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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.

©2009 Jude Deveraux (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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  • DCG
  • lilburn, GA, United States
  • 08-04-11

Didn't like it.

The story was too predictable and unrealistic to me, and the narrator's voice was too repetitive; there was no distinguishing between narrator or characters, and the cadence and ultra femininity of the voice was annoying. Couldnt finish it.

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  • Tricia
  • LAKE ZURICH, IL, United States
  • 07-16-14

Ehhh...

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I find this story a bit boring. I really liked the second in the series, Days of Gold. Which I read first. I'm not sure why its considered a series. Just the name I guess. I'm only half way through and I'm not sure if I'm going to finish. I usually like Jude, this story just doesn't do it for me.

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