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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,056 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Don Jellerson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2012 ISBN: 9781442353664
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When wealthy, hard-driving corporate genius Jason Wilding reluctantly takes a break from his business and his husband-hunting girlfriends for a Christmas visit to his hometown in Abernathy, Kentucky, he has no idea what his physician brother, David, has in store for him. It seems that Amy Thompkins, a whimsical young widow with definite artistic talent, has captured David's heart, but courting her with a demanding baby in tow has been difficult. In order to pursue her, he persuades Jason to move into her home and take care of her spoiled but adorable son, Max, for a week.

For a fiercely efficient CEO, it's an impossible scene: a falling-down old house; buckets on the dining room floor to catch the rain; a widow living on next to nothing, with no marketable skills. But Amy's joy for life, her love for her son, and her sparkling humor are irresistible -- and tiny Max adores Jason beyond reason. Soon, Jason sees Amy and her future as a prime target for his strategic planning. Importing his private chef to prepare the little one's food and buying a baby store so that his mother can get real bargains are just the beginning. Because enigmatic Jason is thawing -- the tender feelings and longing he has buried for years are begging to be heard.

The mutual attraction is glowing bright, but what to do about David? Once again, Jude Deveraux's deft hand and loving vision conjure up a novel full of surprises and delights, in a story that will warm all our hearts and make us believe in the power of miracles, large and small. It's a tale for all seasons, and a love story to remember always. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deveraux hits just the right not with this captivating novel that is perfect for the holiday season. Filled with charm, joy, and sweetness, The Blessing is guaranteed to lighten your mood.”

    RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

  • “Plenty of romance, fun, and adventure…Fans won’t be disappointed.”

    San Antonio Express-News

  • “A must for Deveraux fans.”

    Advocate (Baton Rouge)

  • The Blessing is another bestseller by one of the all-time greats.”

    Midwest Book Review

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 2/15/2014

    " Well written story; you can feel the main characters in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/13/2014

    " I honestly and truly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters. The brothers have a funny relationship. The way the town reacts to Jason is completely foreign to how he is treated in the business world. Amy is clueless but in a vulnerable way. Amy's former mother in law is crazy but seems to be the only one with a good head on her shoulders. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 bookczuk | 2/9/2014

    " WEalthy, jaded, cynical, handsome man (did I mention he was wealthy) meets poor but honest single mother. He lies, she objects. Do you think they'll end up together? I wonder. Pretty standard fare for the genre. Giving to bumma to read. IMHO the best thing about it was the Klimt painting on the cover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L | 2/9/2014

    " I had not read any of Deveraux's books in a while, so this one was a great renewal of her writing style. Interweaves several story lines, while centering on a single Mom (Amy) and her special son (Max). Lots of secrets, a fairy tale prince (masquerading as a gay Nanny) and loads of subtle romance made this a quick read to help me ignore the heat in Texas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 RedEye_Witch | 2/1/2014

    " I like the story, but not that much. One thing that I like about Jude Deveraux is that she knows how to twist the scenes of her stories; either from being serious to funny or an awkward moment to a passionate one. But this one doesn't arouse the feeling of yourself being the characters. Still, I enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 1/21/2014

    " Amy Tompkins and her six-month old son Max live a quiet and humble life in a small Kentucky town. Left by an abusive boyfriend she doesn't welcome the attention of the local doctor. Amy brushes off David's interest because she doesn't have time to date as a single mom. Desperate David begs his wealthy older brother Jason to come act as Max's gay nanny for a week so Amy is free to date. Amy and Jason become great friends and soon they are more in a relationship than she is with David! What was great about the story was that although Jason tried to come in and "save" Amy trying to make her into a corporate wife, Amy holds her own maintaining her own dreams of becoming a children's book illustrator and raises an exceptional artist. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lia Rock lantz | 1/20/2014

    " A heart-warming story that I enjoyed reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pam | 1/20/2014

    " This is set in modern times....not my favorite era to read about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 1/13/2014

    " Enjoyed this one. I think I'll be reading others by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niki | 1/11/2014

    " I love Jude Deveraux's books because they are fast, fun romances. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/21/2013

    " 2nd reading but it was good enough that I kept reading it anyway:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacque | 12/18/2013

    " This was a very nice Cinderella story, only the prince is also the fairy godmother. There were a lot of things about this book that I found very hard to swallow. It definetely requires that you suspend your belief in the way the real world works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June Guymon | 12/8/2013

    " In this heart-warming and unforgettable bestseller, Jude Deveraux celebrates the unexpected paths on the heart's journey toward love, and the eternal bond between mother and child. A great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 11/23/2013

    " This is the first book I have read written by this author. I enjoyed reading it and found it humorous in some parts of the novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 11/17/2013

    " One of the better Deverauz books I've read. The characters were good and the story was practical which is nice every now and then when you read as much romance as I do. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janice | 11/14/2013

    " Very good. Worth the read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marti | 10/21/2013

    " This was and entertaining light hearted love story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joan Horkey | 10/6/2013

    " Okay. Fast read. Pretty predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 9/27/2013

    " Not that impressed. It was very predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 8/26/2013

    " This is the second book by Jude Deveraux that I have read. This one is completely different. The Blessing is a very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunshine | 6/25/2013

    " I read this while prego so that may have played a role in how I rated this book. lol "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shu | 1/25/2013

    " A very quick read. Not a lot of substance, though. The romance was not explicit. There were no surprises: the reader knows from the first chapter how the book will develop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 12/17/2012

    " This is a good one too! A little too steamy for my taste in parts, but overall, a decent storyline! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurie Sanders | 11/1/2012

    " Loved this book...it is a fairy tale romance, very "never happen in a million years", but too sweet not to read...a real cinderella story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 10/28/2012

    " I liked this book, finding it one I did not want to put down. Set in Kentucky, it is a story of brothers, both seeking different things in life. The strong brotherly connection changes both of them in ways not originally planned. It was a fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Penny | 9/16/2012

    " Jue Deveraux is one of my favorite authors and this book is definately a "feel good" book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay Nelson | 5/24/2012

    " Excellent! A very pleasant read that was full of romance and good feelings. It ended as it should. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bea Balmes | 4/28/2012

    " Why so much hate from other reviewers HAHA this is the first Jude Devereaux book I've read and I enjoyed it. Finished it in a day! Looking forward to reading more from Jude Devereaux "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila | 3/27/2012

    " I read this in one day! It was such a fun and light hearted book with a great twists. You will love the ending! "

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About the Author
Author Jude DeverauxJude Deveraux is the author of forty-two New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight in the Morning 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.
About the Narrator

Don Jellerson, a Seattle resident, received his formal education in theater at the University of Maine and continued to study acting in Donald Meisner’s The Vision. In regional theater, Don has performed in dozens of plays and musicals, including Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?