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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,029 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Jennifer Wiltsie Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2003 ISBN: 9780743548335
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Jude Deveraux, the dazzling New York Times bestselling author of Wild Orchids delivers a passionate yuletide tale sure to become a classic for every holiday season.

Hollander "Holly" Latham can't believe her good fortune. After endless calls, letters, emails, and promises, she's finally persuaded her parents to buy Spring Hill Plantation just outside beautiful, historic Edenton in eastern North Carolina -- and strategically located near Belle Chere, the purest, most untouched plantation site in America.

At the tender age of thirteen, Holly fell in love with Lorrie Beaumont, who inherited the Revolutionary-period estate when his heiress mother died during childbirth. Though more than a decade has passed since Holly last locked eyes with her childhood love, the passion she felt in her young heart has never come close to extinguishing -- that is, until charming, ruggedly handsome Nick Taggert unexpectedly waltzes into her life and treats her to an unforgettable weekend of laughter and intense passion.

Will Holly be seduced by Lorrie's wealth and privilege, or will she choose the simple gift of love that Nick has offered her? The answer is unveiled on a starry Christmas night, when passion, hate, and greed collide to reveal bitter truths that will forever change the course of Holly's charmed life. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deveraux's touch is gold.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In tones of soft Southern charm edged with erotic passion, Jennifer Wiltsie captivates the listener in this complex story of romance and murder. Wiltsie characterizes Holly, heiress to the Latham fortune, as charming and spunky. The gardener, her recent love interest, is handsome and debonair, but possibly dangerous. Using Southern accents, Wiltsie excels at defining each character. Side breaks are clear, and music enhances the action. Excellent pacing smoothly moves the plot toward an unexpected conclusion as long-held secrets are revealed.”

    AudioFile

  • “Readers who like their Christmas on the hot side should go straight to Holly.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 2/9/2014

    " I really liked this book. I haven't read anything by this author before, but I will definitely be reading more. Great story line and many surprises make you not want to put it down.Characters seem so real. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charlotte | 2/8/2014

    " Good story, but I hated how the characters just had sex constantly and on a quick whim. I think the author should have developed a real relationship between the characters to make you feel more excited about the plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna Hanson Bevens | 2/3/2014

    " It was okay. I'd recommend it if you're a die-hard Deveraux fan, have an hour to kill while waiting at the airport, or have a cold and need something that works well with Robutussin. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 2/3/2014

    " Mind candy! Just pure entertainment for the busy holiday season. Rich girl meets mysterious stranger. Will she follow her heart or stick to the rules set by her family. Not very original for a romance but fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla Holthe | 1/27/2014

    " What a fun book! Lots of old houses and she's so witty. I enjoy this every time I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judy | 1/17/2014

    " If you like historical architecture combined with romance, this is the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corie | 1/8/2014

    " Another Re-Read for me. A good mysterious, romantic story. I loved it. It reads fast. I am sure I'll read it again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Ahronian | 1/5/2014

    " Typical JD - a quick read; kinda lame but with good characters. Not very realistic, but with a happy ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anna Mae | 1/4/2014

    " Not one of Jude's best. The plot was largely predictable due to the hero's last name and circumstances around Holly's family. It was a quick read and will stay in my library only because Jude wrote it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 12/7/2013

    " This is not a book that will change your life, but it was highly enjoyable. A good escape read about wealthy people with lots of time on their hands. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Foxfire780 Reeves | 12/6/2013

    " It doesn't even seem like Jude Deveraux wrote this, but more like a zombie Jude..."SEeeeeeEEeeexxxx...." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gaynell | 11/6/2013

    " This book had a great deal of erotica, but it didn't have a very believable plot. Story wasn't developed enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 8/7/2013

    " Fun, sexy, silly. Your typical Deveraux novel involving the Taggerts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 8/7/2013

    " This book was an easy read and enjoyable. This is the classic book where the hunky gardener of the estate is really a doctor on hiatus! Another bodice ripper, but enjoyable just the same! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela | 8/7/2013

