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 — 26,794 ratings — published 1989 — 47 editions
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The Black Lyon (Montgomery/...

3.99 avg rating — 14,707 ratings — published 1980 — 16 editions
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The Velvet Promise

4.03 avg rating — 10,634 ratings — published 1981 — 37 editions
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Highland Velvet

4.06 avg rating — 10,043 ratings — published 1982 — 37 editions
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Velvet Angel

4.11 avg rating — 9,227 ratings — published 1983 — 36 editions
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The Summerhouse

3.92 avg rating — 8,398 ratings — published 2001 — 28 editions
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Velvet Song

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 6,915 ratings — published 1983 — 36 editions
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Sweet Liar (Montgomery/Tagg...

4.06 avg rating — 6,132 ratings — published 1992 — 29 editions
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Lavender Morning (Edilean, #1)

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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 — 100,780 ratings

The Velvet Promise Highland Velvet Velvet Song Velvet Angel
Velvet Montgomery Annuals Quadrilogy (4 books)
4.05 avg rating — 36,815 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 — 29,999 ratings

The Summerhouse Return to Summerhouse
The Summerhouse (2 books)
3.91 avg rating — 12,184 ratings

True Love For All Time Ever After
Nantucket Brides (3 books)
3.95 avg rating — 10,601 ratings

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October 2009, Jude Deveraux
" 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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Laird of the Mist (MacGregors, #1) by Paula Quinn
Laird of the Mist, by Paula Quinn

High-born though she is, Kate Campbell isn't afraid to draw her sword. When raiders strike, she rushes into the fray...and is lucky when a mysterious Highlander shields her from a deadly blow. Swept onto his stallion, she soon discovers that her rescuer is her clan's most hated enemy: Callum MacGregor, the man they call The Devil. Yet she cannot ignore his achingly tender touch or the way his fiery gaze leaves her breathless.


Callum MacGregor has taken many Campbell lives, but he's never saved one--until now. Mesmerized by this spirited lass, he wants her by his side, even if it means holding her for ransom. As his fingers graze her sumptuous curves and tangle in her unruly tresses, Callum realizes Kate Campbell is his most dangerous foe of all. For he can't make love to her without betraying his kinsmen and his honor...and surrendering his heart forever.
  9 votes, 40.9%

The Taming (Peregrine, #1) by Jude Deveraux
The Taming, by Jude Deveraux
England's most valiant knights paid court to wealthy Liana Neville, but only the infamous warrior Rogan Peregrine made no secret of his powerful desires. His very caress melted Liana into liquid fire, and she vowed to capture this manificent, wild man. Boldly the delicate beauty gave him her hand -- and Britain's richest dower. Yet he was bound to a bitter feud: for love betrayed, brothers killed, and ancestral land usurped. In Rogan's war-ravaged castle, Liana would lay her tender seige...to redeem his embattled spirit and win his untamed heart!
  7 votes, 31.8%

Hidden Fires by Sandra Brown
Hidden Fires, by Sandra Brown
In a Texas of cattle and railroads, family dynasties and ambitious schemers, Sandra Brown's classic historical romance brings readers a riveting story...

The moment preacher's daughter Lauren Holbrook walked into the Texas mansion, she suspected she had been tricked. Instead of becoming wealthy Olivia Lockett's secretary, the matriarch presented her with a scandalous offer: to marry, in name only, the Lockett dynasty's heir -- playboy rebel Jared Lockett. Lauren could not know Olivia's real motive, but she was achingly aware of her feelings for Jared. Now, in spite of terrible risks, she had to trust her reckless husband -- and fight to make their marriage as strong as her love.
  6 votes, 27.3%

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