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Jude Deveraux
Jude Deveraux was born in Fairdale, Kentucky, the eldest of a family of three girls and one boy. After earning a degree in art from Murray State University and studying teaching at the University of New Mexico, she taught fifth grade in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She left when her first book, The Land of Enchantment, was accepted for publication by Avon books.

Jude's first books were historical, chiefly featuring the Montgomery and Taggert families. Stories of the lives and loves of these families spanned over several centuries in the US and England. They are filled with details of the history and culture of the time periods and settings of her novels. Her more recent series of books focuses on the McTern family and its descendants. The novels are set in the fictional town of Edilean, Virginia, and go from when the family arrived in America to contemporary time.

Jude's exhaustive research on every aspect of her books has made for a rich and detailed background for each of her novels. Her stories are adventurous, funny, and at times heartwarming. Jude has had over thirty books on the New York Times Bestsellers List, over 60 million copies in print, and has been translated into 18 languages.

Jude has lived in England and Egypt as well as in several American states, and she has traveled around the world. She likes to read nonfiction and murder mysteries, work in her garden, and in boxing class, she enjoys showing much younger males that she can throw a mean right cross.

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Deveraux began her career as a fifth-grade teacher.

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*The Enchanted Land, 1978
*The Black Lyon, 1980
*The Velvet Promise, 1981
*Highland Velvet, 1982
*Casa Grande, 1982
*Sweetbriar, 1983
*Velvet Song, 1983
*Velvet Angel, 1983
*Counterfeit Lady, 1984
*Twin of Ice / Twin of Fire, 1985
*Lost Lady, 1985
*River Lady, 1985
*The Temptress, 1986
*The Raider, 1987
*The Princess, 1987
*The Awakening, 1988
*The Maiden, 1988
*The Taming, 1989
*A Knight in Shining Armor, 1989
*Wishes, 1989
*Mountain Laurel, 1990
*Duchess, 1991
*The Conquest, 1991
*Eternity, 1992
*Sweet Liar, 1992
*The Invitation, 1993
*Remembrance, 1994
*The Heiress, 1995
*Legend, 1996
*An Angel for Emily, 1998
*The Blessing, 1998
*Simple Gifts: Four Heartwarming Christmas Stories, 1998
*High Tide, 1999
*Temptation, 2000
*The Summerhouse, 2001
*The Mulberry Tree, 2002
*Forever, 2002
*Wild Orchids, 2003
*Holly, 2003
*Someone to Love, 2007
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