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Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up attending private schools and afternoon teas, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five years old, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce became an outsider - until she met Edilean Harcourt. Although she was sixty years Joce's senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who understood her like no one else ever had.
When Miss Edi passes away, she leaves Joce all her worldly possessions, including an eighteenth-century house and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941. In the letter, Miss Edi also mentions that she has found the perfect man for Joce -- a handsome young lawyer. Joce is shocked to learn that the mystery, the house, and the future love of her life are all in Edilean, a small town in Virginia that Miss Edi never told her about. Hurt that the woman who meant so much to her kept so many secrets, Jocelyn moves to this tight-knit village in an attempt to understand the legacy that has been left to her. As she begins to dig into Miss Edi's mystery, she soon discovers some shocking surprises about her family's history and her own future - and she meets a man with his own mysterious past.
©2009 Jude Deveraux (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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4 out of 5 stars
By sandy on 07-05-14

should have been book #2.

These books were out of order and unfortunately have different narrator's. The narrator to this book has the same voice for all the characters, I had to back up a lot because I didn't know who was talking. The narrator can't hold a candle to Davina Porter. To bad she didn't read this one. I hope book 3 has some of the same characters, but from the description it doesn't. It has another narrator change, hope she is better. The best part was the ending, a real tear jerker.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Cam on 11-01-15

Clever writing

Jude Deveraux is extremely clever with her smart one liners and quick whit. I really wanted to like this book as much as I loved Night in Shining Armor but this fell short. I cannot say I did not enjoy reading this book but overall the story seemed very slow and not that engaging. I will not give up on JD and hopefully the next will be better.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Angela on 01-22-12

Lavender Morning

I'm enjoying the story, it is the first of Jude Deveraux that I,ve listened to. However I am finding the Narration hard going. I am looking really forward to book 2. narrated by Davina Porter she is a dream to listen to and really brings the stories alive

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4 out of 5 stars
By Irit on 01-10-16

expected more

Over all impression is good. I liked the story. But it felt that it was not developed enough. Found myself wanting to hear more about Edi and David. But may be it's just me, being spoiled by Diana Gabaldon's books.... Anyway, don't regret listening to it. Liked the narration.

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