Many, many years ago, in those "good old times" so much bepraised by antiquaries and the laudatores temporis acti,-the good old times, that is to say, of the holy office, of those magnificent autos when the smell of roasted heretics was as sweet a savor in the nostrils of the faithful, as that of Quakers done remarkably brown was to our godly Puritan ancestors,-there dwelt in the royal city of Madrid a wealthy goldsmith by the name of Antonio Perez, whose family-having lost his wife-consisted of a lovely daughter, named Magdalena, and a less beautiful but still charming niece, Juanita.
When Phoebe Summers moves to an idyllic Cornish cottage, dark deeds from the past quickly begin to cast sinister shadows across the present... "Spooky, evocative and so poignant. The perfect autumnal bedtime read." Chrissie Manby. "Gave me real shivers!" My Book Shelf.
New York Times bestselling author JoAnn Ross returns to Shelter Bay's sister city, Castlelough, Ireland, home to her beloved, award-winning Irish trilogy-A Woman's Heart, Fair Haven, and Legends Lake-with a story about a woman overcoming tragedy and a man whose heart she once broke. When burned-out war journalist Duncan McCaragh is assigned to cover a "sighting" of the Lady, Ireland's sea beastie version of Scotland's Nessie, he decides to use his forced time in Castlelough to come up with a plan to win back his estranged wife. Failure is not an option... What he has no way of knowing is that photojournalist Cassandra Carpenter is also on her way to Castlelough with the divorce papers Duncan's been refusing to sign. Can the magic of the Emerald Isle and the Lady reunite these two wounded hearts?