Today’s Book of the Day is a Romantic Suspense novel by award-winning author Amanda DeWees and it’s 75% off for a limited time. With This Curse has a 4.6 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!
“With This Curse brings a true gem to the gothic-romance genre that should not be missed, and I look with great excitement for Ms. DeWees’ next volume.” Caitlyn – Amazon Reviewer
With This Curse
by Amanda DeWees
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Price: $0.99 save $3
Multi Award-Winning Author
Can a curse strike twice in a woman’s life? In 1854, teenaged chambermaid Clara Crofton was dismissed from Gravesend Hall for having fallen in love with Richard Blackwood, the younger son of the house. Alone in the world, Clara found a tenuous position as a seamstress, but she always blamed the Gravesend curse for the disaster that had befallen her–and for Richard’s death soon after in the Crimean War.
Now, more than eighteen years later, Richard’s twin brother, Atticus, seeks out Clara with a strange proposal: if she will marry him and live with him as his wife in name only to ease the mind of his dying father, Atticus will then endow her with a comfortable income for the rest of her life. Clara knows that he is not disclosing his true motives, but when she runs out of options for an independent life, she has no choice but to become Atticus’s wife.
For Clara, returning to Gravesend as a bride brings some triumph… but also great unease. Not only must she pretend to be a wellborn lady and devoted wife to a man whose face is a constant reminder of the love she lost, but ominous portents whisper that her masquerade brings grave danger. “This house will take from you what you most treasure,” her mother once warned her. But the curse has already taken the man Clara loved. Will it now demand her life?
Here’s what the reviewers have to say:
There are plenty of surprising twists to keep you turning pages. I’m always impressed with DeWee’s characterizations and the breakneck pace of her stories. And with the sheer beauty of her writing, of course. I recommend this book whole-heartedly!
DeWees is a talented writer with a poetic turn of phrase that’s a pleasure to read. She has a gift for creating intriguing, gothic atmosphere in the Victorian setting, with characters who seem alive and breathing. I already miss this book. DeWees is a talent to watch and I can’t wait to read more!
The characters and setting were so well done, Amanda has such attention to detail. Plot twists that will keep you up way too late also. I really enjoyed reading this and was a little bummed when I got to the end as I wanted more.
There is great dialogue and the secondary characters are well thought out and add to the drama. The action is non-stop and the suspense keeps building as murder comes to Gravesend. This novel has it all – romance, secrets and revenge. What an ending!
DeWees has proven herself every bit as talented at weaving a tale of love and suspense as those grande dames she enjoyed so much herself. Beautifully written, her characters took on a life of their own keeping me turning page after page. A romance I can heartily recommend for any age, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
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About The Author
Award-winning author Amanda DeWees received her PhD in English literature from the University of Georgia and likes to startle people by announcing that her dissertation topic was vampire literature. Amanda’s novels of historical romantic suspense include With This Curse, winner of the 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award for excellence in historical mystery/suspense, and the acclaimed historical gothic romance Sea of Secrets, winner of the 2012 RONE award in mystery. She is also the author of the Ash Grove Chronicles, a young adult paranormal romance series set in modern-day North Carolina. Besides writing, Amanda’s passions include theater, classic film, costume design, and the preservation of apostrophes in their natural habitat. Visit her at www.amandadewees.com for book extras and other delightful diversions.
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