For All Time: A Nantucket Brides Novel
Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Ballantine Books, July 1, 2014
Kindle, Audio, Hardcover
Content: Some sexual content
Description from Goodreads:
The wedding of Alix Madsen and Jared Montgomery is a glorious affair at an elegant little chapel in the woods, followed by dinner and dancing, all while moonlight blankets the festivities in a romantic glow. While most guests are fixed on the happy couple, Jared’s cousin Graydon can’t look away from a bridesmaid, Toby Wyndam. It’s not just her quiet beauty that enthralls him or the way she makes him laugh. Toby possesses the truly remarkable ability of being able to distinguish Graydon from his identical twin brother, Rory. According to family legend, such a gift marks her as Graydon’s True Love.
But Graydon knows there is no possible way that they can ever be together, for he is heir to the Lanconian throne and is to marry a noble woman who has been chosen for him. Yet, intrigued by Toby, he asks her to help him hide on Nantuck for a week away from regal responsibilities. In exchange, he’ll assist her with planning acclaimed novMyelist Victoria Madsen’s lavish wedding. Since they both know their union is impossible, the pair promises that they will never be more than just friends.
But there’s more going on between Graydon and Toby than her unique power to tell him apart from his twin. At work are forces beyond their control, which are ruled by time itself. Combine that with the magical island of Nantucket, and a seductive spell is cast over Graydon and Toby. If they are to be together, they must change what once was, as well as what will be.
Jude Deveraux has always been one of my favorite authors, one I could go to and know I’d have a
great read. Unfortunately For All Time was the first of her books that I was disappointed. The
first part of the book is full of Deveraux’s usual energy. She must have loved the characters of
Toby and Graydon because their characters’ were always evolving. The second half was off. I just
didn’t feel the time travel as I have in her other books.I was bored so I read through the last 45
pages as fast as I could just so I could be done with it.
There also was some sexual content I thought ruined the romantic atmosphere. I don’t remember her using sexual content in other books I read, but it has been awhile. I prefer the sweet romance and leave the rest up to the reader’s imagination.
Two of her books with time travel that I really enjoyed were Knight in Shining Armor and Legend.
I’m hoping Deveraux’s next book will be up to par because I think she is a gifted storyteller.
This book was given to me from Ballantine Books through NetGalley in exchange for my honest