Nora Thorngoode rushes to the art gallery expecting to be
received with admiration for her painting. Instead, an
opportunist destroys her reputation by altering her work.
Nora's father, a hard-nosed businessman from low
beginnings, buys her a husband who's suspected of murdering
his brother. Nora trusts her instincts and believes her
moody husband has been falsely accused. When she arrives at
her husband's estate, Blackheath Grange, Nora meets his
nephew, who hasn't spoken a word since his father's death.
The house is shrouded in shadows and secrets, but Nora has
inherited a strong backbone and determination from her
father. She will succeed in uncovering the secrets and
claim her husband from the ghost that haunts him.
Sir Grayson Lowell is consumed by guilt regarding his
brother's death. The terrible fight that proceeded Tom's
fall from the cliff torments him. He sees Tom's face day
and night, always there accusing him. The home he loved is
now his prison. Grayson's marriage has rescued him from
bankruptcy and now Nora joins him in his nightmare. At the
beginning of their marriage, Grayson is resentful, but his
feelings quickly change as he realizes Nora is a determined
and talented young woman with a passion that matches his
Grayson wants to be a man worthy of Nora's love and
attempts to solve the mysteries that haunt the house. Nora
joins him in the search for answers. Cryptic messages from
the ghost and the uncovering of secrets put Grayson and
Nora in danger from an unknown foe.
In this first book in the Blackheath Moor series, debut
author Allison Chase delivers a Gothic tale complete
with a house filled with secret passages and a ghostly
presence. Impending danger permeates the tale capturing
readers' attention as the dramatic struggles between Nora
and Grayson escalate. The tale ends in a dramatic and
thrilling conclusion on the cliffs where it all began.
They wed in haste—Nora Thorngoode, to save her ruined
reputation, and Grayson Lowell, to rescue his estate from
foreclosure for unpaid debts. Each resents the necessity
to exchange vows that will bind them for all time, and yet
from the first, passion flames between them… quickly
engulfing them in a sensual obsession...
But soon the lover that Nora married becomes a dark
stranger to her, a man torn apart by guilt over his brother
Tom’s recent, mysterious death…and driven half-mad by
ghostly specters who demand that Gray expose the truth.
Has Nora married a murderer whose wicked deeds blacken
everything around them? Or, together, in the secret
passageways of Blackheath Grange and along Cornwall’s
remote coastline, can Gray and Nora discover what really
happened that terrible night…and in setting free the
troubled ghosts, free themselves as well?