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At age twelve, Cassandra Madden fell in love with Jefferson Ames, a young man she met at one of her mother's business conferences. Over the years, during periods of loneliness and struggle, Cassie held on to this unrequited love in order to cope with her isolated heart and the pain of a cold mother. Even when Cassie grew up, went off to college, and met a man she thought she'd marry, her heart yearned for Jeff.In a decisive moment, she breaks off the pending engagement and travels to Williamsburg, Virginia, where the now-widowed Jeff lives with his young daughter. Cassie becomes the child's nanny, but, even though she sees the object of her desire every day, Jeff has yet to even notice her.Then, one day, she hears shots coming from the mansion of Althea Fairmont, an eccentric woman who is thought of as the world's greatest living actress. Cassie runs to investigate, and, in an instant, her safe little life is turned upside down. She begins to learn that all the people around her aren't who they claim to be. Everyone has secrets -- and until Cassie unravels those secrets, she and Jeff will never have a chance to be happy together.
Publisher: New York :, Atria Books,, 2008.
Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9780743437189
Branch Call Number: FIC DEVE
Characteristics: pages cm


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Apr 20, 2018

I read it, but it sorta (throughout the whole book) dragged. I expecting Jude's creative writing here, but there just wasn't that 'special something' that I normally have read in her books. I was somewhat disappointed when I got the last page, last paragraph, last word... Kinda left you hanging, the 'couple' really didn't have a 'passion' that I have come to expect from her writing (the author's). It's okay, but not great.

Feb 05, 2014

I agree with sablegirl. I dragged out to long and was disappointed in the book up did finish reading it.

sablegirl Sep 27, 2012

A bit disappointed with this book. It was slow moving and a bit boring. I wanted more of the usual romance from Jude. I don't recommend this book if you're not looking for a mystery book.

Aug 06, 2008

very disappointing - no sizzle between main characters


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