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Lavender Morning (Edilean)

by Jude Deveraux

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I liked this. But I did find it repetitive in spots. Enjoyable. ( )
  LauGal | Aug 16, 2016 |
A great first book in the Edilean series. I really enjoyed it. Loved the interactions with Joce and Luke and seeing them come together. Wonderful side characters and friends filled the book. Besides being a romance story they also work to solve a mystery that started during WWII. The flashbacks were great. Really good dynamics. As a avid baker myself I enjoyed Joce's cupcake skills and her using them to make a living. This was a real page turner. I couldn't put it down. ( )
  SweetLiar | May 5, 2016 |
Jocelyn Minton was as different from her father and the Steps as night from day. They were a different breed altogether - preferring motorcycles, NASCAR and beer, whereas Jocelyn was quiet and sedate - preferring the company of her elders and a good biography to anything her family could provide. Miss Edi lived four houses down and in Jocelyn's mind saved her life. Without the compassion and companionship of the woman who was practically her second mother Jocelyn didn't know how she could have survived her stepsisters. Her dad, understanding this, let her spend as much time as she wanted in the companionship of Edilean Harcourt.

Then Miss Edi dies and leaves everything to Jocelyn along with a host of mysteries and deceptions and she's sent into a tailspin. She packs up her whole life and moves to Edilean, Virgina, a town she has never heard of despite the fact that it owe's it's whole existence to Miss Edi's family. There she is confronted with the mystery of Miss Edi's life and two men - one that she feels she belongs with and one that she is both simultaneously drawn to and aggrevated by.

This is a typical Jude Deveraux story - the heroine a little sheltered and hurt by others in her life and the beutiful hero who sweeps in and saves her. It's a formula that works for her, and it works for me too. Deveraux's books are always a nice diversion and a quick read. One of the things I like about Jude Deveraux is that as a romance author she avoids the heaving breasts and throbbing members. The closest we got to anything sexual in this book was innuendo. I don't object to a good sex scene in my romance novels - but I definitely prefer the subtle to the in your face. If you like a sweet love story and just a little bit of intrigue and mystery, Lavender Morning is a good read. ( )
  Mootastic1 | Jan 15, 2016 |
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12415223 ( )
  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
Great author and wonderful storyteller! Jocelyn is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up in a world of private schools and afternoon tea, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce was an outsider - until she met Edi, sixty years her senior, but a kindred soul. When Miss Edi dies, she leaves Jocelyn all her worldly possessions, which include clues to a mystery that began in 1941, set in a small town in Virginia that Joce has never heard of. But, because of her benefactor's notorious past, the townspeople know who Joce is, and they've plotted out her entire future, including who she is meant to marry. But Jocelyn has her own ideas about men -- and secrets that no one wants revealed.
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  JudithDCollins | Nov 27, 2014 |
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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.
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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.

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When Miss Edi passes away, she leaves Jocelyn Minton all her worldly possessions, including an eighteenth-century house and a letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941. In an attempt to understand the legacy that has been left to her, Jocelyn digs into Miss Edi's mystery and soon discovers some shocking surprises about her family's history and a man with his own mysterious past.… (more)

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