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Remembrance

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  6,160 Ratings  ·  270 Reviews
Bestselling romance writer Hayden Lane has found her soul mate - or rather, created him: he's her latest fictional hero. And she's totally obsessed with him. Barely noticing when her real-life fiance breaks their engagement, she visits a psychic to learn more about him - and is told that in a past life Hayden was Lady de Grey, a promiscuous woman of Edwardian England. Hayd ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 432 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Pocket Books (first published 1994)
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Jessica Coligny
Jan 22, 2010 Jessica Coligny rated it liked it
The only reason why I gave this book three stars is because the story of Talis and Callie was actually pretty interesting. Thankfully, it took up most of the book. The rest of it was pretty annoying, though. In the beginning of the book, I got tired of the author using the book as a means to poke fun at her critics. I would have preferred it if she'd have left that out... because it really served no purpose for the book itself and took away from the main character, in my opinion. It is akin to ...more
Vicki
Jul 09, 2016 Vicki rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-travel
This book was so unusual, the present is a repeat of lives lived long ago. It was a beautiful read, with deep and interesting characters. It was sad to see all the missteps and the uncompleted romances and lives.
I felt for this author because she simply fell in love with her past lives love. I wanted this to end in a good place. I love the intensity Jude Deveraux can make me feel.
Debbie
May 21, 2011 Debbie rated it really liked it
I read this book a number of years ago and enjoyed it. I recently picked it up again and was once again swept away by Deveraux's story.

I am a Deveraux fan (her Montgomery Annals and Knight in Shining Armor are among my favorites) but I've read a number of her books that just didn't work for me. Remembrance is definitely not in that category.

The story starts off as Hayden Lane starts writing about a romantic hero and becomes so enthralled with him that she ultimately breaks her engagement to a d
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Alissa Bach
Jun 12, 2009 Alissa Bach rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking to read something warm, fuzzy & fluffy
Sometimes you just need to escape the bounds of reality with a good, honest-to-goodness cheezy romance that takes very little effort to digest. I mean, the daily grind can be stressful and busy enough, right? Why choose something equally so when it comes to pleasure reading?

Remembrance was one of those what my mom calls "bubblegum for the brain." The plot centers on a centuries-old love affair that was stuff of Greek and/or Shakespearian tragedy. Love that spans lives, soul mates, curses, a stro
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Kathy
Jan 16, 2011 Kathy rated it really liked it
I don't even know what to say about this one. I'm giving it 4 stars because out of all its oddity, I couldn't put it down. It was weird but good. It rambled at times but kept me engrossed. There was a constant feeling of doom and much treachery and misunderstandings. I truly hated some of the characters. I kept waiting for the happy ending and in one regard there was one and in another, there wasn't. There was tragedy and, whoa, the ending was quite odd and sucked.

The premise of living past liv
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Judy
Aug 12, 2010 Judy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, romance, favorites
Jude Deveraux is my favorite romance author and probably the only romance author that I always commit to reading. My love for her books started with this one - Remembrance. I read it when I was a teenager and loved the passionate love story, the time travelling, and of course the self-deprecating humour of the heroine.

I thought the book was fast-paced and a fun read. You really start to cheer for the hero and the heroine because of everything that kept them apart. I also liked that the book bot
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Kelly
May 11, 2016 Kelly rated it it was ok
I am a fan of Jude Deveraux and have been for years. Her book 'Knight in Shining Armor' is one of my favorites. So I still can't believe how disappointing this book was!
The beginning is soooo booooring. Her pages-long diatribe about her childhood and why she became a writer lent nothing to the book as a whole. It didn't flow at all. It's almost like she kept losing her place in her own story, not at all what I'd expect from Ms Deveraux. Taking out the first few chapters would be a great improvem
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Kimberly
Romance writer Hayden Lane is lonely and struggling to figure out her obsession with her fictional hero, James Tavistock. Upon visiting a psychic realizes her troubles have to do with her past life tragedies. With the help of a hypnotist she travels back in time to Edwardian England where she revisits her past lives including the love stories of Callie and Tallie that began the curse she must solve to get back home. Best story was Catherine and Tavey which actually could have been its own story. ...more
Alicia
Jan 04, 2012 Alicia rated it it was amazing
For the last few months I, along with a friend, have been purchasing Jude Deveraux books because we got hooked. I have read quite a few of them now and every couple of books I tend to say "that was my favorite." As for this one... it beats any book that I have ever read (I haven't read much. Only started enjoying it after I got out of school). This is truly a unique romance story. It deals with reincarnation and eternity loves. I somewhat believe in reincarnation and reading the first just made ...more
Christine
Nov 11, 2009 Christine rated it really liked it
I liked this book if, for no other reason, that it broke some of the stagnantly boring rules of the romance genre and did something a little different. The beginning of this book was particularly engaging as the first person narrator seemed to very much be telling Jude Deveraux's own story. There was a genuine feel to the character that I enjoyed.

