I am not a fan of romance novels, and even though this one isn't exactly a romance novel, there is an element of it in the story. I really liked it and am sorry to hear that this is different from the author's usual style of writing. Definitely a page-turner; fun trying to piece together the twists and turns of the story. Not exactly a mystery, either, but kind of a nice blend of romance, mystery, and plain, old-fashioned storytelling.
I enjoyed watching the heroine come into her own. One of those books I didn't want to end, I felt as if the characters had become friends. I wanted to know what happens next in their lives...maybe there will be a sequel?
I love this book. After reading it, the first thing I started doing was looking for a mulberry tree of my very own (which I still haven't found). It touched my heart on a very special level and I recommend it strongly to anyone. Excellent author, one of my favorite books. I read it at least once a year.
I've read many Jude Deveraux books and have to this, this one was very different from the rest! Lots of romance the way we know from Jude D., but yet with a twist of mystery that kept me really interested in finding out exactly what happened. I didn't know until the very end! It was a very enjoyable read!