Mixed Tape Series Volume dTle rushed so maybe I can see some people giving it a 4 for that reason It almost has th It s hard to catalogue the all failures of this book Writing plot charactersialogue themeseverything falls flat It s a little bit mystery a little bit #romance and a little bit Wikipedia entry on canning tomatoes Blend together artlessly and presto You ve churned # and a little bit Wikipedia entry on canning tomatoes Blend together artlessly and presto You ve churned your 87th book Not sure I can say I isliked this book but I certainly wouldn t classify it as a romance which is probably why it idn t sit well with me The plot was a bit mysterysmall town story than it was contemp romance I found the characters kind of BLAH but I had nothing against the book itself The plot was relatively interesting but the complete lack of romance put me off There are two books in my collection that i read occasionally when i need a I read occasionally when I need a read and something kind of fun and this is one of them It is the story of Lillian Manville the wife of billionaire James Manville who is killed when his plane crashes in the middle of the night He *dies leaving Lillian a ecrepit old farm house and a mysterious note that reads Find out *leaving Lillian a ecrepit old farm house and a mysterious note that reads Find out happened Lillian undergoes plastic surgery and moves to the farm in rural Virginia trying to reassemble her life which has been lived in the lap of luxury for 12 years Now on her own she relies on the strapping Matthew Longacre her new boarder and some friends to help her rebuild her life Miles to Go (The Walk, discover the truth of what happened to her husband and prevent hereceased husband s half brother and half sister from estroying the Manville empire with their narcissistic greedinessI love this book It is in places so beyond belief as to be grossly entertaining and at the same time there are parts of it that I can t get enough of Matthew Longacre is the leading man I love to hate at one point he tells Lillian who is newly named Bailey James that the pressure is off for them to be anything than friends and not two pages later he kisses her in front of his whole entire family Plus he agrees to rent one room from her and winds up taking over her whole entire house and he is basically reverting back to his high school years while living at home licking his wounds from his failed marriageThe half brother and sister are so evil and the people who rally around LillianBailey are so overwhelmingly selfless and wealthy themselves you really have to read this book with an eye to entertainment versus believability James Manville makes Bill Gates look like a pauper Seriously A fun uick read as close to a romance novel as I ll ever truly get and still enjoy it I m at a loss to understand why this was a bestseller Implausible plot trudged on interminably then ended so uickly with no rationale why any of the characters behaved the way they id heroes or miscreants. Loss of her husband The answers may be as close as the mulberry tree in her yard and Lillian must Circus Act (Spy Pups digeep within herself to Wght the secrets and lies that threaten to uproot the past she cherished and the future she treasuresThis lush bestseller shines with the passion intrigue and warmth that is Jude Deveraux at her bes.
Jude Deveraux ✓ 0 READI finally finished reading The Mulberry Tree by Jude Deveraux This book started out with a bang and hooked me in immediately but then started to slide Daffodil Girls downwardrifting into a kind of humdrum that nearly had me closing the book for good The only saving grace came in the form of my Book Pal at work who said It gets boring in the middle but stick it out and keep reading It gets really good at the end Normally I The Private Lives of the Saints do not have the patience to stick it out If my attention span begins toroop then it s usually a lost cause But I fought through the chapters that spoke too much of canning and gourmet meals to get to the exciting climax I was promised Now before I get into the middle section and explain why that part held very little interest to me I o have one other problem with this book POV I love first person narrative It gets such a bad rap and all through school I had to hear one English teacher after another tell me
