“The Mulberry Tree” by Jude Deveraux
2002, Atria Books
“The Mulberry Tree” by Jude Deveraux takes a wealthy woman, a protected and isolated woman named Lillian and turns her world upside down when her husband dies. She and her husband had loved each other and had a fairy tale marriage. Lillian’s husband Jimmie was one of the wealthiest men in the world, but he left his wife a ramshackle house to live in. The rest of his wealth went to his brother and sister.
This is a story of what happens to Lillian, who has to change her name and go into hiding to avoid the press and Jimmie’s siblings who would take from her even the falling down house. She has no interest in fighting the will and wants only to curl into a ball. But, there is a mystery here and gradually she finds out just what has been going on.
As Lillian comes back and makes a life for herself you will be fascinated to follow along.
We tend to think that people who have it all don’t need anything else. This story will show you something else.
I enjoyed “The Mulberry Tree” as I have other books I’ve read by Jude Deveraux.