    " A great Christmas Story, and Holly was a very good read!It was not only a love story, but also a mystery. My favorite type of book. It was a fun read, and one that I really enjoyed.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen Taylor | 5/30/2013

    " Action, adventure, romance and history wrapped together tell a entertaining tale about Hollander "Holly" James Latham. This is a great story that sucks you in and makes you want to stay up all night reading it. A fabulous find! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/20/2013

    " story almost a novella very short, very rushed. Would have liked to see it progress naturally. It felt very forced, but most short stories do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendisaur | 1/28/2013

    " What a fantastic book this is. A great love story that gets your heart racing a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexandra Eluna | 7/11/2012

    " Excitement in every turn of the pages. I can't wait to finish this even though I just started reading it a few minutes ago haha "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley | 5/16/2012

    " Pretty spicey!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mariah | 5/11/2012

    " This is my first book by this author and all I can say is wow. It started off as a little slow, but got increasingly fantastic by each page. Full of life, romance, love, old homes, buried treasure, history and twists, makes it an amazing read! I love it and can't wait to read more from this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 3/10/2012

    " Loved finding out about the mystery of the ownders the house and missing treasure. Liked that more than one storyline was going on. Ended too abruptly after so much attention to the main story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/7/2011

    " I realised halfway through reading this, that I had read it years ago. A little predictable but a good story none the less. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tonya Schuetz | 10/8/2011

    " I had no idea this book was so "hot". Lol. I thought I was going to be reading a nuce Christmas book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flitterkit | 6/9/2011

    " This was a nice short little piece. Quite a bit of wonderful writing describing architecture, could even have dealt with more. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 6/5/2011

    " Eh. It was a real quick easy read. Nothing spectacular. Some sex for your reading pleasure. I wouldnt say I didnt like it, but, there was nothing to love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kayla | 4/27/2011

    " What a fun book! Lots of old houses and she's so witty. I enjoy this every time I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 4/12/2011

    " LOVED THIS BOOK! A little romance, a little humor, history of family secrets, hidden treasure, a little Nancy Drew/Hardy boy detectiveness to solve the mystery, complicated relationships, steamy sex scenes. Great, great read!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dawn | 3/14/2011

    " The only reason I ever read this was because my friend strongly recommended it. Frankly, it sucked eggs. For those of you who don't know what that expression means, it isn't good. Don't read this. It was bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melowin | 2/21/2011

    " It's been a while since Deveraux wrote anything with this much sex in it, so I was very pleasantly surprised. Not terribly graphic, but it was there, and it was good. This is a short holiday-type book with a bit of a mystery and some good solid lust in a Southern Gothic setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 2/19/2011

    " Jude always writes a good book. I enjoyed the characters and the story line. I enjoyed the location of the story and the description of the old houses. I'll continue reading her books and will share this one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Jane | 2/6/2011

    " This was an extra book we weeded out when we moved to the new NOR. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kayte | 1/8/2011

    " I consider myself to be a huge Jude Deveraux fan, but Holly just seemed to have too much passion and not enough plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine | 12/31/2010

    " Mind candy! Just pure entertainment for the busy holiday season. Rich girl meets mysterious stranger. Will she follow her heart or stick to the rules set by her family. Not very original for a romance but fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tammy | 11/12/2010

    " A trashy romance with a little bit of substance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/13/2010

    " A friend said this was good so I checked it out. Wasn't sure if I could get into this "romance/mystery" but I must say that I don't regret reading it. I found that once I got into the story, I couldn't put it down because I had to know what happened next "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Flitterkit | 10/8/2010

    " This was a nice short little piece. Quite a bit of wonderful writing describing architecture, could even have dealt with more. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Roxane | 9/21/2010

    " Stopped reading at page 76. Couldn't go on. No character development. Just a terrible story!
    I only like her writing style. "

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