The romance itself takes place over several lifetimes as two soulmates find themselves the victim of a past mistake. This portion of the book was a bit
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Linda
Jul 06, 2009 Linda rated it really liked it
I read this book many, many years ago and remember putting it down and crying. I lent it to someone and it never came back so decided to pick up the paperback recently. When my life gets stressed and frustrating there is nothing like a little romance to pick-me-up. You gotta love Jude's rant about book reviewers in the beginnings of this book. It'll make you smile. I'm not a mushy person, so I don't really believe in soul mates - but I do believe in fate. This story is about soul mates and how ...more
Amber
Oct 15, 2008 Amber rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Romantics everywhere...
Recommended to Amber by: A Knight in Shinning Armor
You'll notice everyone loves this book. I'm not here to say its a bad story, or even a bad romance because its not. Its actually well written and charming.

However I will probably never read it again. It was far to stressing, and romantically frustrating for me. Everytime our Main characters got close they were pulled apart. Page after page after page they pined, they pouted and eventually they perished.

But only until after they lived their lives together and yet apart many times over and 50 gal
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Mili
Sep 17, 2015 Mili rated it really liked it
La Sud de Paradis de Jude Deveraux este un vis frumos în care cu greu vrei să te trezești, mai ales dacă implică și promisiunea iubirii veșnice. Va fi inedit ca povestea să înceapă din prisma ei, femeia care caută fericirea, iar pe parcurs amândoi să își transmită gândurile. Este o carte altfel ce merită descoperită mai ales că realitatea poate fi extrem de surprinzătoare, iar aventurile sunt spectaculoase. Un alt aspect frumos este că prietenele ei din prezent își vor găsi sufletele pereche așa ...more
Angela
Dec 01, 2014 Angela rated it it was amazing
Wow, Jude Deveraux has quite the imagination. I get so caught up in her stories it is like I'm living it. I think this book could very well be her own story, for she has the same gift that Callie/Catherine/Hayden has. I couldn't get enough of this storyline and didn't want to put it down. The love is beautiful and makes you appreciate what you have in a relationship. I can't even find enough words to accurately describe how much I enjoyed this book. I can't wait til I read another book of hers.
Sönïa Dhillion
Nov 19, 2015 Sönïa Dhillion rated it did not like it
I dnf the book I wanted a time-travel romance with maybe body swap. Well in this case just time-travel romance but I got was a boring diary. With overlay long endless manual script dialog that never got the point I mean come on .
Dalila.
It is a wonderful novel. I loved it, because it no only has a beautiful love story, but it developes about the concept of reencarnation. People who believe in great, ever lasting love and reencarnation I Highly recommend it!
Gen
May 04, 2011 Gen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer M. Smith
May 08, 2011 Jennifer M. Smith rated it it was amazing
i believe this is one of ms. deveraux's best novels. it deals with reincarnation. hayden lane is a romance writer and in the process of finishing one of her novels creates a compelling and complex leading man... this leads her to a psychic and she is told that this man is real but if she saw him today, she would instantly hate him because of problems from previous relationships. it is like 3 romances in one because she has to go back to two previous times in an effort to solve her problem. it ...more
Sweety
Feb 14, 2011 Sweety rated it really liked it
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Angel
Apr 09, 2011 Angel rated it it was amazing
I am an avid romance reader but this book won my heart. the beginning was slow and the ending a little abrupt but the story of Cassie and Tavis was so well written with emotion and the characters came alive from the book. I could feel the despair in Cassie and the fear in Tavis when they were separated.In meeting the characters in this book, it is the one book in all i have read that fed the sappy soul mate believing romantic in me and for that it remains the best of romance for me. I usually ...more
Jena
Jan 14, 2012 Jena rated it really liked it
I would have given this three and a half stars if I could, because it was a maze of a book.
There were three separate stories here, and they were all intriguing. Jude Deveraux managed to pull them all together in the end, but the effect of so many heroes and heroines and plot lines was a little strange.
I wasn't particularly fond of the heroine either. I didn't find myself pulling for her to win her Prince Charming.
Good story, just differen.
Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
I cried when I finished the book. I can’t stop crying while reading the end of the story of Callie & Talis. Oh it's sad, its heart wrenching :-(( It is a wonderful book that will touch your heart and a story that you won't soon forget.

