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Still grieving the death of her husband, Lauren leaves the hubbub of Boston for the peaceful shores of Cape Cod, where she hopes to come to terms with her loss and devote herself to her writing. Historic Holland House, isolated on a hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, seems like the perfect refuge, until Lauren discovers that she’s not alone, and her ghostly roommate might be none other than Sophie Holland, the mysterious first mistress of the house.

With the help of a handsome doctor with an interest in local history, Lauren is soon drawn out of her self-imposed exile as she sets out to learn what happened to Sophie and stumbles onto a story worth writing about.

©2020 Merlin Press LLC (P)2020 Irina Shapiro

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  • Melissa L. Milam
  • 11-05-2020

Wow!

This book was fantastic! You won't be able to put it down. You have to finish to find out what will happen next. Irina Shapiro has definitely outdone herself with this one .

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  • sgresham
  • 18-09-2020

Overly Sad and depressing

I kept hoping it would get better as it got further into the story, it did not. The historical heroine is plagued by tragedy and unhappiness. Too much so even for the times. I found myself skipping forward through the ridiculously long, tragic descriptions of her circumstances. The modern heroine is likeable, but the author tries too hard to make her mysterious and stretch out her situation longer than is needed. And finally, then ending is somewhat abrupt and unsatisfying. I wanted to like this book, but I really just suffered through it. The narrator was very good and I would enjoy hearing more of her work.

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  • Jennifer W.
  • 13-06-2020

Just couldn’t stop listening

A tale of broken hearts, renewed love, passionate embraces between two time period that will lead you to not want to stop listening.

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  • lvbks
  • 11-06-2020

Speechless 😍

Irina Shapiro is genius , She amazes me every time I read er book 📖!Her writing is so unique. 10000 ⭐️

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  • Leticia Crow
  • 31-05-2020

highly recommended!

i loved this book! the narrator brought Irina's amazing story to life! it was an amazing story full of pain, love, paranormal encounters, and mystery! I would highly recommend it!

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  • Barbara k
  • 24-05-2020

Enjoyed

I enjoyed this book very much. Wonderful love story. Narration of Ryan and Loren could have been smoother. I found it a bit choppy and short. I would definitely recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-05-2020

WOW! I LOVED it! MAKE A SEQUEL!

I am a huge fan of Irina Shapiro's work. I highly recommend The Wonderland Series, Echoes from the Past series, Precious Bones, the Inheritance, etc. This book captured my attention from start to finish. I loved the narrator and the characters. The adept way that Ms. Shapiro weaves the past and present story lines keep me interest and engaged. I also looooovvveeee a good ghost story and this one was so heartfelt!!! I would love to see a second edition to this book where I could find out what happens with Lauren's future and to Sophie's children. I don't want to give any spoilers! -Amanda Parks

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  • Sherri L. Smith
  • 16-11-2020

wonderful

this is a beautiful, haunting, wonderfully narrated story! I highly recommend it for those who enjoy mystery, paranormal, romance, and just well written stories. again the narration of it is spot on perfect!

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  • SuzeeQ67
  • 31-10-2020

Needs more details.....narration was clipped

The character of Sophie was pitiful to say the least. I hoped she would find her spine but it never came. Too bad. Stark contrast to Loren. Needed more detail and better description. The story being so bereft it needed better telling. Narration was so clipped that sometimes was hard to hear well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-09-2020

I loved this book!

The book is really good written and has the interesting plot that take you away to the 18th century, that the author shows really well from historical perspective and keep you in suspense. I enjoined listening this book.

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  • Susie
  • 13-05-2020

Great Novel

Absolutely loved it. One of Irina Shapiro best. Easy story to get into. Very engaging. Highly recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-11-2020

Heartbreak, love and tragedy.

Loved it. I didn't expect what was coming at any point. Loved the flip between time lines aand connecting the two. Lovely ending.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-07-2020

story of loss and hope

loved this offering from Irina. what a skilled storyteller. the plot twisted and turned and kept the reader involved. more please ms Shapiro !!

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