Monday, 7 July 2014

Review - For All Time by Jude Deveraux


For All Time: A Nantucket Brides Novel
Nantucket Brides Trilogy, Book Two
by Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pub. Date: July 1, 2014
ISBN: 978-0345541826
Pages: 400
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

While most of my blog readers already know that I enjoy reading romance novels, a few may be surprised that I'm reviewing a non-Christian title. What you don't know is that I admire author Jude Deveraux's writings. My mother has always been of fan of her novels, so naturally I read a few of her books while growing up; the titles A Knight in Shining Armor, Legend and The Black Lyon are the few that come to mind.

The majority of Ms. Deveraux's novels involve either the Montgomery and the Taggert family and that tradition continues in the Nantucket Brides Trilogy, which began last year in the first novel, True Love.

The second installment, For All Time, centers on Toby Wyndam, a wedding planner and a bridesmaid of Alix Madsen, who is marrying Jared Montgomery. Though she isn't a professional wedding planner, she had done most of the work on her friend's wedding herself. Her work has gotten the attention of a few of guests, which means a possibility of planning other wedding on Nantucket. The one thing she wasn't planning on doing is bumping heads with the groom's cousin, Graydon Montgomery.

Well, technically, its Prince Graydon Montgomery, the heir to the Lanconian throne and the identical twin brother to Rory. There is a silly legend among his people that only Graydon's true love can tell them apart, which coincidentally Toby has no problem telling them apart. Yes, he is immediately attracted to her, but he is already engaged to Lady Danna Hexonbath. Wanting to take a break from his Lanconain duties, he talks Rory in taking his identity while he takes a vacation in Nantucket, but it isn't going to be easy, as almost everyone knows who he is. That is when he persuades Toby to help hide him while he stays in Nantucket and in exchange Graydon will help her plan the wedding for novelist Victoria Madsen. At first he thinks this is just a simple agreement between friends, but as he spends more time with her, he starts to wonder if the "true love" legend is real.

While I do prefer Ms. Deveraux's historical romances better, she does a marvelous job bringing the Montgomery/Taggert family into modern times. Despite being the second novel in the trilogy, this is more of a stand-alone novel, though some previous characters from Ms. Deveraux's other novels do make appearances and others are mentioned by name. Overall, For All Time is a well-plotted contemporary romantic novel with likeable characters and I recommend it to other romance readers.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

 
About the Author:

Jude Deveraux is the author of forty-one New York Times Bestsellers including Moonlight in the Morning and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Time Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Visit her website at: www.judedeveraux.com



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