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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Gabra Zackman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Edilean Series Release Date:
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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 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Readers will find it hard to resist the charm of Edilean, the manor house, the town, the woman of many secrets and, of course, the series to follow.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Deveraux incorporates her trademark sweet and salty characters into a pair of entertaining romances, one past, one present, to create one of her most fun and pleasing tales.” 


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jennifer | 5/19/2011

    " An excellent read. I was crying at the end. I also had some laughs about Bertrand, and his lazy stories XD "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelsey | 5/10/2011

    " This book so far is really good and reminds me of a Cinderella-esque novel, which I love! Romance, mystery, and more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Shannon | 5/5/2011

    " The best part of this book was the story of Edilean. The rest felt contrived, and the characters were inconsistent and stereotyped. There was also something about the writing that didn't flow for me as it usually does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Flora | 4/9/2011

    " This was an okay book- it got better the more I got into it. It wasn't very creative and I get the feeling the author cranks out books to a certain, predictable formula. "

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