Fairy tales are more than true--not because they tell us dragons exist but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.
The story of a majestic house, a young woman’s dream, and ghosts of the past who roam the halls…
Nettle Rose, the grand house, surrounded by lush landscaping and expansive gardens, was magnificent, tucked away at the end of a long driveway. The cherry floors were from the trees on the one-hundred acre estate. An abundance of dazzling crystal chandeliers hung throughout the house. Almost a century later, the house showed signs of neglect. The iron gate is locked with a rusty padlock, and the hanging sign weathered, and no longer readable.
A trellis of roses climbs the walls of the stone posts. The door opens, Tess McKinnon walks through the large rooms furnished with antiques and elegant furniture. She had inherited the grand estate, but it would take money to keep it. An unseen force draws her to the historic mansion that holds priceless memories where ghosts of her childhood still roam the corridors. Tess has lost all hope of keeping the mansion until she uncovers an old Thunderbird in the garage worth three hundred and fifty thousand dollars. Sawyer Rhodes, a horse whisperer, shares Tess’s passion for bringing Nettle Rose back to life. They fall in love while renovating the house. When Tess gives a dinner party to meet Sawyer’s family, Nettle Rose comes alive. The old clock that hadn’t worked for decades begins to chime—and the smell of lilacs wafts throughout the house. Tess wins over Sawyer’s parents, but his stepsister, Stephanie, is cold to her. Tess is befuddled when Stephanie’s estranged husband, Richard Cooper, corners her in the pantry and tells her there are secrets in the family. Richard was taken with Tess from the first moment he laid eyes on her. As the evening progresses—Richard becomes more amorous. In a dark hall, he propositions Tess to become his mistress.
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A story that will really make you tremble with anticipation!
Susan went to the window and watched as Dan trudged across the expansive lawn to his house, leaving big footprints in the blanket of snow. She thought it eerie the way the flood lights cast a long shadow of her standing in the window. She watched Dan disappear into the pine trees. As she peered out the window, she noticed something awry. There were two shadows. One behind her. She froze. She stared out into the dark night with the grim realization that someone was standing behind her. And she was sure it was Blaine.
“I missed you,” Blaine said in a raspy voice.
“You know I don’t like surprises.” Her voice was shaky.
“I know, darling, but I couldn’t wait any longer.”
She felt his hands on her shoulders and cringed. She shut her eyes. Her stomach churned.
Meg Anne Brighton is a former hospice nurse from Henderson, Nevada. She lives in the countryside near Charm, Ohio. The Brier Hill Series is getting rave reviews and is available now. Run, Susan, Run, a thriller is Coming Soon on Amazon.com. Meg Anne has an office/library of over 500 books, and can usually be found there writing. She collects quilts, art, and enjoys spending time with her family.
A PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
Susan James, married to a psychopath and facing certain death — runs away with a stranger…
Susan, a thirty-two-year-old librarian from Ohio, left her husband, Blaine, on their fifth anniversary. Blaine, a former Navy Seal, had terrorized her for five long years and planned to murder her.
Emotionally scarred, it took all of the strength Susan could muster to leave. Blaine, wielded a lot of control and power, dictating her every thought, undermining her every move. His mask never slipped to the outside world.
SUSPENSE, ROMANCE, VIOLENCE
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