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Legend

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  5,147 ratings  ·  170 reviews
Her wedding fast approaching, celebrated chef Kady Long knew she was the luckiest woman alive... until she slipped into a delicate satin wedding dress she found in and antique flour tin, and was overcome by an odd dizzy spell. When she came to, Kady was in the dusty western town of Legend, Colorado-- where a hanging was about to commence! With quick wits and more than a li ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Pocket Books (first published 1996)
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Aj the Ravenous Reader
I don't remember anything much about this book because I read this 15 years ago when I found it lying around the house helplessly pleading me to read it. So, I did and well I remember that the girl in the story is not your conventional pretty skinny heroine because she's actually the opposite except though she's big, she's still pretty. I also remember that the story contains a magical element like a time travel of some sort and I also concretely remember that there are scenes I read which are n ...more
Karla Brandenburg
I liked it - I'm a fan of JD, but I did struggle with the heroine having three men all in one book that were falling all over her. I mean, I can see one as the antagonist and one as the protagonist, but three? And then I wasn't clear on why she had to go back through the portal later. Seemed to me she'd finished her journey, except maybe JD didn't have a high enough word count so she had to send Kady back through the portal one more time - no, two more times, wait . . . everybody jump in and let ...more
Terri
While I was in college my grandmother handed me this book and told me I had to read it. My reaction was less than enthusiastic. Romance novels is not one of my favorite genres (though I read them from time-to-time). But I cracked the book open and gave it a shot - and was hooked from the beginning. This book is a mind-bender - it's fun, funny, unexpected, sweet, clean, and keeps you guessing. It's clever and original, a real gem. I just found a hardover edition at a second hand store and I snapp ...more
Nicole
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Roxy
No one can question Jude Deveraux's ability to write and captivate her readers. This book left me incoherent until i finished it. every new page meant i couldn't put it down! This book has everything, and right when you thought you figured everything out, there's another twist that leaves you dieing to read more. i'm not going to tell you about the context of the book because it really is one you just have to read. There's too many things for me to even begin to tell, so please read it!!!!!
Kelly Ann Earls
I am a huge fan of Jude Deveraux. I love her dialogue, her witty characters, and the situations those characters get into. However, "Legend" was a little off beat for me. Time travel is always a little difficult for a writer I think, since there are so many outcomes you have to consider, and the chance that it may confuse the reader. In "Legend" Kady long is a wonderful chef who is not appreciated by her future mother-in-law and even her future husband, but Kady convinces herself that she is hap ...more
E. Jamie
I'm giving this one two stars even if I didn't finish it because it was well written as all Jude Deveraux books are. I do have many of them on my keeper shelf. I didn't finish this one because the heroine Kady really annoyed me. I know it's important that characters, particularly the heroine, be relatable to readers but after too many references of how the heroine didn't think she was pretty enough or how she was too much of a 'real' woman to be considered fashionable I had to put the book down. ...more
Amanda
This was the first book of Deveraux's that I read (Probably some 12 years ago or more), and I was completely taken with the story of time-travel and mystery. This book changed my life as far as my interest and understanding of fiction literature. I have since read it another three times and I can appreciate the minor flaws in the plot and story, but for sentimental reasons I give it 5 stars. Deveraux has a unique way of approaching romance and intrigue, and I appreciate her voice.
Kimberly
A great travel romance! Kady Long, a celebrated chef buys an old tin box and discovers a wedding dress. She tries it on and is transported back in time. She meets Cole- an adorable man Kady could easily love under normal circumstances if he hadn't died at age 9. Cole Jordon's family needs Kady to right past wrongs with the help of Tarik, Cole's great-great-great grandson she might be able to save Cole and the small town of Legend.
Vanessa
Hoo boy. I've read my share of romance pulp, but this was ridiculous. The best I can say is it wasn't rapey in the least, and that I appreciate.

Found it on one of my mom's shelves while visiting, and I read it within a short afternoon. The time travel aspect is what caught my eye, but it was little more than a recurring gimmick. Much of the book felt like it could have been replaced with "and then something happened" to move from one random plot point to the next. At one point I actually checked
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A.B. Shepherd
I read this book at the recommendation of a friend. I'm so glad I did. This is the most entertaining book I've read in a long time. In addition to romance, it also contains time travel which is one of my favorite elements and lots of twists and turns in the story. A very fun read.
Wendy
This definately was not one of my favorite of JD's books. She is an interesting writer and there is definately potential, but it all just falls flat, things were just too convoluted. The story twisted and turned until you could lose interest. I give this one two of five stars.

