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Moonlight in the Morning (Edilean #6)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  1,869 ratings  ·  157 reviews
In an all-new trilogy set in blissful Edilean, Virginia, Jude Deveraux weaves together the tales of three young women, best friends since college, and the lives, loves, and dreams that await them.

Sparks are flying between Jecca Layton and Dr. Tristan Aldredge. At the urging of her dear friend Kim, Jecca put the ruthless New York City art world on hold to spend the summer
ebook, 432 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Pocket Books (first published December 2011)
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There were several things that I couldn't get over - (1) Tris having the hots for Jecca when he was 27 and she was 19; (2) Jecca sounded a lot more mature than 26 years old - it would have been better if she was 30; (3)how quickly Tris "fell in love" with Jecca (I'm all about love at first sight, but this wasn't it.). Anyways, Jecca was too multi-talented for anyone to identify with. She was good at everything. I groaned each time where I read that she was able to solve issues, such as the fashi ...more
Forgive the execrable title. If you're a full member of the Cult of Deveraux, you'll love this book, as I did. If you're a part-time, non-dues paying member, it might not do much for you. If you're completely unfamiliar with Deveraux, I'd recommend going back to Lavender Morning (the start of her Edilean series) and catching up a bit before you hit this one. At the very least, you need to read the contemporary Edileans--Lavender Morning, Scarlet Nights, and Heartwishes. But that's not too much t ...more
It has been quite sometime since I last read Miss JD’s books. Reading her book again triggers all the beautiful memories from her other books. I have always enjoyed her writing. There’s something in there that made me not want to put down the books.

This book is the first of Edilean series that I read. A modern romance. Much different from her other books. This is a story of a simple yet delightful sweet romance between Tristan and Jecca.

The beginning : Date-in-the-dark. Playing the roles of Cu
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I was disappointed in this one for about the first 50-60 pages or so. I just felt bored and wanted some good action to happen. After I finished this book, I went online to refresh myself about the Edilean series, as I couldn't remember what all I'd read. In doing so, I went to JD's website and read in a blog something about her being bored sometimes by what she's writing, but she has to do it in order to tell the story. Well, I say Ms. Deveraux, if you're bored, so are we! Find another way to ge ...more
Although I have read better books by Ms. Deveraux, I have also read worse. I didn't get really attached to the characters in the book until I was nearly halfway through it, but there did come a point (the children's fashion show) when I did. Although I found most of the book too light and fluffy for my taste and the end of the book confusing, I will pick up the next in this series to see what happens to Kim. Perhaps now that I know the characters a bit better, a second reading might prove useful ...more
I feel like another reviewer that Ms. Deveraux is bored with the Edilean series & needs to lose it. I skimmed the book as I did the last one of the original Edilean series. Just couldn't get to like the characters as they seemed superficial & the whole plot was disorienting.The whole bunch of scenes with Jecca & Tristan in the dark was hokey to me, Forced somehow.
Ana Luisa

Mais uma vez Jude Deveraux provou aquilo que é capaz! Com este livro fantástico fez-me viajar mais uma vez até á vila de Edilean e conhecer mais um pouco das personagens que lá habitam. Contra qualquer receio de se tornar exaustiva, a autora vai aprofundando cada vez mais a historia dos habitantes da pacata Edilean, onde à primeira vista nada acontece, mas que olhando em profundidade delineamos histórias fantásticas e que nos fazem sonhar…

Desta vez foi a T
Since I had won the second book of this series (Stranger in the Moonlight - Edilean #7), I wanted to read this one first.

