Jude Deveraux Books

Jude Deveraux is a bestselling American author that writes historical romance novels. Her books have sold tens of millions of copies over the course of her long career. She gained quite a bit of fame when her adopted son died in 2005 and a psychic used her grief to steal 20 million dollars from her.

Order of Montgomery Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Black Lyon 1980 Description / Buy
2 The Velvet Promise / Judith 1981 Description / Buy
3 Highland Velvet 1982 Description / Buy
4 Velvet Song 1983 Description / Buy
5 Velvet Angel 1983 Description / Buy
6 The Temptress 1986 Description / Buy
7 The Raider 1987 Description / Buy
8 The Princess 1987 Description / Buy
9 The Awakening 1988 Description / Buy
10 The Maiden 1988 Description / Buy
11 A Knight in Shining Armor 1989 Description / Buy
12 Wishes 1989 Description / Buy
13 Mountain Laurel 1990 Description / Buy
14 The Duchess 1991 Description / Buy
15 Eternity 1992 Description / Buy
16 The Invitation 1994 Description / Buy
17 The Heiress 1995 Description / Buy
18 Someone to Love 1997 Description / Buy
19 High Tide 1999 Description / Buy
20 Forever... 2002 Description / Buy
21 Forever and Always 2003 Description / Buy
22 Always 2004 Description / Buy

Order of Taggert Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Raider 1987 Description / Buy
2 Sweet Liar 1992 Description / Buy
3 Just Curious (Short Story) 1995 Description / Buy
4 Holly 2003 Description / Buy

Order of Lanconia's Royal Family Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Princess 1987 Description / Buy
2 The Maiden 1988 Description / Buy

Order of James River Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Sweetbriar 1983 Description / Buy
2 Counterfeit Lady 1984 Description / Buy
3 Lost Lady 1985 Description / Buy
4 River Lady 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Chandler Twins Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Twin of Ice 1985 Description / Buy
2 Twin of Fire 1985 Description / Buy

Order of Peregrine Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Taming 1989 Description / Buy
2 The Conquest 1991 Description / Buy

Order of Legend, Colorado, USA Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Legend 1996 Description / Buy
2 The Teacher / Upon a Midnight Clear 1997 Description / Buy

Order of The Summerhouse Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Summerhouse 2001 Description / Buy
2 Return to Summerhouse 2008 Description / Buy
3 As You Wish 2018 Description / Buy
4 Met Her Match 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Edenton Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 First Impressions 2005 Description / Buy
2 Carolina Isle 2005 Description / Buy

Order of Edilean Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Lavender Morning 2009 Description / Buy
2 Days of Gold 2009 Description / Buy
3 Scarlet Nights 2010 Description / Buy
4 The Scent of Jasmine 2010 Description / Buy
5 Heartwishes 2011 Description / Buy
6 Moonlight in the Morning 2011 Description / Buy
7 Stranger in the Moonlight 2012 Description / Buy
8 Moonlight Masquerade 2013 Description / Buy
9 Change of Heart 2014 Description / Buy

Order of Moonlight Trilogy Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 Moonlight in the Morning 2011 Description / Buy
2 Stranger in the Moonlight 2012 Description / Buy
3 Moonlight Masquerade 2013 Description / Buy

Order of Nantucket Brides Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 True Love 2013 Description / Buy
2 For All Time 2014 Description / Buy
3 Ever After 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Summer Hill Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Girl from Summer Hill 2016 Description / Buy

Order of Medlar Mystery Series

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Willing Murder 2018 Description / Buy
2 A Justified Murder 2019 Description / Buy
3 A Forgotten Murder 2020 Description / Buy

Order of Jude Deveraux Standalone Novels

# Read Title Published Details
1 The Enchanted Land 1978 Description / Buy
2 Casa Grande 1982 Description / Buy
3 Remembrance 1994 Description / Buy
4 An Angel for Emily 1998 Description / Buy
5 The Blessing 1998 Description / Buy
6 Temptation 2000 Description / Buy
7 The Mulberry Tree 2002 Description / Buy
8 Wild Orchids 2003 Description / Buy
9 Secrets 2008 Description / Buy
10 Chance of a Lifetime 2020 Description / Buy
11 Meant to Be 2021 Description / Buy

Jude Deveraux Anthologies

# Read Title Published Details
1 A Gift of Love 1995 Description / Buy
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Despite being an internationally renowned author, Jude was left with almost no money. She was on the verge of committing suicide when Rose Marks’ scam was discovered. Jude eventually recovered from the ordeal and she has spoken about this dark chapter of her life to numerous news outlets.

Born Jude Gilliam in 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky, she attended Murray State University from where she acquired her art degree. The oldest sister of four brothers, she got married in 1967; though that particular relationship ended in divorce just four years later. She eventually met Mohammed Montassir with whom she raised Sam Alexander Montassir before his untimely death in 2005.

As a child, the author was not particularly driven to pursue publishing. Books were nothing new to her household. Her parents were members of various book clubs and they would receive bestsellers every single month.

As such, the author never lacked reading material. Her home had a large bookcase that kept her sated for a long time. However, she eventually studied fiber arts and ceramics at Murray State University.

And when she went to Santa Fe after her graduation, it was with the hopes of finding a job that could utilize the skills she had mastered in college. She wasn’t necessarily yearning for a chance to put her stories on paper.

Jude Deveraux was teaching fifth grade when her writing career finally took off. When she wasn’t teaching, the author would take classes at the University of New Mexico. When she wasn’t studying, Jude could be found at the local bookstore stocking up on reading material.

She always left with two large paperback novels every Friday and she would spend hours reading them. On one particular occasion, the two books she had returned with turned out to be rape sagas in which the heroines were repeatedly raped by the heroes until true love blossomed between them.

This got Jude thinking about the sorts of books she wanted to read and, better yet, the kinds of stories she would have written if she had the skill. This train of thought kept her up all night. She couldn’t stop plotting and crafting dialog and building the characters in her head.

This continued for three days during which she found that she simply could not rest until she had finished constructing her story. Realizing that she was on the verge of insanity, Jude Deveraux decided to write her story in the hopes that it would finally bring some peace and quiet to her mind.

But things did not work out quite as she expected. Her story continued to grow and she continued to write it even as she pursued the various responsibilities of her life. It took Jude two years to finish the manuscript that became her first novel.

And once she was done writing it, she gave it to the neighbor’s teenage daughter. The girl typed it for a fee and then Jude sent it to Avon Books, unaware that she was expected to work through an agent. Within a month, Avon Books had written back to Jude, asking for the opportunity to pay her if she wrote more stories for them.

Jude quit her job the very next day, having decided to become a full-time writer.

Jude Deveraux Awards

The author has won the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the ‘All About Romance Reader Award’ on numerous occasions.

Best Jude Deveraux Books

Jude has been commended for her ability to evoke a strong atmosphere in every single one of her books, with some of the best titles in her bibliography including:

Black Lyon: Lyon and Lyonene were meant to be together. Only the green-eyed beauty could tame the fierceness of the Dark and handsome English conqueror. But then vicious lies ruined them, driving Lyonene across the Irish sea. Now, the only man that can save her from grave danger is Lyon.

Velvet Promise: Judith and Gavin are married. Judith wants Gavin to love her. However, while he is happy to take her body, he only has eyes for the scheming woman that has enslaved him. Humiliated and alone, Judith has few other choices left to her.

When Does The Next Jude Deveraux book come out?

The next book by Jude Deveraux is Meant to Be and will be released on March, 16th 2021.