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Publisher's Summary

Since his wife's death, world-famous author Ford Newcombe has lived a solitary life, void of creativity - or love. Then Jackie Maxwell tears down the walls of his isolated world with her sassy wit and fierce intelligence. Ford's heart is touched by his vivacious assistant - and his imagination sparked by her knowledge of a strange story that drives them to a small North Carolina town brimming with secrets. There, they will trace the mystery of a woman said to have loved the devil himself... and discover not only the truth about a crime from the past - but a passion that holds the promise of a new life together.

Jude Deveraux, whose "enchanting and extraordinary" (Chicago Daily Herald) novels have enthralled millions, creates two of her most memorable characters in this powerful best seller.

©2003 Jude Deveraux (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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  • 01-21-15

Didn't like "Devil" being the star of this story

Although I was sucked into the story I'm not used to to the devil and darkness of the devil and him making light of the death of people that just doesn't seem like something Jude Deveraux generally writes about so there was minimal love story but the majority of the book was about death and liteterally the devil. I had to check my audible to make sure this was a Jude Deveraux book

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Needs more life!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

someone who has the time to sit and wait for the narrator to get to the point.

Would you be willing to try another book from Jude Deveraux? Why or why not?

yes to the book and no to the narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Blaise reading, boring, no energy

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

this has happened before that when you purchase a book and whatever the cost you expect to have the Professional narration to be done with emotion. Boring to listen to narrator makes for unhappy customers!

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Nice change of pace

not your typical Jude Devereux romance, in fact for a while I thought I was reading a Stephen King book. I loved it and will definitely read it again

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So unexpected...wow.

I was wondering what the ending was going to expose..wow very unexpected. I enjoyed it!

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Good

Keeps your attention until the end.... wish the ending was better it seems to just stop

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ok

not quite sure how to say this.
it's a decent book. but the ending. it's just, I don't know.
not one of my favorites from her

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Fascinating unusual story with a hint of romance

Loved the audiobook. Performance was fabulous. The characters viewpoints were hilarious and well done, taking pot-shots at the other character in good humor. Mystery had me til the very end. Great book!

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Different Kind Of Story

This book started out so slow and so plodding that I almost gave up on it. But I’ve read Jude Deveraux’s books before and I couldn’t believe it wouldn’t get better. Plus I’d used my monthly Audible credit.
It does get better and offers a bit of the occult. Hang in there, it’s worth it.

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boring, a good idea wasted into descriptions

the idea could be good, but the realization is terrible. the book is slow. frequently, the main plot is loose after usless descriptions and pointless particulars. the author add continuously new information that are not related to the plot. the readers are not exciting.

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Wild orchids

This one was so so good. Wasn’t expecting this plot… def worth the credit! LOVED

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  • 11-19-18

Omg such an utterly brilliant story!!!

This was the final Jude book I purchased on audible - I now own them all. I left this one til the last cos the description didn’t thrill me at all but boy was I wrong!!! It’s as strong as Legend which is my all time favourite (alongside Remembrance) I wholeheartedly recommend this book xx

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  • 06-02-15

There's time I'll never get back

Uninspiring with unsympathetic characters. Seemed to take forever to hear. Shame, I usually like her books and want to be positive, but I have to be honest

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