Jude Deveraux

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Jude Deveraux

in Fairdale, Kentucky, The United States
September 20, 1947




Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

She began writing in 1976, and published her first book, The Enchanted Land (1977) under the name Jude Deveraux. Following the publication of her first novel, she resigned her teaching position. Now, she is the author of 31 New York Times bestsellers.

Jude won readers' hearts with the epic Velvet series, which revolves around the lives of the Montgomery family's irresistible men. Jude's early books a

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Creating Promises for the Vook was one of the most exciting experiences of my career. When my publisher, Judith Curr, asked if I’d do it, I jumped at the chance. It’s always great to try new things. I was asked to write an exciting, filmable story. Since I grew up in front of a TV set, I knew that meant drama that would lend itself to a camera. No characters sitting around and contemplating; th... Read more of this blog post »
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A Knight in Shining Armor

4.23 avg rating — 26,030 ratings — published 1989 — 45 editions
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The Black Lyon (Montgomery/...

3.99 avg rating — 14,409 ratings — published 1980 — 15 editions
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The Velvet Promise

4.04 avg rating — 10,269 ratings — published 1981 — 36 editions
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Highland Velvet

4.06 avg rating — 9,733 ratings — published 1982 — 35 editions
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Velvet Angel

4.11 avg rating — 8,977 ratings — published 1983 — 34 editions
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The Summerhouse

3.92 avg rating — 8,188 ratings — published 2001 — 27 editions
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Velvet Song

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6,707 ratings — published 1983 — 33 editions
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5,794 ratings — published 1994 — 28 editions
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Sweet Liar

4.06 avg rating — 5,946 ratings — published 1992 — 29 editions
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Lavender Morning (Edilean, #1)

3.85 avg rating — 6,497 ratings — published 2009 — 33 editions
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More books by Jude Deveraux…
The Black Lyon The Duchess The Temptress The Raider Mountain Laurel Sweet Liar Wishes
Montgomery/Taggert (17 books)
3.99 avg rating — 97,878 ratings

The Velvet Promise Highland Velvet Velvet Song Velvet Angel
Velvet Montgomery Annuals Quadrilogy (4 books)
4.06 avg rating — 35,686 ratings

Lavender Morning Days of Gold Scarlet Nights The Scent of Jasmine Heartwishes Moonlight in the Morning Stranger in the Moonlight
Edilean (9 books)
3.88 avg rating — 28,820 ratings

The Summerhouse Return to Summerhouse
The Summerhouse (2 books)
3.91 avg rating — 11,875 ratings

Forever... Forever and Always Always
Forever Trilogy (3 books)
3.76 avg rating — 10,496 ratings

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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? JD: Starting over SS: What is your motto or maxim? JD: Be thankful for the small things. What Readers want to know... SS: With whom in history do you most identify? JD: Queen Elizabet..." ...More

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“My soul will find yours.”
Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor

“Love can make even nice people do awful things.”
Jude Deveraux

“Time has no meaning,
Love will endure..”
Jude Deveraux



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