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Book Title: Highland Velvet Promotion|
The author of the book: Jude Deveraux
Edition: Pocket Books
Date of issue: October 1st 1997
ISBN 13: 9780671011345
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 29.27 MB
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Reader ratings: 7.9
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I enjoyed book 2 in the Velvet saga a lot more than the first one – likable English alpha male hero, feisty yet vulnerable Scottish heroine, and an engaging, attention-grabbing story set in the beautiful Highlands. This one’s a winner for me!
This book picks up where we last saw Stephen in book 1 – after making sure his sister-in-law Judith is okay he’s now three days late to his wedding to Bronwyn, a proud and stubborn Scottish lass who’s the head of her clan. They literally come to blows when they first meet and begrudgingly marry, neither giving in an inch.
What made this book stand out for me is that there is actual relationship development – unlike book 1 where only vanity and egoistical attitudes were present, Bronwyn and Stephen’s gradual love is plausible and real. In historical times, men were always considered superior to women so it really humbled me to see Stephen making efforts to understand and know Bronwyn and her Scottish ways. Most importantly, the part where (view spoiler)[Stephen decides to take after Bronwyn’s last name (hide spoiler)] made my eyes water. That kind of gesture might not mean much in modern times but back then it’s practically unheard of.
Of course there are times where Bronwyn’s a complete shrew and Stephen’s a total jerk but overall, I like these characters as individuals and as a couple – both of them are fiery and passionate. The only reason this book isn’t getting 5 stars is because of the atrocious ending. I’m really starting to hate the way Jude Deveraux ends her stories – she does a fantastic job of building up tension and angst but delivers such weak HEA endings. Oh well, I guess it’s the innerds that count right? However, the ending sets up the groundwork for book 3 and my favorite brother’s story so I’ll be diving into that one soon.
Thanks Camaro for re-reading with me!! Can’t wait to start Raine’s book!!
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Read information about the authorJude 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 are set largely in 15th- and 16th-century England; in them her fierce, impassioned protagonists find themselves in the midst of blood feuds and wars. Her heroines are equally scrappy -- medieval Scarlett O'Haras who often have a low regard for the men who eventually win them over. They're fighters, certainly, but they're also beauties who are preoccupied with survival and family preservation.
Jude has also stepped outside her milieu, with mixed results. Her James River trilogy (River Lady, Lost Lady, and Counterfeit Lady) is set mostly in post-Revolution America; the popular, softer-edged Twin of Fire/Twin of Ice moves to 19th-century Colorado and introduces another hunky-man clan, the Taggerts.
Deveraux manages to evoke a strong and convincing atmosphere for each of her books, but her dialogue and characters are as familiar as a modern-day soap opera's. "Historicals seem to be all I'm capable of," Jude once said in an interview, referring to a now out-of-print attempt at contemporary fiction, 1982's Casa Grande. "I don't want to write family sagas or occult books, and I have no intention of again trying to ruin the contemporary market." Still, Jude did later attempt modern-day romances, such as the lighthearted High Tide (her first murder caper), the contemporary female friendship story The Summerhouse, and the time-traveling Knight in Shining Armor. In fact, with 2002's The Mulberry Tree, Deveraux seems to be getting more comfortable setting stories in the present, which is a good thing, since the fans she won with her historical books are eager to follow her into the future.
Jude married Claude White, who she later divorced in 1993. Around the same time she met Mohammed Montassir with whom she had a son, Sam Alexander Montassir, in 1997. On Oct. 6th, 2005, Sam died at the age of eight in a motorcycle accident.
Jude has lived in several countries and all over the United States. She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has an additional home in the medieval city of Badolato, Italy.
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