"Sparks are flying between Jecca Layton and Dr. Tristan Aldredge. At the urging of her dear friend Kim, Jecca put the ruthless New York City art world on hold to spend the summer pursuing her passion for painting while enjoying Edilean's tightly knit artistic community. For years, Kim's cousin Tris -- the town's handsome and dedicated doctor -- felt a deep connection to Kim's
Mel P
I really enjoyed this book! The last couple of books in the series were nice/cute but nothing really stood out to me. This book was definitely different. I loved the Cupid and Psyche allusion. I thought it was very romantic that their first couple of "dates" were conducted in the dark. That they got to know each other first. I know some people would scoff at that but I thought it was romantic. Then we find out that Tris has had somewhat of crush on Jecca since she was 19 and he 27. Now I know so ...more
Kristi Davis
3.5 stars for me. I might come back to do a more detailed review but I liked this better than some of her past novels from the last few years. For me personally, having a mixture of the absurd or magical in a strictly contemporary novel just doesn't work for me which is why I was HAPPY to learn this new series is straight contemporary romance and I liked it more for that reason. However, while I smiled at the end of it, it just didn't grab me the whole way through. I think the author did some in ...more
Maria João
Ler esta autora é sempre uma delicia. Apesar de ser uma nova trilogia é sempre um prazer revisitar os novos velhos amigos de Edilean. Um pequeno aparte. Tentei encontrá-lo nas livrarias para o adquirir mas só está disponível no dia 27 :)
Por isso na feira do livro virá comigo de certeza ...
Antes de mais vale a pena referir a capa da edição portuguesa que é lindíssima, bem mais bonita que a original. E o marcador que acompanha ao livro também está muito bonito. E uma grande mais valia na minha opi
Irene B.
Disappointing! Sometimes Deveraux's novels contain an actual mystery or adventure plot, and I'd found the Edilean (small Virginia town outside of Williamsburg) setup amusing. Well, she did not even bother to put in a story line or have any inspiration with this novel. Characters are flat. Back to the library with it! No wonder the 200+ long wait list moved so quickly.
Vanessa Montês

A escrita da autora é simples, fluída e directa, sendo que não se perde em descrições muito alongadas e aposta fortemente no diálogo. É através deste diálogo que ficamos a conhecer as personagens, sendo assim possível apaixonarmos-nos por elas. Admito que me fez um pouco de confusão a rapidez com que algumas coisas sucederam no livro, nomeadamente o romance entre as duas personagens principais, mas é daquelas coisas, estamos perante um livro com o objetivo de ser algo mágico, algo que nos d
Elphaba J
Opinião completa em:

Sim, eu adoro fantasia mas sou, definitivamente, uma romântica incurável… afinal, não existe na realidade algo maior que o poder e a magia concebidos pelo amor.
Há muito tempo que não tinha o prazer de ler páginas tão leves, doces e enternecedoras como as desta história. Com um imenso talento para descrever cenários e emoções, Jude Deveraux compôs mais uma belíssima narrativa sobre o florescer da paixão na enigmática Edilean, um palco p
This a simple and mindless read. As predictable and unrealistic as it may be, it is a romantic and idealistic read,which was a well needed break for me.
I thought the characters were super unlikeable. I set pretty low standards for smut but this was really bad.
Marie Summers
This read was improved by the fact that I was in Hawaii at the time.
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I've always enjoyed Jude Devereaux's romantic novels and Moonlight in the Morning was no exception. Though part of a series centered around the town of Edilean, this novel is also the first of a trilogy that is centered around three friends who met in college. Jecca Layton is the first of the three to be featured.

With a contemporary twist on the story of Psyche and Cupid, the romance between Jecca and Tristan is sweet without being cloying. Dr Tristan Aldrege is the handsome doctor of the small
Kristi Fenske
Now that we are officially in February, my romance novel trend seems to make a little more sense. Maybe it is the spirit of the season or maybe I am going through a mushy period, or perhaps with the cold and snow of our Minnesota nights it is nice to curl up with something that sparks a fire. *Wink*
It has been some time since I last read Jude Deveraux and on a whim, I plucked Moonlight in the Morning from my bookshelf and decided to give it a whirl. I was taken back to the glorious times of col
Moonlight in the Morning by Jude Deveraux
Contemporary Romance – Dec. 27th, 2011
4 1/2 Stars

Moonlight in the Morning is the first novel in an exciting new series about three friends - Jecca, Kim & Sophie who have known each other since college. This series chronicles their lives, loves and how their dreams are realized.

