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Publisher's Summary

After Amelia Harveston loses her mother under tragic circumstances, she fears she will be forced into poverty and the position of a desperate woman. Luckily, some distant relatives step forward and invite her to live with them at the plantation home building.
©1999 Patricia Maxwell (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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"Blake's style is as steamy as a still July night on the bayou, as overwhelmingly hot as Cajun spice." (Chicago Tribune)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Erika on 08-10-17

Exciting and Spooky!

Amelia has just received notice of her father's death and an invite to stay in his creepy house. She doesn't know it's creepy until she gets there and it so much the house as the residents, her cousins, that are strange and eccentric. She discovers secrets about her father's past and is pushed by her cousins to marry one of them. That was a bit strange but the book is set in horse and buggy days so maybe not so much then.

There's plenty of suspense to keep me listening intently. I listened to most of it in one setting. The author drew me in with her descriptions of the old house and pacing. She never gave away too much at a time and she painted vibrant characters through dialogue and actions. The only think I really didn't like was her use of the most obscure adverbs, sometimes a couple per sentence.

The narrator was awesome! I loved her voice and how she varied her inflection. She was also great with voices!

A fun listen!

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