Jude Deveraux Message Board

gigi posts on 12/28/2007 3:31:18 PM Hi, I'm new here so my comments may have been addressed already but anyway here goes..... Could someone please explain what happened to Jude Deverauxs writing style. The first book I read of hers was the black lyon. At the time I was in junior highschool and fell absolutely in love with that book. It was several years before I picked up another Jude Deveraux book-it was The Velvet series and boy was I surprised to realize that the Black Lyon and the Velvet series were connected. Anyway at that point I was hooked! I've read every one of her books, but about maybe 5 to 7 years ago I noticed her books changed drastically. I'm all for ghost stories and paranormal happenings but only if they make sense and these stories make absolutely no sense. Maybe it's just me but I'm confused. Anyone else notice the difference?
Batya posts on 12/16/2007 11:10:34 PM I've read several of Jude Deveraux's books and while they are a lot of fun to read, has anyone noticed that: 1. ALL the (heroes) are Greek gods, all the women (heroins) are perfectly stunning and the men have nothing to do, almost no life other than spending their extravagant wealth and limitless time to dote on their women? 2. Also, the women are always "on the verge" of leaving the men, and NEVER do-and are wildly independent-running around in deserts or cities 9with blisters or luggage,etc) where they are clueless of where to go and really are just indirectly putting on a show of leaving in "furious" independence while waiting to be saved by Mr. Perfect? 3. Then too, have you noticed that all the men with Jewish names are either pimply fat guys unworthy of dating, nerdy DMV lechers who keep and oggle pretty women for hours, or are inscrupulous lawyers, etc., etc? 4. And finally, wouldn't it be great if the hero would occasionally be allowed to be selfish or preoccupied and still be a hero? This never ending litany of stunning, wealthy, doting, never too busy men just doesn't make you feel like these are characters whose "love" seems like something I can want-these are almost cartoon characters. Anybody else feel this way?
Rosanne posts on 8/26/2007 7:25:29 PM I am presently enjoying Jude's book, "The Mulberry Tree." I have read almost all of her previous books. On the back cover of Mulberry Tree, (published in 2002)It says that Jude was living in NC with her 4 yr old son, who would now be 9 yrs old. I looked up her bio and Jude was born in 1947 making her now 60. It also says her son died at the age of 8. It says nothing about her husband. She must have had her son when she was 49 or 50? Does anyone have any other information. I am a curious fan.

Charlotte posts on 8/26/2007 10:29:22 AM I just wanted to say that Ms. Deveraux's works are some of the best works that I have read in a very long time. I was not into reading in my earlier years and I happened upon one of her Montgomery series books and I was hooked. At this time, I am reading the Always and Forever series. In the book, Always, the book that I have is missing pages 297-328. It reverts back to pages 57-88. I tried reading the pages starting on 329, but it does not make a lot of sense and I was wondering if this has happened in all of this book's publication or just mine. I would be really interested if anyone has these pages so that I am not TOTALLY confused. Help!! Jude (Ms. Deveraux, you're AWESOME, keep on writing). I will definitely keep reading.
Sue posts on 8/24/2007 6:39:03 AM I still look for my Nicholas..
Jennie D posts on 8/23/2007 9:40:04 PM My first one I read, Knight in shining armor, has to be my favorite! But I also love the velvet series, and the twins of fire and ice.
Anonymous posts on 8/20/2007 8:49:26 AM There are two Kane Taggerts: The first one is in the "Twin of Fire/Twin of Ice" duo. The second one is Michael Taggert's twin, from Sweet Liar. The second Kane's own romance is featured in a short story in an anthology, "Matchmakers" in The Invitation.
Chris posts on 8/19/2007 7:41:14 PM I have just purchased Ms. Deveraux's new novel "someone To Love" and was wondering if the main character, Jace Montgomery is the same character from "Wishes"?
joanna posts on 8/12/2007 12:32:54 PM I have been reading Jude's books since I was about 15 (I'm 37 now). I have read all her books at least 2-3 times. She is my all time favorite. What is your favoite book from her?
Jennie D posts on 8/5/2007 7:14:41 PM In answer to somone asking if Kane taggart has a story, I believe he's in the book "twin of fire", awesome story!! And in answer to more books that take place in arundel, "carolina Isle", really good book as well! But I am biased, I have all Jude Deveraux's books (including her new one "someone to love, a must read!!) She is the best author of our time!!
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