Affaire de Coeur - Five Stars
Echoes of Loveby Kathleen Pickering
Melissa Ryan knew her life needed a change. Never did she expect the change to come by way of inheriting half of Carlisle's, New York's most prestigious auction house, with her cousin, Mark Blaire, who flatly hates her. Never did Melissa expect deceit on Mark's part to force her on an ill-timed trip to England to retrieve an ancient sideboard left to her by her mother… See more details below
Melissa Ryan knew her life needed a change. Never did she expect the change to come by way of inheriting half of Carlisle's, New York's most prestigious auction house, with her cousin, Mark Blaire, who flatly hates her. Never did Melissa expect deceit on Mark's part to force her on an ill-timed trip to England to retrieve an ancient sideboard left to her by her mother, and auctioned by Mark to the excruciatingly handsome and mysterious Ian Marshall.
Never did Melissa expect to find herself in the arms of Ian Marshall, or to discover that her sideboard was part of a tragic legend tied to Ian's estate, Long Hope. And, never, did Melissa Ryan ever expect to discover that she was part of the legend of Crimson Vale five hundred years before, or that the murderer who killed the legend's lovers centuries ago, has returned along with the legend's... Echoes of Love.
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Most people in the know feel strongly that Mark Blaire auctioned his mother¿s estate out of spite that his cousin Melissa Ryan inherited half of Carlisle¿s. He expected to own the entire auction house, not share it with a relative. Upset that Mark would so coldly sell his mother¿s life, Melissa retreated to Montauk so as not to watch the appalling sale that included things that her Aunt Beatrice loved dearly and so many fond memories. However, Melissa¿s avoidance changes when she learns that Mark has included as an addendum to the sale Melissa¿s sideboard, the only connection she has to her mother. She arrives too late as Englishman Ian Marshall has already bought the item. Melissa follows Ian back to his home Crimson Vale, demanding he return what is rightfully hers. Her appearance and the subsequent love between Ian and Melissa apparently stir up the ghosts of the ill-fated lovers who created the sideboard. ECHOES OF LOVE is an entertaining paranormal romance that centers on a sideboard that connects two pairs of lovers several centuries apart (reincarnation?). The story line is exciting as the numerous plot twists and turns will leave readers wanting more. Although Mark¿s change in character seems stretched, that fails to detour a powerful debut novel that will have sub-genre fans seeking future works by Kathleen Pickering. Harriet Klausner