A love story that spans centuries...
Two people trying to escape their pasts find a connection through an old house—and fulfill a destiny through the secrets it shares. Part go love story, part ghost story, Lacewood is a timeless novel about trusting in fate, letting of the past, and believing in things that can’t be seen.
MOVING TO A SMALL TOWN in Virginia is a big change for New York socialite Katie McCain. But when she stumbles across an abandoned 200-year-old mansion, she’s enthralled by the enduring beauty of the neglected estate—and captivated by the haunting portrait of a woman in mourning.
Purchasing the property on a whim, Katie attempts to fit in with the colorful characters in the town of New Hope, while trying to unravel the mystery of the “widow of Lacewood.” As she pieces together the previous owner’s heartrending story, Katie uncovers secrets the house has held for centuries, and discovers the key to coming to terms with her own sense of loss.
The past and present converge when hometown hero Will Durham returns and begins his own healing process by helping the “city girl” restore the place that holds so many memories. As the mystic web of destiny is woven, a love story that might have been lost forever is exposed, and a destiny that has been waiting in the shadows for centuries is fulfilled.
A powerful and poignant tale that vividly conveys the heartache of war, the tragedy of loss, and the fulfillment of destiny…even when souls are separated by centuries. Lacewood takes readers on a journey that connects the past with the present—and the present with eternity.
About the Author
Jessica James is an award-winning author of historical fiction and military suspense/thrillers ranging from the American Revolutionary War to the modern day war on terror. She is a three-time winner of the John Esten Cooke Award for Southern Fiction, as well as more than a dozen other national literary awards, including a Gold Medal from the Military Writers Society and a Golden Leaf Award from the New Jersey Romance Writers of America. Her novels appeal to both men and women and are featured in library collections all over the United States including Harvard and the U.S. Naval Academy.