Hollander "Holly" Latham can't believe her good fortune. After endless calls, letters, emails, and promises, she's finally persuaded her parents to buy Spring Hill Plantation just outside beautiful, historic Edenton in eastern North Carolina - and strategically located near Belle Chere, the purest, most untouched plantation site in America.
At the tender age of 13, Holly fell in love with Lorrie Beaumont, who inherited the Revolutionary-period estate when his heiress mother died during childbirth. Though more than a decade has passed since Holly last locked eyes with her childhood love, the passion she felt in her young heart has never come close to extinguishing - that is, until charming, ruggedly handsome Nick Taggert unexpectedly waltzes into her life and treats her to an unforgettable weekend of laughter and intense passion.
Will Holly be seduced by Lorrie's wealth and privilege, or will she choose the simple gift of love that Nick has offered her? The answer is unveiled on a starry Christmas night, when passion, hate, and greed collide to reveal bitter truths that will forever change the course of Holly's charmed life.
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"In tones of soft Southern charm edged with erotic passion, Jennifer Wiltsie captivates the listener in this complex story of romance and murder." (AudioFile)
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"Great holiday read!"
I always enjoy having audible versions of great stories. I love this author's work and am glad to have it in audio version.
"fun but not one fo Jude Deveraux's best..."
I love the mystery and discovery of legend and that Ms. Deveraux's leading woman are a bit average, but have great gumption. Holly had some fun banter and the idea of the hidden treasure was alluring enough for me to read this book.
The most interesting part was waiting to see how it would all play out. It was predictable in the fact girl gets guy, but the journey was fun, although not extraordinary.
I'm not sure she brought anything to the story, but she was pleasant enough to listen to.
No extreme reaction. i chuckled a bit, but it wasn't one of my favorite Jude Deveraux stories.
This isn't a book high on my list of Jude Deveraux recommendations. There was a lot more sex than substance in this book. There were fun moments, but more story would have been nice. The characters were a bit shallow and unsubstantial which is a change from my normal reaction to Ms. Deveraux's writings.
"Jude Deveraux Generally Good"
I don't know
I do not like homosexuals in my reading. If writers are going to add this to their books, it should be stated on the jacket. I would not recommend this book. I use to read Ms. Deveraux's books years ago, and if this any indication of her new books, she will be removed from my reading list.
I am not pleased with the story. I will be returning this book.
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