I loved this book - from the first page it just sucked me in. It had romance (but not too much!), mystery, quirkiness, and fun 'word battles' between the main characters. I think I also liked that Eden Palmer, the main character, is a woman in her 40's! I'm getting tired of reading romances with the main character being 25! I gave it 4.5 stars!
Eden Palmer knows how to make it on her own. The forty-something singler mother has worked hard to raise her beloved daughter-now 27 and presently married. The offspring of a terrible event, Eden's daughter, Melissa, has long been the jewel of Eden's life, the one for whom she would sacrifice anything and everything. But sooner or later a woman must come into her own, and that's what Eden tried to do when she moves to Arundel, North Carolina, to take ownership of Farrington Manor, a beautiful old house filled with charn and meories that was willed to Eden by the person who cared for her when she needed it most.
A great story with surprising twists. Another hit by Deveraux.
Eden Palmer's daughter Melissa has married and Eden must now begin the second half of her life. But her arrival in a small southern town soon plunges her into a mystery that threatens not only her plans and reputation, but her life....and when two eligible bachelors pursure her, Eden is flattered-and more than a little suspicious.
Terri F. (Lulu68) - reviewed First Impressions (Edenton Trilogy, Bk 1) on
When Eden Palmer moved into Farrington Manor, the charming house that was willed to her, she hoped her new home in lovely Arundel, North Carolina, would provide the fresh start she needed. Her beloved daughter, Melissa, whom Eden raised on her own, was married now, and Ededn must begin a new chapter. But her arrival in the small Southern town soon plunges her into a mystery tjat threatens not only her plans and reputation, but her life...... and when two eligible bachelors pursue her, Eden is flattered-and more than a little suspicious. Can she use one man to dave her from the other?
At first I found this was slow reading but as I read it got more interesting. It is about a woman who inherited a house in a small southern town. Not only did she inherit the house she also inherited two centuries old mysteries: a missing necklace and some art work. She also has two men who are interested in her. To find out the outcome you must read the book.
Mary (BookLady) - reviewed First Impressions (Edenton Trilogy, Bk 1) on
Like all Jude's books, this one is great until the middle and then it draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags on forever to get to the end. But it's a good story. Main heorine is 45! And so are the TWO men who are trying to catch her heart. That's a refreshing change.
The Montgomery story continues with Jared.... Good read. Jared's boss gives him his next assignment, and tells him he must seduce the woman who is suspected of being involved with a known spy to find out what she knows. Eden Palmer works in New York, and lives with her daughter and son-in-law, who moved in temporarily two years ago. When she inherits a house in a small North Carolina town, she decides to get away from it all. When she arrives, she is surprised to find two men falling at her feet, FBI agents spying on her, and someone trying to kill her......
Eden Palmer moved into a charming home that was willed to her inhopes of getting a fresh start she needed. Her arrival into a small town plunges her into a msyetery that threatens not only her plans ad her reputation, but her life.
When Eden Palmer moved into Farrington Manor, she hoped her new home in Arundel, NC would provide the fresh state she needs. But her arrival soon plunges her into a mystery that threatens not onloy her plans and reputation but her life.