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Moonlight in the Morning

(Edilean #6)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  3,409 ratings  ·  225 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Pocket Star (first published December 2011)
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Jan 17, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Carolyn by: Sha Mslvoe
Ah, Tristan's story! This was very cute with really great characters. Thoroughly enjoying re-reading this series after so many years. ;) ...more
Jan 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: own, loaned
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Feb 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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
Mar 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
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. ...more
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-collection
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
Feb 11, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Jan 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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
Irene B.
Feb 24, 2012 rated it did not like it
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. ...more
Feb 23, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: smut-read, read-2012
I thought the characters were super unlikeable. I set pretty low standards for smut but this was really bad.
Evelyn Wilson
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
#6 Jecca, yes, by the time you are halfway through this book, you will pronounce it in your mind easily, and Tris. Will Jecca return to NYC or stay in Edilean? You will be SHOCKED how this truly sweet, adorable book ends! Now I bet the next one is about Kim!
Barbara ★
This wasn't as good as the other books in the series though I did really like Jecca, Nell and Tristan. ...more
Sep 06, 2018 rated it liked it
2.75 stars. So behind on my reviews so this will be especially quick. Started out ok, but much of it was too cheesy and improbable. The ending was better than expected but overall this wasn’t a great read.
Mel P
Dec 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Aug 07, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
I haven't loved one of Deveraux's books as much as this one in a long time. There was something about Tristan and Jecca (though I really dislike that name) that was purely addicting. I devoured this book in two days, probably would have been one if I hadn't had to work. Now I'm dying to find my own Edilean, or maybe I just need to find my own Cupid in the moonlight. ...more
Jan 25, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Marie Summers
Mar 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
This read was improved by the fact that I was in Hawaii at the time.
Anne Marie
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Dec 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Tristan played a big role in the last book. He showed up in a few of the other books (I think) but that one introduced us to him and we got to know him better. When I finished the last book and realised that this one would be about him I was pretty excited, because of course I felt sorry for him after the last one. Reading about the relationship between him and Jecca was really (unrealistic but) cute. He is such a sweet and kind character you only want what is best for him, lol.
It was reall
Nalini Warriar
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is a light read, a romance, yet another trilogy Book 1 of 3 about college mates. It has a strong female character, at home with a tool belt around her waist yet brimming with an artist’s creative sensitivity. The ‘getting to know each other in the dark,’ disturbed me instead of keeping me in the intended masterful lusty suspense.
Plot is rather weak with characters moving homes in the snap of a thought as the well-to-do are wont to do. Jecca’s Dad gives up his store and moves to Edilean to
I can't believe , I'm giving one of Jude deveraux's novels a one star rating ...

I usually enjoy her work , she mixes other genres with romance which is something rally fun to read, especially her historical fiction in which she creates kick ass female characters .

Her characters in his one are really superficial , too much of a perfect characters that become quite unlikable .

The novels leave us with this warm fluffy feeling but not this one unfortunately .

I still have 4 more novels of hers that r
While this was a quick read, I can't say that I particularly enjoyed it. I know that Tristan's actions are supposed to be romantic, but I find them to be overbearing controlling. He manipulates Jecca throughout the whole book, and the reader is supposed to be swept away by the romance of it all. I can't say that I finished this book hoping that this would happen to me. Overall Jude Deveraux has a special place in my heart, but this book just didn't do it for me the way that some of her others h ...more
Rebecca T
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I started out wondering if I’d like this one as much as I found myself liking the previous installments in this series, but after Tris and Jecca met it quickly became my favorite-despite her terrible name. Tris is my new favorite leading man. I loved their mysterious meetings, the leaps of faith Tris forces himself to make, and the way they eventually announce themselves as a couple. You have to suspend a bit of disbelief at how perfectly everything rolls out, but I expect to do that going into ...more
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
A classic modern romance from Jude! The initial meeting between Tristan and Jecca was a little cheesy for my tastes but that is the only criticism I have. The characters were lovable, their chemistry was palpable, and their romance was charming. I also think that Jude wrote a splendid segue into the second Moonlight book without it seeming like an advertisement or shameful plug. I can’t wait to read the next book!
Apr 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Jecca Layton is an artist that has been unable to sell her paintings to make a living. So she leaves her home town and goes to visit a friend, Kim and meets many of Kim's relatives including Tristan. He is Edilean's town doctor and very handsome. The whole novel revolves around their falling in love and the friendliness of the people in Edilean. A beach read if I ever saw one. ...more
Sharon Macon
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved Tristan and love the little town, Edilean. I’ve read several in this series and have loved them all. I don’t understand other reviews that pick the books apart. Why not read for the pure pleasure of it.
Darlene Emanuel
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am still loving this Edilean series. Feel like I live in this town.
Small town Dr. Tristan Aldredge and artist Jecca Layton from New Jersey
can they get together? Great story!
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So good! Light and fun
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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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