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Publisher Description

Her love died on a battlefield. He carries a torch for a woman he’s never met. Can the tragic death of a soldier entwine the souls of two strangers?


Colorado, 1919. Josephine Barnes wrote every day to her beloved fiancé battling in the trenches of the Great War. Devastated when he’s killed in action, she vows never to marry and buries her grief in the construction of the town’s first library. But she’s left breathless when she receives a request from a gracious gentleman to visit and return the letters containing her declarations of desire.


Philip Baker survived the war but returned home burdened with a distressing secret. Though he knows it’s wrong, he can’t stop reading through the beautiful sentiments left among his slain comrade’s possessions. Plagued by guilt, he’s unable to resist connecting with the extraordinary woman who captured his heart with her words.


When Josephine invites Philip to join her gregarious family for the holidays, she’s torn by her loyalty to a ghost and her growing feelings for the gallant man. And as Philip prepares to risk everything by telling her the truth about her dead fiancé, he fears he could crush Josephine’s blossoming happiness forever.


Will they break free from their painful pasts to embrace a passion meant to be?


The Spinster is the second book in the heartwarming Emerson Pass historical romance series. If you like staunch heroines, emotional backdrops, and sweeping family sagas, then you’ll adore Tess Thompson’s wholesome tale.


Buy The Spinster to read between the lines of destiny today!

January 11
Tess Thompson
Tess Thompson

Customer Reviews

Ralphnun1 ,

The Spinster

So, so good!!!

Beckylynn49 ,

Beautiful story

This book was extremely well written. It was a delight to read and included all the elements of an intriguing, exciting, scary, loving tale! I will definitely be reading more of this authors books!! Well done!!

MasseyBaby ,

I loved it

I really enjoyed reading this book. It felt like I was there watching it play in my mind while reading it. Thank you

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