With This CurseeBook - 2014
Captivating historical romantic suspense from the author of the award-winning Sea of Secrets! Includes book club discussion questions. Can a curse strike twice in a woman's life? In 1854, teenaged chambermaid Clara Crofton was dismissed from Gravesend Hall for having fallen in love with Richard Blackwood, the younger son of the house. Alone in the world, Clara found a tenuous position as a seamstress, but she always blamed the Gravesend curse for the disaster that had befallen her -- and for Richard's death soon after in the Crimean War. A proposal... Now, more than 18 years later, Richard's twin Atticus seeks out Clara with a strange proposal: if she will marry him and live with him as his wife in name only to ease the mind of his dying father, Atticus will then endow her with a comfortable income for the rest of her life. Clara knows that he is not disclosing his true motives, but when she runs out of options for an independent life, she has no choice but to become Atticus's wife. A deception... For Clara, returning to Gravesend as a bride brings some triumph, but also great unease. Not only must she pretend to be a wellborn lady and devoted wife to a man whose face is a constant reminder of the love she lost, but ominous portents whisper that her masquerade brings grave danger. "This house will take from you what you most treasure," her mother once warned her. But the curse has already taken the man Clara loved. Will it now demand her life? Learn how Clara's thrilling story unfolds in With This Curse, an addictive Victorian romantic suspense novel by Amanda DeWees. Readers who enjoyed DeWees's acclaimed gothic romance novel Sea of Secrets, as well as those who love traditional gothic romance and cozy mystery alike, will be captivated by this strong, yet vulnerable heroine and her suspenseful journey through the perils of heartbreak, danger and love. From the theater world of Victorian London to the austere grandeur of a Cornwall manor house, Clara's adventure takes her into the most dangerous territory of all: her own heart.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [s.n.], 2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource