The ghost may be the least of her problems... Vivacious actress Sybil Ingram looks forward to a life of security when she leaves the theater in 1873 to marry a wealthy American. But when he dies on their wedding night, she finds herself a penniless widow. Her only legacy is Brooke House, a Gothic revival manor in the wilds of the Hudson River Valley. However, the eerie mansion comes with two tenants. One is a hostile ghost. The second, and far worse, is former violinist Roderick Brooke--the most insolent, dangerous, maddeningly gorgeous man she's ever met.
As Sybil and Roderick engage in a battle of wills--and wits--an even greater threat arises: the mysterious queen of local society, Mrs. Lavinia Dove. For reasons that Sybil can't imagine, Mrs. Dove is determined to have Brooke House and Roderick for herself... if necessary, by deadly means.
Nocturne for a Widow is a brilliant fusion of cozy mystery, romantic suspense, and romantic comedy, perfect for readers who love dashing Victorian women sleuths like Deanna Raybourn's Veronica Speedwell and Elizabeth Peters' Amelia Peabody. And be sure to explore Sybil's continuing adventures, now available in one complete collection.
Historical Novel with a Touch of the Supernatural
An unusual novel with an interesting mix of historical novel and supernatural story. Keeps you wondering!
Actress in life
If you love actresses and other worldly things then this book will keep you reading. The things that she does in life reflect on her acting career as only a superstitious person could.
I enjoyed the suspense and descriptions of a widow woman and her journey in seeking her heritage left by her short lived marriage.