When Wilhelmina Stone, Riverbend's mysterious recluse and benefactor, learns of Addie's dual identity, it almost costs Addie her life, and reveals secrets to her that will change her life and that of the people of Riverbend. Changes that will mean happiness and prosperity to the townspeople, but will the changes mend the broken lives of Addie and those that she loves? Will her parents accept the fact that the spirit world is very much a part of her life? And will she find that time helps to heal heartaches and disappointments, and gives hope for a happier, if somewhat different, tomorrow?
About the Author:
Lucile McCluskey is a widowed senior citizen living in Lebanon, Tennessee. She is the mother of three, grandmother of four, and great-grandmother of seven. She has worked as a newspaper columnist, Society editor, and special feature writer. Her stories and articles have been published in The Lebanon Democrat, at The Nashville Tennessean, The Tennessee Living Cookbook, and several magazines. She served her church as librarian for twenty-five years.
This is Lucile McCluskey's third book. Her first two books are: Haven and My Mema and Me.
But, damned if they didn’t somehow make it all look so bloody appealing.
New York suffragette Primrose Eames had more than enough men trying to control her already. There was no chance she’d relent and marry again, despite her brothers’ dogged “encouragement” on the matter. More than anything, she wanted independence and the freedom to live life on her own terms. A husband would only serve to snatch that dream away from her forever.
What Prim needed was a decoy and James MacKintosh was just the man for the job.
Having failed in his search for the perfect woman to wed, James was happy to help Prim with a false courtship, but only because it served his purposes to avoid the matchmakers as well. However, James soon discovers that even a fictitious courtship with a woman set on never remarrying has its own challenges.
For Prim, the courtship begins to feel all too real. James is too charming, too engaging and so supportive of her cause. It doesn’t take long before she realizes there is a certain freedom to be found in marriage the right sort of man. If the right sort of man were interested in marriage, that is.
It’s only when betrayal and despair leave them both longing for more in their lives that they realize the importance of a love worth having, and a question worth asking.