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Queen Anne's Lace

By: Susan Wittig Albert
Narrated by: Julia Gibson, Linda Stephens
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A present day ghost leads China Bayles to a secret from Pecan Springs's past in this haunting mystery from New York Times best-selling author Susan Wittig Albert.

While helping Ruby Wilcox clean up the loft above their shops, China comes upon a box of antique handcrafted lace and old photographs. Following the discovery, she hears a woman humming an old Scottish ballad and smells the delicate scent of lavender....

Soon, strange happenings start to occur in Thyme and Seasons: misplaced items, a ringing bell, and the appearance of lavender sprigs in odd places. When a customer mentions seeing a mysterious woman picking flowers nearby and then suddenly disappearing, China must finally admit what Ruby has always known - their building is haunted. But by whom?

As China investigates, the tragic story of a woman in one of the old photographs unfolds. Annie Laurie was a young widow who'd lost both her husband and her child in the same day. She manages to survive through her lace-making business and finds happiness again only to have a suspicious death overshadow her new life.

China delves into Annie's century-old mystery and realizes that solving it could have unimaginable repercussions in the here and now.

©2018 Susan Wittig Albert (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Another winner from Susan Albert!

I have enjoyed all of this series, but I love the differences in this book. Switching time periods and narrators made the audio version particularly enjoyable. I was intrigued with the history of lace making woven through the story.