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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jude Deveraux Narrator: Karen Ziemba Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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He needed me. For nearly twenty years, those three words dictated the life of Lillian Manville. Quiet, unassuming, and overweight, Lillian did anything to please her husband, the self-made billionaire James Manville. Since the age of seventeen, she had obeyed this powerful older man’s every command and in return she received a life beyond her wildest dreams. Elaborate mansions. Trips around the world. The finest jewels and the most luxurious fashions.

But when Jimmie dies suddenly in a plane crash, Lillian’s pampered life comes to an abrupt halt. She learns that Jimmie has bequeathed all of his riches to his devious siblings, Atlanta and Ray, except an old farmhouse in small-town Calburn, Virginia. Lillian soon discovers a well of secrets that connect to a long-ago tragedy concerning a group of boys hailed as the “Golden Six.”

Lillian’s unexpected circumstances quickly transform her. She loses weight, and, with the help of Matthew Longacre, a kind, handsome local man, renovates the farmhouse and develops her own thriving business. Although Lillian’s new life seems as strong as the mulberry tree firmly planted outside her farmhouse, there remain secrets that threaten to uproot the past she cherished and the future she will fight to protect.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Deveraux’s touch is gold, and her protagonist combines innocent appeal with wry experience in a way that readers will surely find irresistible.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by June Guymon | 2/18/2014

    " This is a heartwarming piece of fiction. The mystery we have to solve is also interesting. The author keeps the secrets coming open slowly with each new piece tying together with the earlier. A great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/18/2014

    " I really enjoyed this Jude Deveraux book. It had just the right mix of romance and mystery with a lot of great character development. Even though the story is a bit far-fetched (why else do we read fiction?), the plot kept me entertained and interested. As Lillian/Bailey's life takes on new twists and turns, you really rout for her to come out a winner in the end. I would definitely recommend this book to all of Deveraux's fans and any who want to try her out. "

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

    " This is fun summertime lighthearted read. I tend to like books that protray strong women characters, in fact, lots of times the women turn out stronger then they originally belief themselves to be and this is one of those. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Line | 2/12/2014

    " Definitely a page-turner with some unexpected twists and turns. It's a good book to read if you want something light but entertaining. "

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