A Red, Red Rose Kindle Edition
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From the Back Cover
From the moment she enters her room in the oldest wing, Ashbyfeels an invisible, enfolding presence. She learns the room belonged to awoman named Rosabelle, but no one is willing to talk about Rosabelle--no oneexcept Luke, the stable boy who captures her heart. As Ashby and Luke becomecloser, she realizes he can be the confidant she needs to share theterrifying, unfolding secrets.
Ever present is a force Ashby never sees, only feels.Candles light themselves, notes from an old lullaby fall from the ceiling, theradio tunes itself each day. And roses, always meant for Ashby, appear inthe unlikeliest places. Are the roses a symbol of love, or do theyrepresent something dark, something deep and evil?
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00GVKMG0K
- Publisher : The Wild Rose Press, inc (November 21, 2013)
- Publication date : November 21, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 1907 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 268 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,844,722 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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When Ashby Overton from New Jersey travels to the Overhome estate in Virginia on Moore Mountain Lake to be an au pair for her young seven-year-old cousin, Jefferson, she also hopes she'll be able to finally dig up her roots and learn about her ancestors. Her deceased father, Washington Overton, and wife were killed in a car accident, and she had been adopted by an estranged brother, Madison Overton and his wife, Helen. Hunter Overton is now the sole keeper of the old manor with his wife, Monica, and young son.
While searching for her ancestry, Ashby also reawakens a quirky old ghost, Rosebelle, from past generations who changes Ashby's radio station to country and western and leaves rose petals to indicate her presence.
This is a fast-paced tale unveiling the story and family mystery in layers to keep the reader engaged and intrigued. Susan Coryell has a unique way with words that linger with you once you've finished the novel. One of my favorite descriptions is of the antique table used by family ancestors in the old manor: "Generations of my family had sat at this very table, their conversations ebbing and flowing and settling into the porous barn wood where the rise and fall of their voices, their very words were trapped forever."
This is a well-written book with interesting characters. You'll find yourself turning to to it in free moments to find out "what happened next."
This was an edge of my seat read. I found it to give just enough information that I just had to read on, but not too much that the rest of the book was all played out in my head after chapter two. The descriptions used in this book to describe things was amazing. I could see the old estate and the wonderful old house perfectly. I also felt like I was experiencing the entire mystery with Ashby. It was a different kind of mystery for me to read. It was more of a dark mystery than a "who done it" mystery. Different as it was to me, I quite enjoyed it. The characters really came to life for me too. They were so well developed, but grew so much through the book. The last few chapters especially are something to write home about, as they say! This was a fast paced book with a little of everything in it for readers. There was adventure, mystery, paranormal, drama, family secrets, spookiness, great relationships, and a little love too. It really fulfills any want I had as a reader. To give more description would be to bring in super spoilers, so to keep it spoil free, I will simply say that so much happens in this book you just have to pick it up and read it. There is no if's, and's, or but's about it! Great writing style, amazing characters, wonderful plot that has a bit of a twist like no other book I have read.