Author: Jude Deveraux
Title: Lavender Morning
Series: 1st in Edilean series
Book From: Library
My Rating: 4.5
Date Started: May 18, 2009
Date Finished: May 25, 2009
This was a very powerful story with lots of mystery and romance.
We watched frienships build in the past as well as the present.. And we fell in love with a couple from the past and present too.
I was left wanting to know so much more.. I'm not sure if the next books in the series will be filling that need or not, since what I know of the next book so far is that it will be set in the past. However I am hoping that like this book, it will be giving us two stories in one. :)
Description from the publisher:
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