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Stranger in the Moonlight (Edilean #7)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  1,564 ratings  ·  115 reviews
An enchanting new contemporary romance set in Edilean, about two childhood friends who are reunited after years apart, only to discover that the spark they felt even as kids still remains...

When Kim Aldredge was eight, she met a twelve-year-old boy named Travis who was visiting her hometown of Edilean, Virginia with his mother. Even though they were there under mysterious
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Mass Market Paperback, 362 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Pocket Books (first published August 21st 2012)
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Kamaliah
Honestly I am a tiny bit disappointed with this story. I like Travis but I love Tristan. The prologue was nice. The beginning gets better. After few chapters, the reading graph stays still. I like all the characters but not enough to captivate me. Comparing Tristan’s and Travis’s romance, Tristan’s was much much more romantic.

One thing about Miss JD’s books that I like is how she continues with the character from one book to another. I was never confused with the characters. Reading her books m
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Toni
I was so excited to receive the "Uncorrected proofs-special advance reader's edition" of this book. Thank you, Goodreads.

This is, indeed, a good read. I'm a romantic at heart and I loved this book.

One quote that spoke to me: "The only sex that matters is if you make the woman you love happy. . . . if the one you love ain't smiling at you over breakfast, you're a failure in the sex department."
Eliška
Zatím má z celé série ten nejklišoidnější konec, jaký si dokážete představit...taková Esmeralda se může jít klouzat, ale bylo to hezké...Kim se mi jako hrdinka líbila, bylo vidět, že ona prostě žádného rytíře na bílém koni prostě nepotřebuje, i kdyby to měl být bývalý kaskadér Travis..trochu jsem krotila hlavou nad Reedem, ke kterému jsem si ani v druhé knížce, kde už se objevil nenašla cestu, ale tak až z něj bude hlavní hrdina, třeba tomu ďábelskému doktůrkovi konečně propadnu. A i potom, co j ...more
Anna
Pretty good. I don't know why I find myself skimming pages to move on, but lately more and more I do this in books. I don't know, too much focus on a particular story line, lose interest? Anyway, All in all I enjoyed it and it was a fast read.
Shell
Another cute one in the Edilean series. Didn't LOVE it like some of the others, but still a fun story.
Jessi
Oh Jude Deveraux. Why don't you have your characters use condoms? You have stories that are consistently good, but the sex scenes are so dated. The main characters just "know" that they are meant for each other (without talking about what exactly the relationship is) and they just immediately fall into bed. Sigh.
Kim Aldredge is floundering a little. Her best friend has just married her cousin and, while she's happy for them, she's feeling a little left behind. (In her mid-twenties? Really?) She'
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Virginia Campbell
Author Jude Deveraux returns to her fictional community of Edilean, VA with "Stranger in the Moonlight". As children, Kim Aldredge and Travis Maxwell met one Summer when he and his mother spent a brief time in Edilean. Somewhat mysterious, and unlike any other boy she'd ever met, twelve-years-old Travis found a place in the heart of eight-years-old Kim. They formed a unique, deeply-felt bond, and Travis promised to one day return to Edilean. Eighteen years later, Travis is a successful attorney, ...more
Elena
2.5*


This book was a little more than "ok" just because it was a very quick beach read and I found myself amused for a while. I read it in a day ! However, it annoyed the heck out of me on every other page and more often than that towards the end!!

Aside the fact that everything about the town of Edilean and people in it is unbelievable, some things in this book are completely unfathomable! So Kim, who lived in this tiny town and knows everyone since birth, doesn't ever catch a glimpse or even s
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Dawn
I'm biased with plots revolving around childhood friends torn apart not seeing each other for many years only for the relationship restored by fate and in the process have fallen in love with each other. That made me interested in this book. I don't read Jude Deveraux's books that much. Heck, I even fell asleep towards the middle of her "Remembrance" novel (but I will give it justice soon). I read romance novels and I find historical romances quite entertaining *cough* Barbara Cartland *cough* a ...more
Lai


I had highly anticipated this book to come out. If it was anything like Moonlight in the Morning I'd surely be swooning and swept away by the main male character, in this case, Travis, but he somehow fell flat. His 'life revolved around Kim' creed was flattering but telling the woman you love that you've stayed away from her to 'practice' with other women in bed so that you wouldn't displease her in the future somehow didn't strike me the least bit romantic. It gets worse. Travis stayed away fro
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Shauni
I really enjoy Jude Deveraux, she writes these wonderfully complex stories complete with character histories and usually an extensive family. There is so much going on in her stories that a reader just feels right at home. In one of her books, A Knight in Shining Armor (I think) she talks about one of the characters aunt's friend. This friend likes to try on tiaras and run around acting like a princess. Now for those of us who are familiar with that particular series it makes perfect sense. And ...more
Jadaloves
While I really enjoyed this book, as I do all of Deveraux’s work, I have no problems admitting it was flawed in some ways.

When Kim reunites with a childhood friend who disappeared after two weeks of intense child’s play, she is just as infatuated with him as she was as a child. She wonders why he mysteriously showed up in Edilean after disappearing all those years ago. Travis’ mother has been hiding out from his father for years and now wants a divorce so she can remarry. Travis has been protect
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Shawna Cramer
Disclosure:I won this book from Goodreads.com Thank you!!

I felt like this book was missing something...idk if it was lack of passion, spark, anticipation...but it felt rushed. I have read ALL of Ms. Deveraux's books and they have all had heart an it is almost like you are in the book while you are reading it, but this one lacked that.

One of the main things I was disappointed in was how she did Travis's half brother, it was almost like he was an after thought...let alone how fast he got engaged!
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Michelle
Disclosure: I won this book from Goodreads.

