Book Reviews of Velvet Promise

Velvet Promise
Velvet Promise
Author: Jude Deveraux
ISBN-13: 9780671547561
ISBN-10: 0671547569
Publication Date: 9/3/1984
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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I love this kind of story! Had a similar feel to The Black Lyon, which I believe is the first one in the Montgomery series since Ranulf and Lyonene named their child Montgomery, but they must have been way before this time. The only thing mentioned was the Montgomery's had been around for hundreds of years.

The Velvet Promise is about the Montgomery brothers, 4 in total, and I can see from the way they were characterized I will want to read all of their stories. Gavin the oldest Montgomery, he feels he is in love with the manipulative Alice, daughter of a poor drunken baron. She wants to marry for money, which the Montgomery's are lacking due to some past political turmoil, so she strings along Gavin for the good hard sex and marries an abusive Earl for his lands and riches. Gavin then marries Judith a wealthy heiress who he thinks is going to be hideous, but once he sees her he is awestruck by her beauty. Judith is pleasantly surprised by her handsome groom as well. Alice is green with envy and plots and destroys over and over to ruin Gavin and Judith happiness. Lots of deceit and jealousy throughout the book with many cruel villains and lots of conflicts to overcome. I loved both the H and h, their chemistry was sizzling, they couldn't get enough of each other even when they hated one another. There was also several secondary romances throughout the book that were a positive bonus. Already started Highland Velvet- great so far!
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Historical Romance- This is a Montgomery book. At the flower-bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into her golden eyes and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another. Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body,but rejected her love...never admitting her fear of losing him. But destiny held another fate for Judith...a fate that would keep at last. I enjoyed this book..but then I love everything written by this author.
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The book that started it all .. once I read this, I had to read everything else the Ms. Deveraux wrote.
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This is a 4 book series... I have all four
1. The Velvet Promise 2. Highland Velvet 3. Velvet Song 4.Velvet Angel
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Deveraux never dissapoints me!
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Very good series. So good I have ordered the last 2 from other members. Deveraux writes such great stories.
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Liked the Book, good read
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It is well written, but being beaten and raped isn't my idea of a romantic wedding night, nor an enticing way to start a story. When the supposedly strong willed heroine turns around and welcomes him, it just doesn't feel believable. I didn't even make it to 100 pages before I tossed the book. This was my first Jude Deveraux book, I'm sad to have to add such a prolific and popular author to my "rape/beating" blacklist.
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Gavin had given his heart to the beauty of Alice Valence. But his vows he made to Judith. His first sight of Judith on their wedding day rocked him to his very soul. At the flower vedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all-consuming passion. Gavin looked deep into her golden eyes, stroked her rich Auburn hair, and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another. Judith was mesmerized by this God that she had married. Her heart beat rapidly and she tingled with excitement of what could be. Then he had turned his eyes on another and the look he gave this one fired Judith's blood to boiling. She retreated to the garden for privacy, and hidden from vue she was present when her Gavin pronouned to his Alice that he could never love another.
Judith resolved to hat this husband who took her body but rejected her love. Destiny held sway over Judith's fate and a Love that would test Gavin and Judith.
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At the flower-bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all-consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into he golden eyes and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another.

Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body, but rejected her love...never admitting her fear of losing him.

But destiny held another fate for Judith...a fate that would keep at last...The Velvet Promise
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Always great reading!
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Really great storyline, very interesting!
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Great book, great story!
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Dreadful. You're welcome to it.
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First in the Montgomery saga.
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All of England rejoiced on her wedding day. But Judith vowed that her husband would get only what he took from her!

At the flower-bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all-consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into her golden eyes and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another.

Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body, but rejected her love...never admitting her fear of losing him.

But destiny held another fate for Judith...a fate that would keep at last...The Velvet Promise.
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Liked it! It was fun to read all of the books in this series.
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Jude Deveraux was a favorite of mine and I have rediscoved her with this wonderful book.She writes in the past with great historical information that you can't help but love her books.
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My cover is different, It might be an earlier printing
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All of England rejoiced in the marriage of Gavin montgomery to the heiress Judith--all except Judith herself. At the alter Gavin looked deep into his brides eyes and burned with desire for her...but his heart had been pledged to another. Alone in a strange castle, Judithe resolved to hate this husband who took her body but rejected her love...though she wound never admit her fear of losing him. But destiny held another fate for Judith--a fate more thrilling than she had ever imagined, and a love that would last a lifetime.
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the book i got has a different cover