Jude Deveraux captures the passions, intrigues, and secrets of a small Southern town -- and begins a breathtaking new series!
Jocelyn Minton was only five years old when her mother died. After her handyman father remarried, Joce never felt lonelier -- until she met Edilean Harcourt. Sixty years Joce's senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who understood her like no one else ever had. When Edilean passes away, she leaves all her worldly possessions to Joce -- including an eighteenth-century house and a letter with clues to a decades-old mystery. The letter also reveals that Miss Edi has found the perfect man for Joce -- a handsome young lawyer -- and that a new life awaits her in Edilean, a small Virginia town. Curious to seek out her new destiny, Jocelyn moves to the tight-knit village and does indeed meet a man with his own hidden past. And as she pieces together the puzzle left by Miss Edi, shocking surprises about Joce's family's history -- and her future -- come to light.