Forever and Always
"This is Jude Deveraux at her most pleasurable," hailed Booklist in praise of her powerful bestseller Forever....Now Deveraux brings back her gifted heroine, Darci Monroe, in a riveting new novel of endless love and shadowed secrets. Forever and Always Darci's psychic abilities have always guided her through hardship...and into a once-in-a-lifetime love with her rich, powerful husband, Adam Montgomery. When Adam vanishes in a mysterious accident, a grief-stricken Darci is left alone to raise their young daughter. But her instinct tells her the reports of Adam's death are untrue. When the FBI enlists her intuitive talents to solve a heinous crime, she agrees -- if they'll help to uncover the truth about Adam. It may be a tougher deal than Darci imagined: she must go head-to-head with Jack Rose, a criminal whose mind power matches Darci's at every turn. Now Darci must discover if those in the highest circles of authority have her best interests at heart -- or if someone intends to sever the everlasting bond she shares with her one true love. From Publishers Weekly. The bliss that Darci Montgomery found by the end of Deveraux's last paranormal mystery-cum-romance, Forever, didn't last long, as this lackluster follow-up finds the pint-sized psychic alone once again, searching for her abducted husband. When primetime TV hunk Linc Abrams seeks her assistance in finding a son he fathered via sperm bank, Darci agrees, sensing that the investigation will bring her closer to her husband. As they aimlessly search for answers at a creepy Alabama "spa," they rub shoulders with ghosts, uncover secrets about Linc's lineage and cross paths with a blind seer. Darci's psychic insights make it easy for the author to skimp on character development. When she meets Linc, for example, we're told that "he'd missed out on some love in his life" but that he's generally a "good guy." The plot is also lacking in development. Overall, the book feels more like a sketch than a fully fleshed-out story. Despite its open-ended denouement (which includes an obvious setup for book three), readers may think twice before picking up Darci's next adventure. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. About the Author. Jude Deveraux is the author of more than forty New York Times bestsellers, including Moonlight in the Morning, The Scent of Jasmine, Scarlet Nights, Days of Gold, Lavender Morning, Return to Summerhouse, and Secrets. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. To learn more, visit JudeDeveraux.com.