Jude Deveraux

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Jude Deveraux

in Fairdale, Kentucky, The United States
September 20, 1947




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 book, The Enchanted Land (1977) under the name Jude Deveraux. Following the publication of her first novel, she resigned her teaching position. Now, she is the author of 31 New York Times bestsellers.

Jude won readers' hearts with the epic Velvet series, which revolves around the lives of the Montgomery family's irresistible men. Jude's early books a

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Creating Promises for the Vook was one of the most exciting experiences of my career. When my publisher, Judith Curr, asked if I’d do it, I jumped at the chance. It’s always great to try new things. I was asked to write an exciting, filmable story. Since I grew up in front of a TV set, I knew that meant drama that would lend itself to a camera. No characters sitting around and contemplating; th... Read more of this blog post »
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A Knight in Shining Armor

4.23 avg rating — 30,328 ratings — published 1989 — 59 editions
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The Black Lyon (Montgomery/...

3.99 avg rating — 16,394 ratings — published 1980 — 18 editions
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The Velvet Promise (Velvet ...

4.02 avg rating — 12,176 ratings — published 1981 — 48 editions
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Highland Velvet (Velvet Mon...

4.07 avg rating — 11,370 ratings — published 1982 — 47 editions
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Velvet Angel (Velvet Montgo...

4.12 avg rating — 10,339 ratings — published 1983
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The Summerhouse

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Velvet Song (Velvet Montgom...

4.01 avg rating — 7,805 ratings — published 1983 — 42 editions
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Lavender Morning (Edilean, #1)

3.86 avg rating — 7,790 ratings — published 2009 — 37 editions
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Sweet Liar (Montgomery/Tagg...

4.08 avg rating — 6,994 ratings — published 1992 — 7 editions
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4.01 avg rating — 6,718 ratings — published 1994 — 33 editions
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The Black Lyon The Maiden The Velvet Promise Highland Velvet Velvet Song Velvet Angel The Heiress
(26 books)
4.00 avg rating — 168,658 ratings

The Black Lyon The Duchess The Temptress The Raider Mountain Laurel Sweet Liar Wishes
(18 books)
4.00 avg rating — 113,959 ratings

The Velvet Promise Highland Velvet Velvet Song Velvet Angel
(4 books)
4.05 avg rating — 41,690 ratings

Lavender Morning Days of Gold Scarlet Nights The Scent of Jasmine Heartwishes Moonlight in the Morning Stranger in the Moonlight
(9 books)
3.91 avg rating — 35,568 ratings

True Love For All Time Ever After
(3 books)
3.97 avg rating — 16,226 ratings

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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? JD: Starting over SS: What is your motto or maxim? JD: Be thankful for the small things. What Readers want to know... SS: With whom in history do you most identify? JD: Queen Elizabet..." ...More

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“My soul will find yours.”
Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor

“Love can make even nice people do awful things.”
Jude Deveraux

“Time has no meaning,
Love will endure..”
Jude Deveraux


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The Taming (Peregrine, #1) by Jude Deveraux
The Taming, by Jude Deveraux
England's most valiant knights paid court to wealthy Liana Neville, but only the infamous warrior Rogan Peregrine made no secret of his powerful desires. His very caress melted Liana into liquid fire, and she vowed to capture this manificent, wild man. Boldly the delicate beauty gave him her hand -- and Britain's richest dower. Yet he was bound to a bitter feud: for love betrayed, brothers killed, and ancestral land usurped. In Rogan's war-ravaged castle, Liana would lay her tender seige...to redeem his embattled spirit and win his untamed heart!
  8 votes, 40.0%

Montana Dawn (McCutcheon Family #1) by Caroline Fyffe
Montana Dawn, by Caroline Fyffe
When Luke McCutcheon finds Faith Brown about to give birth in her rickety wagon, his first instincts are to ride for help. Instead, he stays and delivers a beautiful baby girl. Unable to leave the pretty young widow and her little son and newborn unprotected in the Montana wilderness, he brings them along on his family’s cattle drive, to the absolute delight of the other friendly cowboys.

Luke, third son of Montana’s wealthy McCutcheon family, is different from his brothers. As the offspring of a Cheyenne warrior, he carries a chip on his shoulder for all to see. His flashing eyes and handsome face make Faith feel she’s stepped into some long-ago tale where men cherish their women--and keep them safe. If only she could trust him! Faith is on the run, and although she’s pampered and protected by Luke and his family, she just can’t risk the consequences of sharing the details of her past--one that’s hunting to take her back to the nightmare she’s just escaped. Happy-ever-afters are for fairytales, she reminds herself sternly as her heart feels the warm pull of his. Still, she can’t help but dream of a loving family, a home to call her own, a beautiful and bright…Montana Dawn.
  5 votes, 25.0%

Heart of a Knight by Barbara Samuel
Heart of a Knight, by Barbara Samuel
Britain, 1351. After an arduous exile to flee the darkness and danger sweeping her lands, Lady Elizabeth D'Auvers returns home to Woodell Castle, yearning only for her looms and her quiet life. To her astonishment, she finds the castle and farmlands thriving, thanks to Lord Thomas of Roxburgh, a knight errant whose size and strength offer protection to Elizabeth's castle and its people. Yet chilling thoughts trouble her mind--for there is something mysterious about this man.
  4 votes, 20.0%

The Rancher Takes a Wife (Montana Brides, #1) by Leslea Tash
The Rancher Takes a Wife, by Leslea Tash
Chastity Lilly is no flapper. In 1920s New York, she's determined to find a career as a teacher so she can support her family upstate. But one thing leads to another, and the company she keeps in the big city leads her down a very different path than the one she sought.

When she helps a handsome rancher in town looking for his own errant sister, can she turn her act around? Will she take his offer of a teaching position in Wedlock, Montana and make a brand new start? And if she does, can she--and the rancher--leave the past behind to forge a new future together?

Not if the rancher's sister has her way.

This is a sweet historical Western romance. There are no PG-13 or R-rated scenes.
  3 votes, 15.0%


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