Artifacts - Faye Longchamp, Bk 1 Author:Mary Anna Evans Faye Longchamp is doing something she hates, finding and selling artifacts. But she's doing it to save something she loves. Joyeuse, the plantation manor held by the women in her family ever since it was inherited by her great-great-grandmother. Faye makes a little money on the legitimate dig on a nearby island until that work is interrupted by ... more »the murder of two young members of the crew. Then bones of a much older murder are uncovered, and clues lead Faye to suspect an old friend, a long-time business partner, and a new love interest.« less
"Men come and go. They go to war and die. They get diseases and die. They meet other women and leave, then you wish they would die. But home is forever. And we'll always have Joyeuse." These are the words of the slave girl and great great grandmother of Faye, the last servivor and owner of Joyeuse, a southern mansion on an island off of the gulf coast in the panhandle of Florida. Faye, a strugling arciologist, is fighting to save her ancestrial home. Then bodies start to turn up on her Island and the mystery begins. I really enjoyed the story and liked the characters.
Very interesting read. The story is about a "pot-hunter", Faye Longchamps, who is trying to save her ancestral home on an island off the Florida panhandle. There's also a couple of murder mysteries. A couple of archaelogy students were murdered on the island, and Faye also discovers the bones of a missing heiress who had been murdered fourth years before. Lots of history of the Florida Panhandle in the mix as well.