March 24, 2014

True Love by Jude Deveraux - Review and Giveaway

True Love by Jude Deveraux
Nantucket Brides #1
ISBN: 9780345541796

Synopsis: Jude Deveraux, the New York Times bestselling author of unforgettable romance, returns with a breathtaking first book in a fantastic new series—the Nantucket Brides trilogy. Set on the magical Massachusetts island,True Love introduces characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from Deveraux’s classic novels.

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.

My review: I enjoyed this book because it not only has romance it has a touch of mystery and ghosts which make the story that much better to me. Jude did a very good job with descriptions of not only the characters but the setting of the book. You felt as if you really knew the characters and could imagine yourself on Nantucket with them. I have only read one other book by Jude "The Knight in Shining Armor" and I really enjoyed it so when I saw the synopsis I thought it would be a good one for me to read. It did not disappoint and even though I have not read any of the other Montgomery-Taggart books I was not lost at all. I recommend this book if you are looking for  a fun couple of days of reading. 

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The publisher is also giving away three paperback copies of this book to some lucky winners. Just enter below. This giveaway is for the US only - sorry. If you win I will send you an email and you will have 48 hours to respond, if you do not then I will unfortunately have to draw a new winner. Good Luck

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  1. Great review! =)
    Thanks for joining the Tour!

  2. no experience with a ghost in my favorite Jude Devereaux book is all of them.

  3. I don't believe in ghosts. :) I have never read a Jude book before!

  4. Not unless Santa has a ghost...
    Favorite is A Knight In Shining Armour

  5. I have not had any ghost experiences but I would love to. My fave book is Lavender Morning.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  6. I had a creepy experience in a house I used to live in awhile ago...I woke up to what I thought was someone breathing on me, but I was the only one there..definitely scared me!

    I've never read any of her books, yet.