Monday, July 13, 2015

Ever After (Nantucket Brides Trilogy #3) by Jude Deveraux

22603405Hyacinth "Hallie" Lauren Hartley has not had a pretty life; after her father remarried her life went from sweet and perfect to Cinderella's. After coming back home early and finding out the her horrible step-sister Shelly tries to steal a house she inherited from a very distant non-relative, Hallie packs up and heads for Nantucket to see this house and treat a patient Shelly as Hallie committed to treating.

James "Jamie" Michael Taggert suffers from PTSD and a leg injury, from the moment he see's Hallie (the real Hallie) he is instantly attracted, but she puts him through his paces.

As they spend time together and get to know each other, Hallie really grows and comes out of her shell, and Jamie learns to deal with his injuries and accept himself the way he is, warts and all. Granted they have a little help from the resident ghost of the old house, but they do most of the work.

The story was really sweet, ghost and all, but what I did not like is that after how horrible Shelly was to Hallie throughout the whole book, the confrontation was so toned down. Shelly basically learns nothing and Hallie never puts her in her place. I also felt like we needed a little more on the ghost sisters.  Other than that the story was really great, Jamie and his family were so great. I would love to see a book for Jamie's twin brother and his cousins, the way they were in this book made them seem like such great characters deserving of their own books.

Rating 4 out of 5

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