Saturday, March 12, 2011

Jude Deveraux - Lavender Morning

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.

Comment: Lavender Morning was the first book I've read by this author.
The thing I liked the most is the fast pace and storytelling. It seems light but isn't, it seems superficial but isn't. Everything isn't explained all the time, like the reader couldn't stand more than 5 pages without more explanations but at the same time it tells us all we need to know.

The main couple is cute, but I admit it, the little snippets about another couple were what kept me going, loved the chemeestry between them and I saw their book isn't out yet, can't wait for it!

About this book's story, it was funny, great dialogue and scenes...the main characters seem too "made out" to be real, but no one knows everyone else in the world, so...I wished we'd seen more of them, more about their thoughts.
Their behaviour was to be expected too.

The end was a surprise, all right, I wasn't expecting the twist. I was also sad because there's really not much we can do to stop fate and little things can map out our lives without us knowing. I mean, the book isn't sad, it just has a sad part, something from thr past that made me think, but overall, it was a good, happy book.

The book was good, I liked reading it and I'll look for the other stories..I'm not sure I'll run to get other things from the author but I'll keep her in mind, for sure.

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