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Lavender Morning Audiobook

Lavender Morning

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2009 Jude Deveraux (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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    Kimberly 03-21-12
    Kimberly 03-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Story within a Story"
    Would you listen to Lavender Morning again? Why?

    I really enjoyed this book, and frankly, thought the story within the story was better than the main character's story. I did feel that it ended rather apruptly though, and would have like a little more fleshing out of the relationship between the two main characters.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story of Edilean and David.


    What about Barbara McCulloh’s performance did you like?

    She varied her voice well and her voice is easy to listen to. I liked her, but I thought she made the main characters sound just a tad wimpy.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    yes, the end of the story of Edilean and David


    Any additional comments?

    On to the next chapter of the Edilean story.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Janet 11-28-12
    Janet 11-28-12
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    "Love The Series"

    I love the Ediliene Series whether it's book form or audio form. Out of the ones I have read/listened to, this wasn't my favorite, but I still love waiting to hear what's next for the characters and how they all connect to each other. But I wish that the whole series was available in audio. I'd like to listen to them from the first book to the last. Jude Deveraux is one of my favorite authors.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Woman philadelphia, PA, United States 07-18-11
    Amazon Woman philadelphia, PA, United States 07-18-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Very Captivating"

    I really enjoyed the novel and I drove the long way home several evening just to keep listnening. I actually cried becuase the story was touching.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 11-01-15
    Cam Las Vegas, NV, United States 11-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Clever writing"

    Jude Deveraux is extremely clever with her smart one liners and quick whit. I really wanted to like this book as much as I loved Night in Shining Armor but this fell short. I cannot say I did not enjoy reading this book but overall the story seemed very slow and not that engaging. I will not give up on JD and hopefully the next will be better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sandy 07-05-14
    sandy 07-05-14
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    "should have been book #2."

    These books were out of order and unfortunately have different narrator's. The narrator to this book has the same voice for all the characters, I had to back up a lot because I didn't know who was talking. The narrator can't hold a candle to Davina Porter. To bad she didn't read this one. I hope book 3 has some of the same characters, but from the description it doesn't. It has another narrator change, hope she is better. The best part was the ending, a real tear jerker.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-03-13

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    "Very Delightful"
    If you could sum up Lavender Morning in three words, what would they be?

    Delightful, Intriguing, Satisfying


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Miss Edie was my favorite character of this story. Her mystery is uncovered layer by layer after her death, as seen through the eyes of Jocelyn, the woman whom she befriended as a young girl. Jose believed she knew all there was to know about Miss Edie, but then found that she knew very little. She is hurt by all the secrets and sets out to find the truth about this woman who was so important to her, and Miss Edie's story begins to unfold. Love, adventure, and tragedy; tears and laughter are all here. The ending is very satisfying. Barbara McCulloh's performance is wonderful.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Y. Blair 02-14-16
    Y. Blair 02-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "sweet, innocent, and perfectly suitable for teens"
    What made the experience of listening to Lavender Morning the most enjoyable?

    The wittiness of the characters was the most enjoyable.


    If you’ve listened to books by Jude Deveraux before, how does this one compare?

    Slightly boring in comparison. The romance was implied yet non-existent. It was also sometimes difficult distinguishing the change of characters, because they all sounded alike.


    What does Barbara McCulloh bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the quick wit and personalities of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    Although Ms Deveraux is one of my favorite authors, this series is not one I would follow. I'd rather the Taggert/Montgomery series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lymarie Puerto Rico 12-17-15
    Lymarie Puerto Rico 12-17-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The ending was a disaster. I wasn't breathtaking"

    I was expecting an ending with more spice between Jos e and Luke

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    M. Byerly 12-04-15
    M. Byerly 12-04-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Sweet story"

    The idea for the story was a good one but I found the book to be average at best. There is no passion or sizzle or big "a-ha" moments. While I appreciate the narrators efforts, it was very much like having your Grandmother read a bedtime story to you. No attempt to give any of characters a personality or different voice, just read the book. Relationships just "happened" .... no build up or explanation. It had the makings of a great story.

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    Natasha Major 10-03-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A mystery left unsolved"

    I loved the book and the story was great but the ending wasn't finished because l still wanted to know the secret between Ms Eddie and Alex; so for this reason I couldn't give the final star.

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  • Angela
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    1/22/12
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    "Lavender Morning"

    I'm enjoying the story, it is the first of Jude Deveraux that I,ve listened to. However I am finding the Narration hard going. I am looking really forward to book 2. narrated by Davina Porter she is a dream to listen to and really brings the stories alive

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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