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Jude Deveraux

Biography

Jude Deveraux

Jude​ ​Deveraux​​ ​is​ ​the​ ​author​ ​of​ ​more than 40​ ​New​ ​York​ ​Times​ ​bestsellers,​ ​including​ ​​SWEET LIAR,​ ​the​ ​Nantucket series​ ​and​ ​​A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR.​ ​She​ ​was​ ​honored​ ​with​ ​a​ ​Romantic​ ​Times​ ​Pioneer​ ​Award​ ​in​ ​2013​ ​for​ ​her distinguished​ ​career.​ ​To​ ​date,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​more​ ​than​ ​60 million​ ​copies​ ​of​ ​her​ ​books​ ​in​ ​print​ ​worldwide.

Books by Jude Deveraux

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Mystery

Bestselling novelist Sara Medlar is skilled at sharing stories about other people, but she hoped the truth about her own family would never surface. Her home in Lachlan, Florida, is her refuge, and she loves having her niece Kate and dear friend Jack Wyatt together under her roof. The Medlar Three have sworn off getting involved in any more murder investigations. When the sheriff unexpectedly leaves on vacation, Jack is surprised to find himself appointed as deputy. So when Kate stumbles upon a dead body, the Medlar Three are back in the sleuthing game. Kate also has a charming new real estate client with a mysterious past. He seems to be followed by trouble, and that makes Sara and Jack uneasy.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

During the early days of the pandemic, Etta Wilmont finds herself suddenly stranded in Kansas City. Desperate to secure a roof over her head, Etta crosses paths with Henry Logan, a lonely older man in need of a caretaker. His invitation for Etta to stay with him seems to be the solution to both their problems. As Etta and Henry settle into a companionable living arrangement, Etta indulges in Henry’s library. The compelling historical accounts of life in the Midwest soon inspire vivid dreams of Kansas City in the 1870s, dreams in which she’s a mail-order bride, married to a handsome but guarded rancher. Haunted by the story unfolding in her mind, Etta realizes her dreams of the past and the familiar faces featured within are starting to have an impact on the present, altering her current reality.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Romance

It’s 1972, and times are changing. In the small farming community of Mason, Kansas, Vera and Kelly Exton are known for their ambitions. Vera is an activist who wants to join her boyfriend in the Peace Corps. But she is doing her duty caring for her widowed mother and younger sister until Kelly is firmly established. Kelly is studying to become a veterinarian. She plans to marry her childhood sweetheart and eventually take over his father’s veterinary practice. But it’s a tumultuous time, and neither sister is entirely happy with the path that’s been laid out for her. As each evaluates her options, everything shifts. Do you do what’s right for yourself or what others want?

by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets - Fantasy, Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance

When Liam O’Connor stole Cora McLeod from her destined soul mate, Finley Walsh, in 1844, he changed the course of history. Now Liam has been given three months to set things right, but he has failed to reunite Cora and Finn. And with time running out, things are looking worse than ever. As the three investigate a murder case together, they are caught in a devilish love triangle. Finn has always loved Cora. She has finally realized she wants Liam. And Liam knows he has no choice but to push Cora away if he has any hope of avoiding eternal damnation. As Liam tries desperately to make amends, he realizes his actions in the past have put them all in grave danger. And, once again, someone will pay the ultimate price.

by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Liam O’Connor unknowingly changed the course of destiny when he fell in love with Cora McLeod over a century ago. Their passion was intense, brief and tragic. And the angels have been trying to restore the balance of fate ever since. Now police officers in Providence Falls, North Carolina, Liam and Cora are partners on a murder investigation. The intensity of the case has drawn them closer together --- exactly what Liam is supposed to avoid. The angels have made it clear that Cora must be with Finley Walsh. But headstrong Cora makes her own decisions, and she’s starting to have feelings for Liam --- the only thing he’s ever really wanted. Liam knows this is the last chance to save his soul. But does he love Cora enough to let her go?

by Jude Deveraux and Tara Sheets - Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance, Women's Fiction

In 1844 Ireland, Liam O’Connor, a rogue and a thief, fell madly in love with a squire’s daughter and unwittingly altered the future. Shy and naive Cora McLeod thought Liam was the answer to her prayers. But the angels disagreed, and they’ve been waiting for the right moment in time to step in. Now Liam finds himself reunited with his beloved Cora in Providence Falls, North Carolina. The angels have given Liam a task. He must make sure Cora falls in love with another man --- the one she was supposed to marry before Liam interfered. But this Cora is very different from the innocent girl who fell for Liam in the past. Liam wants Cora for himself, but with his soul hanging in the balance, he must choose between a stolen moment in time or an eternity of damnation.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Mystery

