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Forensic accountant Maggie Martin survives the sudden death of her husband, the charismatic President of Windsor College, only to uncover the secrets of his carefully-concealed double life. Dealing with the financial and emotional wreckage left in Paul's wake, she is stunned to learn he inherited an estate known as Rosemont in the seemingly serene Midwestern town of Westbury. Why had he never told her?
Maggie travels to Westbury for the stated purpose of listing Rosemont for immediate sale, but what she really seeks are answers to her all-consuming questions about her sham of a marriage, her sham of a life. She never anticipated the seductive charm of Rosemont. Throwing her trademark caution to the wind, and over the objections of her opinionated grown children, she pulls up stakes and moves halfway across the country, determined to make a fresh start in Westbury. Behind closed doors, however, lurks a cadre of evildoers, playing with multiple wild cards of fraud, embezzlement and arson. With a quiet, orderly - and distinctively solitary - life in mind, Maggie is instead thrown headlong into a crusade against political corruption, where defeat and retreat are not an option. Still bearing the scars of betrayal, will she find joy, romance and possibility in Westbury?
This fast-paced, smart novel has enough twists and turns to make the listener want to buckle in!
©2011 Barbara Hinske (P)2017 Audible, Inc.
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1 out of 5 stars
By Constance Jenkins on 02-10-18

A world of no

Well, I guess I am ditching my propensity for not reviewing books I don't finish.

The narration of this thing is dreadful both in performance and recording quality. It sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom (weird almost echo-y sound) and the woman has an incredibly abrasive voice. Her interpretation of the material is flat and off-putting. Granted I did know from the sample that it wasn't going to be stellar, but the longer it went on, the more like nails on chalkboard it got.

As for the book itself, the writing style seems forced and self-conscious (granted I did only get 4 chapters in before I remembered life is too short to read/listen to bad books). It suffers from 'descriptionitis'. There is scene setting and then there is describing the minutia of every piece of clothing and furniture in the immediate area. This leaned toward the latter.

I will give the author some benefit of the doubt, since I am sure the horrible narration only acerbated the flaws in the writing. The plot may well have picked up later, but I have absolutely no desire to find out.

Returning this one.

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5 out of 5 stars
By D. C. Coleman on 02-09-17

Wonderful story!

Coming to Rosemont is a wonderful story of a woman who is starting a new chapter of her life. As she makes her new start, she also gives new life to an amazing estate called Rosemont. The characters are well-written, and the story leaves you wanting to move to Westbury and visit with them everyday. The Rosemont series is one of my favorites, and I can't wait to see what's next from this wonderful author.

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