The first novel in this series is about Jecca Layton who has come to Virginia to visit her friend Kim and work on her art. What Jecca doesn't know or expect is the appeal of the
Karen Ingraham
Jecca Layton grew up in rural New Jersey, and spent her teen years working at her dad’s hardware store. When she went away to college to study art, she met Kim and they became best friends. While on a trip to Kim’s home in Edilean, Virginia, Jecca meets two of Kim’s family members... her brother, Reede, and her cousin, Tristan. Jecca develops a crush on Reede, but he barely notices her. Tristan notices Jecca, but she is too wrapped up in her infatuation with Reede to notice Tris. While both men ...more
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Jecca Layton grew up in rural New Jersey, and spent her teen years working at her dad’s hardware store. When she went away to college to study art, she met Kim and they became best friends. While on a trip to Kim’s home in Edilean, Virginia, Jecca meets two of Kim’s family members... her brother, Reede, and her cousin, Tristan. Jecca develops a crush on Reede, but he barely notices her. Tristan notices Jecca, but she is too wrapped up in her infatuat
What happened to my favorite author!??!
Here are my thoughts as I was reading this book (which took 4 months!!!! FOUR MONTHS!!!) I kept putting it down how bored i was...:

06/11 page 216 "This book is sooo boring so far. I love Jude Deveraux, so I don't get why she dragged this book out so much. Even though described as "too good to be true" Tristan mostly seems like a pathetic loser who is in love with a photo of a girl for 10 years. Jecca seems plain and doesn't seem to know exact
To explain Moonlight in the Morning you have to understand Edilean. Edilean is a small town in Virginia, originally settled by 7 families (Days of Gold). It is one of those places that you are still the new person after having lived there for decades.. and young Mr Anderson could be 70yrs old.. "Family ties, small town values and unexpected love...Readers will find it hard to resist the charms of Edilean." —Publishers Weekly

Moonlight in the Morning is the 6th book in the Edilean Series and is fu
Moonlight in the Morning was an enjoyable read by Jude Deveraux. Though compared to majority of Ms. Deveraux’s other works, I found this one to be just okay. When the owner of the gallery that Jecca manages decides to close the gallery down for the summer, Jecca decides to visit her longtime friend Kim in her little town of Edilean. With plans on getting some painting done, the last thing Jecca expects is to meet and fall in love with the town’s resident Doctor, Tristan Aldredge. Now Jecca and T ...more
Joyfully Reviewed
Moonlight in the Morning is a Joyfully Recommended Read

Jecca Layton needed a break from her gallery job and a revitalization of her artistic talents, so she eagerly took her friend up on her invite to Edilean for the summer. Jecca is thinking the small town may just be the place to help her regenerate and possibly come to terms with what life has in store for her. It doesn’t hurt that her friend’s brother, Reede, whom she has crushed upon over the years, may be coming home as well. However, Jecc
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Aug 04, 2012 Erin rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary romance fans
Hunky doctor, Tristan Aldredge, first met the artistic Jecca Layton at a party in Edilean when she was 19 and he was 27. They spoke for only a few minutes, but the memory stuck with Tristan for years. Jecca, however, didn't give him another thought. Seven years later, Jecca returns to Edilean to spend the summer painting and working with her best friend and former college roommate, Tristan's cousin Kim. The very first night she's there, Tristan literally trips over her...and thus begins their co ...more

AUTHOR: Deveraux, Jude
TITLE: Moonlight in the Morning
Date Read: 07/17/13
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/PUB DATE/PUBLISHER/# OF PGS: Romance/2012/Simon &Shuster/492LP pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: #1 in Edilean Moonlight series

TIME/PLACE: Present/Edilean, VA
CHARACTERS: Jecca Layton/artist, Tristan Aldredge/doctor

FIRST LINES: " Dad," Jecca said to her father, Joe Layton, " I want to go to Virginia to see Kim. It's only for 2 weeks, & you can run the store w/o me."

COMMENTS: It's been quite awhile since I
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Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo
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