Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux

Jocelyn Minton is the only child of a wealthy socialite mother and a handyman father. Her mother died when she was young and her father remarried a woman with twin daughters. Jocelyn, or Joce as she is known, never really felt like she belonged in her family. Edi Harcourt is an elderly woman who moved to Joce's street and she befriends the young girl. Edi becomes like a grandmother to Joce and when she dies, she leaves her everything, including an old historic home in her hometown of Edilean, Virginia. By this time Joce is an adult and teaches part time at a nearby college but she gives that up to go to Edilean.
In Edilean, Joce immediately meets 2 intriguing men: Luke the gardner and Ramsey the lawyer who are cousins. Miss Edi had said that Ramsey would be perfect for Joce and the whole town seems to agree, but she finds herself attracted to Luke also. She begins to discover the secrets in Miss Edi's past and learns some things about herself as well.
It was a fun book to read if you are looking for something light and romantic that you could read in a day or two. It is the first in a series and I am already looking forward to the next book.
There was a little profanity in the book but not much and some talk about sex, but not too much. There was just enough talk about her neighbor and her boyfriend to push it into PG-13 territory.

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