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Publisher Description

The Specer (Waxwood Series: Book 1)

Approximate length: 250 pages

To what lengths will one go to exorcise a specter?

One rainy morning in 1892, people gather to mourn the death of San Francisco socialite Penelope Alderdice. Among them is a strange little woman named Bertha Ross, who claims to have known "Grace" in the 1850's in the small town of Waxwood. But Penelope's granddaughter, Vivian, has never heard of Grace or Waxwood.

Bertha reveals surprising details about Grace's life in Waxwood, including a love affair with Evan, an artist and member of Brandywine, Waxwood's art colony.Vivian's mother, Larissa, insists Bertha is an imposter who has come not to mourn a woman she knew in her youth but to stir up trouble. 

Vivian, however, suspects the key to her grandmother's life and her own lies in Waxwood. She journeys to Brandywine where she meets Verina Jones, Evan's niece, and discovers a packet of letters her grandmother wrote forty years ago about her time in Waxwood.

As Vivian confronts the specter that holds the truth to secrets buried in the family consciousness, she examines her grandmother's life as a mid-19th century debutante and her own as a Gilded Age belle. Will she find her way out into the world as an autonomous being, or will she be haunted by the specter of her grandmother's unhappiness all her life?

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2019
June 28
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
323
Pages
PUBLISHER
Dreambook Press
SELLER
Draft2Digital, LLC
SIZE
593.3
KB

Customer Reviews

katelynnt ,

Delightful

Absolutely fabulous writing. The characters are spectacularly developed: you either want to hug them, or smack them. The tension that runs between Vivian and her mother is just absolutely delightful. There is a conflict between what one feels and is, and what one should present to Society, and that’s absolutely a fight that most of us have fought at some time.

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