RELEASE AUGUST 23, 2016
by Joyce Humphrey Cares
HEAT INDEX ~ 2 Flames, M/F, Contemporary, Romance, Family Saga Series, Ghosts, Civil War Mystery, Maine
Fifteen years ago a tragic mistake sent Violet O’Malley running from her home, a weathered Victorian mansion in Bar Harbor, Maine, built just before the Civil war, to a new life in New York City.
When she receives a plea from her mother to return home for the annual Memorial Day celebration, she agrees, with trepidation, to put aside her differences and visit for the holiday.
At a young age, she discovered she was clairvoyant. Not to be an embarrassment to her family, she learned to keep her apparitions a secret. On her visit, she uncovers a diary written by the daughter of the original owner of the house and the ghosts become real again.
During a search for gold, rumored to be hidden on the grounds of her home by Confederate soldiers as they escaped through Maine to Canada, Violet barely escapes from kidnappers and becomes enmeshed in cold-blooded murder.
She enlists the help of Jeremy Buchanan, the man who disappointed her years ago. Rekindling their love is the furthest thing from her mind, when Jeremy declares his desire for her to let go of the past and begin again. As he helps her expose the secrets of both the living and the dead, will Violet be able to deny the reawaking of the passion she felt so many years ago?