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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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By Kimberly on 03-21-12

Story within a Story

Would you listen to Lavender Morning again? Why?

I really enjoyed this book, and frankly, thought the story within the story was better than the main character's story. I did feel that it ended rather apruptly though, and would have like a little more fleshing out of the relationship between the two main characters.

What did you like best about this story?

The story of Edilean and David.

What about Barbara McCulloh’s performance did you like?

She varied her voice well and her voice is easy to listen to. I liked her, but I thought she made the main characters sound just a tad wimpy.

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

yes, the end of the story of Edilean and David

Any additional comments?

On to the next chapter of the Edilean story.

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By Janet on 11-28-12

Love The Series

I love the Ediliene Series whether it's book form or audio form. Out of the ones I have read/listened to, this wasn't my favorite, but I still love waiting to hear what's next for the characters and how they all connect to each other. But I wish that the whole series was available in audio. I'd like to listen to them from the first book to the last. Jude Deveraux is one of my favorite authors.

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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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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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