Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up in a world of private schools and afternoon tea, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce was an outsider -- until she met Edilean Harcourt, sixty years her senior, but a kindred soul. ...Read MoreJocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her mother grew up in a world of private schools and afternoon tea, but she married the local handyman. After her mother died when Joce was only five, her father remarried into his own class, and Joce was an outsider -- until she met Edilean Harcourt, sixty years her senior, but a kindred soul. When Miss Edi dies, she leaves Jocelyn all her worldly possessions, which include clues to a mystery that began in 1941, set in a small town in Virginia that Joce has never heard of. But, because of her benefactor's notorious past, the townspeople know who Joce is, and they've plotted out her entire future, including who she is meant to marry. But Jocelyn has her own ideas about men -- and secrets that no one wants revealed.Read Less
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This is my first book by Jude Deveraux and frankly, I wasn?t impressed. The only ?real? characters seemed to be the ones who were deceased! The whole story line seemed contrived and odd (I love odd stories, but this gives odd a bad name).
There?s a love triangle ? that isn?t. It seems more like cousins? competition over a new toy. Characters disappear for long periods so the remaining twosome can have some quality time together. There are MAJOR secrets that most of the characters keep hidden from the heroine. I had little empathy for (on interest in) the heroine.
The plotting was off; there were stretches when nothing happened, there were no insights, and no one changed. The book seemed to drift until nearly the end ? and everything happened at once. I could not believe this author has been published since 1980.
The ending (relationships revealed) was beyond the pale; I couldn?t believe I spent so much time on such tripe. The book earned two stars for keeping me reading to the end -- long after I wanted to toss the book at a wall.
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