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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,869 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Natalie Moore Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9780743570909
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When Cassandra Madden was twelve years old, she fell in love with Jefferson Ames, a young man she met at one of her mother's business conferences. She was a lonely child, with a cold mother, and holding onto her love for Jeff helped her cope with her isolated life.

When she grew up, she went to college and even met a man she thought she'd marry, but Jeff was still in her head. She broke off her near engagement and went to Williamsburg, Virginia, where she secretly got herself a job as a nanny to the widowed Jeff's young child.

Even though Cassie was living in Jeff's house, seeing him every day, she still couldn't seem to get his attention. But then, one day, she heard shots coming from the mansion of Althea Fairmont, a woman the world called "the greatest living actress." Cassie ran to investigate and in an instant, her safe little life was turned upside down. She began to learn that all the people around her weren't who they claimed to be. Everyone had secrets, and until Cassie unraveled those secrets, there was no chance for happiness between her and Jeff. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Deveraux's touch is gold."

    Publishers Weekly 

  • Deveraux gives her fans a sweet love story filled with twists and turns as her heroine changes from victim to a woman in charge of her own destiny. Booklist
  • "Deveraux gives her fans a sweet love story filled with twists and turns as her heroine changes from victim to a woman in charge of her own destiny."

    Booklist

  • Readers will care about Deveraux's characters, and she manages to convey the feel of a classic Hollywood movie (gowns by Adrian) in a tale combining humor, romance, and mystery. Highly Recommended.

    Library Journal

  • "An engaging listening experience."

    AudioFile

  • ANew York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandy | 2/18/2014

    " I loved this book. I hated to put it down. I have been a Jude Deveraux fan since my teens. She is a great author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenna Anderson | 2/15/2014

    " It's boring. Everyone is too "nice." There's nothing in it that makes a good book: sex, violence, suspense, danger, etc. Of course, if you like that sort of thing... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 2/13/2014

    " If I could, I would give this one a 3.5. I liked it more than I thought I would, so that was nice :-) The plot was a bit contrived and confusing at times, but overall it was entertaining and a fast read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Dahlia Mrd | 2/11/2014

    " What Lara said... She sums it up quite well... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 1/18/2014

    " I just love Jude Deveraux's books. She doesn't write nearly enough. This book had me from the first page. I couldn't put it down. I thought I had it figured out, but the secrets just kept coming until the last page. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wanda (Good Choice Reading) | 1/5/2014

    " Amazing!! I love Lisa Mcmann!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Haley | 12/31/2013

    " Picked up randomly at the library and listened to it on CD. For the most part I looked forward to listening to it when driving, but I wasn't satisfied with the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/25/2013

    " I agree this is not one of her best. The ending, while it ties up all the loose ends, is pretty abrubt and unsatisfying. That said, Jude Deveraux is still one of the best romance writers out there and this book is a worthwhile read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 11/23/2013

    " Awesome book wish it would have went another couple chapters. Lived it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 10/27/2013

    " This is probably one of my favorite books by her, I loved the secrets and the development of the characters. Definitely a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/8/2013

    " Not a smutty one. Just a good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 7/13/2013

    " just started but interesting so far...Ok didnt like it. Not one of her best. Story felt very far fetched and not really entertaining. It almost felt like she wrote to meet her quota or something, not like something she wanted to write. I would recommend if you dont have anything else. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 3/23/2013

    " I read Secrets in 2 days. Secrets kept popping up, looked forward to turning the next page. A bit of romance with mystery. I'm usually not fond of books that involve the CIA type mystery stuff, but Jude kept my interest peeked throughout the whole book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 1/19/2013

    " Slightly "tricky" plot with some obvious twists and turns but good reading while waiting for the possibility of a tropical storm. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelleen Toland | 1/9/2013

    " a community of secrets and an former actress. Their lives all weave together to form the secrets. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Teri Rushing | 6/11/2012

    " Would not recommend to anyone. A six year old could write this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 1/28/2012

    " Shouldn't the female characters in books by female authors be portrayed as smart and mature? If ever a character needed to "get a life," it is the main one in this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Johnson | 12/12/2011

    " Loved it! I will read anything by this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 10/10/2011

    " Whew, this book was full of secrets; but then we all have a few, don't we. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Aley | 9/18/2011

    " Definitely not as good as her others. I think she should have done some research before setting a novel in a spy world. The characters were very cardboard or over-the-top. Meh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristin | 5/5/2011

    " Back in college I started reading Jude Devereaux's historical fiction books - basically one after another. I haven't read one of her books in years and saw this one at the library. Not nearly good enough to read even for old times sake!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mum | 5/2/2011

    " It was nice to have a fun tale for a change. I've stopped trying to have any sense of order in these tales. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jasmine | 4/30/2011

    " I was really just bored with the book. It doesn't really get good till 3/4 of the way through and the it just ends, but if left me feeling like the story wasn't over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/13/2011

    " I loved this book. So far, it is one of my favoriet Jude Deveraux books. It was fun and easy to read and very cute. A fun escape! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Alysen | 3/29/2011

    " This was a chore to read and she is one of my favorite authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 3/29/2011

    " While visiting her Godfather in South Carolina, Catherine Edilean Harcourt, CAY for short , ends up trying to help a man, Alexander McDowell, who is accused of killing his wife on their wedding night. She ends up on a mad cap adventure with him trying to prove his innocence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 3/28/2011

    " Excellent addition to Jude Deveraux's Edilean Series.

    Adventure, Romance, Cross-Dressing (woman as a man a'la Twelfth Night) - what more could you want? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melanie | 3/27/2011

    " Kind of boring compared to some of her books. Couldn't wait for it to end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelby | 3/21/2011

    " I love a book with a strong female lead! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 3/19/2011

    " Not my favorite Jude Deveraux book. I liked the characters, but it was just too predictable. I'm guessing there will be a couple more on characters in this book. Of course I'll read them. She's one of my favorite authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kay | 3/9/2011

    " This series seems to jump back and forth between modern and historical...gets a little confusing but overall it is worth the trip to Half-Price Books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 3/8/2011

    " I don't enjoy this series as much as her earlier books, but she is still a good storyteller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 AnneOK | 3/6/2011

    " Loved this historical by Deveraux -- probably my favorite. Such a well told story with characters that delighted and stole my heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 3/6/2011

    " Awsome book but then all of Jude Deveraux books are. I have read them all and continue to read them as soon as they come out. Very light hearted, always a happy ending and something you don't have to think a lot about. "

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About the Author
Author Jude Deveraux

Jude Deveraux is the author of over forty New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight Masquerade and A Knight in Shining Armor. She was honored with a Romantic Times Pioneer Award in 2013 for her distinguished career. To date there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.