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Winner of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Rita Award for Emily's Ghost, Stockenberg pens another romantic suspense novel with Embers. Out of the ashes of the past rose a haunting mystery . . . and a love that could destroy a family.

Winner of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Rita Award for Emily's Ghost, Stockenberg pens another romantic suspense novel with Embers. Out of the ashes of the past rose a haunting mystery . . . and a love that ...

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Overview

Winner of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Rita Award for Emily's Ghost, Stockenberg pens another romantic suspense novel with Embers. Out of the ashes of the past rose a haunting mystery . . . and a love that could destroy a family.

Winner of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Rita Award for Emily's Ghost, Stockenberg pens another romantic suspense novel with Embers. Out of the ashes of the past rose a haunting mystery . . . and a love that could destroy a family. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Stockenberg Emily's Ghost cements her reputation for fine storytelling with this deft blend of mystery and romance. Meg Hazard has big troubles. She's trying to keep her family's bed-and-breakfast in Bar Harbor, Maine, afloat. Then handsome former Chicago cop Tom Wyler moves into the neighborhood looking for peace and quiet, and becomes infatuated with Meg's gorgeous sister Allie, a recovering alcoholic. To top it all off, the reclusive town eccentric, Orel Tremblay, summons Meg to his side, eager to impart details of a dark and tragic past before he dies. Meg finds herself caught up in the mystery surrounding the Great Fire of 1947 and her grandmother's death. When Meg begins to see visions from her grandmother's past, she is forced to take Orel's hints of murder and thwarted love seriously and soon becomes determined to dig up the long-buried truth. Undeniably attracted to Tom, Meg tries to deny her feelings for Allie's sake. By seamlessly alternating the suspense of a growing romance with that of an evolving mystery, the author keeps the reader hungry for more. Stockenberg, who won a RITA for the paranormal category in 1993, is sure to win more kudos for her latest. Aug.
Library Journal
When practical, no-nonsense Meg Hazard inherits a dollhouse that is an exact replica of the house in which her grandmother tragically burned to death years ago, her life takes a dramatic turn as she is compelled to seek the answers to long-kept secrets-and unmask a murderer. Ghosts, danger, and a passionate, unlooked-for love in the form of detective Tom Wyler thoroughly-and most satisfactorily-complicate Meg's life in this well-written, engaging story of two caring people who have all but given up on finding love. Readers who enjoy reading Stockenberg's work Emily's Ghost, Dell, 1992 might find the novels of Kristin Hannah and LaVyrl Spencer without the "ghostly" influence of interest.
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!"
Library Journal
"A well-written, engaging story of two caring people who have all but given up on finding love."
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."
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."
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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440216735
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/1994
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.87 (h) x 1.21 (d)

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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  • Posted March 6, 2012

    Highly recommended.

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. This lady is now one of my favourite authors. Don't cheat yourself by not reading this book.

    19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Another winner

    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.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Awsome

    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.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Must Read!

    Excellant story, well developed charectors. Couldn't put the book down. Will definately read more from this talented writer!! A+++

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

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    enjoyable

    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.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    nice love story

    I really enjoyed this story. love triangle, ghosts and a good plot.

    10 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Beach read

    Fun tale centered around the great fire in Bar Harbor, Maine. It includes supernatural events with a twist at the end and love interests.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 9, 2012

    Highly recommend!!

    Hard to put down. Engaging story. Thoroughly enjoy this author's work.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 30, 2012

    great

    One of the best books I have read. I have all of her books

    8 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 9, 2012

    Will definately read her again!

    Enjoyed both books by Stockenberg, Embers and Keepsake. Had never read her before but I will do so again.

    8 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Mystery lite and very enjoyable

    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.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

    Always recommend her books.

    Just another good one in a long list of good ones. So far I have enjoyed everything of hers I have read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    This book is great. You can't go wrong with any book written by

    This book is great. You can't go wrong with any book written by Antoinette Stockenberg

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    Embers

    This was one of my favorites this summer. It had suspense, ghosts, love ,family and romance. Loved it!

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Good read.

    I enjoy this author.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    Could not put it down!

    Iloved the story and the characters development.It had suspence and romance
    Excellent!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Loved it!

    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.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    A loving, sweet story about love and family obligations!

    I really enjoyed this book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Best book ever

    I dont know how you can make this ant better.i love this book

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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