The Wilde House has a history. During the French and Indian War, America is pulled into the Battle of Quebec, involving the British and French. With the capture of a French officer, the Wildes are required to lodge at Lt. de Sabran’s. Not quite the coarse Frenchman Lydia expects the lieutenant to be, they establish a new routine in the household in order to accommodate their temporary guest. As the war progresses, it becomes clear that de Sabran will be transferred with his love for Lydia, ending in sadness and loss.
Fast forward to the present, Charley has agreed to move back to her father’s hometown to be museum director of the Wilde House, a historic Colonial House being restored to its original condition. Along with the museum’s uncompromising board of directors and her illusive grandmother whom she has never met, Charley must contend with someone in the Wilde House that doesn’t seem to want her there. As she digs into the Wildes’ history, Charley suspects that the ghost stories surrounding the old house may provide the answers to a mysterious visitor who moves furniture and closes doors in the middle of the night.
Bellewether is a romance that provides an easy escape into the past. Readers who loved Susanna Kearesley’s previous novels will find the usual charm.
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