This is a riveting story with roots several centuries back, in the English Civil War. It starts with Kat Stevens trying to set up her new antiques business in the twin carriage houses of Honeychurch Hall. She and her mother Iris are also involved in preparations for an upcoming historical recreation event. But there is a serious glitch in the process when a skeleton is unearthed near the recreation site. From this discovery, a tale unfolds of treachery and star-crossed lovers of two rival families.
At the same time Iris, who guards her identity as best-selling author Krystalle Storm, is distressed when the only copy of her latest manuscript goes missing. This could ruin Iris’ reputation with her publisher, and also might expose her secret. Intrigue grows in the village with sudden deaths, unexplained thefts, eerie happenings, and a number of romantic entanglements, historic and current. It all makes for a lively and entertaining story with ghostly undercurrents.
My thanks to author, publisher, and NetGalley for providing an advance copy to read and review.