While I was in college my grandmother handed me this book and told me I had to read it My reaction was less than enthusiastic Romance novels is not one of my favorite genres though I read them from time to time But I cracked the book open and gave it a shot and was hooked from the beginning This book is a mind bender it s fun funny unexpected sweet clean and keeps you guessing It s #clever and original a real gem I just found a hardover #and original a real gem I just found a hardover at a second hand store and I snapped it up since I ve worn my aperback edition to shredsSpoiler I m in camp Cole and think Kady was a dope for the choices she made Tarik ugh I wish she could have ended up with Cole I was so happy when the author released a short story that told Cole s story after he grows up SynopsisElizabeth Kady Long is 30 years old an accomplished chef and engaged to handsome Gregory Norman her employer s son While shopping for her wedding she impulsively buys a large dusty tin box at an antiue shop When she The Magnanimous Heart pries it open she discovers an 1873 wedding dress and underpinnings together with ahoto of a family Intrigued she can t resist trying on the dress and when she does she s drawn back into the ast The year is 1873 the lace is Legend Colorado and Cole Jordan is about to be hangedI loved this book It kept me on my toes the entire time I couldn t Over Mintmarks and Hot Repunched Mintmarks put it downThis is a beautiful romance daring adventure and wonderfully written U ll SomanyplotholesThelot is fast aced and has engaging bits There are so many lot holes however that whole swathes just don t make sense1 How can Tarik have Cole and Kady s marriage certificate when they got married in alternate ghost town and Cole actually died at the age of nine2 How can Kady stumble upon "Cole s cabin in the resent when again Cole died at the age of nine and the "s cabin in the resent when again Cole died at the age of nine and the only existed in alternate ghost townI m sure there s about eight other Alamo Story: From Early History to Current Conflicts plot holes but those are the two that just made me want to throw the book out the window Reread January 2016 25 Originally read 2004 4 While I normally don t knock down stars for my rereads I had to do it with this one I guess over 10 years tastes evolve D My biggest issue with this one was that it reuires endless amounts of belief suspension So while it was an enjoyable read overall these MAJOR flaws really took away from my enjoyment and distracted me endlessly Where do I start I won t go into a summary since that is available at the top of theage I will dive into the critiue If you don t want spoilers lease don t read on First of all the heroine Kady was not very relatable She is a cook but she is
ABSOLUTELY OBSESSED WITH FOOD AND COOKING OBSESSED with food and cooking the oint of distraction She goes out with her friendsfianc only to say that she feels like she s wasted her time and should have been in her kitchen instead Ok so there we have her would rather be cooking than socializing with friends and boyfriend a mousy loser right off the bat Sorry that is mean and harsh but COME ON Then we have to listen to her incessant babble about how she is fat and unattractiveonly to say that she has a size 14 top and bottom but size 4 waist What kind of figure do you have woman To my understanding and imagination that s the hourglass figure out of a comic strip Ok either way that s fine doesn t even sound so bad so why is. Her wedding fast approaching celebrated chef Kady Long knew she was the luckiest woman aliveuntil she slipped into a delicate satin wedding dress she found in an antiue flour tin and was overcome by an odd dizzy spell When she came. She complaining She then goes on to say that a few "years back for Halloween she dressed up as a rostitute and "back for Halloween she dressed up as a rostitute and is when her cooking school classmates started noticing her Ummmm WHAT So this shy mousy girl who only cares about cooking and hates her body dressed up as a hooker for Halloween Really I m to believe this For all the talk that she is not attractive all of a sudden Kady is causing a time wide commotion From her trip to the ast to her resent in Alexandria and New York Kady has men falling all over her So much for her being fat and unattractive her words not mine I found the book to be lacking romance in the sense that she is with some guy constantly whether it be her douche fianc or Cole or Tarik but it is NOT the hero Tarik until the very end Tarik and Kady get very little time together for us to see their romance blossom and develop The whole Cole is dead died at 9 but he is a ghost and the whole town is a ghost town and Kady goes back in time 150 years and visits this ghost town made very little sense unless you suspended belief and just read for the sake of reading How did a dead boy create a ghost town in which he is in his 30 s And how do items from this ghost town that never existed keep resurfacing 150 years later marriage certificate wedding dress Cole s cabin in the woods Cole and Kady get married in the fakeghost town in 1850 s and this marriage certificate shows up with Tarik in 1990 s How could this marriage certificate show up 150 years later when this never actually happened since Cole is a ghost and the whole town didn t exist how could there be a marriage certificate showing a man who DIED at 9 got married at 30 Again I m all for suspension of belief if things are going to make sense in the endBut if the author rovides NO explanation I get really annoyed They go back in time to fix things so that Cole and his family don t get killed However by doing that they would have revented Ruth from sleeping with Tarik s grandfather thereby reventing the conceiving of Tarik s father hence in resent time Tarik wouldn t exist The author fixes this by having Tarik find his grandfather and telling him that he MUST seduce Ruth a married woman and that she must have a child this year this would be Tarik s dad Ummmm this is how the author ensures that Tarik still exists when they come back to the future OK I get it But how realistic
