Wednesday 4 April 2018

#BookReview Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert @SusanWAlbert @BerkleyPub @FreshFiction #FFreview

Queen Anne's Lace by Susan Wittig Albert
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A present day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs's past in this haunting mystery from New York Times bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert.

While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender....

Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons: misplaced items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places. When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known--their building is haunted. But by whom?

As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. Annie Laurie was a young widow who'd lost both her husband and her child in the same day. She manages to survive through her lace-making business and finds happiness again only to have a suspicious death overshadow her new life.

China delves into Annie's century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.


China Bayles has a ghost problem. It all starts when she and her friend Ruby Wilcox starts to clean up the loft about their shop Thyme and Seasons. China finds a box of handcrafted lace and old photographs in the loft, but when she is temporary alone in there and the light goes out does she hear a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and she also smells lavender. After that strange things start to happen at the store...


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