The Barnes & Noble Review Deveraux Delivers a Blessing in Disguise Men who love babies, and the women who love them. Jude Deveraux has done it again with her seasonal offering of love, romance, and laughter. Deveraux always manages to stay on top of the romance genre with her unbeatable sense of... show more
The Barnes & Noble Review Deveraux Delivers a Blessing in Disguise Men who love babies, and the women who love them. Jude Deveraux has done it again with her seasonal offering of love, romance, and laughter. Deveraux always manages to stay on top of the romance genre with her unbeatable sense of humor, her faith in love, and the hope that digs itself out from even the worst ashes of an old love affair or a new one. When she exploded the time-travel subgenre of romance with A Knight in Shining Armor, she began to make the transition into contemporary romances from her position as Princess Regent of Historicals. I would hazard a guess that Jude Deveraux has made the transition more successfully than many of her colleagues her contemporary paranormal of last winter, An Angel for Emily, ranked as one of my favorites of the year for its warmth, humor, and pure storytelling magic. Now Deveraux bears a Christmas gift early this year, a small but potent novel called The Blessing. You'll be stunned by the beautiful cover that reproduces Gustav Klimt's fabulous painting of a flower-bedecked mother holding her beautiful baby close to her cheek and the story inside matches the enchantment and warmth of that cover. This is not a book for the holiday season alone, although if you have friends who are addicts of the genre, this would be a great gift to wrap up for them and place under the tree. Speaking of great gifts, Jason Wilding would be a great Christmas present to any woman. He's a millionaire many times over, a corporate hotshot who jets from Manhattan to anynumberof international ports and women. Handsome, dark, and brooding, Jason looks nothing like his angelic brother, David. David is a doctor in the small town of Abernathy, Kentucky, and is the blond, blue-eyed cherub who was always the good one, while Jason was always a bit wild.