Is That The Only that The only Ruth slept with Tarik s grandfather before was because she was grieving over her killed husband and children If her family doesn t get killed which is what Kady went back in time to accomplish why would the non grieving Ruth cheat on her ALIVE husband I guess she would do it because the author told her toAnyways it was things like these that spoiled the book for me the second time around first time I guess I just didn t care I call this carelessness and ersonally find that it distracts from all the good that I saw in the book initially I hate when the thoughts I m left with are Wowwell that made no sense This was really good It kept me wanting to read even when I didn t have time I love how everything was wrapped up a bit out there in the believability department but it was still nice I think history would be changed uite a bit if even just one thing was changed in th. To Kady was in the dusty western town of Legend Colorado where a hanging was about to commence With uick wits and than a little moxie Kady halts the roceedings much to the relief of one Cole Jordan a tall thankful and very appealin.
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E ast and that s why I took a star off Other than that if you like a bit of magical realism you would enjoy this romance D This is one of my most favorite book As always Ms Devereaux wrote a very nice time travelThis is a whirlwind romance with hearty characters They are fascinating and I love the way Jude Deveraux makes you love them whatever they do and whatever they have been through This book comes alive I love
everything about it the characters the lot andabout it The characters the Something Wicked plot and line the blow your mind ending The town of Legend through the years becomes so real that you wish you could only visit it yourself This was an adventure with a difference it showed that through time the ties that binds a family are so strong that each moment effects the next generation Jude Deveraux has a way about making you believe in something then taking it away as though it never existed However keeping the story so intricate that you can not help but keep readingIf you are looking for something to read just forleasure this is a good one with just enough romance to keep you interested without explicit sex Love it Love it Love it Diane I don t remember anything much about this book because I read this 15 years ago when I found it lying around the house helplessly Velvet Ropes (Club Undercover pleading me to read it So I did and well I remember that the girl in the story is not your conventionalretty skinny heroine I also remember that the story contains a magical element like a time travel of some sort and I also concretely remember that there are scenes I read which are not yet supposed to be read by a 14 year old girl But I m sure if I read the book now I d say that it s a well written novel with adeuately mature scenes I liked it I m a fan of JD but I did struggle with the heroine having three men all in one book that were falling all over her I mean I can see one as the antagonist and one as the Freud and His Followers protagonist but three And then I wasn t clear on why she had to go back through theortal later Seemed to me she d finished her journey except maybe JD didn t have a high enough word count so she had to send Kady back through the Pjesme portal one time no two times wait everybody jump in and let s see who jumps out Yeah thatart I didn t care for I don t believe in messing with events that will alter the future Someone won t come back through because they ve never been born and in this case one of them didn t It was a little too far fetched that since they fixed the issue in the ast the guy that Kady ultimately ends up with should have not existed even though they tried to allow for thatAgain I liked it it was light reading but maybe a little suspended reality than I like A very interesting readA very interesting entertaining read This "Is Not My First Time Rereading Legend "not my first time rereading Legend still has the ower to ull me in I will admit that there are uestions left unanswered in my thoughts but you still feel the hea is valid and there A very enjoyable experience Where this book falls on the motor revvin scaleSweet This book could be read by Puritans without blushing Sensual A few ages of sexy time but mostly storyHot NSFW but safe enough for the bus if you hide the coverErotic Oh myThis was my first romance novel I read it when I was 18 and a rude and I remember being a bit turned on and scandalized at the tim. G manNow it's Kady's turn to enlist his help to find a way back home But before long Kady discovers a assion that she knows can only live in Legend until Cole reveals a secret that unites them in a way Kady never could have imagine.