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Nocturne for a Widow

Nocturne for a Widow

(2014)
(The first book in the Sybil Ingram series)
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An enchanting blend of Victorian gothic romance, romantic comedy, and ghost story from the author of the Daphne du Maurier Award-winning With This Curse!

The year is 1873, and Sybil Ingram has come to a crossroads. Once she was the toast of the London stage, but now that she's 28 years old - very well, nearly 30 - her draw isn't what it used to be, and her theater troupe is foundering. When her trusted mentor asks her to take the blame for his financial misdeeds, Sybil sees no choice but to retire from the life she loves and move to America to marry New York City hotel magnate Alcott Lammle. But her path to happiness is cut short when Lammle dies suddenly - and in financial ruin.

Widowed, nearly penniless, and unable to return to England, the determined diva sets out to stake a claim on Brooke House, an eccentric neo-Gothic manor in the wilds of the Hudson River Valley. She soon finds, however, that a ghostly presence wants her gone. Even worse, her claim is challenged by the most insolent, temperamental, maddeningly gorgeous man she's ever met: Roderick Brooke, a once-famous former violinist whose career ended in a dark scandal.

Soon it's a battle of wills as Sybil matches wits - and trades barbs - with Roderick, finding herself increasingly drawn to him despite her growing suspicion that there is a connection between him and the entity that haunts Brooke House. But an even greater threat arises in the form of the mysterious, powerful queen of local society, Mrs. Lavinia Dove. For reasons that Sybil can't imagine, Mrs. Dove is determined to oust Sybil from her sphere...and the lengths to which she will go are chilling indeed.

By turns mysterious and moving, sparkling and spooky, Nocturne for a Widow follows a spirited heroine through adventures in life, love, and death. From the colorful theatrical world of late-Victorian London to the American wilderness, Sybil's travels will test her mettle - and her heart.

 
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Paperback Editions

December 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Amanda DeWees
ISBN: 1-5027-7492-5 / 978-1-5027-7492-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Amanda DeWees
ISBN: 1-5031-9640-2 / 978-1-5031-9640-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Nocturne for a Widow: Sybil Ingram, Volume 1
Author(s): Amanda DeWees
Publisher: Amanda DeWees
Availability: Amazon   

March 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Nocturne for a Widow: Sybil Ingram, Volume 1
Author(s): Amanda DeWees
Publisher: Amanda DeWees
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Nocturne for a Widow (Sybil Ingram Victorian Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Amanda DeWees
Publisher:
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