I just want to quote the lines I really loved in this book. “I would rather die then try to live without you”, “May you always love me and want me but never have me”, “May you never love anyone but me”.

Sojourner McConnell
Jul 09, 2016 Sojourner McConnell rated it really liked it
Shelves: time-travel
I really enjoyed this book. It was one of those books that you can't bear seeing that the end is near. I love a good time travel book and this one had everything to make it a good one. This story of a writer falling in love with her character is no stretch, as a reader, I struggle with that all the time.

Jude Deveraux certainly knows how to do romance and time travel!
Srisurang
Apr 29, 2010 Srisurang rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: time-travel
ช่วงแรกๆ อ่านไปยิ้มไป ชอบมาก... นางเอกเป็นนักเขียน ก็เลยมีมุขหลายอย่างโดนใจ ตอนกลางๆ จะเป็นช่วงที่ย้อนอดีตไปในชาติก่อนๆ อีกสองชาติของนางเอก เนื้อเรื่องเข้มข้นจนวางไม่ลง แม้จะหมั่นไส้ความขี้งอนของเธอนิดๆ ตอนท้ายซาบซึ้งและสนุก แต่เสียดายกลับมาชาติปัจจุบันนิดเดียวก็จบแล้วน่ะ ถ้ามีต่อไปอีกหน่อยให้ได้เห็น Tariz ในชาตินี้แบบเต็มๆ คงให้ 5 ดาวไปแล้ว
Amy
Sep 11, 2010 Amy rated it it was amazing
This book was one of the best books I have ever read. It has everything I love in a book. It has Star-crossed lovers, Fortune tellers, past lives, and complex characters that make you love and hate them at the same time. Soooo Perfect!
Ren
Sep 22, 2014 Ren rated it liked it
The greatest redeeming factor of this book:
Callie and Tallis
That was it.
But man was it good. I felt every emotion between the two of them. That snippet of a story will always have a place in my cheesy and embarrassing heart.
Holly Schneider
Jun 07, 2014 Holly Schneider rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, chick-lit
My favorite love story ever! Got this in the mail on a whim, have since read and re-read and re-read and bought it fir many others.
Yasmin M
Sep 03, 2011 Yasmin M rated it did not like it
What in the name of hell was Jude Deveraux drinking when she was writing this?
Neira
Oct 19, 2016 Neira added it
Always and forever a fan of the travels through time!!!
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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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“You'd think the very thought of a romance writer would bring a smile to people's lips. Ah, how nice. Love. Making love. Laughter. Kissing.
But no, the world is upside down as far as I can see, and romances and their writers are ridiculed, hisses and generally spat upon.
For what reason? One of my favorites is that women who read them might get mixed up about reality and imagine a man is going to rescue them from Life. According to this theory, women are so stupid that they can't tell a story from reality. Is anyone worried that the MEN who read spy thrillers are going to go after their neighbors with an automatic weapon? No, I don't remember anyone thinking that. Nor do I remember anyone worrying about murder mysteries or science fiction. It just seems to be dumb ol' women who might think some gorgeous, thoughtful, giving hunk is going to rescue them.
Honey, if any woman thought a gorgeous hunk was going to rescue her, romance novels wouldn’t be forty percent of the publishing industry.”
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