Friday, October 2, 2009

Book Review: Lavender Morning

Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux (Book one in Edilean Series)

Description: Jocelyn Minton had everything. Then one day her mother was taken away and she was left with a father who loved her but couldn't identify with her. Add to that evil stepsisters and stepmother and she was alone. Until she found Edilean Harcourt. Edilean was the grandmother she never had. She loved her and took care of her in ways no one had in years.

When one day Edilean dies of old age - she leaves Jocelyn a legacy. A house in the town that is named after her family. She also leaves Jocelyn the need to find out waht really happened - why did she leave? Why was she being financially supported by a man who didn't have to support her?

Thoughts: I love Jude Deveraux's historicals. They are some of my favorite books of all time. Now she seems to write mostly contemporary romances. And while they aren't all my favorites - they definitely have promise as well.

In this one it seemed quite predictable what was going on at least with the main character's romance. I knew who she should end up with - but then again it was written so that you would know if you paid attention at all. I enjoyed the flash back series of things going on with finding out the truth of what happened. It makes me sad that the two lovers were parted and didn't have a second chance at love.

I look forward to seeing what is next to come for Jocelyn's friends.

What genre would you consider this?


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