Monday, August 3, 2009

The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux

Genre: Fiction, Paranormal

Madison, Ellie, and Leslie had one thing in common. They all shared the same birthdate. They met one time when they were 19 at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Then they all went their separate ways. Twenty years later, on the verge of their 40th birthday, they reunite to take stock of their lives.

Each woman’s life did not go according to plan.

Madison gave up a promising modeling career to take care of her cruel, disabled husband. He ended up rich and she ended up alone and miserable.

Ellie became a bestselling author of romantic mysteries, only to lose everything to her money hungry husband in a vicious divorce settlement.

Leslie married her childhood sweetheart and they have two children, giving up her own dreams of a dancing career. Now she suspects her husband is cheating on her.

They all meet at a cabin in Bangor, Maine. Each are shocked to see that their friends are looking beaten up by life and completely miserable. Then, they meet Madame Zoya and are offered a chance of a lifetime. She is willing to transport them back in time and give them a chance to change their lives. Will they take this opportunity?

This was a fast-paced read for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was captivated from page one. I have the sequel Return to Summerhouse in my TBR and looking forward to getting around to reading that one too. It’s been so long since I read a Jude Deveraux book that I forgot how good they are.

For reading challenges:

Paranormal Reading Challenge
2009 What’s in a name challenge?
On The Porch Swing Reading Challenge


  1. I read this one a while ago and enjoyed it too. Great review ;O)

  2. I like the author, I think my fav would be Forever and Always or something like that. I read it long back but I still remember that i loved it. This book sounds good. I'll probably get it from my library if they have it.

  3. I never really enjoyed her contemporary romances, but hm....well I think I have gone through all the books the library have anyway

  4. wow, I haven't read Jude Devereaux for ages, either. THis one sounds really good. It's amazing how many books out there are titled The Beach House.
    Have a great week, Yvonne and happy reading.

  5. I haven't read a Jude Devereaux, in like, forever but I love the sound of this one. I'm adding it to my wishlist straight away!


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