When Anne's mother agrees to marry a wealthy, mysterious man, she expects a nice mansion in the hills. But their new home, Belrose Abbey, is more like a castle - imposing, cold, and full of shadows. The more Anne explores the corridors and vacant rooms and dusty crannies, the more she discovers about the abbey's master - her soon-to-be stepfather - Ivan Helsburg. As her mother's wedding draws closer, Anne begins to harbor a creeping suspicion that all is not well at Belrose Abbey.
Lucy O'Brien is about to be given 10 million dollars and a chance to live a life she never imagined. Will this new-found wealth be Lucy's undoing, or can she rise above the temptations within high society and choose to become a nobler version of herself? And will the solitary Andrew Whitfield - a man who watches over Lucy as she adapts to her new lifestyle - cause her to close the door on her dreams or be the key that opens the rest of Lucy's destiny?
She has nowhere to go, except the dilapidated mansion she's just inherited from her Granny Minna. Unfortunately, Bailey discovers the house has a history as shadowy as its hidden passages and finds the neighborhood overflowing with some rather quirky folks. Bailey suddenly feels like she's trapped inside the pages of a gothic novel - but with a comedic twist.
"Horrible narration ruined it for me."
Bailey has survived the mysteries of Volstead Manor, but her latest threats are more ominous than ever. Did her neighbor B.J. die of natural causes? Or was he murdered? And why does the new neighbor, Vlad Tepes, seem to always be watching her?
Volstead Manor has caught on fire, and the last of its murderous secrets flare hot enough to drive Bailey back to her sleuthing. A villain, who remains shrouded in darkness until the end, threatens to destroy Bailey, and once again the mansion ignites with malevolent mischief. While she unearths a family secret from prohibition that's hidden deep within the cellar, she becomes entangled in a ticking-clock race to save her own life.
Olivia Lamington - a recluse who's just inherited an estate from her employer - meets Noah Hansel, the rightful heir to the estate and a man everyone thought was dead. At first, Noah may appear like another enemy from her past, but little by little, he turns her gray skies into a glimpse of heaven and offers her a truth she'd only dreamed of - that love is the best homecoming of all.
Charlotte Rose Hill has been serving up country delicacies, uniquely blended teas, and matchmaking advice for her quirky but beloved customers for more than 10 years. But for her, marriage seems like an elusive butterfly, always out of reach. At 18 Charlotte fell in love with a young man, Sam Wilder, but his family convinced her to walk away from their relationship.