True Love by Jude Deveraux

True Love is a love story within a love story. It's filled with romance, family secrets, a family ghost, lots of shenanigans and unique secondary characters that just simply fills up the pages.  A wonderful and captivating tale set in the beautiful Island of Nantucket.  Jude Deveraux's vivid descriptions and attention to detail,  brings you a story a little out of the box.

Alix and Jared's relationship starts out as hero worship on her part and keep your hands off her on his.  There is a 200 year old mystery to be solved, a ghost that gives out love advice, a bombshell mother/romance author, a doting father on the verge of falling in love, a long list of interfering relatives and friends and the beautiful background of Nantucket.  Throw in witty bantering and some sexual tension and you have the makings of True Love.  


Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman’s relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix—fresh from a romantic breakup—but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend’s storybook wedding.

But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House’s ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago. If that wasn’t troubling enough, Alix must deal with the arrogant (and extremely good-looking) architect Jared Montgomery, who is living in the property’s guesthouse.

Unbeknown to Alix, Jared has been charged with looking after her while she lives on the island—an easy task for him, considering the undeniable chemistry between the two. But Jared harbors secrets of his own, which, if revealed, may drive a wedge between the pair.

With a glorious Nantucket wedding on the horizon, sparks fly, and the ghosts of the past begin to reveal themselves—some of them literally. Finding their lives inextricably entwined with the turbulent fortunes of their ancestors, Alix and Jared discover that only by righting the wrongs of the past can they hope to be together.

Title: True Love (Nantucket Brides Trilogy #1)
Author: Jude Deveraux
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Historical, Fantasy
Published: July 9, 2013
Publisher: Ballantine Books/Random House Publishing
Rating: ♨♨♨♨♨ ( This is an engaging romance filled with humor, witty banter, lovable characters and a Ghost with a mystery from the past to be solved.  Fans of this genre will love this.  A plus is that the Montgomerys and Taggerts are back, with my favorite Sweet Liar characters making cameos!)