Carolina Isle

Carolina Isle

by Jude Deveraux

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Carolina Isle by Jude Deveraux

New York Times
bestselling author and "master storyteller" (Literary Times) Jude Deveraux uncovers the passions and scandals that take a small town by storm when two cousins switch lives.

Ariel and Sara never imagined their high-spirited attempt to step into each other’s shoes would cause such upheaval. The lifelong pen pals, who look exactly alike, meet for the first time in their twenties and embark on a daring adventure of changing identities. Southern belle Ariel is determined to win the heart of a man who doesn’t know she exists, while Sara yearns to leave behind her hardscrabble existence and taste the good life that fate has denied her. But in pretty Arundel, North Carolina, nothing is as it seems—including the dangers that are closing in on their new dream lives, as the deepest of fears and darkest of secrets and betrayals come to light.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439183861
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 26,744
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jude Deveraux is the author of more than forty New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight in the Morning, The Scent of Jasmine, Scarlet Nights, Days of Gold, Lavender Morning, Return to Summerhouse, and Secrets. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. To learn more, visit



Date of Birth:

September 20, 1947

Place of Birth:

Fairdale, Kentucky

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Carolina Isle

By Jude Deveraux


Copyright © 2005 Jude Deveraux
All right reserved.

ISBN: 1416509720

Chapter One

"I will never marry David Tredwell!"

Ariel Weatherly looked in the mirror and rehearsed her speech to her mother. "I am twenty-four years old and I will choose my own husband." No, she thought. That's not right. "I have chosen the man I want to marry and I will do so." Yes, better. Much better.

There was a soft knock on the door.

On impulse, Ariel messed up her hair. She liked what she saw.

"Come in," Ariel said, and a maid opened the door.

"Your mother would like to see you downstairs."

"Yes, of course," Ariel replied with a sigh.

The maid looked behind her to make sure Mrs. Weatherly wasn't nearby. "I like your hair," she said, then closed the door.

Ariel grabbed her brush and smoothed her hair, then she smiled. She wasn't sure yet, but she may have come up with a way to get out of marrying David, to marry the man she truly loved, and to keep from being disinherited. Still smiling, she left her room and started down the stairs. If only Sara would agree. She must! Ariel thought. If she doesn't...

But Ariel couldn't think of that now. She only knew that she'd use whatever means she had at her disposal to get her cousin to agree to her plan.

Copyright © 2006 by Deveraux, Inc.


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Carolina Isle (Edenton Series #2) 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who doesn't want to trade lives with someone else and find your gorgeous true love in the process? Great story!
filipinaSL More than 1 year ago
enjoyed it!
Camille-Renee More than 1 year ago
i just read the book again for a second time. and i loved it. loved it the first time. couldnt put it down. the characters were well written, the plot was exciting and it was totally not a waste of time.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think it was cute and exciting. It was an easy read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read most of Devereaux works and love most of it, but this one is a boring read flat story line. I don't how she can write something so long out of something so boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so glad to know I was not the only one who thought this story was disjointed and so very bad. I have all of Jude Deveraux's books and much prefer the historical romances to the present time. I also did not like the Forever Series these to me were hard to get through.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was perhaps the worst Jude Deveraux book I read, and I've read almost all of them. I kept waiting for the story to happen, for something, but it was just boring. I couldn't understand how they are supposed to have traded places - Sara and Ariel- and that Ariel's mother did not recognize that it wasn't her daughter? The only clue we got was that they used wigs.. I would think that's not enough, I mean are they THAT much alike?! I find that unrealistic that no one questioned that. I'm glad RJ didn't fall for it, or it would have been a total joke. I didn't really get what happened at the end either, it ended too fast. I totally don't get why the book isn't called King's Isle? I did not buy the chemistry between the characters, the plot was extreme and unrealistic.. unlike any other Jude book I read. I was totally disappointed. The narrative felt so simple to me, like it was children's book...?!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read most of Ms. Deveraux's books, and must say that this is probably the worst one she has ever written. The story was clumsy, and the writing almost juvenile. I hope this isn't a forecast of her future books. She's done so much better in the past.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Deveraux's books, but this one was very disappointing. I couldn't find the interest to get past the second chapter. Congrats to those that could finish reading the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I usually like Jude's book but I thought this was very disappointing. It seemed like an old manucript that they printed to tide over fans while she wrote a new book. The book changes the main plot half way through and then the book is wrapped up in the Epilogue rather than in the chapters themselves. The book ended way too abruptly. This book was a big letdown! I would recommed skipping it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book absolutely lets down Jude Deveraux fans. The whole time you think of the book as one written by a novice instead of a best selling author. Any one reading this book will think twice about picking up another title by her. Big dissapointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a terrific book. But ending should have been a whole lot better. It seem like the writer was in a hurry to end the story. Well this was a great read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am usually a fan of Ms. Deveraux's work, but this book felt flat. At points while reading, I wondered if someone else was writing the book for her, it just seemed like it was written by an amateur. I look forward to her next book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of her books, but this one was a bit disappointing. I was into the book from the beginning and then it just ended. I was expecting a lot more to come of the characters and the mysterious plot. I was anxious to know more about this island(which is what the book is mostly about, not the switching places), but for the most part, it was a let down. It just needed a bit more pizzaz which any Deveraux fan expects. Oh well, maybe the next book will prove to be a better read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book could have been better. It started out good, if a bit slow, but then the whole switching places idea sort of became pointless (and a bit confusing). The story then shifts focus to a crime/mystery that the four characters need to figure out - only when the characters split up the reader is lead down one path (with one couple) then the story jumps to the other couple and it ends - with a chapter tying everything up in a quick summary. For all the thought put into the character creation in the begining of the book, the mystery and the relationship developement seemed only half complete - and then the book ended. (part of the problem might have been the fact that there were two couples - unfortunetly, instead of adding the extra pages to dive into each relationship - it ended up more like one relationship with one couple portraying the begining steps and the other couple finishing off the rest of the steps to the happy conclusion (the 'I Love You')). I usually like Ms. Deveraux's books - but it could have been better towards the end.