Sara Medlar, her niece Kate and their friend Jack need a change of scenery, so Sara arranges for them to visit an old friend in England. Upon arrival at Oxley Manor, a centuries-old estate converted to a luxury hotel, Kate and Jack quickly realize that Sara is up to something. They learn that she also has invited a number of others to join them. Decades earlier, two people ran off together from Oxley and haven’t been heard from since --- and Sara wants to solve the case. As the people who were there the night the two went missing, the guests find themselves cast in a live mystery-theater event. In reenacting the events of that night, Sara, Jack and Kate are once again at the heart of a mysterious case that only they are able to solve. But someone is willing to continue to kill to keep the truth about Oxley Manor buried, and none of the guests are safe.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Terri Rayburn is a girl with a reputation. She doesn’t deserve it, but having grown up on the outskirts of Summer Hill, Virginia, she knows how small towns work. The only way to deal with vicious gossip is to ignore it. When Terri returns home from a short trip to find a handsome stranger living in her house, she smells a rat. Someone is trying to fix her up, and she has to admit that Nate Taggert is just her type. However, Nate is engaged to the daughter of the mayor and strictly off-limits. As he starts to hear rumors about Terri, he’s determined to discover the source of the gossip. Terri doesn’t want to revisit the past, but Nate won’t stop until he discovers the truth --- even if the truth might be more than either of them can handle.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Mystery

The small town of Lachlan, Florida, was rocked last year when two bodies were uncovered in the roots of a fallen tree. Despite their lack of investigative experience, Sara Medlar; her niece, Kate; and Jack Wyatt found themselves at the center of the mystery, working together to reveal the truth behind a decades-old secret in the sleepy town. They vowed to never again involve themselves in something so dangerous --- until Janet Beeson is murdered. The sweet little old woman has been shot, stabbed and poisoned, but no one can imagine who would want to harm one of the town’s kindest, most helpful residents. It isn’t long before Sara, Kate and Jack begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Mystery

Retired romance author Sara Medlar finds herself back in her hometown of Lachlan, Florida, remodeling the grand old mansion she admired as a child. Then her niece, Kate, is offered a job in Lachlan --- a start in what could be a very successful career in real estate. She accepts immediately, but with so little saved up, she’ll have to approach her estranged yet incredibly famous aunt for a place to stay. Jackson Wyatt already has his own room at the mansion and irritates Kate to no end. However, when two skeletons are accidentally uncovered in the quiet town, this unlikely trio is suddenly thrust together by a common goal: to solve a mystery everyone else seems eager to keep under wraps.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Sixty-year-old Olivia’s first marriage was long and unhappy, but now she is thrilled to be starting her life with the man she’s always truly loved. Kathy is in her 40s and married to a handsome, successful businessman…who happens to be passionately in love with someone else. Twentysomething Elise is also in a troubled marriage, stuck with the man her wealthy parents chose for her. Though each of them wound up at the summerhouse for separate reasons, it’s not long before they begin to open up about their regrets, their wishes and their dreams. And when they’re presented with the opportunity of a lifetime, all three discover what can happen when dreams really do come true.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Romance

Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything 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.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Romance

There’s more going on between Graydon and Toby than her unique power to tell him apart from his twin. At work are forces beyond their control, which are ruled by time itself. Combine that with the magical island of Nantucket, and a seductive spell is cast over Graydon and Toby. If they are to be together, they must change what once was, as well as what will be.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction

Gemma Ranford wants the job cataloging the documents of the Frazier family so much that she is ready to do battle to get it. 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.

by Jude Deveraux - Fiction, Romance

When Penny Dahl calls the Finders Keepers detective agency hoping for help locating her missing daughter, Holly Gibney is reluctant to accept the case, but something in Penny's desperate voice makes it impossible for Holly to turn her down. Mere blocks from where Bonnie Dahl disappeared live Professors Rodney and Emily Harris. They are the picture of bourgeois respectability, but they are harboring an unholy secret in the basement of their well-kept, book-lined home, one that may be related to Bonnie’s disappearance. And it will prove nearly impossible to discover what they are up to: they are savvy, they are patient and they are ruthless. Holly must summon all her formidable talents to outthink and outmaneuver the shockingly twisted professors in this chilling new masterwork from Stephen King