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Lavender Morning (Edilean Series #1)

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8 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

A fabulous family drama

In Williamsburg, Virginia, the parents of Jocelyn ¿Joce¿ Minton come from different sides of the track. Her mom was the upper class elite debutante while her dad was a working class handyman. When Joce was five years old, her mom died. Her father remarried someone fr...
In Williamsburg, Virginia, the parents of Jocelyn ¿Joce¿ Minton come from different sides of the track. Her mom was the upper class elite debutante while her dad was a working class handyman. When Joce was five years old, her mom died. Her father remarried someone from his side of the tracks. Joce¿s maternal relatives cut her and her dad off due to his new family, which also include twin brats.

Joce fails to fit in with her new step-family, but finds her elderly neighbor Miss Edi Harcourt as an angel watching over her. When Miss Edi dies, Joce inherits her estate including an ancestral house in Edilean, Virginia. However, it is the 1941 letter that she finds that intrigues Joce. Though a bit hurt that her ¿grandma¿ Miss Edi hid her past, Joce arrives in town to investigate what happened to her beloved guardian angel during WWII. There she meets two hunks who are interested in her.

LAVENDER MORNING is a fabulous family drama filled with twists especially in involving Joce. The story line effortlessly rotates between WWII and modern times. Although too much coincidence occurs that move the inquiry too easily forward, fans will enjoy the optimistic contemporary romantic trip to Edilean and the bittersweet tragic events of the 1940s.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on February 17, 2009

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Terribly written

This book felt like it was cranked out because it was time for Ms. Deveraux to publish a book, so she wrote an outline and flopped it onto the page. The dialogue was disjointed, the characters (although they had promise) were unengaging and plot development non-existent...
This book felt like it was cranked out because it was time for Ms. Deveraux to publish a book, so she wrote an outline and flopped it onto the page. The dialogue was disjointed, the characters (although they had promise) were unengaging and plot development non-existent (the far-fetched plot was moved forward by a series of bald statements). I have enjoyed her books in the past, but this book was so poorly written that the only emotion it evoked was annoyance. Where was her editor?

posted by 763078 on December 12, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    Terribly written

    This book felt like it was cranked out because it was time for Ms. Deveraux to publish a book, so she wrote an outline and flopped it onto the page. The dialogue was disjointed, the characters (although they had promise) were unengaging and plot development non-existent (the far-fetched plot was moved forward by a series of bald statements). I have enjoyed her books in the past, but this book was so poorly written that the only emotion it evoked was annoyance. Where was her editor?

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2009

    Disappointing

    I kept thinking the book would get better, but struggled to finish
    reading it. Jude Devereaux has always been a favorite, but this book
    was disappointing. Glad I got it from the library.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 13, 2009

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    Never took off or landed

    I enjoy this Author's books enormously, but this one never really took off. It captured me a little in the beginning and the only reason I finished it is because the weather was lousy (stopped me from going out to buy a new book) and I wanted to find out what really happened. The end is what I had hoped for. It was just too little, too late. I was so wanting it to follow in the footsteps of the "Summerhouse", or the "Mulberry Tree". It just didn't pull me in or even entertain me with strong characters. I was very disappointed. I read all the "Forever" stories and really never found a conclusion or full explanation to those either.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2009

    Very Disappointing

    I am a fan of Jude Deveraux's but this is one of the most boring stories ever written by her. The plot is incomplete, there are a lot of beginnings and no resolutions. When I finished reading I was left wondering what was the point of this book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2009

    Boring

    This is the only Jude Deveraux book that I have bought that I would not recommend nor would I pass it on to a friend to read. Very Disappointed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 27, 2009

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    NOT YOUR USUAL DEVERAUX QUALITY

    I was so disappointed in this book. From the start, it felt like the author was on speed when writing it. The plotline jumped around with dizzying frequency which made it difficult to follow. I had to keep going back to earlier chapters to clarify what was happening. Not one of Jude Deveraux's better offerings.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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