Ever After (Nantucket Brides #3) By: Jude Deveraux
Jude Deveraux’s eagerly awaited third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy continues the spellbinding saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance.
Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly’s acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie’s boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down: Not only has a mysterious relative left Hallie a house on Nantucket, but Shelly has been trying to steal it. Desperate to put her troubles behind her, Hallie impulsively flies to Nantucket.
New trouble, however, has already settled into Hallie’s guest room in the form of her newest client. Hallie is told that wealthy, young James Taggert has injured his leg in a skiing accident. Assuming that the devastatingly handsome man has led a charmed life, Hallie is surprised by Jamie at every turn throughout his recovery. His attentions draw her out of her shell—but he has a dark secret, and is tormented by nightmares that only her presence can keep at bay. She suspects there’s more to his injury than he’s letting on.
On this gorgeous island rich in history, magic is everywhere, even in Hallie’s own backyard. As Jamie’s relatives arrive for a wedding gala, something wonderfully unusual is in the air. There’s an aura of romance—enhanced by a pair of matchmaking ghosts and a colorful island legend. In their own little corner of the world, Jamie and Hallie unravel the timeless secrets of their own hearts, and a very special story of True Love destined to last forever after.
So sweet and romantic, I really enjoyed this book. It’s been a while since I’ve read the previous two in the series, but that didn’t leave me lost or confused.
I was very weepy while reading this so I ended up crying a lot, it wasn’t overly sad, but there was a soldier with PTSD as a main character.
Loved how strong Hallie was, though when you hear about her past it’s kind of odd that she’s able to stand up to everyone all of a sudden. Maybe it’s just because she couldn’t stand up to her family but other people were okay? Either way, it didn’t bother me while reading it wasn’t until afterwards that I started to think about it. Still really liked her.
Also, I’m definitely team Taggart, I love books about the Taggart’s and Montgomery’s and I hope she give us more. There are so many of the family unpaired.