Lavender Morning

Lavender Morning

Book - 2009
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A heartwarming romance about a woman who finds true love in a small town, from New York Times bestselling author, Jude Deveraux.

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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2009.
ISBN: 9780743437219
Characteristics: 476 p. ; 18 cm.

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Feel like something is wrong with me, but I just could not stay on track with this book and finally gave up half way through. The twist of characters in the past/present/future and multitude of relations was so confusing and off target that I was left with wondering what the plot, if any, was.

Diane D Key
Jul 13, 2013

Great book! Very enjoyable.

ladydebv Mar 01, 2013

Another very enjoyable book by Jude Deveraux. I love that her books are NOT predictable and I love the intrigue created by history as it unfolds. I have read her Summerhouse series before and thoroughly enjoyed those as well. The characters are very believable and her story line makes you keep reading. It is hard to put her books down without reading quickly to the end. I am anxious to read the next in the Edilean series.

sablegirl Aug 10, 2012

I thought this was an excellent novel. I really enjoyed the characters and the entire plot. I happened to find this book purely by accident but I have read this author previously. I have read the second one of the series and can't wait to start the third one. Very good and highly recommended. A quick read.

I loved it. It might have been confusing at times, and almost depressing at others, but it was a really good book in the end. the only problem is that the rest of the series doesn't tell you what happens next.

Sep 03, 2010

Extremely boring - badly written - couldn't get past the second chapter.


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