With This Curse

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"DeWees hits all the right notes for romantic suspense fans.... Readers who enjoy a little shiver with their romance will appreciate this historical." --Publishers Weekly

"Ms. DeWees has woven her words with such beauty as to almost seem poetic at times.  The characters are developed with a depth and understanding that allows readers to become a part of the very story themselves. . . . [A] feast for the eye and a joy to devour!" --Ruth Lynn Ritter, InD'Tale magazine (InDTale.com)

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Can a curse strike twice? In 1854, Clara Crofton was dis­missed from her cham­ber­maid posi­tion at Gravesend Hall for falling in love with the younger son of the house. When he died soon after in the Crimean War, she blamed the Gravesend Curse.

Now, 18 years have passed, and she has the chance to return to the sin­is­ter manor in tri­umph through a mar­riage of con­ve­nience to Atti­cus Black­wood, the twin broth­er of her dead sweet­heart. But as gen­tle as her new hus­band appears, Clara knows that he has hid­den motives for mar­ry­ing her. And when anoth­er death occurs, she fears that the curse has struck again…and that this time she will not escape.

With This Curse cap­tures all the intrigue, roman­tic ten­sion, and sump­tu­ous peri­od atmos­phere of goth­ic romance in the clas­sic tra­di­tion, enhanced by the sly humor and wit for which Aman­da DeWees is renowned. The win­ner of the 2015 Daphne du Mau­ri­er Award for his­tor­i­cal roman­tic sus­pense, With This Curse has been laud­ed asright up there with the Brontë sisters…utterly cap­ti­vat­ing” (Christoph Fis­ch­er, Goodreads) and “a feast for the eye and a joy to devour!” (InD’Tale mag­a­zine).

As with any DeWees book, you are treat­ed to beau­ti­ful­ly writ­ten prose, excel­lent plot­ting and great char­ac­ter­i­za­tion.… Clara is … wit­ty and per­fect in her imper­fec­tions. She’s a lit­tle old­er and wis­er than most Goth­ic hero­ines, which makes her even more fun to read. Atti­cus quick­ly became one of my favorite Goth­ic heroes. He’s one of few heroes in the genre who is gen­uine­ly fun­ny, kind and delight­ful.… There’s a curse at work here, all right. The kind that makes a book impos­si­ble to put down.” — Miss Ruby Jones (Sweet Rock­et)

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