Garden of Scandal

Garden of Scandal

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by Jennifer Blake
     
 

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Laurel Bancroft has lived for years as a recluse, isolating herself from a town that has branded her a murderer. But now, convinced people have finally forgotten, she is ready to resume her life.

Then Laurel meets Alec Stanton. Hired to help redesign her garden, Alec is a stranger with a mysterious past. Though more than ten years younger, Alec is exactly

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Laurel Bancroft has lived for years as a recluse, isolating herself from a town that has branded her a murderer. But now, convinced people have finally forgotten, she is ready to resume her life.

Then Laurel meets Alec Stanton. Hired to help redesign her garden, Alec is a stranger with a mysterious past. Though more than ten years younger, Alec is exactly what Laurel needs: intelligent, talented, passionate.

But as their relationship grows, so does a dangerous threat against them. Someone wants Laurel to return to her seclusion and give up her younger lover — someone who hasn't forgotten that night so many years ago.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
From a veteran like Blake, one expects a little more than annoying characters who do improbable things. Agoraphobic Laurel Bancroft has been unable to leave Ivywild, her Victorian house, since she accidentally killed her husband five years before. The grounds surrounding the house are in dire need of weeding and sprucing upsomething her late husband had adamantly refused to do. When dark, dangerous Alec Stanton arrives at her door with an offer to clean up the place, Laurel hires him in a heartbeat. Alec, who had been implicated in his elderly wife's death years before, is ten years Laurel's junior and is reported to be a gigolo; and as one expects of any small Southern town, rumors about the two begin to surface. But when someone begins stalking Lauren, kills her dog and burns her potting shed, it becomes apparent there is more than Lauren's reputation at stake at Ivywild. Although a twist in the end catches the reader off guard, it isn't enough to rescue this tale. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460305027
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
10/15/2012
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
523,851
File size:
1 MB

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