“Lavender Morning” by Jude Deveraux
2009, Atria Books
I have two great things I love to do. I eat and I read. Today I almost ate this book. “Lavender Morning” is a huge romantic mystery. I can’t tell you the end because that might spoil the book for you, but I can tell you that you’re not going to be able to put this one down.
At the heart of it is a gentile old woman named Edi and a young girl named Jocelyn. Edi takes Jocelyn under her wing when Joce was about 10 years old. Joce’s family doesn’t pay too much attention to her anyway, so they don’t miss the time she spends with Miss Edi. The love these two have for each other is endearing.
And, then the old woman dies. And, in her will she leaves something of extraordinary value to Joce.
Read this book to see how a lonely and grieving young woman can follow the last wishes of an older woman to find her destiny.