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Publisher's Summary

What if you learned that your fiancé was not who he claimed to be?

Engaged to the charming and seductive Greg Anders, Sara Shaw is happily anticipating her wedding in Edilean, Virginia. The date has been set, the flowers ordered, even her heirloom dress is ready. But just three weeks before the wedding, Greg gets a telephone call during the night and leaves without explanation. Two days later, a man climbs up through a trapdoor in the floor of Sara’s apartment, claiming that he is the brother of her best friend and that he’s moving in.

While Mike Newland is indeed telling the truth about his identity, his reason for being there reaches far deeper. He’s an undercover detective, and his assignment is to use Sara to track down a woman who is one of the most notorious criminals in the United States—and also happens to be the mother of the man Sara plans to marry.

Mike thinks the job will be easy—if he can figure out how to make a “good” girl like Sara trust him, that is. But Mike has no idea what this mission has in store for him. He’s worked hard to keep private his connections to Edilean, which date back to his grandmother’s time there in 1941. But as Mike and Sara get to know each other, he can’t help but share secrets about himself that he’s told no one else. And in return, Sara opens up to Mike about things she could never reveal to Greg. As the pair work together to solve two mysteries, their growing love begins to heal each of them in ways they never could have imagined.

©2010 Jude Deveraux (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Critic Reviews

"Deveraux is a master storyteller, and her books fairly shimmer with excitement and adventure, making her one of the most popular women’s fiction writers today. Scarlet Nights is no exception. With strong characters, down-home charm, and an intriguing story, fans will enjoy catching up with the folks from Edilean." (Times Record News)

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Scarlet Nights

What did you love best about Scarlet Nights?

The Story, light quick read/listen. Solved mystery almost immediately.

What did you like best about this story?

The varied characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

When the male lead, first met the main female character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the two main characters finally discovered each other.<br/>Moved, no, but surprised me. . the farm landscape.

Any additional comments?

Much of what I might say, would fall under the category of

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Moronic

What disappointed you about Scarlet Nights?

I expected an actual mystery, not a Harlequin ROMANCE. The premise was entirely preposterous.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Nothing from this author.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Character voices lacking and the fake Southern accents on SOME but not all the characters from VA.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It started out promising and then got ridiculous.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • sharon
  • middletown, MD, United States
  • 09-11-12

didn't want to put down

Would you consider the audio edition of Scarlet Nights to be better than the print version?

Haven't seen the print version

Have you listened to any of Julia Gibson’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is a first time to listen to Julia Gibson

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes. It was a fun book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Christal
  • Plano, TX, United States
  • 01-28-12

Great Story, lousy narrater

If you could sum up Scarlet Nights in three words, what would they be?

Exciting, Suspenseful, Heart Warming

What did you like best about this story?

It was believable and exciting.

What didn’t you like about Julia Gibson’s performance?

All the voices sounded the same a little whiney and weak. Did not show all the strong personalities of Miss Edi, Joc, Luke and especially Tess. I would never again purchase an audible book that was narrated by Julia Gibson.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

Any additional comments?

Jude, Please choose Barbara McCulloh or Davina Porter for all your books,

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Loved it

I enjoyed the story. I especially liked finding out the secret from Lavender Morning. Thanks.

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loved it

one of my favorite books. the story of love and bad guys versus good guys. two of my favorite subjects.

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In love with this town once again....

I simply enjoy the way each townspeople have their own unique story as we all do !

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Great story

Action, Adventure, Intrigue plus weaving the past with the present. What more could you want. The only problem was the narrator's attempt at imitating male voices, she did a good job except for that.

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Adequate

This was an ok story. Kind of predictable. If you love romances, I guess this is adequate. I stayed interested enough to finish it.

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I love most of Jude's novels.

Would you consider the audio edition of Scarlet Nights to be better than the print version?

Audio books are a great choice for travel and relaxation. I love to read but this is a great option when that is not possible.