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Lila and Tom Byron are married and off to Virginia, where Tom has accepted the headmaster's position at Laurel Hill Academy. The mystery surrounding Lila's family tree that began when she inherited her mother's jewelry deepens when she discovers a painting of a woman who looks eerily similar to her. The pair decide to research the unknown woman and determine if her identity can shed some light on Lila's heritage, but the investigation takes a deadly turn when Lila and her husband's colleague are shot by the man's jealous wife.
The wife disappears with Lila's birthright, the jewelry willed to her by her increasingly enigmatic mother. Lila survives the attack, and she and Tom must follow the trail they started on to uncover the truth about Lila's family as well as recover her stolen property.
However, every lead seems to turn into a dead end. The murderous wife is located, but the jewelry is not with her. The pair's best hope for answers is destroyed by a hurricane. But the search for answers goes on.
Can they finally solve the mystery with the help of an unexpected ally? New and exciting adventures follow on the heels of every discovery.
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About the Author
J.F. Brindley is retired from more than twenty years in education and school administration that included work in both the United States and the Panama Canal Zone. She holds a bachelor's in secondary education from the University of Vermont and a master's in school administration from the University of Oklahoma. She finally has the time to devote herself to writing and travel.
She has put her love of writing to use in the form of witty, humorous, and personal poetry, as well as by writing and producing programs for the Officers Wives Club to entertain US troops and their families in remote overseas locations. Her late husband was an air force officer, and she has three children and six grandchildren.