Shades of the Past by Kathleen Kirkwood

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A Widowed Victorian Lady: Traveling companion to an elderly, aristocratic lady, Vanessa Wynters is drawn to Royal Sherringham upon her employer's death. Little does she expect to remain at the estate beyond the funeral itself, or to find herself caught up in the secrets of the Sherringham’s turbulent past or those of the deceased noblewoman’s dark, brooding nephew - Viscount Adrian Marrable. A Mysterious Viscount: Twice wed and twice widowed, the darkly handsome lord is implicated in both his wives’ tragic and untimely deaths. Adrian is captivated by Vanessa’s golden beauty and willingly fulfills his late aunt’s dying wishes. His generous financial support allows Vanessa to remain at Sherringham and pursue her passion for photography. But her growing attraction to the enigmatic viscount proves as unsettling as the ghostly figure that appears in her photographs. Royal Sherringham: An expansive castle-mansion complex in the English West Midlands, its long history dates back to the times of the druids. What mysteries does Sherringham hold, and why did Adrian’s late aunt flee her beloved home to live in self-imposed exile? Now, as the Marrable family gathers after years apart, Sherringham’s unseen residents stir. What might they reveal if the planes between the spiritual and material dimensions are breached? Will Vanessa find an adversary or an ally in the otherworldly presence that beckons from her photographs as secrets are unearthed, shade by shocking shade? Dare Vanessa embrace her blossoming love for the dark viscount or, like her late employer, flee Sherringham forever?
 

About Kathleen Kirkwood

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Kathleen Kirkwood is the pseudonym for award-winning, best-selling author Anita Gordon. She is the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's 1989 Golden Heart Award and winner of RWA's Desert Rose Chapter's 2002 Golden Quill Award among other honors and recognitions. Having an abiding love for history, she enjoys setting her stories in distant times and places long past. They include Medieval adventures and Late Victorian paranormal romances. Kirkwood has returned with her husband to the Southwestern United States, where they first met. Currently, she is bringing out her backlist in digital format and working on a new Kirkwood novel, a haunting tale set on the Chesapeake Bay and the shores of historic Southern Maryland. Look for Pirates' Moon in late 2013. Visit her at: www.kathleenkirkwoodhistoricals.com
 
Published March 8, 2012 by ByDand Publishing. 278 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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