Historian Rebecca Reid comes from Missouri to a replica of a Scottish castle located outside a small town in Ohio. She's cataloging a collection of historical artifacts, among them, supposedly, a scandalous letter written by Mary, Queen of Scots. But her co-worker, Scottish historian Michael Campbell, has his own plans. And the ghosts of the past, not to mention a very contemporary antagonist, want them both gone.
LSC: This book was inspired by the actual castle in Scotland, Craigievar. When I visited there again, right before the book was published, I found a young Oklahoman named Rebecca acting as tour guide. She's probably wondering to this day why I kept staring at her.
"Gothic fans will be overjoyed...all the trappings of that subgenre are
present -- the brooding men, sinister servants, and a mysterious mansion -- but
the setting is decidedly modern...will make the reader glad that the authos is
planning a sequel."
--Toby Bromberg, Rave Reviews
"...a real page-turner of a story...descriptive detail brings the reader on
the scene...characters come to life through Carl's ear for everyday
dialogue...especially spell-binding is the realistic description of the
ghostly presence that stalked the twisted corridors..the reader is drawn into
the mystery as well as the love story that unfolds...a believable story laced
with historical fact and delicious humor. I highly recommend it."
--Barbara Leskey, Ohioan Quarterly
"...the cover blurb says it's 'In the bestselling tradition of Barbara
Michaels'...for once, a cover blurb is pretty accurate...the story is mostly
mystery-romance, with enough ghosts in it to qualify as a fantasy, and enough
humor to make it enjoyable. I had fun reading it."
--Robert S. Coulson
"There are ghoulies and ghosties (honest) and long leggety beasties (a
wonderful cat) and a myriad of things that go bump in the night...a host of
suspects to sift through...not your common romance, but then, who said romance
should ever be common?"
--CC, Heartland Critiques
"...a Gothic novel with a twist...this is a fantastic mystery in more ways than one...a novel of gradually intensifying tension, as the incidents go from the odd, the mildly frightening, to the very dangerous...a very fine book, well worth reading."
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