Bestselling Jude Deveraux follows up The Summerhouse with her loveliest work to date, a story of long-buried secrets and exhilarating new beginnings. ... Show synopsis Bestselling Jude Deveraux follows up The Summerhouse with her loveliest work to date, a story of long-buried secrets and exhilarating new beginnings. Lillian Manville, the devoted wife of business titan Jimmie Manville, had always taken the blessings of her life for granted - until the devastating news of Jimmie's death turns everything upside down. Lillian is bewildered to learn that Jimmie has willed her nothing but the rundown farmhouse of his Virginia childhood and left his fortune to his greedy brother and sister. All Lillian has now is a house she's never seen - and Jimmie's cryptic note alluding to a mysterious scandal that had haunted her late husband since his Virginia boyhood: 'Find out the truth about what happened will you? Do it for me. And wherever you are, whatever you do, remember that I love you.' To escape the relentless paparazzi hounding her in the wake of her husband's death, Lillian changes her name, gives herself a dramatic makeover and sets herself up in the old Manville farmhouse. She has no inkling that these transformations merely mark the start of a thrilling journey of discovery about her own resilience, about the endurance of love - and about the shocking secret that plagued the dark corners of her husband's mind. Luminous and inspiring, The Mulberry Tree is sure to captivate readers everywhere.