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Lost Lady (The Lady Trilogy #2)

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,613 Ratings  ·  47 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
Paperback, 310 pages
Published April 1st 1985 by Pocket Books (first published January 1st 1985)
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Lover of Romance
Lost Lady is the second boko in the Lady Trilogy, but the first book to read of this trilogy. There was no rhyme or reason that I picked this book up, I just wanted to read more of this author and this seemed like a good fit for me. The heroine of the story is very naive and innocent in the beginning. She has pretty much been imprisoned because of her fortune. Her uncle has been behind it because he will stop at nothing to gain access to the money she will have. But when she overhears her fiance ...more
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
Jan 05, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
Je n'ai pas été particulièrement séduite par cette histoire, principalement à cause de l'héroïne que j'ai trouvé beaucoup trop immature et inconsistante.
Nov 22, 2014 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Regan finds out that her uncle and fiance only want her for her money, she runs away from her home and finds herself on the Liverpool docks, alone in her nightgown with no idea what to do or where to go. When Travis Stanford finds her and takes her back to his room, he finds himself drawn to her and seduces Regan without much effort. In the morning, Regan refuses to tell him anything about herself, so he decides to take her with him to America. On the ship, Travis falls in love with Regan a ...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.
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 :)
Hany Zala Dragneel
i've been ruined by this book ! the feels here are everywhere and the villains will surely make you want to strangle someone . i'll never forget this book because it made me so envious of the proposal but still made me smile that soft smile from ear to ear because it was just unique and utterly sweet ! the man in this story will never vanish in my memories because forever , he will hunt me with those smiles and his playful and lovable characteristics that gave birth to those irresistible confess ...more
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
Maria Sanigan
Aug 21, 2013 Maria Sanigan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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May 08, 2012 Kaza rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 10, 2015 Mudpie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was an OK book...I'm glad Regan grew some backbone and the initial her really defies logic...I feel for Travis! They both needed time away to grow up I guess...glad the baddies got their poetic justice. The English gentlemen in this book are contemptible!
Feb 02, 2014 Moira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Mar 06, 2015 Libbi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I didn't find the characters as annoying in this one. At least Regan grew up throughout the story, and at least it had an actual ending, instead of just finishing. It was definitely better than River Lady, but still not one of Jude's best.
Jan 17, 2016 Dawn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
not too bad, I would read the rest of the trio. A long while ago, I had read most of JD's books, and I think I missed this series.
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
Sue Shipley
A real bodice ripper. Slow start but is very entertaining toward the end.
Bismaa Omer
Feb 25, 2014 Bismaa Omer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First book i read of this author and loved it.
Lisa Petro
Apr 26, 2015 Lisa Petro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
great series
Johnette Brown
Apr 16, 2014 Johnette Brown rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved it keeper
Dec 16, 2011 Gen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 21, 2016 Catty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Femeia pierdută este un roman de dragoste scris de Jude Devereaux și după ce l-am terminat, am rămas cu impresia că este destul de siropos pe alocuri. Regan este o tânără care fuge de o căsătorie din interes și fără să își dea seama, își găsește adevărata fericire în brațele unui bărbat pe care nu l-ar fi considerat niciodată potrivit pentru ea (...)
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Sep 18, 2015 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La mejor pedida de matrimonio de todos los tiempos
Kathleen Spiker
Mar 24, 2008 Kathleen Spiker rated it it was amazing  ·  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.
Christina Strause-stalkfleet
The 2nd book of the Lady series or James River series. Travis Stanford was on the wharf in London when he ran into Regan walking the wharf in her nightgown trying to fend off the men. Travis takes Regan into his care when she won't say who she is or where she lives and brings her to America where he employs her as a servant when secrets start coming forth.
Carolyn F.
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Mar 01, 2011 Tanya rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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