Title: True Love
Author: Jude Deveraux
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Series: Nantucket Brides Trilogy #1
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"True Love" by Jude Deveraux...
What was this novel about?
"Jude Deveraux, the New York Times bestselling author of unforgettable romance, returns with a breathtaking first book in a fantastic new series—the Nantucket Brides trilogy. Set on the magical Massachusetts island, True Love introduces characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from Deveraux’s classic novels.
Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman’s relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix—fresh from a romantic breakup—but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend’s storybook wedding.
But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House’s ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago. If that wasn’t troubling enough, Alix must deal with the arrogant (and extremely good-looking) architect Jared Montgomery, who is living in the property’s guesthouse.
Unbeknown to Alix, Jared has been charged with looking after her while she lives on the island—an easy task for him, considering the undeniable chemistry between the two. But Jared harbors secrets of his own, which, if revealed, may drive a wedge between the pair.
With a glorious Nantucket wedding on the horizon, sparks fly, and the ghosts of the past begin to reveal themselves—some of them literally. Finding their lives inextricably entwined with the turbulent fortunes of their ancestors, Alix and Jared discover that only by righting the wrongs of the past can they hope to be together."
What I liked about this novel....
Wow! this was some good read. Yes, it was long but again it was a good love story. So, if you are into romance novels...this is a good one where there will be some mystery, strong women and a detail Nantucket setting giving a read that made you seem like you were there in the mist of it all. What is this story about? ...well its about a girl, man, the past and the present. There will be a lots to absorb from this read ...who is who today, past and how this will come together and tie into the past two hundred and two years in the present. I know that is a mouth full but that is how this story will be presented to the reader. Now to that add to all of that there will be some fantasy or ghost with several secrets that will be unravel. I don't want to give away too much so I will say you will just have to pick up this excellent read to see for yourself who this author will bring it all out to the reader.
I will say the characters were simply off the chart... .richly well developed, intriguing where each one seemed to come alive on the pages. With all of this and more you will find it hard to put the book down because each page is interesting. In the end I found this read a good love story that touches your heart and will leave you only wanting more.