Lost Lady (James River Trilogy #2)
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Lost Lady (The Lady Trilogy #2)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  2,145 ratings  ·  34 reviews

Forsaken by her guardian, scorned by her fiance, ethereal Regan found safety in the strong arms of a stranger. Rough-hewn Travis, enchanted by his innocent burden, claimed her as his own ... unaware of the magnificent, iron-willed beauty she would become, or...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published April 1st 1985 by Pocket Books (first published 1985)
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I dont even know why I like this book so God damn much. So much in fact, that it must be my all time fav Jude Deveraux book, and I reread it every few years.

I must warn you, this book has rape and I don't mean one of those forced seduction kind but the really painful, crying kind. Y'know those emotionally painful scenes you find yourself cringing from, that kind of rape scene. You will want to smack the big jerk for hurting this delicate girl, and yes, she's a "girl" and not a woman. I'm sure...more
I thoroughly enjoyed this one! I find Jude Deveraux to be a bit hit and miss, but when she hits, the nails it.

I'm not sure what drew me to Reagan, the heroine. At the beginning of the book she was helpless and naive. Forced out of her uncle's house after learning that the man she loved only wanted her for her money and refusing to marry him, she finds herself on the docks, where in the real world she would have been gang raped. Luckily, this is the world of romantic fantasy, where she runs stra...more
I think I'm going to rate this book as my upper limit for tolerance of crazysauce. I was entertained, and I didn't fling the book across the room, but I did get to the bit with the elephant and then think, ok, this is probably going too far.
Learning to tightrope walk in three days, though, perfectly plausible.
Regan Weston has led a sheltered life. Orphaned at a young age, she's spent the majority of her seventeen years locked away in her Uncle's deteriorating house. She fancies herself in love with an English gentleman, Farrel, to whom she's engaged to. One night, not long before her wedding, she hears that the only reason Farrel is marrying her is for her money that her parents had left her and that her uncle despises her and will receive some of the money due to an agreement he's worked out with Ba...more
Red Austin
Reading the second novel in the James River Trilogy is a bliss! It was full of truth and of love, of passion, and of extreme hilarity! Regan is full of innocence that her transformation gave me a bit of a shock, but always -again, always- Miss Jude will never leave her readers in discontentment. The hero in the story, Travis Stanford, is so sweet and so funny as well that I pity him at some point for I always laugh at his silly schemes toward Regan. He might be ill-mannered most of the times; hi...more
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This would have been a much better story if Regan wasn't so immature, ignorant and ungrateful. I was hoping by the end of the book she would improve but she didn't. I could have felt sympathy for the way Travis used her if the way she acted hadn't been so idiotic. I mean Travis raped her (even if it was more of a mistake than a willful disregard of her feelings) but she never got really upset about it just angry and almost happily went to bed with him the next night. Her lack of response, made i...more
WOW!! This 2nd book in the James River trilogy outdid the storyline of the first. If there were 6 stars, it would get it! The author's tale seems more believeable in this book; however, I just can't seem to understand completely why she gave over to these "new sensations and feelings" when she had never even been touched before, but then again, maybe that is why. In fact, Regan says that she thought she was captivated by him because he was the first to show any love or affection for her in her l...more
Regan is an annoying child, it's hard to reconcile her with the woman she grows up to be (whom I like). Travis is an ass. But the story is entertaining and I like how they wind the story up.
The second book in the James River series by Jude Deveraux. English heiress Regan Weston runs away and ends up on the docks and nearing being raped. But she is rescued by American Travis Stanford. When she refuses to say who she is he ends up taking her to America with him.

I love most of Jude Deveraux's historical romances and I do like this one but it wasn't up to par with her other ones. I blame it on the characters. I don't think they really grabbed me like some of them do. It was just a fair...more
Bismaa Omer
First book i read of this author and loved it.
Im always surprised by how much I love deveraux's works. I love them soooo much. Sure the leading lady is a little dumb sometimes but its understandable seeing how she has been kept away from the world. Deveraux always counter balances everything perfectly. I even loved how the story jumped ahead four years allowing Regan to grow up. The only part that I didnt like was the over the top proposal done by travis. But i loved Travis sooo much that even his super cheesy impossible proposal didnt turn...more
Kathleen Spiker
Mar 24, 2008 Kathleen Spiker rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Kathleen by: Blue
Shelves: own
Its the perfect story about two lovers who lose each other and find each other years later. It is aso the true way that a woman in that time gets chances to prove herself to the household that she can run it, and what happens when things go horribly wrong. IT also proves that love conquers all. This is a good book by all accounts. This is one of my fav books by her.
Carolyn F.
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In high school, I shamefully admitt I read A LOT of romance novels. To this day, I'm not sure why it took me so long to figure out that the plot was basically the same. And, yes, Fabio was on the cover of almost all of these books often with shirt brazenly open and long locks aflowin' while some busty lady clung to his leg. :D
This "James River" series has been fun but does not compare to the Montgomery Series. This is the second book and I enjoyed it more than the first book. I did not care much for the first half of the book but really liked the second half. These James River men are not my favorite. Regardless...always fun reads.
I love how the characters in this book cross over into the other two books. It really gives the reader a chance to get to know the characters. Deveraux does that in a lot of her books (the Montgomery family and the Taggarts for example) and I love that because I really feel connected.
Refreshing romance with most of plot taking place in colonial America. Active and interesting plot which moves along at a decent pace. Basic romance theme, but still done with interesting characters. It was enjoyable as a slightly above average romance. Good for a one-time read.
Laura V.
Una linda novela.. No es una gran historia pero ambos personajes te hacen pasar buenos momentos, Travis, siempre me sacaba una sonrisa, y me gusta mucho la valentía y le temeridad de Regan capaz de comerse al mundo para demostrar su valía.. Vale la pena leerla :)
I'm glad I finished this book... I was sorely tempted to put it down. Both of the characters were awful (Regan was a whiny child and Travis was an overbearing brute), but over time, both matured and became better people.
Travis Stanford & Regan Weston
Heiress runs away and won't tell her rescuer who she is so he sails back to America with her. She gets pregnant and marries. She's scared and runs away. Four years later she's built up a town.

The first half of this book is somewhat annoying. The heroine is a naive sheltered 17 year old, who is constantly crying. She becomes strong and independent, but it takes a loooooong time.
Dahlia Mrd
Awesome second installment to the first book! it's definitely worth the time and if your anything like me and you are Jude's biggest fan you will def love this book!
I love Jude Deveraux's books because they are quick, fun and easy romances novels that can help you escape for the afternoon.
I've put this one down for now and may pick it back up later
The first tym i read this book i was lyk 'wow' wat a novel
2nd in a series...loved this one as well as the other 2!
Love all of Jude's books! Another great one!
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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.

She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo...more
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