Isabella feels as empty and forlorn as the buildings she restores. The last living member of the Warner family, she desperately seeks the historic mansion in a sketch found in her granddad’s attic. After a long painful year of mourning his loss due to her negligence, she finally finds the derelict home of her ancestors in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and wins it at auction. With the vast resources of her renovation business, she sets out to save the haunted, decrepit Chatham Hall. Isabella hopes to find a measure of peace by owning a part of the family history her grandfather desperately wanted to discover, but angry spirits seem to have other ideas.
Jack, the owner of a small historic rehabilitation company, has been waiting his whole life to buy Chatham Hall. He’s determined to save the house he believes saved him. To survive a childhood of abuse from his father, he made the derelict building his refuge. Dark anger haunts him day and night as he tries to find a new way forward after losing the house to the bossy Isabella Warner.
Jack and Isabella put away their instant dislike and distrust to uncover the heinous crimes committed by the evil spirit haunting Chatham Hall. They are drawn closer as they peel back their shared history - until the horrifying truth threatens to tear apart the love and solace they’ve found in each other.
About the Author
A life-long historical romance reader, Lis’Anne picked up her first novel at the age of 13 and immediately fell in the love with the grand, sweeping stories of such greats as Kathleen Woodiwiss, Rosemary Rogers, and Virginia Henley to name a few. Later, the dark, mystical, magical worlds of Karen Marie Moning drew her in, and the hilarious romantic comedies of Janet Evanovich kept her laughing. Writing from historical to contemporary paranormal romance, she spins tales that are funny, sweet, sad, happy—tug at your heart, yet make you laugh. Her worlds are filled with tortured heroes and strong-willed heroines who aren’t afraid to fight for their happily ever after. Lis’Anne is also a lover all things abandoned and derelict–there’s just something so poignant about such things and places. She hopes you’ll love the images she shares on her blog. New stories featuring abandoned places, lost and lonely heroes and heroines, and maybe a ghost or two coming soon! Transplanted from a small Indiana town, Lis’Anne now resides in sunny Florida with her husband, three sons, and an adorably rotten Chihuahua named Pinto Beanie. You can chat with her here or wherever you may find her!