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Whispers of Goodbye
     

Whispers of Goodbye

by Karen White
 

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Remember the wonderful gothic romances of Victoria Holt and Rebecca duMaurier? The woman in peril and the dark, brooding hero? They were set in remote places like Cornwall or Devon, and the heroine was always an even match for whatever evil lurked in the dark corners of the old mansion on a hill.

With the advent of Dorchester's new and wildly successful

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Remember the wonderful gothic romances of Victoria Holt and Rebecca duMaurier? The woman in peril and the dark, brooding hero? They were set in remote places like Cornwall or Devon, and the heroine was always an even match for whatever evil lurked in the dark corners of the old mansion on a hill.

With the advent of Dorchester's new and wildly successful Candleglow line, we have been invited to return to a favorite genre. But far from the mist-covered cliffs of Cornwall, I have brought my own gothic tale to the swamps of Louisiana, where shadows and bad gris-gris lurk and where all is not what it appears to be.

Whispers of Goodbye is the story of Catherine deClaire Reed, alone in the world with nothing left to fear, and John McMahon, a man from whom Catherine unwillingly seeks protection, but who is intent on hiding a very dark secret.

Set against the backdrop of a Louisiana sugar plantation, amidst the humid air and cloying Spanish moss, Catherine must fight her growing passion for John to uncover the secrets he hides. But will her discoveries release her from her darkest nightmares of threaten her very life?

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Karen White, who made her debut with her paranormal time-travel romance In the Shadow of the Moon,, creates a darkly dramatic gothic romance for Candleglow. Tragedy has shadowed Catherine deClaire Reed's life. The War Between the States ruined her home and left her penniless -- and she has lost both her husband and her young son. When she receives a letter from her beloved sister Elizabeth, whom she hasn't seen since Elizabeth's marriage to a Yankee before the war, she's eager to open it, hoping it will remind her of happier times. She's chilled by the desperate plea within that longed for letter: a message begging Catherine to come to the Louisiana plantation Whispering Oaks, because Elizabeth is desperately afraid. By the time Catherine arrives, however, Elizabeth has disappeared, and it soon becomes clear that deadly secrets linger at her sister's southern home. As Catherine struggles to discover her sister's fate, and protect Elizabeth's child, she must decide who to trust among the strangers who surround her -- with only her heart as her guide.
Deb Stover
"With a soulful flavor and story layers as rich and mysterious as the darkest chocolate, Whispers of Goodbye crowns Karen White as the newest Queen of Gothic Romance! Long may she reign!"
Lynne Perednia
"Karen White breathes new life into a subgenre many once thought long gone. Had I but known gothic suspense could be this well done, I would have brought extra candles."
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Leslie Tramposch
"Another keeper! Karen White has a one-in-a-million voice that simply mesmerizes readers from page one."
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Diane Burton
"If you loved Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitney, and Daphne duMaurier, you'll love WHISPERS OF GOODBYE…Karen White captures the rhythm and language of the classic gothic romance. Be prepared to shiver."
Scribes World Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780505524553
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Candleglow Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.94(h) x 1.02(d)

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