Foxglove Manor would twist its way into your soul until one day it owned you, and it called to you, and it didn’t cease haunting you until you came back.
In 1885, Adria Fontaine has been sent away from her home to recover goods her malevolent father pirated on the Great Lakes during the Civil War. Hoping to find freedom away from her father, Adria arrives at Foxglove Manor–a stone house on a cliff overlooking Lake Superior–but senses only wickedness hovering over the property. The mistress of Foxglove is an eccentric and seemingly cruel old woman who has filled her house with dangerous secrets, ones that may cost Adria her life.
Centuries later, Kailey Gibson takes on a position as a nurse’s aide at a senior home in a renovated old stone manor. Abducted as a child, she has nothing but locked-up memories of secrets and death, overshadowed by the chilling threat from her kidnappers that they may return. When the residents of Foxglove start sharing stories of whispers in the night, hidden treasure, and a love willing to kill, it becomes clear this home is far from a haven.
As the sinister mysteries of Foxglove Manor haunt two women separated by time, they will have to risk it all to banish the past’s demons–including their own.
Jaime has done it again. Another fantastic book. She combines all the things I love. Mystery, suspense and romance.
Also, this book is set in one of my favorite places, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My family and I were just there a few weeks ago and took a shipwreck tour and saw some of the ship wrecks mentioned in this book.
If I cry while reading at book it would typically be at the end but for some reason there is a scene in the middle of the book that deeply touched me and I so resonated with Adria I found myself shedding some tears.
Jaime even got an “ope” in there, which is something us Michiganders say often when surprised. I did feel like she tried to wiggle some social justice jargon in there and I didn’t appreciate that, or maybe I was thinking too deeply about it…I don’t know.
Overall, a fabulous book and if you like spooky books you will LOVE this one.
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A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.