Read it in one weekend--didn't want to put it down.
Stunning first novel of the St. Clare Trilogy. Joining the romance and nostalgia of rural Americana with the powerful, page-turning appeal of the Gothic, Hoff has crafted a tale of passion and pathos, introducing these compelling new characters:
.Roman St. Clare-the Civil War photographer haunted by the slaying of his wife and unborn child. His relentless quest to find their murderer leads him to a remote area on Staten Island, where he must confront and be confronted by his own dark past.
.Amanda (Andy)Fairchild-the petite, auburn-haired beauty who, as owner of Graystone Manor, a secluded resort hotel, is suspicious of the stranger who has arrived at a time of great mystery and intrigue on the Island.
.Niles Rutherford-A brilliant young physician and Andy's lifelong friend, who, as her self-proclaimed protector, guards her well and, in return, demands more than her loyalty.
Caught up in conflicting emotions and danger, these three find themselves ensnared in the age-old battle between Light and Darkness, fighting for their very lives...and their love.
I really liked this story and only wish I could find more books in the series.
This book has a bit of mystery and is very good.
B.J.Hoff is an excellent writer.
Joining the romance and nostalgia of rural Americana with the powerful appeal of the Gothic, this is a tale of passion and pathos, where 3 compelling individuals are caught up in the conflicting emotions and danger and ensnared in the age-old battle between Light and Darkness, fighting for their very lives...and their love. Great story by B. J. Hoff. Written in the style of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Rebecca.
I really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down until finished! The book is supposed to be a trilogy but there were no further books written, but the book completes the story well and does not leave you hanging in the end.