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    Nicola Slade

The House at Ladywell

by: Nicola Slade

‘Had I gone completely crazy that first day? To open the door, take one astonished look round, and decide on the spot that I would live there? To fall in love with a house?’

When Freya Gibson inherits an old, run-down property she has no idea she is the last in a long line of redoubtable women, including the Tudor nun who built the house. Unknown to Freya, these women, over centuries, fought with whatever weapons came to hand – deception, endurance, even murder – to preserve their home and family.

Freya falls in love with the house, but her inheritance includes an enigmatic letter telling her to ‘restore the balance’ of the Lady’s Well. Besides this, the house seems to be haunted by the scent of flowers.

In the past, the Lady’s Well was a place of healing, and Freya soon feels safe and at home, but she has demons of her own to conquer before she can accept the happiness that beckons.

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Nicola Slade lives near Winchester in Hampshire. While her three children were growing up she wrote short stories for children and for women’s magazines before writing novels. Her first novel, Scuba Dancing, a romantic comedy, was published in 2005 and she now writes two traditional mystery series: Charlotte Richmond Investigates set in Victorian England and featuring a young Victorian widow. Her contemporary mystery series features Harriet Quigley, a retired headmistress and her cousin and sidekick, Canon Sam Hathaway. Nicola enjoys painting, travelling, and anything historical – and she has been a Brown Owl and an antiques dealer!
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Overview

‘Had I gone completely crazy that first day? To open the door, take one astonished look round, and decide on the spot that I would live there? To fall in love with a house?’

When Freya Gibson inherits an old, run-down property she has no idea she is the last in a long line of redoubtable women, including the Tudor nun who built the house. Unknown to Freya, these women, over centuries, fought with whatever weapons came to hand – deception, endurance, even murder – to preserve their home and family.

Freya falls in love with the house, but her inheritance includes an enigmatic letter telling her to ‘restore the balance’ of the Lady’s Well. Besides this, the house seems to be haunted by the scent of flowers.

In the past, the Lady’s Well was a place of healing, and Freya soon feels safe and at home, but she has demons of her own to conquer before she can accept the happiness that beckons.

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Publisher: Crooked Cat
Publish Date: 2017
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