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Contemporary | Women's Fiction
Jocelyn Minton is a woman torn between two worlds. Her
mother grew up attending private schools and afternoon
teas, but she married the local handyman. After her mother
died when Joce was only five years old, her father
remarried into his own class, and Joce became an outsider --
until she met Edilean Harcourt. Although she was sixty
years Joce's senior, Miss Edi was a kindred soul who
understood her like no one else ever had.
When Miss Edi passes away, she leaves Joce all her worldly
possessions, including an eighteenth-century house and a
letter with clues to a mystery that began in 1941. In the
letter, Miss Edi also mentions that she has found the
perfect man for Joce -- a handsome young lawyer. Joce is
shocked to learn that the mystery, the house, and the
future love of her life are all in Edilean, a small town in
Virginia that Miss Edi never told her about. Hurt that the
woman who meant so much to her kept so many secrets,
Jocelyn moves to this tight-knit village in an attempt to
understand the legacy that has been left to her. As she
begins to dig into Miss Edi's mystery, she soon discovers
some shocking surprises about her family's history and her
own future -- and she meets a man with his own mysterious
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