the local librarian a...

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    Once and Always

    Judith McNaught

    Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spe...

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    JoAnn Ross

    Contemporary and compelling, the novels of JoAnn Ross draw their power from the laughter and tears that fill women's lives. Now, after her triumphant bestseller A Woman's Heart, sh...

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    Judith McNaught

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    Almost Heaven

    Judith McNaught

    This sweeping historical romance will take you from London’s drawing rooms to the Scottish Highlands as a young countess embarks on a twisting relationship with a handsome roguefro...

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    A Summer Seduction

    Candace Camp

    After A Winter Scandal comes a new season for unexpected love in this sparkling second novel in New York Times bestselling author Candace Camp’s Legend of St. Dwynwen trilogy.No on...

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    Whitney, My Love

    Judith McNaught

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    An Impossible Promise

    Jude Deveraux & Tara Sheets

    “Time travel romance at its best!”Fresh Fiction on Chance of a Lifetime They can’t be together, but they can’t stay apart… Liam O’Connor has one purpose in this lifeto push the w...

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    Shotgun Bride

    Linda Lael Miller

    One ranch. Three sons. Only one will inherit, and on one condition.In the second novel in the New York Times bestselling McKettrick Cowboys trilogy, Kade McKettrick is determined n...

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    Moonlight in the Morning

    Jude Deveraux

    In a 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 awai...

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    Change of Heart

    Jude Deveraux

    Two childhood playmates grow into more than just friends in #1 New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s fulllength romantic novel based on her short story of the same name...

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    Met Her Match

    Jude Deveraux

    Escape to Summer Hill, Virginia, where no one lets the facts get in the way of juicy gossip…Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation. She doesn’t deserve it but, having grown up o...

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    Jude Deveraux

    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 thi...

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    Night Whispers

    Judith McNaught

    Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s contemporary romances that will make “you laugh, cry, and fall in love again”...

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    A Kingdom of Dreams

    Judith McNaught

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author continues her evocative Westmoreland Dynasty Saga with this romance following two defiant hearts clashing over a furious battle of wills in...

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    First Impressions

    Jude Deveraux

    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 ...

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    Secondhand Bride

    Linda Lael Miller

    The third installment in the New York Times bestselling McKettrick Cowboys series follows the youngest McKettrick brother as he and his estranged love cross paths after discovering...

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    Someone to Watch Over Me

    Judith McNaught

    Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s contemporary romances that will make “you laugh, cry, and fall in love again”...

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    Something Wonderful

    Judith McNaught

    Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spe...

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    Lily and the Major

    Linda Lael Miller

    The first novel in the romantic Orphan Train trilogy is a beloved historical classic about a woman who must choose between her family and her one true loveby #1 New York Times best...

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    Return to Summerhouse

    Jude Deveraux

    With her shining gift for “exquisite and enchanting” (Bookpage) storytelling, Jude Deveraux sweeps readers away in a breathtaking followup to her beloved New York Times bestseller,...

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    Just Curious

    Jude Deveraux

    New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux’s charming Christmas novella is now available as an eBook.In the snowcovered hills of Virginia, a young widow finds that miracles re...

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    Only With a Highlander

    Janet Chapman

    From bestselling author Janet Chapman comes the fifth novel in her Highlander series featuring a timetravelling Scotsman in modernday Maine.As soon as Pine Creek’s new mystery man ...

  • A Justified Murder synopsis, comments

    A Justified Murder

    Jude Deveraux

    The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was recently rocked when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; h...

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    An Angel for Emily

    Jude Deveraux

    The New York Times bestselling author of Legend and The Blessing weaves a moving and unforgettable love story between a smalltown woman at the end of her rope and the mysterious an...

  • High Country Bride synopsis, comments

    High Country Bride

    Linda Lael Miller

    In this first novel in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling McKettrick Cowboys trilogy, three brothers are in a race against time to inherit their father’s ranch.One ranch....

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    Judith McNaught

    Now available for the first time ever as an enovella, New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s short historical romance Miracleswhich ties up ends left open in the Westm...

  • Stranger in the Moonlight synopsis, comments

    Stranger in the Moonlight

    Jude Deveraux

    An enchanting new contemporary romance set in Edilean, about two childhood friends who are reunited after years apart, only to discover that the spark they felt even as kids s...

  • A Forgotten Murder synopsis, comments

    A Forgotten Murder

    Jude Deveraux

    An English manor home, an unsolved mystery, too many suspects to count… It’s the perfect holiday for romance novelist Sara Medlar.Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack ...

  • Educating Caroline synopsis, comments

    Educating Caroline

    Patricia Cabot

    Lady Caroline Linford is horrified to discover... her fiancé, the Marquis of Winchilsea, in the arms of another woman. Unfortunately, Victorian society considers such masculine pe...

  • A Relative Murder synopsis, comments

    A Relative Murder

    Jude Deveraux

    Even the closest families have secrets hidden away.Bestselling novelist Sara Medlar is skilled at sharing stories about other people, but she hoped the truth about her own family w...