The Girl from Summer Hill: A Summer Hill Novel by Jude Deveraux

the girl from summer hill

The Girl from Summer Hill: A Summer Hill Novel
Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Ballantine Books, May 3, 2016
384 Pages
Kindle, Audio, Paperback, Hardback


Description from Goodreads:

The first book of a new contemporary romance series set in the mountains of Virginia in a town with full of family legends, romance, and secrets from New York Times bestselling author of the Nantucket Brides trilogy.

Sparks fly as fiery Casey Reddick and brooding Hollywood actor Tate Landers clash in the Virginia summer heat. A chef who puts her career first and her love life second, Casey doesn’t see what every girl in town is swooning over. She made up her mind the moment she met Tate—he’s gorgeous, but stuck-up, nothing like his ex-brother-in-law, Devlin who’s playing the Wickham to Tate’s Darcy in local production of Pride & Prejudice. Casey makes the perfect Elizabeth Bennett—how could she be star-struck when she’s heard Devlin’s damning stories about Tate? As they rehearse together, however, Casey finds herself attracted to Tate—he’s much more down-to-earth than she expected and any physical contact between the two of them literally gives her a tingling, electric shock. As opening night draws near, Casey has some difficult decisions to make. Whom should she believe? The seemingly sincere, slighted Devlin or Tate, whose rough, arrogant exterior may only be skin deep. She’s come to love that jolt she gets when they touch—but will she get burned?

My thoughts:

Whenever anyone asks me for a book recommendation, without any hesitation I guickly reply,
“Anything by Jude Deveraux.”If you’re a fan of Jane Austen you’ll love The Girl from Summerhill.
I’m not particularly a fan of Jane Austen, but I still really enjoyed this fun-loving romantic
treat. I enjoyed the compelling characters, the delightful dialogue and the sweet storyline. As in
her other novels Deveraux teases us with her constant culinary references.

An e-copy of this book was given to me by Ballentine Books through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Other Jude Deveraux books I have read:

Twin of Fire ♥♥♥♥♥
Twin of Ice ♥♥♥♥♥
Highland Velvet ♥♥♥♥♥
Velvet Angel ♥♥♥♥♥
The Velvet Promise ♥♥♥♥
The Black Lyon ♥♥♥♥
Sweet Liar ♥♥♥♥♥
Wishes ♥♥♥♥♥
A Knight in Shining Armor
An Angel for Emily ♥♥♥♥
Legend ♥♥♥♥♥
Ever After ♥♥♥♥

About the Author:


Jude Deveraux

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Ever After by Jude Deveraux


Ever After: A Nantucket Brides Novel
Author – Jude Deveraux
Ballantine Books, June 23, 2015
368 pages
Kindle, Hardcover, Audio CD
Some sexual content



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From Goodreads:

Jude Deveraux, the New York Times bestselling contemporary romance author known for her incredible storytelling, spirited heroines, and sexy heroes, returns with her most enchanting novel yet: a love story set on Nantucket, featuring the Montgomerys and the Taggarts and filled with secrets and surprises.

My thoughts:

This is a very busy book.

I love reading about the Montgomerys and the Taggerts. Maybe someday I’ll get ambitious and
make a genealogy chart.

I enjoyed most of Ever After. I didn’t care for the token sex scenes though. I think the book
would have been much better without them.

I always enjoy seeing how Deveraux has her characters grow. This was no exception. There are
lots of characters with potential for other stories.

This is my favorite in the Nantucket Brides Trilogy and a quick read.

It was interesting how Deveraux included a story line concerning PTSD and I loved the sweet
atmosphere of the sister ghosts.

An advance reader’s copy of this book was given to my by Ballentine Books through Net Galley in exchange for my honest opinion.

Other Jude Deveraux books I have read:

Twin of Fire ♥♥♥♥♥
Twin of Ice ♥♥♥♥♥
Highland Velvet ♥♥♥♥♥
Velvet Angel ♥♥♥♥♥
The Velvet Promise ♥♥♥♥
The Black Lyon ♥♥♥♥
Sweet Liar ♥♥♥♥♥
Wishes ♥♥♥♥♥
A Knight in Shining Armor ♥♥♥♥♥
An Angel for Emily ♥♥♥♥
Legend ♥♥♥♥♥

About the Author:


Jude Deveraux

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For All Time – Book Review

for all time

For All Time: A Nantucket Brides Novel
Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Ballantine Books, July 1, 2014
400 pages
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.


My Thoughts:

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


About the Author – Jude Deveraux