Embers

Embers

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by Antoinette Stockenberg
     
 

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In EMBERS, USA Today bestselling author Antoinette Stockenberg delivers an emotional, suspenseful and humorous tale set on the coast of Maine, a story that involves an old secret buried in the ashes of an historic fire -- ashes that become embers, easily fanned into flames.

To Meg Hazard, it seemed like a good idea at the time: squeezing her extended family

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In EMBERS, USA Today bestselling author Antoinette Stockenberg delivers an emotional, suspenseful and humorous tale set on the coast of Maine, a story that involves an old secret buried in the ashes of an historic fire -- ashes that become embers, easily fanned into flames.

To Meg Hazard, it seemed like a good idea at the time: squeezing her extended family into the back rooms of their rambling Victorian home and converting the rest of the house into a Bed and Breakfast in the coastal town of Bar Harbor, Maine. But that was before the leaky roof, the balky furnace, and the fuel oil spill in the basement. That was before the inheritance of an exquisite, museum-quality dollhouse with a haunting story of its own to tell.

And that was before her much-loved, much-younger and very beautiful sister Allie fell in love with Chicago cop Tom Wyler, who was at the inn simply to put himself back together physically and emotionally after a shattering episode of violence back home. Meg, the Responsible One, has complete sympathy for everyone. What she doesn't have is complete control over her emotions ....

Editorial Reviews

Gothic Journal
"The author has woven a web of all the ingredients that whisper 'best seller' in publishers' ears ... [reading EMBERS is] a night of pure pleasure."
Library Journal
"A well-written, engaging story of two caring people who have all but given up on finding love."
NYT bestselling author - Katherine Stone
"EMBERS is a delight -- a beautifully crafted, wholly involving story that glows bright with romance and smolders with intrigue. Antoinette Stockenberg masterfully explores the complexities of family, sisters, and love, creating relationships that sparkle with warmth, wit, and authenticity. I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Katherine Stone
"EMBERS is a delight -- a beautifully crafted, wholly involving story that glows bright with romance and smolders with intrigue. Antoinette Stockenberg masterfully explores the complexities of family, sisters, and love, creating relationships that sparkle with warmth, wit, and authenticity. I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Publishers Weekly
"A deft blend of mystery and romance ... Stockenberg, who won a RITA for EMILY"S GHOST, is sure to win more kudos for EMBERS."
Affaire de Coeur
"With the publication of EMBERS, Antoinette Stockenberg has become a major force to contend with in the arena of women's contemporary mainstream romantic fiction. The novel is a moving work involving obsession, betrayal, and thwarted passions ... a book that has 'classic' written all over it."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012347763
Publisher:
Antoinette Stockenberg
Publication date:
03/29/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
4,709
File size:
492 KB

Meet the Author

USA Today bestselling novelist Antoinette Stockenberg grew up wanting to be a cowgirl and have her own horse (her great-grandfather bred horses for the carriage trade back in the old country), but the geography just didn't work out: there weren't many ranches in Chicago. Her other, more doable dream was to write books, and after stints as secretary, programmer, teacher, grad student, boatyard hand, office manager and magazine writer (in that order), she achieved that goal, writing over a dozen novels, several of them with paranormal elements. One of them is the RITA award-winning EMILY'S GHOST.

Stockenberg's books have been published in a dozen languages and are often set in quaint New England harbor towns, always with a dose of humor. She writes about complex family relationships and the fallout that old, unearthed secrets can have on them. Sometimes there's an old murder. Sometimes there's an old ghost. Sometimes once-lovers find one another after half a lifetime apart.

Her work has been compared to writers as diverse as Barbara Freethy, Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer and Mary Stewart by critics and authors alike, and her novels have appeared on bestseller lists in USA Today as well as the national bookstore chains. Her website features sample chapters, numerous reviews, many photos, and an enchanting Christmas section. www.antoinettestockenberg.com

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Embers 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 243 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was one of her best. This author really understands sisters and how families work, and I absolutely loved the cop hero. I never saw the surprise ending coming! Just an all around fun read and very enjoyable romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, could not put down until I was finish. The twist and turns of mystery and romance it what keeps you reading wanting more. I've read most of this author's books and have not been this a appointed.
RebelJim More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This lady is now one of my favourite authors. Don't cheat yourself by not reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellant story, well developed charectors. Couldn't put the book down. Will definately read more from this talented writer!! A+++
bethieg More than 1 year ago
Antoinette Stockenberg's books almost always fill the bill for me, and this was not an exception, when I'm looking for some light, fun reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun tale centered around the great fire in Bar Harbor, Maine. It includes supernatural events with a twist at the end and love interests.
WanderingMN More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down. Engaging story. Thoroughly enjoy this author's work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. love triangle, ghosts and a good plot.
merwin More than 1 year ago
I enjoy these lite mysteries as opposed to dark murder mysteries. Embers did not let me down. I enjoyed the characters and plot was great with twist and turns. A good mystery always leaves a reader wanting to know more about the characters. In this book the elaborate dollhouse was a character and I wanted to know more about it. A great read for end of summer day on your deck.
texaspaula More than 1 year ago
Just another good one in a long list of good ones. So far I have enjoyed everything of hers I have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great. You can't go wrong with any book written by Antoinette Stockenberg
ann55 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have read. I have all of her books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy this author.
JanW96 More than 1 year ago
Iloved the story and the characters development.It had suspence and romance Excellent!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. There were a few errors but that did not effect the way I felt about this author. I could not put this book down. I read it from start to finish in one day. This author keeps you on your toes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know how you can make this ant better.i love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never been disapointed in any of Antionetts Stokenberg books, and this one is very readable. You will like the characters and the life they all lead. Read it, you will enjoy it.
Lily48 More than 1 year ago
A surprising and enjoyable romantic suspense novel that was very satisfying.
BarbaranneBC More than 1 year ago
Embers is the first Antoinette Stockenberg book that I've read and I really enjoyed it. Well developed characters and interesting plot. which involves Meg and Allie, two sisters in Maine. Intrigue, mystery and ghosts!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every page of this great story!
kpeterson More than 1 year ago
I have read several of Ms. Stockenberg's books and this was one of the best. There are so many elements to her stories and the characters pull you into their world. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable reading. Hope that you like it as much as I did!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stockenberg writes beautifully. The characters are deep and alive. The scenic majesty of Acadia, Bar Harbor and the coast of Maine are vivid and memorable.