The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore

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Can love last beyond the grave?

Sylvie Davis is a ballerina who can’t dance. A broken leg ended her career, but Sylvie’s pain runs deeper. What broke her heart was her father’s death, and what’s breaking her spirit is her mother’s remarriage—a union that’s only driven an even deeper wedge into their already tenuous relationship.

Uprooting her from her Manhattan apartment and shipping her to Alabama is her mother’ s solution for Sylvie’s unhappiness. Her father’s cousin is restoring a family home in a town rich with her family’s history. And that’s where things start to get shady. As it turns out, her family has a lot more history than Sylvie ever knew. More unnerving, though, are the two guys that she can’t stop thinking about. Shawn Maddox, the resident golden boy, seems to be perfect in every way. But Rhys—a handsome, mysterious foreign guest of her cousin’s—has a hold on her that she doesn’t quite understand.

Then she starts seeing things. Sylvie’s lost nearly everything—is she starting to lose her mind as well?

"Lush with Southern atmosphere, The Splendor Falls expertly weaves together romance, tension, and mystery. Haunting and unforgettable!" --Carrie Ryan, bestselling author of The Forest of Hands and Teeth

"Sylvie's voice is sharp and articulate, and Clement-Moore . . . anchors the story in actual locations and history. . . . Her ear for both adolescent bitchery and sweetness remains sure, and her ability to write realistic, edgy dialogue without relying on obscenity or stereotype is a pleasure."-Publishers Weekly

"Long, satisfying and just chilling enough, this will please a wide audience and leave readers hoping for more."-Kirkus Reviews

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About Rosemary Clement-Moore

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ROSEMARY CLEMENT-MOORE is the author of Prom Dates from Hell, Hell Week, Highway to Hell, The Splendor Falls, and Texas Gothic. She grew up on a ranch in south Texas and now lives and writes in Arlington, Texas. You can visit her at

Author Residence: Arlington, Texas
Published August 22, 2009 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 530 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The local teens wield an inordinate amount of power, their cute leader wants Sylvie and Welsh guest Rhys infuriates and attracts in equal measure.

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While her mom claims it’s a vacation, she knows it’s just shrink talk for “having too much champagne and a Vicodin at the wedding and needing to dry out.” Her father has been dead for years, and she knows nothing about his family, so the palatial family estate that’s being turned into an inn is ...

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With a strong story line, a little paranormal activity and an age-old love story, readers - and especially "Twilight" fans - will not be disappointed with this Gothic romance.

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In the world of New York’s high society—determined decadence, monetary splendor and dysfunctional parenting—Sylvie Davis is a true success and rising star.

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