Written by Melanie Dobson
Narrated by Nancy Peterson
10 hours, 9 minutes
When Heather Toulson returns to her parents' cottage in the English countryside, she uncovers long-hidden secrets about her family history and stumbles onto the truth about a 60-year-old murder.
Libby, a free spirit who can't be tamed by her parents, finds solace with her neighbor Oliver, the son of Lord Croft of Ladenbrooke Manor. Libby finds herself pregnant and alone, when her father kicks her out and Oliver mysteriously drowns in a nearby river. Though theories spread across the English countryside, no one is ever held responsible for Oliver's death.
Sixty years later, Heather Toulson, returning to her family's cottage in the shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor, is filled with mixed emotions. She's mourning her father's passing but can't let go of the anger and resentment over their strained relationship. Adding to her confusion, Heather has an uneasy reunion with her first love, all while sorting through her family's belongings left behind in the cottage.
What she uncovers will change everything she thought she knew about her family's history.
Award-winning author Melanie Dobson seamlessly weaves the past and present together, fluidly unraveling the decades-old mystery and reveals how the characters are connected in shocking ways. Set in a charming world of thatched cottages, lush gardens, and lovely summer evenings, this romantic and historical mystery brings to light the secrets and heartaches that have divided a family for generations.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Melanie Dobson is a 3-time Carol award-winning author of nearly twenty historical romance, suspense, and time-slip novels, as well as a Foreword Magazine Religious Fiction Book of the Year. The former corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and owner of the publicity firm Dobson Media Group, Melanie teaches writing and PR classes at George Fox University. She enjoys hiking the Pacific Northwest mountains and exploring ghost towns and abandoned homes with her husband, Jon, and their two daughters.
ABOUT THE NARRATOR
Nancy Peterson is an Audie Award Winning narrator (2018 Audie - Inspirational/Faith-Based Fiction for Catching the Wind by Melanie Dobson). Nancy loves to weave a great story with her words. With over twenty-five years of experience in theater, television, film, commercial voice over and audiobook narration, Nancy brings depth, passion, and nuance to every project. She captures the heart of each piece.