Sara
This was pretty good and I liked that it was set in Colorado for a lot of the book. Of course it also contains time travel which I seem to totally gravitate to. It was predictable for the most part, but a fun read.
Alyssa
My friend recommended this. Somewhat intriguing, but for the most part, just plain weird. Kind of wondered by the end what the whole point of it was.
Jewel
I have been a long time fan of this author and this book does not disappoint. It has some surprising twists and turns to it that are really fun. I listened to the audio version of this book and the only downside was the narrator. In my opinion she was a terrible fit for the book. Her voice and reading style were much too old. There were many times I considered returning it but I was on a long drive and really wanted to hear what came next. It was the story itself that got me through but would ha ...more
Tabetha Waite
I can clearly understand how Jude Deveraux became a world renowned author. This book was outstanding and I couldn't put it down! The best time travel romance I've ever read! Yes, there were some things that were a bit over the top, but the heart felt emotion from the characters that transferred to the reader was spot on. I found myself wishing that a Legend was a real town and that I might meet C.T. Jordan. If nothing else, I will certainly think twice when I enter an antique shop, and if there' ...more
Laurin
This book started out pretty good, then it into the 'why is this even necessary' territory, and then the lst third of it ws just stupid, useless crap (So stupid. Especially everything to do with C. T. 'Tarik' Jordan. He wouldn't even count as well-thought-out if he only made a cameo appearance as a stableboy let alone the leading man. And Kady just seemed to change character whenever the author needed.). I was not horrified. It wasn't as bad as some of Deveraux's other works, but it also wasn't ...more
Titinha Scaeiro
"Jude Deveraux é uma autora obrigatória, seja na minha estante caso o livro tenha sido publicado em Portugal, seja na minha estante "virtual" de ebooks!
Sendo assim, ao deambular no site do Kobo, vi que iria ser publicado em Setembro pela plataforma este livro, mesmo que em Inglês tenha saído em 1997. Lida a sinopse, a pequena sinopse em castelhano, gostei, recolhi mais opiniões e resolvi adquirir o livro e não me arrependo!

Começo por criticar o título do livro, sei que é um livro Espanhol mas m
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
I don't really know what to say about this book. While in the midst of the first half, I thought for sure I'd end up giving this book at least three stars. The second half, however, with its constantly repeating phrases and sentiments, its weak plot, and its sappy dialogue, just sort of annoyed me. Even the premise became ridiculous. I like sci-fi fantasy type stuff, but this wasn't well-written time-travel fantasy. The main protagonist did things in the past that would have resulted in some ser ...more
Lynn Wood
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Fairlita
Period: Wild Wild West

At first I got bored and quite tempted to abandon this book. I admit that I stole a glance at the end part, and some things -- which I prefer not to say here -- are quite undesirable. Besides, the male protagonist written in this part (named CT Jordan or Tarik) differs from the one mentioned in the book summary and nearly the first half of the book (Cole Jordan).

I'm glad I resisted. Well... to be honest, time travel, correcting what's wrong in the past to get it right in th
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Tarona
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An Odd1
*** "Legend" is a Colorado mining town owned by Cole Jordan in 1873. Jude Devereaux can be relied on to write lively fun tales. The guy is tall and brave; the girl is petite and brave. Kady tries on an antique wedding dress in 1996 that transports her to 1873, to rescue the man she has dreamed of forever. Predictable conflict and sex occur when Cole tricks her into marriage. But meeting with her grandmother-in-law stretches the plot convolutions unbelievably to yet another man of her dreams in t ...more
Monica
This was a fun time travel romance with a twist. This was the second novel that I have read by Jude Deveraux. Cady is an amazing cook who thinks she has everything she wants. She ends up purchasing an old tin and inside is a wedding dress from the 1800s. She puts it on and soon finds herself transported to the late 1800s. Not only does she find a new purpose in her life but things are not what they seem to be. A good, quick read.
Ms_prue
I gave this a 3 because while I paused reading more than once to come to terms with the twists (repeatedly going "WTF" helps me with the suspension of disbelief), I finished it without resorting to violence against paperback. The thing is, it's a complicated, time-travelling, supernatural culinary saga, but the characters are pretty aware of the levels of weird that are going on. And arguably some of the most unsettling (for me) aspects are plot-necessary, because how else can you explain the ba ...more
Ashleigh Cartmill
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Shannon
Another time traveling story from Jude Deveraux, a fun and fast read. Kady is a famous chef and after finding an old wedding dress travels back in time to the Wild West of Legend Colorado. Lucky Katy, has not 1 but 3 men in love with her and the story jumps back and forth between reality and the past. I enjoyed the story and the characters and had a hard time putting the book down. I wanted to see how the author could possibly link all the time traveling, suspension of reality and potential love ...more
Teresa
I found this in the library on a cruise ship. It's a pretty quick read. I really enjoyed it, although it was slightly confusing. Yes, it is far-fetched, but it was certainly an enjoyable book to read while on vacation. I've never read any books by this author, but I think for some easy reading, I'll check them out now.
Nandini
After remembrance, I decided to read more Time Travel romance by Jude. I rate it a 3.5/5. Can't say I loved it, but some aspects of the book, some emotions and some scenes were extremely good & touching. Especially once she was at New York and met with Travis. From there on, the book rocked the socks.
Melissa
A time travel romance back to the old west. Fantastic cooking and wonderful romance. The end will keep you guessing and things are not at all what you expect. I couldn't put this book down it was really wonderful and intriguing. Get ready to fall in love with Legend, Colorado because I sure did.
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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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