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About Mel Stone
Mel wrote, illustrated, and published her first book at the age of five. It was not a huge success and she only sold one copy to her mother. Undaunted, she plunged herself into reading every book she could get her hands on. She found a love for ghost stories and gothic tales, suspense-driven works of fiction, and of course a little romance never hurt. Now she combines all three of her favorite genres and writes up tales that feel familiar until you find out things are not what they seem. She lives in the Wasatch Mountains and enjoys time with her children, her husband, and her 100-pound lab/mastiff/dane, Boudica, who thinks she's a lap dog. She also has a serious addiction to yarn, fiber arts, and crochet hooks.
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In a time when women have little choice in their futures, young Mary Fletcher is facing one of the worst. While her father is on his deathbed, Mary's brother sells her to the highest bidder. At nineteen-years-old and still underaged, there is nothing she can do about it. An unlikely savior comes in the form of the elderly but kind Duke of Fenwick, who marries her out from under her brother's nose.
For the first time in her life, Mary is happy and cared for. Until the night she comes home from the opera and finds the duke murdered. Suddenly a widow, strange things begin happening as Mary discovers more of the old duke's history.
She is surrounded by mysteriously shredded clothing, ghostly moving furniture, animated portraits, and black-eyed children. Mary is haunted, by a ghost who won't give up until she finds out who killed her husband.
If you enjoy a good murder mystery, a vengeful ghost, and a love story - this is the book for you.
Norfolk, England, 1816. Joy Horton is resigned to her spinster status. Loathe to pass on her disorder, she refuses to marry and works tirelessly as a skilled seamstress. But when a brooding duke falls madly in love with her, she's unable to resist his persuasive proposal.
Honeymooning in London, Joy believes she has everything she's ever wanted... until accusations of murder creep into their lives. When they retreat to the groom's estate and he becomes controlling and obsessive, she fears the mansion walls hide a sinister secret.
Can Joy uncover the truth before she's the next victim of a terrifying curse?
The House That Death Built is a historical romantic gothic suspense novel. If you like witty banter, toe-curling tension, and creepy houses, then you'll adore Mel Stone's spooky story.
On June 2nd, a massive protest stormed Parliament with demands against the Catholics.
By June 7th, the entire city would be on fire.
Sophie tries to navigate this perilous time with a meager staff, a new mother, a one-armed powder monkey, and the mysterious Mr. Nathaniel Woods, who always seems to appear when he's needed most.