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Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Barbara McCulloh Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342729
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A young woman often does foolish things to gain the attention of the man of her dreams. For Cassandra Martin, the foolish thing was to fake her own drowning so that he'd rescue her. Two things went wrong with her carefully crafted plan. First -- Jeffrey Ames had brought his fiancé with him to the pool, and two -- Cassie stayed under water far longer than she had intended. If she were older, she would have known better. To her regret, Cassandra was only twelve years old.

"Secrets" lives up to its title. A complex web of secrets, some on a small scale, and others part of a much grander plan, run throughout the book. Cassandra Martin, a lonely young woman disillusioned by her own childhood as the only daughter of a fiercely goal-oriented, high-achieving businesswoman, longs for a simple life. Once she meets the man she has determined to marry, she go es after him, and indeed does work her way into his life, but how he sees her is not the picture-perfect dream ending she would like for it to be.

Instead of the simple life she longs for, Cassandra is caught up in a world for which she had not bargained, one involving famous Hollywood actress, espionage and enough secrets to last a lifetime.

The author of "Secrets" was born Jude Gilliam in 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. Born into a large family, she earned an art degree from Murray State University. She began writing in 1976 and published her first book, "The Enchanted Land," in 1977 under the pseudonym Jude Deveraux.

Deveraux has written both romance novels and mysteries, setting them in both historical and modern settings. She has authored more than 30 New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and maintains a home in Italy.

At age twelve, Cassandra Madden fell in love with Jefferson Ames, a young man she met at one of her mother’s business conferences. Over the years, during periods of loneliness and struggle, Cassandra held onto this unrequited love in order to cope with her isolated heart and the pain of a cold-blooded mother. Even when Cassandra grew up, went off to college, and met a man she thought she’d marry, her heart yearned for Jeff.


In a decisive moment, she broke off the pending engagement and traveled to Williamsburg, Virginia, where the now-widowed Jeff lives with his child. Cassandra becomes the child’s nanny but, even though she sees the object of her desire every day, Jeff has yet to even notice her. Then, one night, a discovery sends her spiraling into danger, and she realizes that until she discovers every last secret of the people around her, she and Jeff will never have a chance to be happy together. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Deveraux’s latest romance has an old-fashioned feel to it…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 for all public libraries.”

    Library Journal

  • “Romance titan Deveraux packs her latest with jagged surprises...[and] moments of humor and romantic chemistry.”

    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.”


  • A New York Times bestseller

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melowin | 2/21/2011

    " I liked this one. It's a stand-alone novel, no relation to Montgomery/Taggerts or Edilean or Arundel. The whole spy premise could be considered far-fetched, and probaably wildly inaccurate, but I've got a soft spot for spy stories, so it gave me a little thrill. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/6/2010

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 9/7/2010

    " Good quick read. Wasn't very deep, but interesting "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Farrah | 9/2/2010

    " This was a strange novel. Althea's piece is in this the "romantic witch hunt" she put them on was boring. How people knew each other and everyone was CIA it was too over the top. I wouldn't read it again nor recommend it to anyone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joanne | 5/17/2010

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 4/29/2010

    " It is a very quick book. Interesting to think of how old time Hollywood once was. A mystery, but not at all scary. Lame heroine and hero. I did like that there was no swearing. How unusual is that?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janae | 3/28/2010

    " I cant put it down really fun, and exciting love story and mystery. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Luz | 3/5/2010

    " The story was all over the place. There were too many story lines going on at the same time. The romance felt out of place. When i got to the end it felt like the story was incomplete. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 3/1/2010

    " Just something to read. Nothing really special. "

About the Author

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. There are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.

About the Narrator

Barbara McCulloh has appeared on Broadway as Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan and as Anna in The King and I. Her film and television credits include Law & Order: SVU, Another World, and Peter Pan. She has also done extensive work in regional theater and recorded dozens of audiobooks.