The Locket

The Locket

by Regina Marie Fagan


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When widowed architect Andrew Lord discovers an antique gold locket abandoned in the rose garden on the old Vernon estate, he gives it to Julia Gaffney, the woman he has recently fallen in love with. The locket is engraved with a line of Julia's favorite poetry plus a date in 1928. Julia's lovely gift soon turns into an obsession, when she begins to dream of the locket's original owner, Celeste Vernon. Determined to learn more about Celeste, Julia researches the Vernon family history during the 1920s and uncovers disturbing facts. Celeste disappeared shortly after Edwin, her husband, died suddenly. What really happened? Were Edwin and Celeste murdered? Why was her locket left in the rose garden? And who was the mysterious and beautiful young woman who lived at Vernon House as companion to Edwin's dour sister Carolina? A story of romance and mystery, and three very different couples living decades apart, all of them connected to a golden wedding locket and deep loves lost and found again - but for one couple, lost forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482015102
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/17/2013
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Regina Fagan spent several years traveling the world as a Pan American World Airways Stewardess. She has published human interest articles in a variety of magazines and newspapers, including CAT FANCY, THE FAMILY DIGEST, INSIDE SACRAMENTO CITY, OLD CITY GUARDIAN, and THE SACRAMENTO PET GAZETTE. She has also written many short stories and poetry, always with a touch of mystery, romance, and the supernatural. Regina lives now in Sacramento, California, where she combines writing, gardening, and caring for Oliver her pet cat with work in Government Relations at Shell Oil Company. Her second book, "The Christine Murders", is also available from

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