This book was a bit hard for me to follow. There is a lot of time switching for the story of Jocelyn who is present day and Miss Edi's life in 1941. Even when they started figuring out the mystery, I wasn't sure I understood what they were finding.
I enjoy Jude's books, this one wasn't my fav.
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 past.