Marielle Bishop has just married a widower. She moves into his first wife’s family home, Holly Oak, an antebellum home in Fredericksburg, Virgiana, rumored to be haunted by Susannah Page, thought to be a Civil War Spy for the the North. Marielle soon believes that all the women in the house have misfortune come upon them because of Susannah’s ghost. Will Marielle be able to uncover the truth about Susannah? Will she be able to help Holly Oak’s matriarch, Adelaide come to see the truth as well?
Meissner’s writing is beautiful, intriguing and the book is a page turner! I was so excited reading this book that I didn’t want to put it down. It gave color to a history I had only heard about in history books. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction or mystery.
This book comes out October 4, 2011.
I received this Advance Reading Copy from Waterbrook Multnomah publishers for the purpose of this review.