Remembrance Author:Jude Deveraux Hayden Lane, a best-selling romance writer, is a happy young woman -- or so she believes. Certainly her pals might chide her for not getting out more, but writing her novels is time-consuming. Besides, the tales she weaves of dark intrigues and timeless love are more thrilling than any blind date could possibly be. For her next... more » book, about lovers whose present lives are complicated by their past lives, she decides to consult a psychic. When the psychic tells her that in a past life in Edwardian England, Hayden was a woman named Lady de Grey, she is intrigued. And when she learns that Lady de Grey was a promiscuous woman who mysteriously disappeared one night, that she was rumored to have poisoned her husband, and that her ghost is said to haunt this home, Hayden is spellbound.
Although the psychic warns her not to investigate further, Hayden must know more. When she meets a hypnotist at a dinner party -- and he promises he won't make her cluck like a chicken -- she can't resist volunteering. But his trick goes wrong, and instead of merely remembering her lifetime as Lady de Grey, Hayden is whisked back to Edwardian times. The moment she awakens, she faints, due to the unfamiliar sensation of Lady de Grey's extremely tight corset. But soon Hayden will awaken again, to discover quite a different story about a woman history considered a trollop, a spectacular brooding man... and the rapturous love that would be hers if she dared open her heart to the most mysterious adventure of all....« less
A good read. As usual for a Jude Deveraux story, Fun with good humor. Enjoyed the flashback to the past piece which not only gives a bit of a history lesson, it also allows us to appreciate what we have and could have through the great job she does with her characters and the time period. A real Jude Deveraux fan for the romance, fantasy and mystery.
This is my absolute favorite book. I have to keep buying it because I never get it back when I loan it out. I first read it in college and my friend that recommended it said that she didn't want it to end. Read it and you'll know exactly what she meant. It took me a chapter or two to really get into it but when I did, I couldn't put it down!