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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,817 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Barbara McCullo Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged 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

  • “Alternating WWII battlefront tragedy with contemporary romance, Deveraux packs in something for every generation, from wicked supermodels to patriotic sacrifice, from planting an herb garden to DNA tests…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 fabulous family drama filled with twists.”

    Best Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robin (jason&robin) | 2/18/2014

    " The storyline was pretty predictable but I still enjoyed it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Mary | 2/17/2014

    " This was a fluff book, but really silly and not one I'd recommend as it took forever to get the background established and was not good character development. There was a mystery within the story that could have been good, but it was interspersed with a storyline that just didn't work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daphne | 2/12/2014

    " Good story with a secret to be uncovered and a surprise ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jill | 2/10/2014

    " For a Deveraux novel, I was a tad disappointed in this one. Maybe it was because I didn't like the main character all that much, but I didn't think it was nearly as good as the 2nd one in this series. I did start enjoying it more about half-way through the book, but maybe that was when the story of Miss Edi started being revealed, allowing for more than just this weird banter between characters. I don't know, it just felt disjointed to me. I'm still really looking forward to the 3rd book though, and hope there will be some answers to questions left in this one, like why Alex McDowell felt he "owed" it to Miss Edi and supported her for the last portion of her life. I also hope it's better written than this one. "

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