Jude Deveraux’s ‘Ever After’ Is A Sweet Tale About Finding Love Despite Your Past

Rosanna + Jared Day Thee

Rosanna and Jared Day Thee (Photo courtesy Corey Balazowich, Flickr)

Loretta Young once said, “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” This is exactly what happens in Ever After. 

Jude Deveraux's Ever After

Ballantine Books

Deveraux weaves a touching story of two people striving to come to terms with a change in circumstance yet unable to begin the journey on their own.

Deveraux’s description of Hallie reminded me of myself when I was younger. She is constantly putting the thoughts and feelings of her stepsister ahead of her own dreams and concerns. Although Hallie wants to break the dysfunctional cycle, she can’t quite allow herself to let go of this role.

For many of us thrust into the role of caretaker, it is hard to allow others to be held accountable for their own decisions. In these scenes, Jude Deveraux deftly pens heartbreaking, authentic characters the reader can identify with on multiple levels.

Jude Deveraux

Jude Deveraux (Photo courtesy Deborah Feingold)

I could not put the novel down until I finished the very last page. In fact, I stayed up well after one o’clock in the morning to finish the story! Therefore, it’s with great delight that I encourage you to read Jude Deveraux’s Ever After. I’m sure you’ll lose yourself in the captivating, multi-faceted plot, characterization and writing style of this last volume in the Nantucket Brides Trilogy.

By Jude Deveraux
pps. 353. Ballentine Books. $27.

About Heather Fink
Heather Fink is a writer, bibliophile and award-winning librarian who loves to introduce the next generation of readers to the wonderful world of books. She currently resides in Texas.

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