When her dearest friend, Miss Edy, dies, Jocelyn Minton inherits a house in a small Virginia town. Although she didn't know her friend owned the house or had ties to the town, she settles into the big old house and finds herself intrigued by local history and tantalized by secrets from Edy's past. The abridgment keeps the story intact, but doesn't allow for enough of a listener's emotional investment to do the book justice. However, Gabra Zackman's calm delivery feels exactly right for the gentle romance and mild mystery. Her character voices are distinct, without exaggeration or broad drama, and make for easy and pleasant listening. An Atria hardcover. (Mar.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.