With This Curse

Winner of the 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award in published historical romantic suspense!

And don’t miss the new sequel, Cursed Once More!

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Can a curse strike twice in a woman’s life?

In 1854, sev­en­teen-year-old cham­ber­maid Clara Crofton was dis­missed from Gravesend Hall for hav­ing fall­en in love with Richard Black­wood, the younger son of the house. Alone in the world, Clara found a ten­u­ous posi­tion as a seam­stress, but she always blamed the Gravesend curse for the dis­as­ter that had befall­en her–and for Richard’s death soon after in the Crimean War.

A pro­pos­al…

Now, more than eigh­teen years lat­er, Richard’s twin, Atti­cus, seeks out Clara with a strange pro­pos­al: if she will mar­ry him and live with him as his wife in name only to ease the mind of his dying father, Atti­cus will then endow her with a com­fort­able income for the rest of her life. Clara knows that he is not dis­clos­ing his true motives, but when she runs out of options for an inde­pen­dent life, she has no choice but to become Atticus’s wife.

A decep­tion…

For Clara, return­ing to Gravesend as a bride brings some tri­umph… but also great unease. Not only must she pre­tend to be a well­born lady and devot­ed wife to a man whose face is a con­stant reminder of the love she lost, but omi­nous por­tents whis­per that her mas­quer­ade brings grave dan­ger. “This house will take from you what you most trea­sure,” her moth­er once warned her. But the curse has already tak­en the man Clara loved. Will it now demand her life?

Length: 290 pages ~ Includes book club dis­cus­sion ques­tions

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)

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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