how 1st person is too complicated to write and it s near impossible to pull off I ve always1st person is too complicated to write and it s near impossible to pull off I ve always to iffer and have read many great books that succeeded with my favorite POV And in The Mulberry Tree Ms Deveraux starts the first chapter in 1st POV And in The Mulberry Tree Ms Deveraux starts the first chapter in 1st POV Immediately my mental voice is cheering screaming Yes Alright Whoot Whoot then I reached chapter two and my heart cracked Chapter three broke it completely The narrative changed I had to stop reading back up and start over thinking What happened Where Mission New York (Scavenger Hunt Adventure d 1st POV go Hello Hello Can someone help me Okay so maybe I m exaggerating a little Truthfully I was in a mild form of stunnedisappointment and really Dominion (Life After did have to back up and try again Besides that isn t switching POVs in the middle of a story against the rules I was bothered to say the least but being a good sport I overlooked this and kept reading onThe middle Scene is placed well enough making me feel the Virginia breeze and smell the country freshness I even sneezed a few times at theescriptions of the old Angel Pets dilapidated farmhouse and its years ofust and cobwebs and cringed when I saw the unsightly hideous paneling So what had me closing the book and struggling to go onDetails Yes that s right Details I know that every good writer needs to have the Unwilling (The MacLauchlans, details lined up to make their work believable I agree To a point I m not a fan of time consuming outlines of facts so strewn out that the heart of the story is pushed aside in order to go into the exact method of canning a jar of strawberry preserves Andespite the fact that I m a poor man s version of the restauranteur and love gourmet food the several paragraphs spent on writing out ingredients and preparations for a 5 star meal cooked in the backwoods of Virginia in a farmhouse that surprising stood up against the test of time where in the mountains A Feast of Freud do they sell swo. She had a perfect life Then she got a real life For nearly twenty years uiet unassuming Lillian Manville hasevoted herself to her self made billionaire husband and enjoyed a luxurious life of splendid homes trips jewels and clothes But when James Manville The Mallen Girl dies in a plane crash Lillian's grief is compounded by a shocking. Rdfish anyway was just a bit too much I wanted the heat of the action I wanted to know what Jimmie meant when the note he left his new widow said something about finding out what happened Something happened Oooohhhh I want to know what this little bit of mystery is But it took to the very last couple of chapters rushed so that the story could be wrapped up and sealed off before I was to finally learn theark secrets of a small backwoods town in Virginia and how everyone played a part and why LillianBailey had to go from Billionaire Princess to Country Hen so fast she barely had time to pack So after finishing the book I was time to pack So after finishing the book I was half satisfied Chapter 18 really picked up the pace and had me reading so fast I feared permanent cross eyed Swimming In The Flood damage And I was only half satisfied with how things ended I wanted of the nitty gritty Theeception The cover ups The love triangles and family secrets In the end I can only give this book an honest rating of 3 stars For all the bits and pieces that idn t hold much for me there were still enough chapters written with skill and strength that kept me going and that s all that matters when it comes to reading a book finishing it and liking it well enough And all in all The Mulberry Tree is worth reading Jo This is my favorite book by Ms Deveraux I ve read a lot of her novels over the years but this one I can read again and again It was shocking the first time I read it but now its just plain magical If you are a romance reader or a new adult fiction *reader then this is one you should take a look at I wouldn t read it again *then this is one you should take a look at I wouldn t read it again was ok but too many characters made this tedious and a bit confusing Still not sure what happened to a few of the golden six Left with a lot of loose ends but so exhausted from reading this book I on t even careThe romance idn t catch me with the main character eluding that she wasn t that taken with the hero until the endPretty talented author to
so versatile however as this book is very to the others of hers I have read I forgotten how good JD s writing was uite a Hosts (Repairman Jack, disappointmentpicked it up as a light summer read but was ready to put itown before I finished it Took a weird turn about halfway through and by the end I was so confused by all the Siege of Heaven (Demetrios Askiates, different characters and plot gaps that Iidn t even care I just finished my 4th reading of this book After suggesting it as a good read to a friend I couldn t get it off my mind and had to read it again It had been a couple of years since my last reading and it had the same impact on me I love this book I would like to give it several stars in my rating I know there are a lot of negative reviews about it and I The Jump Artist don t understand what theyon t like It has romance mystery motivation I www.1944.waw.pl (www, did feel the ending was a lit. Mystery all that Jimmie has left to her is an old farmhouse in tiny Calburn Virginia Now Lillian's unexpected circumstances are leading her to a made over life in Calburn an exciting businessŠand a sweet new love with a handsome local man But will she have the courage to unveil the truth surrounding a past scandal and the.BE SO VERSATILE HOWEVER AS THIS BOOK IS VERY