A new novel from the author of A Knight in Shining Armor!Jude Deveraux's heart-stopping blend of romance and adventure has won her millions of fans. Now, from the harsh American frontier to the warmth of a lover's whisper, the Deveraux magic comes alive -- in a storytelling experience that will sweep you away.The last thing Maddie Worth needed was a soldier. Traveling in a bright red coach, calling herself LaReina, the Singing Duchess, Maddie is really on a secret mission to free her sister, Laurel, from kidnappers -- and frontier soldier Ring Montgomery could only get in her way. But Ring has his orders, and is determined to see them through. While Laurel's life hangs in the balance, Maddie has no choice but to let the brute accompany her...Ahead of them lies an adventure of hardship and intrigue. Behind them are the secrets of their pasts. And falling in love is just their first mistake.
Jude Deveraux was born in Fairdale, Kentucky as Jude Gilliam. After earning a degree in art from Murray State University and studying teaching at the University of New Mexico, she taught fifth grade in Santa Fe, New Mexico until her first book, “The Land of Enchantment”, was accepted for publication by Avon books.
The American Romance novel author is well known for her historical romances and has forty-one New York Times bestsellers to date, including “Moonlight in the Morning” and “A Knight in Shining Armor”. There are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide. Deveraux, who was described as "a popular romance author" by the New York Times in 2009, appeared as herself in the 1987 romance novelist documentary “Where the Heart Roams”.
Jude has lived in England and Egypt as well as in several American states, and she has traveled around the world. In her spare time, she likes to read nonfiction and murder mysteries, work in her garden, and in her boxing class, she enjoys showing much younger males that she can throw a mean right cross.