This story has mutliple points of views. Nearly each character presents their point of view and the book is written that way. For me, there were too many characters and far too many POV's.

This story begins as pre-teen boy meets younger girl who go their own ways after two weeks but they carry on with their lives remembering each other.

So it begins slightly boring but sweet. Areas rambled a bit unnecessarily but the theory behind the book was enough mot
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Kathy
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Pam
AUTHOR: Deveraux, Jude
TITLE: Stranger in the Moonlight
Date Read: 09/22/13
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS: Romance/2012/Simon & Shuster/362 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: #2in Edilean trilogy

TIME/PLACE: 2011/ Edilean, VA
CHARACTERS: Kim Aldredge/ Jewelry Designer, Travis Maxwell/attorney

FIRST LINES: The big office sprawled across a corner of the 61'st floor. Full-lenth windows went along 2 sides, offering breathtaking views of the skyline of New York.

COMMENTS: This is the 2nd entry
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Shevaun
This was pretty awful. I kept rechecking the publication date, convinced that this had to have been written in the 80s. I mean, seriously? The heroine actually said to her employee that she needed to buy rouge. Rouge? Who says that any more? Hasn't that term gone the way of cream rinse?
Also, I just cannot bring myself to believe in their feelings for each other. And she was not creeped out enough by the fact that he'd been stalking her for years.
The beginning, when they were kids, though. That w
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Barb
Stranger in the Moonlight is about Jecca's friend,Kim, from Moonlight in the Morning. She met Travis when she was 8 years old and he 12. She taught him to ride a bike and "have fun". He didn't know how to "be a kid" before her presence in his life. He disappeared after 6 weeks of summer. She never knew what happened to him but she always kept an eye out. She meets him again when we find out the mysterious Lucy, the seamstress from Moonlight in the Morning, is his mother and she is hiding from hi ...more
Dianna
I won this book from Goodreads - Thank you!

"An enchanting new contemporary romance set in Edilean, about two childhood friends who are reunited after years apart, only to discover that the spark they felt even as kids still remains..."

This is a tale of one of 3 college roommates who have stayed friends since their graduation. And about how love finds a way in the most crazy circumstances.

Kim Aldredge, one of the 3 friends, at age eight met twelve-year-old Travis in his home town of Edilean, VA.
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Mcfree
Of course, if you are reading Deveraux's Edilean series, then you know the setting and general vibe of this book. I liked the characters. I was not so enamored of the flip flop in the character's roles.

This was a hastily scribbled out book. I think Deveraux has written so many of these that she has trapped herself into forcing characters into her preset plot. She has dragged us to a new local where she can restart the process.

I want to reiterate a comment from a previous post. PLEASE put condo
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Kelly
I liked that the characters met first as children, and then were separated while they grew up. There was some nice mystery to this one. I'm glad that Kim's livelihood does not revolve around food. A quick but enjoyable read.
April
Ms. Deveraux rarely fails to deliver great stories about characters you'd love to be friends with. (I'd say she never fails, but did you read the "Always" trilogy? Yeesh)

Anywho...loved the sweet love story without too much craziness or invented mystery/drama. my only complaint would be that some of the characters got away with too much and others became a completely different person from their descriptions 3/4 of the way through the book which was weird and came across fake to me. But even thou
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Jill
This was not the best nor the worst in her Edilean series. I did enjoy reading it and I liked the characters--especially their relationships with supporting characters, perhaps even more than their relationship with one another! I got a little confused at the end with the introduction of yet another cousin ("born on the other side of the blanket?") whose connection wasn't explained to my satisfaction. Also, I am of two minds for the dad to have turned from villain to good guy at the end. I don't ...more
marieno
When I looked at the cover, I thought it would be a cute book ans it is but with a mild edge that made me appreciated more. It's the first book but Jude Deveraux that I read and I absolutely adore her writting style. I found it non judgemental (It might not be the right word but it's the only one that came to mind) Stranger in the Moonlight is a modern fairy tale. It's family oriented, the setting is a small town, the characters are superb and there is a fun factor that is almost absurd sometime ...more
Cookie Knoll
Enjoyed as usual. Quick read. Missed this one in the series, and picked up at airport.
Agostina
Man, I really didn't like this book.
I have read 37% of it and it's just awful!
I really wanted to like it, but the dialogues are so impossible that it is driving me crazy.
Everyone is incredibly perceptive -even the guys! It is completely unrealistic!
I don't understand what she was thinking when she wrote this! Do we all live in a Gilmore Girls world? People don't speak that way!

OK, It got a little intense, but this books is driving me insane, and I can't put it down cause I can't leave a book unf
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Monica Cooper
I am quite disheartened by the lack of depth to this latest book. I have been a loyal fan since the mid 90's reading EVERY single book that Jude Deveraux has written. We had a used book store close to my house when I was pregnant with my children and I would go pick up her books 3 and 4 at a time till I read them all and now I pre-order them through Amazon so I have them when they hit the shelves but I am not happy with this last book. It took me forever to even be able to get into it. I had to ...more
Barbara
Just finished is while on vacation may 2014. Loved it!!
Laura Parson
The plot was dismal and written at a sixth grade reading level at best. If I wasn't reading all of the books on the Nook I borrowed from our awesome library, I wouldn't have finished it. I'm actually a little embarrassed to admit that I read it.
Sharyn
OK I said the last book was a fantasy, but this one is even more so. So, if we accept that premise, I can enjoy it. I like reading the intertwining stories of each of these books, but this hero was wayyyy to perfect. Rich, beautiful, a daredevil, brilliant, and carrying a torch for a girl he knew for 2 weeks when she was 8 and he 12. But I just went with it, and enjoyed the story. Actually, my favorite part was finding out the identity of Lucy from the previous book. Now she has set up the story ...more
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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.

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